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Old 03-19-2014, 02:24 PM   #1
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What is the best way to sell an RV?

We have a 2010 31' Excel that we really want to sell so we can upgrade to a slightly bigger RV.
According to our research the RV has a wholesale value of 33,180.00 and a retail value of $44,200.00
So what is the best way to sell our RV. Do we consign it to a dealer? Or sell it by private sale?
Do we park it on the nearest available corner lot with for sale sign on it (that would be just off the I-10 in southern NM)

All suggestions will be appreciated.

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Old 03-19-2014, 04:22 PM   #2
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Wow, 42 views and no one replied. Darn it!!

Welcome to IRV2!

The best way is whatever way finds a buyer. No joke. So it really depends on whether you are willing to do the legwork to get exposure, and how important it is to recapture the most money back on your purchase. Anything that involves a consignment or trade in requires some funds to the seller so that comes out of your proceeds. Advertising it and selling it yourself will likely net the most cash.

So, all the things you mention can be employed. Get a classified listing here on the forum, put one on Ebay, RV Trader, your local classified ads, just get as much exposure as you can 'till a buyer comes along.

Pricing it mid-way from wholesale to retail might attract someone that's looking for that type age and size at the dealers and sees yours for a lot less. Dealers will tend to price them much over retail book, and allow much less than wholesale for trade-in. They are all about profit and are professional negotiators in business to make as much as they possibly can.

If you have a large RV dealer in your area you could talk to them about their consignment program and see if it's something you'd be willing to pay for. You can always do that after you've given it your best shot trying to sell it yourself. Or trade yours in on something they have that you like, negotiating a deal you can live with.

Get it cleaned up (detailed) as well as possible and fix any deficiencies. Get it as spotless and shiny as possible so that it shows well. Make sure the drivetrain maintenance is up to spec and the tires are in good condition. Unless you're selling it as a 'fixer-upper' people don't want to or don't think they should have to spend any money on it when they buy it.

Perhaps this will get some more discussion going and ideas that might help you get it sold.


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Old 03-21-2014, 08:57 AM   #3
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put it on craiges list at a reasonable price , with alot of good pics . it will sell. i sell most everything i list on there including my last rv.
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I recommend RVTrader.com. It's a great site, lots of activity, very easy for a buyer to navigate, and reasonable rates.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:04 PM   #5
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You might look into PPL in Houston. I know it is a drive from New Mexico, but they definitely get results, and have many out-of-state coaches on their lot. Their website is here.

I have both bought and sold through them.

Good luck with your sale.
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