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Old 02-22-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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Is RV Trader a good place to sell RV?

We've been full-time RVers for the last several years, but just bought a house. We'll no longer need our big 40 footer so want to sell it. Does anyone have any experience trying to sell on RVTrader.com? Is it a good place to list an RV? We've found a dealer interested in taking our RV on consignment, but thinking we may sell it even faster if we can list it at a price that doesn't need to include the dealer's profit. Ideas? Thanks for any input.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
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I've never sold one but as a person who spent a long long time looking, my advice would be to advertise in as many locations as you can. The RV trader should be fine, as well as this site, Craigs list, ebay and others. I've seen a great many ads that include a line about not wanting to be contacted by those interested in providing consignment services, so I believe that you might avoid unwanted calls by including one. When I did eventually buy I had to wait for a consignment contract to expire so I could get a better price. Good luck.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:09 AM   #3
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RV Trader is where we saw, and then bought ours. It was more of a process on both sides due to titling, and paperwork than it would have been through a dealer, but due to the price it was worth it. Note, the sellers sold it to us at trade in price as they weren't really looking for a profit, but rather someone to enjoy the RV versus giving it to a dealer. Had it not been such a good deal, for both of us it would have been easier via a dealer.

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Old 02-24-2011, 02:31 PM   #4
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I sold my Adventurer through RV Trader online 5 years ago, it took about 6 months to sell. My local paper didn't produce results although I have had better luck with cars through the paper than through online ads.
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Put it on E-Bay. It doesn't cost much and you probably won't sell it thru that site but it gets a lot of exposure. That's how I found mine. Put a phone # with it. Plus use all the RVtrader sites.
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I've used ebay several times to sell mh's. Did not actually sell them there but had people contact me after the auction to come see and then bought. I have used rvtrader for looking and did check one out in person after seeing it there. Didn't buy it as seller had way overstated the condition. Lots of people use ebay, rvt, rvtraderonline to look.
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I had good luck with RV Trader. I sold my RV within one week. I priced it below market and it was in perfect condition.
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Also try listing it in Craigslist.
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Cool

As I am shopping, (my 2cents) I am constantly on rvtrader, rvonline, ebay, watching and checking for deals. Craigs list is good but extreemly localized. I just look at the closer craigslist ads. They are a cost effective way to advertise, but the online trader sites reach more potential customers in my opinion. The more you get it out there the better your chances are of selling it are.
Wish I could afford yours!!!!
I saw your ad on the classifieds in this site!!

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When I was looking for my last two purchases (trailer and coach), both of my searches were local and I used Craigslist. But...national exposure like RV Trader gets you more eyeballs looking.

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I would consider putting an add in rvsearch.com and rvusa.com. Both sites seem to have an extensive list of rvs for sale.
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I agree with Dave - advertise in as many areas as possible. Last year we decided to sell our motorhome. A couple of days later I was talking to the owner of the auto repair shop where I do business as I was having the oil changed in my car. He said to give him a little for sale notice and he would put it on his board.
About 5 days later, I got a call from an individual who was interested. He came out, looked in the motorhome, walked around it and said he would buy it. He didn't even what to test drive it. Of course it was inside under cover and I had always tried to take care of it.
Anyway, you never know where someone might see your ad.
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my advice would be to advertise in as many locations as you can.
Good advice...ebay, craig's list, RV Trader and any place else you can think of. I recently sold a 38' 5th wheel by putting and ad in the local paper, which was my last option...but the timing was such that a couple was just passing through, saw the ad and bought it. You never know.
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