Online RV auctions can be dangerous, especially if you are planning on buying from RV auctions online. The problem with buying something online is you don’t know if the RV really exists. For instance, someone can perpetrate scams by going to a place like eBay and copying a picture of an item for sale. They can put this up on different sites with a much lower price and attract a lot of attention from interested buyers. People are going to be interested because it looks like a nice motorhome, and because it is priced right. Here is the bottom line, if something looks too good to be true, then most of the time it isn’t. You need to be especially careful with these types of RVs. Never send anyone a money order, a certified check, or cash, without first knowing if the RV really exists. If you send a payment online, try and use third-party payment methods such as PayPal in order to help protect you. Another thing to keep in mind is that PayPal will only protect you for the first $500 of what you buy. If you are buying something that is more expensive, make sure that you go out and look at it and see it in person before you buy that item.
A motorhome is a pretty large investment. Before you buy one, you want to make sure that it is in good and usable condition. Just because something looks like a good deal at an online RV auction doesn’t mean that it really is a good deal, or that it even really exists. Another key that you should take into consideration is to only buy used RVs that are close to where you live. Don’t travel more than 150 or 200 miles to go and buy an RV that you find from RV auctions online. If you can keep your search radius smaller, you’ll save time, and you’ll probably end up being able to find just as good of a deal anyway.