Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Entegra Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-09-2018, 02:08 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Lakeland Fl.
Posts: 11
Private sell

Putting our 2017 44B Anthem up for sale. How does one handle the tire kickers vs serious buyers? We know if we sell it back to dealer we will be lowballed. Thinking of RV Trader and iRV classifieds.
__________________

__________________
Tommy and Sandy
2017 Anthem 44B
2015 Aspire 42DEQ (traded)
Tom and Sandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-09-2018, 02:24 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 100
I sold my last diesel pusher on RV Trader. I only had serious “buyers” contacting me. First people that looked at it bought it. I was lucky. I think you will find out quickly if you’re experiencing low ballers or whatever. You can tell by the questions if they are serious or not.
Can I ask why you’re selling?
__________________

737 Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 02:36 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Lakeland Fl.
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by 737 Driver View Post
I sold my last diesel pusher on RV Trader. I only had serious “buyers” contacting me. First people that looked at it bought it. I was lucky. I think you will find out quickly if you’re experiencing low ballers or whatever. You can tell by the questions if they are serious or not.
Can I ask why you’re selling?
We have been full time going on five years and wife is having health issues and it is time to move back to a real home. It has been a wonderful 4 plus years traveling and seeing our wonderful country.
__________________
Tommy and Sandy
2017 Anthem 44B
2015 Aspire 42DEQ (traded)
Tom and Sandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 03:01 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
winniman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Muskoka Ontario Canada
Posts: 854
I buy lots of equipment and tools etc. on websites. If the ad says must sell, or need gone etc, you can expect some lowballers. If an ad says firm price, they generally are firm on their price, so lowballers wont waste their time. If you are firm on your price, state so and avoid the lowballers. Tire kickers are another story. Dont hold it for anyone without a good sized deposit. People will tell you they will be back at such a time with the money, and you never see them again. Proper wording of your ad will save you lots of grief.
__________________
2000 coachmen santara 370 5.9 cummins isb
winniman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 03:19 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
DoggieDaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Where ever we park it
Posts: 739
We are almost in the same position wanting to get back to a house. Selling the coach is a real issue to me, I'm no salesman. Have you considered consignment?
__________________
Robert & Holly - "Fulltimers" 4 years
Schnauzers Augie Doggie and Monty Puppy
2014 Anthem 44B Rad Copper/ 2013 Ford Explorer
DoggieDaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 03:31 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Lakeland Fl.
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by DoggieDaddy View Post
We are almost in the same position wanting to get back to a house. Selling the coach is a real issue to me, I'm no salesman. Have you considered consignment?
We have considered consignment but I don't think our insurance allows it.Also we don't trust our dealer to take care of the coach like we have. We are very particular how our coach is treated.
__________________
Tommy and Sandy
2017 Anthem 44B
2015 Aspire 42DEQ (traded)
Tom and Sandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 04:05 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom and Sandy View Post
We have been full time going on five years and wife is having health issues and it is time to move back to a real home. It has been a wonderful 4 plus years traveling and seeing our wonderful country.
Very sorry to hear about your wife's health issues. Our health is something we all take for granted until something happens. Our thoughts are with you both.

Tor
2017 Anthem 44B
__________________
Tor
2017 Anthem 44B
Spring, TX
737 Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 04:30 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
lowejug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: st george
Posts: 1,012
Rvt and RVTrader are great sources, Be very descriptive in your add and post as many detailed photos as you can. Nothing like having people waste your time on wanting more photos and then you never hear back... look at comparable 17 anthems by private sale sellers and go a little less if you want to be aggressive or stick it with the masses and be patient
lowejug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 07:03 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Gary.Jones's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 3,904
Blog Entries: 1
A neighbor who is a good friend of mine had a Tiffin Zephyr for several years and decided motorcoaches was not for his wife Anyhow, I helped him photo his coach fairly extensively (it was used very little). We placed the advert with RV Trader and within a week he had a call from someone interested, who then flew in the next week to look at it, and bought it. It was painless and quick and worked very well for him. I have heard others say that the more pictures you publish, the faster it sells, so dont take the default, and pay for additional pix.

I really worry about the money transfer issues, but he said "I just let the two banks work it out.... I didnt give him the keys until my banker called me and told me, OK all the money is here and you can give him the keys". I liked that.

I hate selling anything myself, which is why I have way to much stuff that is too good to give to Goodwill, but I dont need anymore, and yet, its still stored somewhere in my garage, attic, storage building.... So I understand your hesitation!!

