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Old 02-26-2021, 02:48 PM   #1
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How to sell an RV - tips needed please


I'm considering putting my TT up for sale. The kids are older and they aren't into camping as much.
Seems like it might be a good time to sell my Sunset Trail.

It has a few issues.

* The faux leather on the Couch has started to flake off - looks like the couch has mange.

* Piece of decorative interior wood along the slide got wet and is deformed.

Other then that, everything works as it should.

I was planning on including a bunch of extras: Equalizer hitch, risers, stable jacks, custom foam for beds, updated shower head, extra power cables and extensions, etc...

So I've never sold an RV before. I hear some dealers to consignments but i don't know if they would do mine since it needs work.

I guess I could just sell it privately too.

Any advice from those who have done this before would be appreciated.

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Old 02-26-2021, 03:00 PM   #2
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You could look at the NADA or Kelly web site and get what they list for prices.
If you already know what you would like to get out of it, I've had pretty good luck over the years with listing on Craigslist.

Another thing is to place it in the classifieds here on the forum.
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:11 PM   #3
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I’ve sold three campers on RV trader. I think I paid for a month listing each time and sold all three in less that two weeks. Now, saying that. I first went to RV trader and found the same units I was trying to sell and priced mine $500-$1000 cheeper. You also have to reduce price some due to the water damage or repair the wood and of course due to the couch. Write up a very good detail as to any problems and take good pictures.
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:28 PM   #4
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I'd go with RV Trader! Too many scammers on Craigslist anymore!!!
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Whenever I'm looking on a site for something to buy, i.e. Auto-trader, Kijiji, etc., I'm always amazed at how poorly some sellers advertise their product. Especially when it comes to photos. My advice is take a ton of photos and make sure they are of good to excellent quality. Nothing worse than trying to see the condition of something with a fuzzy photo of it. Don't be afraid to explain in detail what it is you have. Any advert that barely lists the product being sold and only has a couple photos is just about always a bypass for me. Pics and narrative don't cost you a thing. The trick is to get people (legitimate ones) to call you about your product. Then you can put your salesmanship to work. My sense is that someone who can't properly advertise what it is they want to sell probably aren't that interested in selling it or are just testing the waters or they're trolls. Just my thoughts.
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Old 02-26-2021, 06:20 PM   #6
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RVtrader costs $34.95, to put your ad up for 2 weeks with 4 photos. For $99.95, you can post 20 photos for 8 weeks, or if you really want to showcase your rig, spend $199.95 for a 1 year listing with 50 photos.

On RVT, pricing is similar, starting with a basic ad for $19.95 to an ultimate ad at $189.95. You still write the copy and take the pictures.
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Old 03-05-2021, 12:16 PM   #7
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Facebook marketplace. Craigslist used to be good, but now they charge for a lot of the adds. I don't think people are using them much anymore. I just sold my 2004 FR Cedar Creek for $10,500 on there. It was listed about 2 weeks. I had 4 people come and see it. I got full asking price. Dealer offered me $7000. I bought it in January for $4500.
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Old 03-05-2021, 06:26 PM   #8
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Just sold my old Rockwood on FB marketplace 2 weeks ago in less than 24 hours. My phone was blowing up with notifications. In retrospect, I was probably too low but I got what I wanted with ease.

I'd start higher than you think you can get and lower it if it doesn't sell. Around here they go quick.
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Not sure about your area but there seems to be covid pricing on a lot of stuff for sale around me. My son’s friend works at an RV dealer and last year was extremely busy. Boats and campers were selling like crazy. This year may be the same. It was on the news a couple of weeks ago that campground bookings were double what they were last year in the same period.
As mentioned in an earlier post, pictures say it all. And sell everything about it as there’s new buyers out there looking.
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Old 03-13-2021, 07:14 PM   #10
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Thanks to everyone. Some really good tips!
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