Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
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 12-10-2015, 05:16 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 268
Consigning an RV to Dealership--Experiences Please

We currently have our RV for sale and have posted it on numerous sites. No luck.
Do any of you know about consigning an RV to say...Camping World or a local larger dealership? Good idea?
Opinions appreciated!!
Thank You
__________________

__________________
Andi & Jim from Florida
Labs: Tank, Roxy & Russell
& Sometimes Grandbassett Lucy
Kdsgone2dogs 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 12-10-2015, 06:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 13,712
We bought our MH from CW in April '13. The salesman was very knowledgeable, friendly and patient with all our questions and poking into every nook and cranny of the MH.
The finance dept. personnel however, tried to change the figures to gain another $4,000 over agreed selling price. After I balked and arose from my chair to go home, the woman said, wait a minute so I can refigure the contract, as I'm not the one who completed the form. Numbers were changed to reflect the agreed price, we signed and drove it home..
Fast forward to Nov. I received a check in the mail from the state's Attorney General office, with a letter explaining this was a refund due me from a class action lawsuit against CW for financial business practices.
That's the story from my end;I don't know how the seller came out.
Check out PPL Motorhomes and similar large consignment dealers across the country too.
My viewpoint on this subject is this; the choice is to sell it yourself, tend to dealing with potential buyers, advertising, showing, cleaning, etc, OR, sell on consignment pay the consignment fee while they do all the work and deal with lookers. There are some pitfalls to consignment selling. I'm sure you have already educated yourself about those.
__________________

__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member,FMCA."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2015, 08:28 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 5,570
We took ours down to Houston at PPL. We named our price and it sold within a month. There are a lot of shoppers there. We were impressed.
__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . . Back in S&B Again
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2015, 10:10 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
dons2346's Avatar
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,492
Just be aware that your insurance might not cover the coach if it is on consignment
__________________
Don
2002 Country Coach Intrigue
dons2346 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2015, 12:36 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 97
Two days after we dropped of our motorhome at a local consignment dealer and before they had it listed on their website they called with an offer. I told the dealer to accept the offer. A Good experience.
__________________
Pat
2011 Berkshire 390BH-60
Cudntherd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2015, 02:49 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 5,912
I put a travel trailer on a dealer's lot in Salinas, California several years ago. I had a friend go and pretend to be a buyer.

They priced it way above market and used the consignments to draw people into their establishment.

From the highway it looked like they had a ton of RV's and their game was to get you on the lot and then sell you their new RV's.

I took it back after a month. The guy went out of business about a year after that.
__________________
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS
Arch Hoagland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2015, 08:08 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
OLYLEN's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa
Posts: 2,345
The single biggest problem is the present owners price,.they feel their GEM is worth. If you have a reasonable price on what you have it will sell. If you think yours if worth more than everyone like it out there, it won't.

LEN
__________________
2004 Clss C 31' Winnebgo
OLYLEN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2015, 08:48 AM   #8
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 18,096
A friend has her 2007 Phaeton on consignment at a CW. CW told them they could sell it quickly, but have not had a single offer in 4 months. Phaetons are popular - you have to wonder why there has been nothing! I'm thinking the sales people push the dealer stock rather than the consigned units. Perhaps because they make much less commission on a consignment sale.

In any case, be skeptical of their promises of a quick sale or high prices.
__________________
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Summers in Black Mountain, NC
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2015, 09:10 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
RoamingGnome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 115
I bought a flawless MH at a bargain basement price that was on consignment at CW in St. Augustine, Fl. We drove it home the day we first saw it and it has performed spectacularly well over the five years and 40k miles since. After the sale the salesman told me that the owner had just brought it in that morning and was motivated to take my offer due to the tanking economy at the time.
__________________
Dave & Lynne - Retired & livin' the dream. '04 Bounder W32 on Workhorse W20 chassis powered by GM 8.1L gasser.
RoamingGnome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2015, 09:23 AM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Troy Mo
Posts: 1,951
NIRVC in Texas and Ga. Great place.
__________________
loisjop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2015, 09:24 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
oldmattb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 303
We sold two DPs through PPL. We lived in a rural area where many people would not make the drive to see our coach.

We dropped the RV off, gave an honest description of the condition of things, and were realistic about our price expectations. In both cases, we had no hassles, and had a check in our hands in less than a month.

Were we to sell our current coach, I would likely try craigslist for a few weeks. If nothing happened, I would make the two-day drive to PPL and leave it for them to sell. What is the cost of six months of tire-kickers, looky-loos, scary people, and whiners invading your weekends?

Matt B
__________________
Matt B
1998 Monaco Windsor
oldmattb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2015, 09:56 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Deny's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 833
We sold ours on Craigslist, to some very nice folks that were just as turned off by dealers as we are. Down here in S. Fla-it's tough to find someone you can trust with your expensive Motorhome.

Our plan was to give Craigslist a try-then take it to the best consignment place we could find. We never had to explore that option, but, no location is too far to find the right Broker.
__________________
Denny
Stuart, Fl
Deny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2015, 12:23 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 5,912
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary RVRoamer View Post
A friend has her 2007 Phaeton on consignment at a CW. CW told them they could sell it quickly, but have not had a single offer in 4 months. Phaetons are popular - you have to wonder why there has been nothing! I'm thinking the sales people push the dealer stock rather than the consigned units. Perhaps because they make much less commission on a consignment sale.

In any case, be skeptical of their promises of a quick sale or high prices.
Tell her to send a friend in pretending to be interested in her coach and see what's going on. That's what i did and discovered they were just using it to draw people in and then push their own RV's.
__________________
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS
Arch Hoagland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2015, 12:55 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
DGBPokes's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: May 2010
Location: McAlester Ok
Posts: 1,409
PPL. We didn't sell, but purchased. As far as using them for a trade in......terrible, whatever theNADA book is LESS options, you will get 50%.
Like they way they handled our purchase, will use them if we sell in the coming years. We too, live in a remote location.
__________________

__________________
2007 Newmar KSDP. 3912
2010 Nissan Frontier SE
DGBPokes is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dealer



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
RV dealership professions ...long time idea. Dojo1228 Just Conversation 22 08-03-2015 07:07 PM
Thor Factory Service Experiences MoHoGo Thor Industries Owner's Forum 17 10-14-2014 11:17 AM
So, How do I get started looking (for a dealership(??)) to buy - NJ vi7 Northeast Region 15 06-01-2014 04:34 PM
Tiffin dealership in Jacksonville goes to General RV johnsong3 Tiffin Motorhomes Owners Forum 4 02-18-2014 08:43 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.