Originally Posted by Reeferluke
is there anything I should know before going to the dealership? Should I be looking at a bunk house for resale value or does it matter?
Congrats. I would say do as much research as you can before picking and negotiating. I agree with DocBorwn, the floor plan depends on how your going to use it. Fortunately with the floors plans, what you see is what you get. I would not recommend selecting a bunk house floor plan for resale only. If you have a use for the bunks, then that could be a factor for you. If you don't anticipate the use, or limited use of bunks then I would NOT choose bunks in hopes for better resale.
I would consider looking the used route first. There are nice used trailers like this you may be interested in if you are considered about resale/investment. Typically RV's drop in value like cars. If you buy new it's best to figure you will take a big hit on your investment in the early years. We have bought 3 RV's. each one an upgrade from the last. The longer we used them the more we changed what we thought we wanted. If this is your first, consider a nice used one. It will feel better on the savings account especially if you get into RV'ing and want to upgrade later.
Another thing to consider is where you are going to sit. If it's raining outside is there a comfortable seat inside. If you are not comfortable inside you may not like the floor plan later.
There is a good youtube video out there about buying RV's. Youtube search "don't buy an rv!". I recommend going into the purchase with a wide perspective. Things will go wrong. Things will not work sometime.
Lastly, don't over buy. If you buy the biggest trailer you think your tow vehicle can handle, I doubt you will like pulling it around very long, especially on the highway.
Happy shopping. Good luck.