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Old 07-17-2016, 06:05 PM   #11
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Yes, you are likely to see a BIG loss (less so if you find a private buyer) unless you can find a dealer that knows he can easily sell your RV with you buying an RV he wants to move out. Then, you might break even. Many Sprinter based Class-C RVs are sweet.

Have you checked out RVTrader.com: RV Sales - Class A, B, C Motorhomes, Travel Trailers, & Pop Up Camper RVs For Sale ? It's a great free resource for RV shoppers and sellers. Free to register. You should be able to get a good idea as to the worth of your RV.

I'll be attending my first FMCA event in Springfield, MA early next month. It's not unusual for RVs to be bought and sold at RV rallies.

The Escapees annual bash, "Escapade" starts in a week in Essex Junction, VT. It's not unusual to have attendance top 1000 people at Escapade.

If it's just that you're not confident in driving your RV, a quick Google search with turn up RV Driver Trainers. They can come to you; you can go to them or, bigger RV rallies often have driver training programs available for a fee.
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Old 07-17-2016, 06:14 PM   #12
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As some have mentioned get out take short trip maybe to campground lots of folks there that are willing to help out if asked. You will definitely get more confident in handling the RV. Later RJD
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Old 07-17-2016, 07:13 PM   #13
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I really like the RV life but thinking of downgrading to a smaller Class C or just turning it in and wait a little longer until i have the time to utilize it more.

IMOP is there really that much of a difference between a class A or C? Size wise they are almost the same thing just a different skin.

So my question is - do they hold their value if I trade back or should I sell it on my own?

What about putting it up on rental consignment? Some folks don't have a problem with this but it's not my thing! Just another possible option.

If one of the issues is learning to negotiate the RV around the streets and things this will come in time and practice. It's only hard till you learn it and take your time doing it
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Thanks so much Everyone...all of your advice is so appreciated. I know I haven't given myself much time and it does taking getting used too. I will heed all advice before making a drastic decision.
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Old 07-17-2016, 08:58 PM   #15
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Jkoenig, I live in Boston, so West Springfield is not difficult for me to get too - is this something I should attend?
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Old 07-18-2016, 03:27 PM   #16
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Although I've been a member of FMCA for two years, Springfield will be the first FMCA event I've attended so, I can't give you specifics. I've heard good things in general about FMCA; that's why I joined. At Escapees events, I have seen people buying and selling RVs (but that's not the primary reason for Escapade and Escapees regional events). If you could find a buyer, great. That said, I'd recommend that you go simply to learn about FMCA as well as to learn (at RV seminars) and socialize. That way, if you don't find a buyer, you're less likely to be disappointed. If you're serious about selling your Class-A, I'd recommend that you have "For Sale" signs on it along with a phone number you can be reached at. RVs often attract attention from passers-by. You never know who might see a For Sale sign and call.
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Old 07-22-2016, 12:27 PM   #17
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If you are considering renting it out, there's a service available kind of like Uber for RVs at RVShare
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Old 07-22-2016, 12:51 PM   #18
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Maybe consider renting it out. Many RV rental places just manage RVs (rentals, returns, maintenance, etc...) and others (potentially you) own them. I think you still get to use it and it will generate some revenue for you. Might be better than selling it outright and taking the huge loss associated with that.

Just a thought...
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Thanks everyone. I will look into all my options. I plan on using it this week and try to get a little more used to it :-) I really appreciate all your responses, this forum really makes things easier. Thanks :-)
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Thanks everyone. I will look into all my options. I plan on using it this week and try to get a little more used to it :-) I really appreciate all your responses, this forum really makes things easier. Thanks :-)
If you don't like the way it drives or rides it may be that your tire pressures are too high especially if you don't have alot of personal belongings in the rig. Other FR3 owners can tell you their settings.

Another thing to have checked is your alignment, it could be off.
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