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Old 04-07-2008, 05:29 PM   #1
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We are puttung our coach up for sale rather than trading it in. Since there are a good number of RV "Buying and selling" sites on the internet I am looking for advice. Some sites are free while others charge a lot and, in appearance, most look the same.
Which sites, if any, are the best?
Can anyone relate their experiences - good or bad?
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We are puttung our coach up for sale rather than trading it in. Since there are a good number of RV "Buying and selling" sites on the internet I am looking for advice. Some sites are free while others charge a lot and, in appearance, most look the same.
Which sites, if any, are the best?
Can anyone relate their experiences - good or bad?
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Old 04-07-2008, 05:50 PM   #3
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We just sold ours (pending succesful financing), but the most exposure seems to come from rvtraderonline, rvsearch, and rvtrader as far as online. Other fairly good ones, and cheap, were usedmotorhomes.com and motorhomesused.com. If you use rvtraderonline, make sure you get your ad right the first time, their customer service is horrible. However, I found the most calls came from my local newspaper, the Orange County Register! It's pretty expensive compared to the online sites, but I think it may be the real deal. If I had it to do over again, I think I would have spent less on the online ad's and more on a larger newspaper classified ad (keeping in mind that the newspaper ad's usually have an online site as well). Hope this was helpful. Good luck!
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:03 PM   #4
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My advice would be to start by placing your ad in iRV2's Classifieds section. With over 29,000 members (ok, not ALL of them are active), here is pretty good exposure.

Like afrank1971 stated & I've also read on this & other forums, ads placed in local venues generate a lot of interest, especially from buyers looking to buy close to their home.

Best of luck to you.

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Old 04-07-2008, 06:35 PM   #5
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In more and more population centers there is a TV station with a website that offers free classified ads. It is kind of like a local Craig's List.

We have sold everything from books to cars to a house on ksl.com in Utah. Local people will be able to actually come to you over someone across the country. Even on the national sites, seems most of the traffic will come from nearby.

If there were any really great sites, we would already know about them. Think you are correct, they all look the same.
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Take it to a highly trafficed area that is safe and put a sign on it as well as advertise it for 100 mile radius. Good luck and keep us posted.
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I agree with RV Wizard. I park in an area that gets a lot of exposure from SB I-15 traffic on the weekends and it always works better than printed ads.

If you must use the printed media, avoid the Recycler since almost all responses are from scam artists. I have had similar issues with Craig's List but i can sniff out the bad ones.
I just hate them wasting my time and effort. FWIW, a local paper gets only local exposure but a regional major paper, while expensive, can generate a lot more exposure.

As a last ditch effort, I would use an online RV site or a large consignment lot if there is one near you.

Just my $.02
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