Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-02-2014, 07:21 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 1
Blog Entries: 1
Should I donate my motor home

Pros and Cons of donating a motorhome to a charity
__________________

__________________
Mrs. is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-02-2014, 07:28 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
kalynzoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Northridge, Ca
Posts: 751
If your doing it because you can get a tax deduction talk with your tax advisor first. Many people are not in a category where they can apply the tax deduction. If you are donating the RV because you feel you can and would like to make a donation, then bless you. Call your favorite charity and see if they will take a direct donation, or if they use a donation service.
__________________

__________________
kalynzoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 07:29 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,535
Usually the charity gets a flat fee from the salvage outfit and the salvage outfit makes the money from the parts sales. The salvage outfit is the one that makes the money although the charity gets some, but sure not the majority.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 07:36 PM   #4
RVM#87 / Senior Member
 
DieselTech39's Avatar


 
Solo Rvers Club
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Ham Lake, MN
Posts: 3,038


Glad you're aboard. Remember tax deduction is based on market value. Just wondering why you are considering the donation? If it's none of my beeswax that's OK too. Best of luck in your decision. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
__________________
Have a wonderful day!
Ken (RVM 87)
FT DP Wanna B The journey is the destination!
Retired & perfecting procrastination!
DieselTech39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 07:38 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
NorthernDriv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Mission,B.C.
Posts: 238
Yes you should! We can make a difference!
__________________
HR Endeavor DST Bath and 1/2 - SOLD
Me and the DW
NorthernDriv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 11:13 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
dons2346's Avatar
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,497
You would probably make out better if you sold it and gave the $$ instead. If there happens to be an audit and you and the IRS cannot agree on what your donation is worth, then it is their word. If you gave a fat check, there is no doubt.
__________________
dons2346 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2014, 09:20 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Melmoses's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Montgomery, AL
Posts: 1,196
Donation of a motorhome is subject to the same rules as donation of a car. You donate it, the charity must acknowledge the donation with a special form. Then the charity must state on the record what it did with it: if sold then you can only take as a donation only the amount it was sold for. The charity would probably sell it for a lot less than you would sell it for so you get the short end of the stick. If the charity uses it and states that, then you can take the fair market value of the motorhome which means you must have something on paper from an outside source stating its value. It is a big hassle to donate vehicles of any sort.
__________________
Mel (Melanie) and Harry
2009 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH
2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport
Melmoses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2014, 11:11 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,336
I agree with Melmoses. Before you donate it ask the charity how they intend to either use or dispose of it. Charities generally aren't equipped or licensed to sell vehicles at the retail level. In most cases they sell vehicles to a wholesaler or auction house. One in our area had a contract with a local salvage yard. Anything that didn't run immediately went for salvage price. They negotiated a higher price for those in better condition. However even the best went for prices well below the wholesale. Remember you can only deduct the actual amount the charity receives, not the fair market value.

If the object is to get rid of the motorhome and you're not necessarily interested in the tax deduction it might be the way to go. If you actually want to donate to the charity you'll probably be able to give them more if you sell the motorhome yourself and donate the cash.
__________________
Hikerdogs
2013 Adventurer 32H
Hikerdogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2014, 10:01 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
iamblum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 415
I donated a car once and it didn't help me tax wise at all. If I were to do it all over again knowing that, I wold sell the car and donate the cash directly to the charity. That way at least they will get the most out of your sacrifice
__________________

__________________
iamblum is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.