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Old 08-04-2014, 09:14 AM   #1
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How best to sell a motorhome

We have a 2009 class A gas Motorhome that we need to sell

so far we have placed an ad on Craig's list and purchased an ad at RV Trader and an ad here on iRV2

it has been several weeks with no calls
I believe our pricing is in the right range

I know there is a buyer out there just need to get this RV in front of them

Does anyone have suggestions on the best way to sell a motorhome?

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Old 08-04-2014, 09:58 AM   #2
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We used the same media that you mentioned. We sold our 5er and truck through RVTrader.com. If I were selling another one, I would take their deal where they run the ad until it sells! I would never use Craigslist again because of the constant stream of scam offers. If you haven't had any leads at all, you might want to look closely at your ad to see it you can make it more appealing. I think a lot of pictures is the best thing.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!

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Old 08-04-2014, 10:12 AM   #3
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Where are you located. If you near Texas we placed our 5er on consignment at PPL in Houston Texas and it sold in less than a month.

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Old 08-04-2014, 10:53 AM   #4
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If your price is in the range that your coach should sell for, then try to add more pictures. I'm always looking at motorhomes, even though I'm very happy with mine. If there are few pictures I skip right past it. Those with a lot of pics, get, and keep my attention.
PPL has a great reputation for selling RV's.
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:26 PM   #5
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A Something to think when putting on consignment, there is a big fee, you can not use it, and you have no control over who goes in it and they are not responsible for what they tear up. See what their fees are and deduct that from your asking price and it will sell if advertised. another option is Dream Finders, they charge a 1% fee, do all of the marketing and you keep your MH to use until sold. 7 years ago they sold my MH and it sold to first looker they sent to me.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:48 PM   #6
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I saw your ad...looks nice except the price. No offence but you're asking what the unit cost brand new. I paid $3k more for my loaded 2014 YM.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:47 PM   #7
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Hi i have to agree with previous post. Hate to tell you but the price is definitely to high.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:18 PM   #8
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We also had ads on RVTrader & CL with very few calls for weeks. When I renewed RVTrader, I opted for the upgraded listing. We also dropped the price $4000 and began to have lots of calls. We had messages left while talking to someone else about the coach.

We sold it for about $4000 less than our original asking price so we weren't that far off when we first listed it. I really think it was the upgraded ad that generated the calls more so than the price. We checked NADA & other ads for a similar coach. We couldn't find many ads for the same year & model though so looked for a those a couple years older & newer.

It took us about 4 months to sell ours.
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:50 AM   #9
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Thank you for the feedback

We did a bit of research before posting, and we found a couple 32H Suncruisers advertised in this range, some with higher mileage

Now, I realize an item is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it
But this Motorhome listed for over $150k back in 2009, we paid ~$120k for it
so, based on that in addition to ads for similar Suncruisers and data we gathered from other sources we arrived at the $77k

With that said, yes, we may have to adjust the pricing
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:00 PM   #10
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As a potential buyer, I look at CL, Rv trader, and eBay. I cannot stress enough... Pictures! The more the better. There are so many mh's for sale if the pics suk, I just move on. I would also suggest making a video and uploading to youtube with a link in your ads. YouTube is a little challenging for some, but if you have a teenager around you're set!

eBay is also excellent for exposure... I listed my boat last week and had 500 views in 3 days! I sold it to a buyer 300 miles away that saw it on eBay after the listing ended. I would suggest a fixed price listing for eBay with option to accept offers. Doesn't cost anything unless you sell.... At least with cars and boats that is. Never listed a mh.

CL is free so it's a no brainer. The scammers are prevalent, but are super easy to spot. List your phone number in the ad. They will never call. A text or 2 but they are always the same.... Is item still available....delete!
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At one point we were planning to sell our coach. I advertised in all the usual places, until we decided to keep it and go full time. (Just started that adventure two weeks ago!) Having just purchased it a few months before we were going to sell it (long story, mostly documented on here) I knew that as a shopper, first price, then pictures were the two most important aspects. Kevin ins a professional photographer, so we had no problem getting good photos, and I made sure to "stage" it well. Here is the link to a facebook page I made to sell it where you can see the pictures and get some ideas for good photos.

Good luck!
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:12 PM   #12
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I had good luck selling on e bay. Used the lowest price I would except as a baseline and did a no reserve auction. A good service history and pictures are key, as well as noting you are open to have the rig inspected at the buyers expense. If I don't see all that when I am shopping, I move on. Even if the price looks good.

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