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By: Oliver Tremblay
Ever dreamed of living life on the go in an RV? You’re in luck! Today’s list goes over where you can find the best used RV vendors in Edmonton.
In this guide, you’ll be able to find a used RV dealer so you can start living a life on the road. We’ve checked out the top sellers along with their perks and downsides to make it easier for you.
But before we proceed, let’s talk about how much buying a used RV will typically cost.
How Much Will You Spend for a Used RV?
The first thing to know is that there are many costs involved in buying a used RV. You’re not just paying for the vehicle itself.
Other than the price of the RV, you also have to pay for other things like sales tax, financing methods, insurance, and many more.
We have prepared a list of some of the expenses that usually come with a used RV, so you can be ready for that.
The actual prices may, of course, vary and you might not need some of these… but they can still help you get an idea of what you’re usually in for with this sort of investment.
|Used RV Unit||$19,000 to $51,000|
|Maintenance & Repairs||$155 to $3,200|
|Utility Costs||$65 to $400|
|Travel Costs||Starts at $65 per day|
The Best Used RV Vendors in Edmonton
Now, there’s actually a fair bit of demand for used RVs in the area, which means there’s also a fair number of sellers working in the market.
For this list, though, we narrowed it down to the most popular and highly recommended sellers. We then cut down the list further by picking only the ones we ourselves found worthy of recommendation:
1. Fraserway RV
|PRODUCTS||Sales, Rentals, RV Parts, RV Services|
|ADDRESS||21910 Stony Plain Rd, Edmonton, AB T5S 2C3|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (780) 447-5681 |
Emails: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Mondays to Fridays: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM |
Saturdays: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sundays: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fraserway RV calls itself the largest RV dealer in Canada. And because of its wide range of products and services available, we actually think it may deserve that title.
As a full-service dealership, they not only sell new and used RVs. They also offer rentals, parts, and service.
Another thing worth mentioning is that the company has 12 locations throughout Canada. Each location is capable of accepting trade-ins, so there’s always a huge influx of options to choose from.
What’s more, Fraserway RV has a Cash Card loyalty rewards program. This lets you earn 5% in Reward Dollars on every service invoice or parts purchase.
Once you have enough Reward Dollars, you can use that for rentals, service, or parts purchase. Not to mention, you also get to earn an extra 5% on your next RV purchase with them.
The company has been in operation since 1969, by the way, which makes them a local favorite. They’re pretty established in the RV community here too, which you can see in some of their content: they share their RV tips on their blog and Pinterest account.
They offer on-site financing and protection packages as well.
Finally, it’s worth mentioning that they also have some used RVs that are sold as is, which means they did not pass inspections and tests. But if you’re looking for a really affordable RV to purchase, it’s something you should definitely consider.
Other customers left these comments for the company:
“I highly recommend the service department at this location. Although we bought our unit at the Fraserway location in Leduc, we have it serviced at Fraserway Edmonton as it is a much more convenient location for us. We are VERY happy with the service experience we have here. The staff is very friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. They are excellent at listening to us describe any issue we may be experiencing and to what we think might be going on. When they have solved the problem, they make sure to explain to us what the issue was and how they resolved it. So far, the troubleshooting, diagnostics, and resolution of the issues we have brought to them has been excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending this service department.” – Kate Reed
“We purchased our trailer from this location, and had an amazing experience with 2 of the female technicians when we had our key brake in our lock on our way out to camp. They took us in to help replace locks, and stayed late on a Friday night to help us! They were amazing and forever we are grateful for their help. Keep up the amazing job!! Forgive us we can’t remember your names but you’re great!!” – B&D J-R
2. Carefree RV
|PRODUCTS||Sales, Service, Parts|
|ADDRESS||4510-51 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 2W2|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (780) 438-2008|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM |
Fridays to Saturdays: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sundays: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
True to its name, Carefree RV tries to give its customers a carefree and enjoyable shopping experience. At least, that was our experience with this family-owned RV dealership.
Apart from offering a selection of used RVs, Carefree RV will help you from start to finish when you shop with them. Their dealership is even able to shop across all financing banks to land you the best rates available.
The good thing about getting financing with them is that they will arrange everything for you. That means instead of having to make multiple trips between the dealership and your bank, you can deal with a single point of purchase and processing.
They also offer same-day approvals so you don’t have to wait around for any news regarding the RV you are interested in.
And let’s not forget that they offer flexible terms of up to 20 years. This will let you drive home an RV without breaking the bank.
We also appreciate that they offer Coach-Net Luxury Services to their customers. With this option enabled, you can get 24/7 roadside assistance, camping discounts, mobile RV mechanic, and many more.
