Steps to Buy an RV

Browse PPL's Huge RV Consignment Lot

If at all possible, you should start the process of buying a consigned RV thru PPL Motor Homes with a visit to one of our consignment centers in Texas. With locations in Houston, New Braunfels and Cleburne, we usually have about 650 to 800 consigned RVs for sale. Our no hassle sales philosophy means that you are free to browse the RVs for sale without being pressured by a salesman.  However, if you have questions, a representative will be more than happy to assist you.  By seeing first hand the RVs for sale,  you will know which ones will meet your needs.   

Utilize Our "Out of Town Purchaser" Program

If you are interested in a specific RV for sale, but cannot travel to Houston without having a firm commitment on the purchase of  the vehicle, you can take advantage of our "Out of Town Purchaser" program. With a $500 earnest money deposit, it is possible to buy an RV at a specific price and hold it for a 5 day period. This gives you a chance to travel to Houston for final inspection and purchase, knowing that you have a firm contract to purchase the vehicle when you get here. Please call 1-800-755-4775 or click on this link for specifics and conditions of this "Out of Town Purchaser" program.  If you are out of the Country and wish to purchase click here

Trade-Ins are Easy Through PPL

PPL accepts motor homes, travel trailers and fifth wheels as trade-ins for any of the units available on our sales lot.  Since individual owners normally will not accept a trade-in, PPL Motor Homes will purchase the Vehicle from the current owner and then be in a position to trade with the purchaser.

Sign an Earnest Money Agreement

When you find an RV you want to purchase, PPL recommends that you thoroughly inspect the vehicle .  If it is a motor home, the inspection should include taking it on a test drive with one of our sales representative to make sure it handles satisfactorily. You will then need to sign an earnest money agreement and make a $500.00 earnest money deposit. The earnest money agreement will obligate you to purchase the RV within 5 days. You will have a choice of buying the RV "AS-IS" or you can take advantage of PPL's "pre-delivery check out and demonstration" and then purchase the RV knowing that although there is no warranty, certain components are working at the time of purchase.

PPL's Pre-Delivery Check Out and Demonstration.

The pre-delivery check out and demonstration will include the following equipment:

  • Generator
  • D/C Power Converter
  • Roof Air Conditioner (s)
  • Refrigerator (gas and electric)
  • Slide Out (s)
  • Range
  • Oven
  • Furnace
  • Microwave
  • Hot water heater (gas only)
  • Toilet
  • Fresh water pump and System
  • Ice maker
  • Holding tanks (filled to 3/4 full and then checked for leaks)
  • Hydraulic/electric jacks
  • Electric Step
  • Windshield wipers (excluding blades)
  • All batteries are "As-Is"
  • Headlights, blinkers, brake and marker lights

Your cost for this check out is $390.00. The above items, excluding the items noted to be sold "AS-IS", will be demonstrated to you just prior to the "closing". This valuable check out is for your protection so that you know exactly what you are buying, since you are buying the unit from another individual. Once you have purchased it and the vehicle leaves PPL's premises, it will be sold "AS-IS" with no warranty just as if you were dealing directly with the owner.

If any of the items listed above do not work properly during the demonstration and the owner chooses not to repair the items, you may cancel the purchase.  If the owner will not repair the item your $500.00 earnest money would be returned and the demonstration fee waived.

When looking over the vehicle you are about to purchase, keep in mind that this is not a brand new vehicle and the owner will not repair all imperfections. The price of the vehicle reflects the overall condition of the vehicle.

Buy an Extended Service Agreement if the RV Qualifies

PPL offers an extended warranty program through Protective XtraRide Warranty Service.on qualifying RVs. This fully insured extended warranty offers you peace of mind. Protective is the only RVDA endorsed Service Agreement on the market.


PPL's experienced Business Managers understand that financing a used RV is not the same as financing a car or truck. The lenders we work with are familiar with the RV industry and rely on PPL to properly inform them of the value of the vehicle. We will work with the buyers to help them secure favorable financing.

Schedule the Final Closing.

After completing an Earnest Money Agreement, you will meet with one of PPL's Business Managers to make the final arrangements for purchasing the vehicle. The advantages of financing versus cash purchase will be reviewed with you to help you make an informed decision as to which payment method you choose.   A "closing" appointment will be set allowing PPL time to check out the above items. The final RV demonstration and closing must be within 5 working days from the effective date of the earnest money agreement unless the checkout reveals items that need to be repaired and the repairs cannot be completed within the 5 days. 

Other fees that are included at this time are a state sales tax of 6.25% if you are a Texas resident registering the vehicle in the state of Texas.  The title/registration fee varies but typically no more than $40.00 and the license fee depends on the weight of the unit and if the license plates are current or not. There is also a documentary fee of $125 and Texas charges a small inventory tax based on the value of the vehicle.

Please remember that the total due at closing must be paid by certified funds. The following may help you better understand what is required:

  • Cash (US Dollars Only)
  • Cashiers Check made payable to PPL Motor Homes (a copy must be provided in advance for verification purposes)
  • Wire Transfers (please call for instructions)
  • No Personal Checks or Credit Cards are accepted

Note to all customers outside the U.S.A.: We appreciate your business and want to make your transaction as smooth as possible. The total amount due at closing must be provided in cash (US Dollars) or wire transfer to PPL Motor Homes. Unfortunately, we can no longer accept cashiers checks from customers who live outside the US.

Toll Free: 800-755-4775

Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM CST (Monday - Friday)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST (Saturday)
Closed Sunday

PPL Houston
10777 Southwest Freeway
Houston, Texas 77074
PPL New Braunfels
5270 IH 35 North (Exit 193)
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
PPL Dallas/Ft. Worth
2408 N Main St.
Cleburne, Texas 76033

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