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Old 05-09-2013, 03:53 AM   #1
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I was up on a ladder inspecting my roof this weekend, when I noticed new white caulking in 4 spots on my roof vents. There use to be vent covers on them! Are you kidding me? The previous owner took the time to take the covers off for his new camper!

This got me thinking. When selling or trading in your RV, what would you remove that you added? For me, I would remove all LED bulbs if I knew if they are compatible with my new unit. Anything screwed in, like roof vent covers, will stay.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:14 AM   #2
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It depends if I was selling the trailer or trading it in. If I was trading it in, I would remove retail after-market items as I found dealers don't really take those items into account.

So, I would remove the after market items that I think I could use on my new trailer (assuming it didn't already have them) like an inverter, hard-wired surge protector, TV, Maxxair vent covers, 6-volt batteries are just some things I would consider removing.

Again, that is for a trade-in where I don't think you get paid for these items. I would probably leave them on if I sold the trailer privately and negotiate them into the price.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:35 AM   #3
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A few years ago, we traded our motor home for a TT. I removed a branch that was sticking though the AC cover. Wonder when the new owner found the duct tape patch.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:22 AM   #4
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Me personally, the only thing i've ever removed was the t.v, but that's just me. if i'm buying a new camper, I want new stuff..
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We always have removed all personal stuff & anything we put in the camper & water hose, sewer (figure new owner would want our stuff) etc. TV, etc.

Never took off roof vent covers standard ones are too cheap.......... The only way I would remove one would be if it were broken already then I would remove it & not replace it. If they were the Maxx air or similar $200-$300 ones. I might consider removing them. Would take a new battery out & replace it with an old one........
Always traded dealers won't give any extra for add ons.........
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:31 AM   #6
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Me personally, the only thing i've ever removed was the t.v, but that's just me. if i'm buying a new camper, I want new stuff..
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:34 AM   #7
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when trading a unit in, i'd leave stuff on there.
BUT, if selling to private individual, probably the only thing i would take is the propane tanks and the spare tire. some folks like to get the rental tanks so why not keep the originals for my grill? spare tires? who wouldn't need more of them?
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Man, the first owners of our "new to us" camper removed the sway bar plates (2) from the tt frame and left the holes open, and now, my sway bar don't fit in the holes. Keep the quick connect hoses, grill, tv, spare tire cover, jacks and slide out tool.
I've sold 3 rv's before buying this one and NEVER removed anything from the trailer that I would like to get in another rv as a buyer. THE "Gold rule", treat other's like you want to be treated.
The last trailer that I sold, left three tv's and extra dvd player there. The guy was very happy!
That just me, and beleive me that rule has never failed us.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:20 AM   #9
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Man, the first owners of our "new to us" camper removed the sway bar plates (2) from the tt frame and left the holes open, and now, my sway bar don't fit in the holes. Keep the quick connect hoses, grill, tv, spare tire cover, jacks and slide out tool.
I've sold 3 rv's before buying this one and NEVER removed anything from the trailer that I would like to get in another rv as a buyer. THE "Gold rule", treat other's like you want to be treated.
The last trailer that I sold, left three tv's and extra dvd player there. The guy was very happy!
That just me, and beleive me that rule has never failed us.
I feel the same as you. I was just amazed that the guy took the time to go up there, unbolt the covers, and then goop up the holes.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:31 AM   #10
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Well, at least he caulked the holes!
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