Carefree RV’s previous customers had these to say about them:
“After browsing at several RV dealerships, it was refreshing to meet James at Carefree. He was friendly and professional, and spent a lot of time helping me weigh the pros and cons of several different models. It didn’t seem to matter to him that I was looking at the smallest and cheapest units on the lot. He was attentive and helpful without being pushy. If he didn’t have an answer for me, he immediately went to find one. (Same with the manager and the finance person. Everyone was great.) I’m very happy about the tiny trailer that I purchased, and I would definitely go back to Carefree in the future if I’m in the market for something bigger.” – Lynne Honey
“It all started on a Friday night when I started chatting with Mitch from Carefree RV… I asked him a bunch of questions he answered every one, I told him “it’s Friday night for you too, we can talk about this tomorrow” never did he make me feel like it was necessary… totally up to me…. Great quality service is extremely rare nowadays, but Mitch’s service every step of the way was truly Exceptional… Financing with Jay was also very smooth… my overall experience with Carefree RV was A+ I’d definitely recommend…” – Phil Herbert
“Had good service buying a trailer with Steve Baxter. No high pressure sales, didn’t try to sell us anything we didn’t want. Especially great compared to most RV sales people we’ve dealt with at other dealerships. Was fair and open during negotiation. Would recommend you stop by and ask for Steve. Other staff there were good too, especially the crew that helped us get everything setup. Glad we went to Carefree.” – Jason Lau
3. Go RV
|PRODUCTS||Sales, Service, Parts|
|ADDRESS||13072 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB T5L 3C1|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (780) 733-0020|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mondays to Thursdays: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM |
Fridays to Saturdays: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sundays: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Go RV is one of the best used RV vendors in Edmonton. They have three locations throughout Alberta, which makes it convenient for customers to shop around for options within their branches.
Some of the brands that they carry are Keystone, Montana, Thor, Cougar, Forest River, Highland Ridge, Open Range, and Prowler. With their vast selection, you’ll be sure to find a used RV that will fit your budget as well as your needs.
One of the things we liked best about Go RV is that they are among the very few that offer in-house financing for their RVs. They also have a unique credit rebuilding program for customers with bad- and no-credit loans so they can still get the trailer of their dreams.
A perk that we just can’t get over is that once you purchase a trailer from them, you automatically join their Adventure Club. This entitles you to receive free firewood, propane, sani chemicals, and even toilet paper for life.
You’ll also receive a Go Card, which will entitle you to a 10% savings on all parts and service you spend with them.
Overall, the perks of buying a used RV from Go RV are really worth checking out. We only wish they had more information on their payment methods so it would be an easier process instead of having to get in touch with them.
Here are the comments of past Go RV customers:
“I went to get a new trailer, and when i got there the staff were amazing. they answered all my questions, and were very polite and professional. we were introduced to Prasanth and he was able to get a really good deal for going on our next trip. I highly recommend speaking to him if you do go in.” – Krystal Ackland
“I deal with Thejus, Edge and Prashanth. Although we do not live in Edmonton we have decided to purchase our trailer through them as there staff is very helpful and friendly. They made me feel super comfortable after a bad experience earlier left me bitter.” – Matteoo Fredwall
“Although we do not live in Edmonton we have purchased vehicles through Go Auto. So when we decided it was time for a trailer we reached out to Thejus and his sales team and they were amazing helping us every step of the way. We changed our minds several times during the process on what we wanted/needed, but their expertise led us to the perfect unit(Going from a tent to a trailer is a big step). We’re super happy with our Wolf Pup and the folks that helped us with our purchase. The day we picked up our trailer we really appreciated the patient walkthrough Conrad gave us, and the many questions we then had for Lavros who had many great tips for us, he went above and beyond in his dealing with us. These are two great guys who love their jobs and made our experience great. The whole team at Go Rv were awesome!!” – Jason Doc
4. Woody’s RV World
|PRODUCTS||Sales, Parts, Service|
|ADDRESS||14510 Mark Messier Trail NW, Edmonton, AB T6V 1H5|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (780) 455-3380 |
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Mondays to Fridays: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM |
Saturdays: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sundays: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Woody’s RV World started in 1986. Today, it has grown into a leading company in RV sales with 5 locations throughout Alberta and a couple of other locations in British Columbia.
When you decide to get an RV from Woody’s RV world, you also receive professional service and technical support. You automatically get enrolled in their Coach-Net protection package.
This will give you 24-hour emergency roadside service and customer service assistance. You also get their SAFETRIP protection package, so you get some assurance that your RV will be well-maintained in the years to come.
What we liked most about Woody’s RV World, though, is their “Certified Pre-Owned RV program.” This assures customers that the used RV they purchase has been thoroughly checked by their staff and is in its best condition.
They also work with the major lenders so you can shop for the best financing option. Related to that, most people will appreciate that their financial advisors are available everyday and in the evenings, even on holidays.
