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RV sales skyrocket prompting BBB warnings for new buyers

Posted at 7:24 AM, Aug 16, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Better Business Bureau is cautioning first-time RV buyers as people flock to purchase ground transportation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Industry experts say, as many fear flying and air travel rates drop, 80% of RV buyers are first-time buyers.

Normally, first-time buyers account for roughly 25% of RV sales.

Rhonda Mettler with the BBB of Southern Nevada said buyers should avoid paying for large RV or camper purchases with wire transfers or services like Zelle.

"Don't wire funds," Mettler said. "Once those funds are sent, it's gone. Any purchases should be done, preferably, with a credit or a debit card because you can dispute those charges."

Mettler said buyers should also get multiple quotes and check business ratings with the Better Business Bureau before making a purchase.