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Old 07-16-2019, 03:05 PM   #1
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I have a Fleetwood Bounder 35 K 2015 and wish to downsize. How long does it take to sell a class A? I have listed it on the lower level scale and it is in top condition with 13 K miles. Advice from those who have done this is appreciated.
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I have a Fleetwood Bounder 35 K 2015 and wish to downsize. How long does it take to sell a class A? I have listed it on the lower level scale and it is in top condition with 13 K miles. Advice from those who have done this is appreciated.
I have sold several RV's of all types. It seems to depend on advertising and who happens to see the add. Some of them had only one interested buyer and others had the phone tied up. Ultimately it comes down to how attractive the price is for a particular unit.

If you haven't already I would advertise in multiple places looking for the one that jumps on it. That is what determines the time factor.
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We listed ours on Craigslist and sold it in 4 days. Ours was a $30k unit though. I had also done a ton of work/repairs/upgrades to it. Higher priced ones can take longer. Make sure the unit is as clean as possible. Make your ad as descriptive as you can listing all mods you may have done and have a ton of pics.

It's a total crapshoot. It comes down to having the right person come along.

Good luck.
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Sold our 5th wheel in less than a few weeks. I asked mid range for price but had done quite a few upgrades. Start your listing on CL or facebook market. I got more hits from facebook.
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Itís like fishing. My son can catch 2 or 3 in a half hour. It takes me nearly an hour to catch 1. It just depends on the bait you use. So put as much info in your add as you can and price it right, leaving a little room for negotiation.
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It all comes down to price.

Want it gone tomorrow? Price it below wholesale.
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Yeap, if the price is low enough it will sell in a heartbeat. Or never, if the price is too high. And less expensive rigs sell quicker than high dollar models.
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When I sold my last one i put it on a lot. He would sell it and get a % when sold. He convinced me to price it much more than i thought it was worth. About 5 months later it finally sold. And it sold because I dropped the price to where it was supposed to be. He also changed a monthly rental for space.
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Depends on a lot of factors, many of which have been cited above.

I have sold 3 RV's myself. I encourage you to spend a few hours researching the listing prices of your unit on RV Trader, etc. Then, based on how fast you need or want to sell, price it accordingly. If you can't take good photos yourself, hire someone to do this. Based on your research, recall the ads that caught your attention. The ad copy should be lengthy enough to give a prospective purchaser enough information so neither of you waste your time. Be sure to prominently display in your add all of the upgrades, replacements, and recent service performed. Also, in a conversational manner, state what are the top one or two things you really like about the coach. You should also list the terms under which a sale would take place. Best of luck.
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"I have listed it on the lower level scale and it is in top condition with 13 K miles."


Use plain English in your add. Read and Re-read you add to be sure it tells your story as clearly and accurately as possible. By "listed" you mean advertised or offered, then say advertised or offered. Lower level scale -- what does that mean? Below wholesale, at NADA low book and willing to negotiate? Top condition -- what does that mean? Never smoked in, no pets, maintenance records available for review to prove immaculate care. Most people know what 13 k means, but say 13,000 instead, plain English.
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Post a link to your ad. (Moderators is this o.k.?) then let us critique it.
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I agree that a reasonable price and a good ad is important. On the flip side, a bad ad was what got my MH. I had been watching the two popular RV sites pretty closely and caught my Terra the day it was listed. The husband was out of town and had his wife list it, which wasn't her forte. The ad only had four pictures, listed the engine as V-8 when it was a Ford v-10, and had a few other mistakes. It was exactly what we wanted and the price looked good, so I messaged the seller and asked for more pictures. She said they were going on a trip the following week and would send me a bunch while camping. She sent about 40, but never updated the ad. I felt that I was probably the only one that had any sufficient amount of info on it. I made arrangement to drive the 300 miles down and check it out a few days later. With about a week of back and forth, we struck up a deal. I even got them to bring it to my house. You just never know.
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I buy and sell motor homes on a part time basis. I use my RVT account as my primary selling channel. I donít make a living doing this, but I have worked in advertising and promotion all my professional life.
The key to a good ad are GOOD pictures and ad copy that reads in a conversational manner. If you arenít good behind a camera, it could be worth hiring a professional photographer to shoot your pictures. Smart phone shots are usually not good enough. You need a pro camera and some auxiliary lighting gear to make things look inviting.
If I can help you with this, PM me.
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