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Old 05-13-2008, 05:30 PM   #1
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I am just amazed at the amount of used rvs on the market that have had no prep before marketing them.It costs little or no money to make up the beds and clean out the junk.I would think anything would sell better if it were clean and everything were ready to go.

Just my 2cents worth for some of the dealers that are struggeling
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I am just amazed at the amount of used rvs on the market that have had no prep before marketing them.It costs little or no money to make up the beds and clean out the junk.I would think anything would sell better if it were clean and everything were ready to go.

Just my 2cents worth for some of the dealers that are struggeling
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:52 PM   #3
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Have seen to same mess myself,and in most cases the units were there on a consignment basis and probably arrived there after the owner spent months or years trying to sell it himself.A full day spent on a good clean-up would enhance it's saleability but the owner just hates the sight of it and takes the easy way out.In reality,look at it as a potential good deal if you are in the market.The time has come to play hardball!
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My wife and I feel the same way. When we looked at travel trailers back in 2000, all the used ones we looked at had no cleanup done on them. When we asked one dealer, they told us they got so dirty with people looking through them they just waited until they were sold to clean them up. There were some I wouldn't even step into because of the mess and smell. It seems like a used RV would be difficult to sell if people get turned off and won't even go inside.

However, as exrench says, if you can get past the lack of cleanup and if you're willing to expend a little energy, you could get a real good deal in these lean times. Just make sure you know what you are getting into. Lack of maintenance by the previous owner can come back to bite you.
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From my experience, a reputable dealer will clean the unit first. Where I have seen the dirty ones aer the private sales.

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I bought my Bus from a Wheel dealer in Ocala. Big dealer. At the PDI we found problems not to mention the cleanliness of the unit. The big things were repaired ,,,the cleanliness for which we were charged $200.00 for was completely forgotten. The thing was dirty, should have left it on the lot but, it was a very good buy so I didn't. I just will not go back to that dealer agin, if they can't clean it, then what else have they fudged on? So far so good with the Bus, just have dash a/c problem and that is all.
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We've experienced the same thing at numerous dealers. When we ask why, they all say "Oh, we don't do anything till it sells". Apparently they don't think that a nice looking rig has anything to do with actually making the sale. Are they right? Visit the shabbiest used car lot and you will still find cars that have been polished and vacuumed - those guys know that appearance counts! RV dealers, I think, simply have so much disdain for their customers that they figure they can sell them stuff that looks like crap and merely promise to do something about it later (maybe).
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As long as people buys them in this shape they won't do anything different. Things get different when the rigs are not selling.

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We looked at a large dealer in the Fresno area for a couple of years. When it got down to really looking, the units on the lot we dirty, holding tanks full and stinky, holes in the roof from removed dishes, and the outside required detailing. We didn't buy from them.

They said the same thing. We clean them up when they sell . Hmmm

We purchased our coach from DeMartini in Grass Valley. Our Alpine looked as good in person, as the pictures on the internet. I have to say, all of their coaches for sale were dressed to the nines.
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Have to agree with Gary, its not just the old coachs for sale the new ones the dealer may clean up after sale unless you note it before sale.
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No surprise here. Have you seen the condition in which some people try their houses. Coaches are the same way. Those that are clean and smell good are going to sell better.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by historyljc:
No surprise here. Have you seen the condition in which some people try their houses. Coaches are the same way. Those that are clean and smell good are going to sell better. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I agree 100%. Individuals may not realize that a clean coach will be easier to sell, but you think dealers would know better.
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