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Old 04-11-2014, 02:44 PM   #1
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Question Costs/Pitfalls of selling RVs

I'm in the market to sell my RV and am weighing the cost/pitfalls of going to an RV dealer or selling myself.

My inclination is to do it myself. Those of you with experience, what should I make sure I definitely do? What would you have done differently? How are finances handled? Obviously, a check from out of state isn't going to cut it as the new owner drives off into the sunset.

Maybe I should leave it to the pros. What are reasonable expenses that I should expect for someone to sell my rig? Should I seek out a dealer that normally sells my brand name?

I've tried doing a few searches, with limited success (buying and lawyers). If this topic has already been beaten to death, please suggest some search words. Thanks.

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Old 04-11-2014, 06:55 PM   #2
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Price it right and you will not have any trouble selling a Pleasure Way..
List it on irv2, claz.org,RVFSBO, RV Classified, just to name a few..I use wire transfer and when I receive the funds I release the title and not
before...Do not let the take even a test drive unless you are in the vehicle and no sleeping in MH...Always get a copy of the drivers license anyone who is looking at MH before you let them drive it..


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Old 04-11-2014, 07:47 PM   #3
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A dealer will need to purchase below wholesale, if you are ok with that figure, go for it. Try a consignment dealer. You set your price and they take everything else or they set the price and take a percentage. Bottom line is check with your insurance co. to be sure you are covered. No money in hand no title.
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:49 PM   #4
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Craigslist. Cash only or if it is financed meet at your bank / credit union for buyer to pay it off. If buyer is financing meet at his bank / credit union and walk out with your money.
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:24 PM   #5
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Starting trying to sell my travel trailer in November and just sold it Saturday.
If I could get almost as much and let someone else do it I would.
Its a pain to fool with and dealers have so many more people coming by to look.
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