What New RV can I buy for $600 per month?
This is the question we asked while visiting the Pomona RV show in California. Their claim to fame is ‘the largest RV show in 48 states’. After a full day of searching and exploring all different types of RV’s in the $100,000 price range we featured 6 of our favorite RV’s you can purchase for a monthly payment around $600, the coolest part is each RV is completely different. Check it out!
Attending an RV show may not sound that exciting, but when you’re looking for a new lifestyle it kinda is! The first time we considered attending an RV show we thought we’d have to elbow past senior citizens and get used to hearing the question “Where are your parents kiddies?”. We were the only people in our 20’s, but far from the only couple looking for an adventure! We met lots of young families looking for a way to travel the US with comfort and style (hoping the extra space would keep them from poking each others eyes out).
The point is, we quickly realized we were surrounded by other travelers who are like us, no matter what age. If you’ve been dreaming of your own Indiana Jones Adventure, an RV might be the tool you’ve been looking for. With so many tools in the shed, it can be hard to decide which one is perfect for the job. There are a lot of options out there so we thought we would give you a preview of our show favorites. It’s important to know your budget before heading out to a show or a dealership, so we gave ourselves a $600 per month budget. Turns out the RV’s in this price range can please just about any adventurer.
We looked at the following RV’s in the video and gave you a quick taste of what they have to offer. We’re not telling you these are the only options in this price range, let’s just say we’re giving you a ‘free sample’ of what’s out there. Crazy thing is, you’ll see how many different types of RV’s you can purchase…..there are soooo many options! Here’s a little more insight to each one we showed in the video:
30 foot Airstream Trailer – Certified green, expertly designed interiors, unmistakable silver aluminum exterior, LED lighting, lots of windows; you can’t purchase a more nostalgic trailer! We love the styling of these trailers; they look sexy inside and out! Airstream claims this trailer is made for full-timers, but we’re not sure there’s enough storage space for a full-time RV’er. Keep in mind this 30’ airstream weighs 8,800 empty so you’ll need a truck with a tow rating of 10,000 pounds or more to haul this baby.
36 foot Holiday Rambler Vacationer – Tons of exterior and interior storage, 3 large slide-outs, side-by-side fridge, abundant seating; this gas powered RV has the styling you’d expect in a high-end diesel coach. When you arrive at your campsite, plug in, extend the slide-outs and you’ll have all the amenities of your home with ample space to roam. Keep in mind this RV has a gasoline engine, if you plan to spend a lot of time in the mountains you may want to consider a diesel.
19 foot Sportsmobile 4×4 – Beefy Tires, mini fridge, stove, pop-up top, roof rack; this conversion van allows you to GO ANYWHERE! In your face design shows others you’re not the typical RV’er. Keep in mind the appliances and bed aren’t large; don’t expect to live in this van full-time. If you’re looking for some extreme adventures, and you want the comfort of your own base-camp as you travel the world, the Sportsmobile 4×4 is the way to go.
43 foot Dutchman Voltage – Outdoor patio with awning, walk-in closet, entertainment center, multiple slides, toy hauler garage; this trailer is made for the adrenaline junkie! Full body paint and an upscale interior make this Voltage trailer perfect for the Live-Play balance. Massive holding tanks allow you to live off the cord for days without needing to leave camp. This trailer weighs over 14,000 pounds empty, so you better know your trucks tow rating before you sign the papers.
23 foot Roadtrek RS Adventerous – Great fuel economy, compact size, contemporary styling, diesel engine; a great all around conversion van with all the bells and whistles. Sure the inside is a little cramped, but it’s loaded with high end amenities that will make your camping trip more comfortable. The styling of the Roadtrek it’s perfect for ‘under the radar’ travel, allowing you to discretely park, sleep, and drive just about anywhere there’s pavement.
24 foot Winnebago View – Loft bed, huge bathroom, comfy seating, MCD shades, full exterior paint; perfect RV for the upscale part-time traveler. Inside the styling feels like an fancy hotel, outside it’s the sleekest take on a class C RV. Opt for the 24M floor plan and you’ll be rewarded with ample space to live, cook, and hang while you’re parked at your campsite. The View’s small size allows you to get most anywhere, but the small holding tanks limit your off the cord time.
The models shown are some of our favorites that were selling around the $100,000 price range at the 2011 Pomona RV show. We cannot guarantee pricing, or your monthly payment so do your own research before you purchase your RV. The RV manufacturers did not endorse us or pay for us to review their RV, so all opinions are honest and true according to us, the Wynn’s. If the $100k or $600/mo is out of your price range then purchase a used RV; chances are if you search you’ll find a nice used RV for half the price. Happy Hunting.
Have you recently purchased an RV, did you get a good deal? Tell us what you bought and how much you paid below in the comment box below…..go ahead, brag about that good deal ‘cause we wanna know.
I am a travel nurse and am finding difficulties finding housing at some of the places I would like to go due to having a dog and a cat. I was thinking about this. I would have to do a class C because I do not have my CDL. My budget would be max of 600. I know you showed on there some for 600 a month, but did you find a lot of class C’s for that amount? Should I get a new or used one? I am stuck and do not know what to do. I will have to learn how to do everything on my own, but am doing tons of research and trying to see my options. So, If I am able to get a loan and say I have 70,000 cash, and I go up to someone at the RV Show, would I have a high chance of walking away with one? Or will they just laugh at me?
