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Buying a RV In China? Tips

Buying a RV In China? Tips

Visited RV sales in Shanghai Haibo Junyi Automobile Sales Co.,Ltd.

上海海博君亿汽车销售有限公司

This time we paid a visit to motor-home sales and checked out some models and prices. Here sales were including different manufacturers and also camping trailers. Motor-homes are mostly made in Chinese and camping trailers 50/50 local versus imported. We are not going technically the motor-homes or trailers and if there is interest we can share contact information.

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All the locally made motor-homes exterior looks like coming from the same factory and internally the biggest difference is how the beds are organized. The cabinets and handles are of the same design and color in all.

Prizes vary from 360k CNY to 690k CNY (55k USD- 110k USD) and it is not so cheap. The camping culture with RV is somehow limited on the basis if you live in the city where to keep it. Longer holidays are not so common except for the Chinese New Year. During that time, it is difficult to be on the road as millions of people are getting home at the same time. Meanwhile, the lack of well-equipped camping grounds stops people’s interest in traveling with RV. Last is that compare with average income, this is not the most economical way of traveling.

For the more expensive ones, there is a side and rear extension (flank) available. Also for the added price: bigger engine, solar power, better and more functional kitchen, and washing machine as an example. Most of the frames that I have seen have been either IVECO or Maxus. Personally, I would prefer Iveco as it has more power and the automatic gear is working great. On the Maxus, the gear shift is very laggy and the driving is not so smooth. Also, smaller-sized Ford chassis were available.

  • Iveco, used by many local suppliers
  • Maxus, have their own brand for motor-homes
  • Ford, smaller RV’s
  • REV, using one of the above chassis
  • Tiande RV, either Iveco or Maxus chassis

What is mostly limiting the size of the RV is the maximum allowed length. What I understood is a maximum of 6m therefore all RVs are 5.99m long. I have seen some mini-buses for sale on the internet whose total length would be longer but the question is are they legal?

We are not looking to buy one, but for rental may be. Here they also had some RV’s that are privately owned and we were looking at one fully equipped with a short-time rental price for 1200-1600CNY/day. In case renting for a longer period, I think the price could be negotiated.

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