Other Woody’s RV World customers left these comments behind:
“Customer service in most industries has unfortunately devolved to grossly disappointing, but Woody’s service/parts team have consistently exceeded all my expectations over the past year. After purchasing a used Class C from a competing dealer in Calgary (that came with a long list of problems), the Woody’s service team in Edmonton still took the time to provide second to none customer service. The parts manager Ryan, and his parts associate Brenda have greatly assisted with replacing many of the broken or aging parts. They have provided detailed quotes, with exact/fair pricing which they have always honoured with no hidden surprises, and liaised with the staff in the service department to ensure that every job has gone to expectation. They have exceeded my expectations in every job, except for one, which was not due to poor standard of work but a miscommunication. In that case, the service team and Ryan happily took my RV back and completed the work to what I had envisioned without delay and with a great/professional attitude. The technicians completing the work are also meticulous in quality of finished product. During a recent service call, the Woody’s team were able to resolve a major electrical issue on short notice, so that our big camping trip of the summer (with extended family) did not get cancelled. I could cite several other examples demonstrating superior customer service, but anyone reading this review gets the picture…..I simply could not say enough positive things about this team and highly recommend them for all RV purchase, servicing and repair needs!” – Steve Peddle
“Woody’s was a great company to buy our 5th wheel from. Service was great. But buyer beware. Don’t waste your money with buying the RV extended warranty. It’s not worth the money. First Canadian protection is the worst company I’ve ever had to deal with by far. Non stop problems and do everything in their power not to pay for your repairs. They would rather see you driving down the road with a half fixed RV. Putting peoples life’s at risk, then fix your RV. Their staff is snotty and have poor attitudes. Save your money. Don’t buy the extended warranty. Just save a little money in case you have a problems with your RV.” – Steve Bushie
5. ArrKann Trailer & RV Centre
|PRODUCTS||Sales, Parts, Service|
|ADDRESS||1904 80 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6P 1N2|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (780) 440-4811 |
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM |
Fridays to Saturdays: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
ArrKann Trailer & RV Centre is one of the most trusted dealers for RVs throughout Alberta. After all, they have been in business since 1977.
With their expertise and stellar reputation, they have branched out to a total of 5 locations throughout Alberta. They pride themselves as a one-stop centre for all things RV-related.
One service that we especially like from ArrKann Trailer & RV Centre is that they offer home delivery. They even offer a virtual walkthrough video of the RVs they have in stock so you can just go through their inventory from your couch.
Once you’ve selected your preferred RV, you can complete an online credit application and send in the required paperwork. And when everything is taken care of, you can schedule your delivery and ArrKann will take care of it for you.
Once you’re the owner of an RV, they will guide you through maintaining your unit. Most impressive is that they even have a number of available seminars that you can join so you can make the most out of your trailer.
The only thing we disliked about ArrKann Trailer & RV Centre is that they are closed on Sundays and holidays. But we like that they dedicated a section in their website explaining this decision, which actually makes a lot of sense since they are in the RV business too.
This is what others said in their testimonials about them:
“Wayne is an absolute gem to work with. Sold us our trailer, and has been willing to go the extra mile to make sure that we get everything that we can out of it.” – Paul Welke
“Though I didn’t find the right trailer in Arrkann, and ordered via another vendor, my experience with Brad Pilger was terrific. He is patient, knowledgeable, and pleasant. Even my teenagers and toddler liked him! I met many dealers, and found a few that are so new to know even basic knowledge, and another one who apparently has been in this industry for a long time, but still could exercise courtesy, and respect client’s privacy. I suggest everyone considering purchasing in ArrKann to start with Brad.” – Ingrid
“5 stars is not enough for Arrkann Trailer & Rv, and particularly salesperson extraordinaire Dylan Solberg, who didn’t sell, he helped us buy. He listened to what we wanted from a trailer and showed us only units that met our needs. Even after the sale was done, he has stayed in touch to ensure everything is working smoothly. Arrkann knows this is an investment and thinks of all the little details: demo walk through, we were lucky enough to have Randy and he made sure to show us all there is to know about our trailer. Your own assigned service advisor to help with any little hiccups that may come your way. When it is time to buy a new trailer, Arrkann will be the only place we shop.” – Alice Cameron
Tips for Buying a Used RV
Shopping for the best used RV vendors in Edmonton can be pretty exhilarating. To make your experience a memorable one, we’ve listed down some important things you should consider when buying an RV.
Check Out Different Dealers
There are plenty of different ways you can find a used RV to buy. But the most recommended way is to check out different dealerships that offer used RVs, like the ones in our list above.
You don’t want to restrict yourself to a single one because you’ll limit your choices unnecessarily. Different dealers will most likely have a wide selection of trailers available for you to look at.
And the good thing about this is that you can even compare their financing options that way. Some dealers may be able to offer better terms or rates than others, if you need to go that route.
Check the History of the RV
It’s also important that you know the history of the RV you intend to purchase. Fortunately, websites like rvchecks.com will help you with the history of the trailer.
All you need is to supply them the 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and pay for the report. After that you can get information whether the unit was damaged, rebuilt, stolen, or even encountered any recall notices.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask
Prior to making a decision, it’s best that you ask the dealer about the RV’s condition. You can also ask other important questions about its history, warranties, title, repair and maintenance records, and why it is being sold.
And if you’re still unsure about the unit, ask to do a test-drive with the seller onboard. Check for any noises or problems that you might notice while driving the RV.
Knowing these things can help you make a wise decision on whether you should buy the RV or not.
FAQs About Used RVs
These are the best used RV vendors in Edmonton. We hope that you’ll be able to find a quality vehicle that will make your vacations memorable.
Feel free to send us a message if you have other recommendations. Oh, and don’t forget to check out our list of the best trailer rentals in Edmonton if you just need to rent a vehicle for your next road trip.