Gary
__________________
Gary and Dee, Zowie and Bowie (traveling cat sibs)
2019 Cornerstone 45B, X15-605hp, 2015 Anthem 44B ISL-450
2013 Honda CR-V toad, Demco Excali-Bar II,
Demco Baseplate, Demco Toad Light system, 73 de W5Fi
Gary.Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 09:00 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
zman62's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 957
I have had 14 coaches and sold all but 3 of them privately. I have sold and Entegra, London Aire and our Mountain Aire in the last 4 years. Sold them on Rv trader and they sold within a few weeks.

The key is good photos, good description and here is the hard part....a fair price. It will sell for what the market will bear. If you get emotional in the pricing it will sit. If you price it right it will pop especially in this hot market.

Good luck!!
__________________
2017 Mountain Aire/ Spartan
30 ft stacker trailer
zman62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2018, 04:34 AM   #11
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Spring, TX (Home Sweet Home)
Posts: 1,709
I’m very sorry to hear about the changes in health. Moving to the next chapter of life will include all those fantastic memories.

Quote:
Originally Posted by zman62 View Post
The key is good photos, good description and here is the hard part....a fair price. It will sell for what the market will bear. If you get emotional in the pricing it will sit. If you price it right it will pop especially in this hot market.

Good luck!!
Having sold only one coach privately, I completely agree with this statement. Provide a LOT of high quality images. Have a detailed maintenance history.

Take a look at NADA and then compare what you determine to what similar coaches are listed for. If you want it to move, price it 5-10% below everything else on the market.

Good luck,

-Matt
__________________
2017 Entegra Aspire 44R (bunks) towing 2015 F-150
2012 Tiffin Phaeton 40QKH (Our Phaeton was so nice, we bought it twice)
2016 Open Range RF376FBH (Sold)
Matt D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2018, 11:09 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Marcosdad's Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Green Valley, AZ
Posts: 1,210
One thing I did when I sold our '15 was make a video (narrated) and provided a YouTube link in the ad. I did have one guy who said "Just send me your banking info and I'll pay full price" Another said full price from PayPal but I'd need to pay the "delivery driver" about a grand up front. So, be careful...Have them wire to your bank (we opened an account with nothing in it just to receive the money) and then sign over the title and hand the keys.

NIRVC has a program that will help with paperwork, titling, and financing for a small fee, and they have a consignment program
__________________
Stew and Diane (and Marco)
2018 Entegra Cornerstone 45X
Formerly: 2015 Entegra Cornerstone 45B, 2013 Entegra Aspire DEQ IFS, 2004 DSDP; all sold
Marcosdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2018, 11:16 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Stripe34's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Fulltime since ‘16
Posts: 2,505
Blog Entries: 1
Here’s one of the better threads on the subject:
Just sold my RV online....here's how it worked out for me
__________________
CC, Paul, & Duckie (ACD)
'17 DSDP4018, Wrangler toad
Stripe34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2018, 03:32 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
LWBAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 309
Lot of good suggestions here. I’ll add a couple of more from our experience:

1. RVT.com allows you to pay a little extra to have your ad featured on their home page. (I don’t know if RVTrader.com has the same feature but would expect they do.) Your ad won’t be the only ad on the home page, but it will be one of a number of ads that rotate by as prospective buyers open up the web site. I paid the extra money to do that and felt it was worthwhile.

2. Related to #1 above, make sure the first photo in your group of photos is unique & different enough to draw attention. If you go on RVT.com or RV Trader.com you’ll find that 98% of the ads have basically the same photo as the first photo in the ad. What you want is a photo that says, “Imagine yourself here, in this motorhome!” or something to that effect.

Below are the first photos I used in the ads I ran for our 2007 Winnebago Vectra and our 2010 Tiffin Allegro Bus. I’m not suggesting either is an award-winning photograph; just that they draw more attention than a boring shot of the front end of a motorhome.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Vectra Lakeside.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	270.9 KB
ID:	202306   Click image for larger version

Name:	4-At Bella Terra-2012-10.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	109.9 KB
ID:	202307  

__________________

__________________
Larry, Amy & Lexi (Woof!) Beckner
2018 Entegra Cornerstone 45B
Advice from Lexi - Wag More, Bark Less
LWBAZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sell



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Private sell of Class A - Do you make people show proof of purchasing power to look? Brandonrv Class A Motorhome Discussions 31 05-15-2016 02:23 PM
To sell or not to sell Navistar deSanford Monaco Owner's Forum 0 11-01-2012 12:25 PM
How to sell (and not sell) your DSDP Route 66 Newmar Owner's Forum 7 04-08-2011 07:46 AM
The can't even sell them on eBay NLOVNIT North Central Region 2 02-22-2009 05:38 PM
To Sell or not to sell, that is the question no18yes Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 15 05-20-2005 02:35 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.