Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  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 01-09-2013, 08:19 AM   #1
Senior Member
reubenray's Avatar
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lake Osprey RV Resort
Posts: 1,692
Best Time of Year to Sell Used RV??

We are planning on upgrading to a motorhome from a fifth wheel in the near future depending on when the fifth wheel is sold.

Are certain times of the year better than others? I would think winter time was not the best and spring/summer would be the best. But what do I know.

Raymond, Dee Dee and Sophie (Yorkie)
2013 Tiffin Allegro 31SA
2016 Chevrolet Equinox - V6 - AWD
reubenray 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 01-09-2013, 08:24 AM   #2
Community Administrator
Clifftall's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 24,503
I think it may depend where you are. Here in Fl. the winter is a good time to sell as there is an influx :-( of people . Winter is also a good time as the new owner will want to begin using it as soon as possible in the Spring and most would not want to buy it at the end of camping season.

Good luck


Cliff,Tallulah and Buddy ( 1999-2012 )
Clifftall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 08:31 AM   #3
Senior Member
4tfamily's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Middleboro, MA
Posts: 247
Having just shopped for and bought a used motorhome (Class A diesel) I can tell you that there were four that sold out from underneath us before we could look at them. In the middle of the winter!

They were all priced below what many others were asking for the same coach, so that is obviously a factor. We ended up traveling 1800 miles to pick it up from a private seller, so location isn't always a factor.

The person we bought from said his sat for a while, but once we committed he started getting a lot more calls. I believe he said some were "Sandy" related, so maybe it was an anomaly.

Just some things I observed through our experience.

Good luck!
4tfamily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 08:34 AM   #4
Senior Member
John H...'s Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Johnstown, PA USA
Posts: 3,325
Sell in the spring and buy in the winter.
John, Deb; & our dog, Benji, Forever in our hearts.
2014 Coachmen Leprechaun 319DS V-10
2011 Jeep Liberty Jet & 2014 Jeep Wrangler
John H... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 08:46 AM   #5
Senior Member/RVM #90
MSHappyCampers's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 19,260
We bought the MH a few months ago and have been trying to sell the 5er. Had quite a few calls but only one actual looker. I hope I will have better luck this spring!
Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 02:51 PM   #6
Senior Member
Pepper2's Avatar

Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Southeast,MI
Posts: 2,064
Selling is hard in the winter, buying is cheaper. Buying in the winter is cheaper, selling is harder.
Neal and Deb + Mya and Gizmo, the pup's
2003 Winnebago Sightseer 30B

May the roads rise up to meet you, May the winds be always at your back...
Pepper2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 06:02 PM   #7
Senior Member
Caveman CBB's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Storden,MN
Posts: 672
Spring, when the first robins come back and everybody had outdoors on there mind. (and other things)
Caveman CBB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 06:05 PM   #8
Senior Member
djbmsu's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Charlotte Harbor, FL
Posts: 1,792
Like all things for sale its all how you market and that your price is competetive. I think people are always looking and the time of year is almost secondary.

Don and Nancy
[2014 40QBH Phaeton, 2015 Buick Enclave, 2yr old sisters Sara n Kaycee, Havanese, Two Segways
djbmsu is offline   Reply With Quote

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

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.