If you’re new to RVing and want to buy your first rig, I’d recommend that you check out the RV to Freedom website. They have some great tips, buying guides, and a checklist sheet to take with you to the dealer. https://rvtofreedom.com/
Best of luck with it!
Michael C Besaw
I can afford about 900 per month but get turned down by banks can you help
Sorry but they don’t have any pull with banks or manufacturers.
What was your most expensive month….we are thinking in 2 years when my wifes car is paid off….buy a motorhome for a cheap monthly payment and tow her car behind it …my retirement is 3100. Month ..can qnd stay at some nice campsites ..not to nice …for a low monthly cost…….she is thinking we wont have money to do anything once we get to where we are going…….just triing to plan this right so I dont mess up our retired lifes..plus I’m only 44 years old
In general, most people will continue to spend about the same on groceries and eating out because lifestyle is lifestyle. The big differences most people find are that the lack of a mortgage, insurance payments, and related expenses will save quite a bit of money. But having said that, if you buy a half-million dollar RV you’re just trading one mortgage for another essentially. And then of course, whether you stay in RV resorts or whether you primarily boondock will determine your other big expense on the road.
There’s an “expenses” tab in the RV section of the blog that has *lots* of data from Nikki and Jason’s years in the RV. Check it out! https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/rv-living-cost
I’m a homeless disabled veteran
Bad credit. Looking for something that sleeps 2. I don’t really want to waist my time. I’ll just look for some used ones on the internet. Thanks
How do I go about obtaining a RV at a affordable monthly rate
Just looking $ 600 / month sounded interesting maybe less and money in my pocket.. Hi Mike’s family.. 🙂
We are looking for an RV but have C– to D credit and very little to put down. Any ideas/suggestions?
That’s difficult for me to answer, but I do know dealerships get pretty competitive with used RVs, especially towards the end of the season/year. Good luck.
well isnt this kind of misleading? When you want to sell it, you’ll be in way over your head. depreciation is like 50% for 2 years on average. So if you want to sell it, you’ll definitely be upside down on your loan.
Depreciation of RV’s is a major issue should you plan to sell. Expect a 50% loss in 2 years off MSRP, granted most RV’s sell for 20-30% off MSRP so the hit to your pocketbook isn’t really 50%. Our advice is rent before purchasing, purchased used, or select the best RV that fits your needs/wants and pay cash outright if you can. No matter how you slice it the loss of your dough will cut like a knife when you go to sell that RV…there’s just no way around it.
Thanks for the great information and I love your videos!
I’m just wondering how I could live this lifestyle for a year and sell it for about the same cost as rent I’m currently paying 1500$month. I’m wishing there was so e good advice for this. I’m 30 and work from home and I’d love to do this if the depreciation <= the cost of rent
Hi! i love your videos and website and that you are living this wonderful dream. I’m looking to become an RV owner after renting for awhile. What can you tell me about preparing to finance? Can you suggest a few places to go for financing an RV? any tips?
Thanks Mitch! Financing can be easy or super stressful and it all depends on your credit. Check your with your local credit unions first then I would check costco, good sam etc. We recomend that you shop around for the best rate and then get pre-approved for a loan. Sometimes your budget and how much you can be pre-approved for may not match up. Remember its just like buying a house and you should expect to get a simular rate to a home. Also, we write for bestoftheroad.com with several other RV experts and this might be a helpful article: http://blog.bestoftheroad.com/new-rver/the-basics-of-rv-financing/
WITH THIS RV BEING NEW HAVE YOU HAD A LOT OF TWEEKING TO DO TO GET THE BUGS OUT BEING A NEW RV.
Sharon, we did have some tweeking to do over the first year. We probably stoped in for service 4 different times. It really wasnt bad at all. There will be a certain amount of tweeking you will have to do. If you have some questions about specific RV’s or campers let us know. We try and stay up to date on lots of RV’s.
Hi,we say you guys on tv House Hunters when you bought that cool rv.Do u still love it as was it worth it to do Full time rving?
Melanie and Dan, we love love love it and couldn’t be happier. We realize that the full time lifestlye may not be for everyone but it is definitly for us!
Paul @ Driving Inertia
Sportsmobile — those are so cool.
We bought both our 1st and current used and we got great deals and have had no major problems. I’d love having a new one but I’m a ‘gotta make it mine’ person. I wouldn’t mind remodeling our Safari but I want something comfortable for me to drive.
Linda, totally understand! We reccomend others to purchase used or rent before they go all in. Nikki and I are considering purchasing an older model down the road to fix up…..would be a great series of blog posts to share with our viewers! – Jason
I saw a couple I think I could get around in. Does the van have bathroom facilities? I could take that on the road and no one would know I was inside sleeping.
Remember, Buying new especially Motor Homes incures huge deprieciation in the first five to ten years. Just count on being upside down in it for that long. Otherwise….happy camping!
Okey, it’s no different than buying a car, you have to know about that upfront loss called depreciation. It’s all about finding the right RV for you, that may be a vintage winnie or a brand new winnie. If you go for the vintage, make sure you have a good mechanic. We had an 85 wesfalia for a few years and it broke down a lot! That’s why we wanted something new and reliable for our around North America trip.
Wow! I cant believe there are rv’s for only $600 a month! Great video keep up the good work guys!
We thought $600 per month was a realistic goal for a new RV’er….of course you can purchase a used RV for a lot less if this is out of your budget. Thanks for watchin’
How much down…and $600 mo. ? Momma is on a fixed income making $755 per month she is a widow and has no money saved up. And she is 67 years old. Please help us get something soon . Thank you.