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Old 02-17-2013, 04:03 PM   #1
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Tips on selling your RV?

Anyone have good ideas on how to sell your old RV for the best dollar and the quickest? Is Craigslist about a good as it gets these days? We have thought about consigning on a dealer's lot but don't know a lot about it.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:25 PM   #2
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My sister-in-law placed an ad for the fifth wheel (& truck) on CL and the 534 was sold in less than a week while the truck took a couple of weeks. Good pictures (without clutter) can help but price is a big factor. Her fifth wheel was only 3 years old and she tossed in some goodies which sweeten the deal.

Listing on CL is worth a try but would recommend exploring other options as well. Once you have determine your bottom price you might have a better idea of which method(s) would be best for you.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:41 PM   #3
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I agree CL is probably the best tool. Make sure to have everything clean and take pictures of all 4 sides outside with awning out and in if you have an awning. Take bright clear clean pics of the entire interior. The more pics the better. In the description add whatever extras you may be leaving with the camper, and offer N entire walk through with the buyer which many sellers won't do. Most campers are sold within a week or two of being listed.

also, make sure to ask a few hundred more than your rock bottom price. Most buyers want to negotiate so that leaves you some wiggle room.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:49 PM   #4
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I would add have any/all service records ready too for the potential buyer to see , i.e. last time wheel bearings were inspected and repacked, last time brakes were inspected, when did you replace the battery, etc. Also a list of things/mods have you added that weren't included when you bought it.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:08 PM   #5
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It's a tough time of the year to be selling your camper fast. We sold our previous TT in early November after being listed for a month. I was worried that if it didn't sell by mid November, I'd be trying to sell it in the spring.

Buying interest will warm up along with the weather.

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Old 02-17-2013, 06:07 PM   #6
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Buying on Craigslist

I have had excellent results on CL......... bought two campers and sold one on CL. Then sold my cycle and trailer to pay for the 5er on CL.
I agree on the good picts and be ready to dicker on the price. Also have it dewinterized to show that everything works..........shower, furnace,hot water,AC,awning,slides,TV,stove,microwave,antenna ect. You might also point out new tires, maintence,clean roof, any damage, all lights working,
any accessories, all the manuals and paperwork................ you get the picture. jdadoug
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:09 PM   #7
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I bought and sold my pop-up on CL and bought my TT on CL. Most likely will sell it on CL too.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:46 PM   #8
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Have you thought of listing it on Kijiji...I've had success selling through their web site and it's free.

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Old 02-17-2013, 07:43 PM   #9
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CL is a great way to go, I sold two sets of tires from my camper and my truck in less then three days, our frist camper in a week (in 2005). i have sold a lot stuff over the years, but as suggested it must look nice and clean, priced right and it's best if you can add in a few goodies if possible, everyone is looking for a deal.....
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I have also had stuff on for a while and no bites. Reposted and gone that day.
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