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Old 07-28-2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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What to do ??? Sell, Trade, or Keep

Hello everyone,

I had a new 40' diesel pusher that we loved. We decided to down size about a year and a half ago to a Jayco Greyhawk Class C (it was a mistake). It is a very nice coach, but it is much smaller then we like. Also, the ride is nothing like the pusher. For short trips it doesn't matter much, but we like to travel and it is noticeable on the long ones.

I recently went to an RV dealer and looked into trading my coach. I am not happy with the prices that they want to give me.

I was wondering if any of the web sites actually work or if consignment is worth looking into. I didn't know if people actually purchase from any of the web sites.

I don't know if I should try to sell my coach out rite, put it on consignment at a dealer, bite the bullet and make the trade ( and take a large loss), or just stay put and try to deal with a coach that doesn't fit our needs.

Thanks
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Hello everyone,

I had a new 40' diesel pusher that we loved. We decided to down size about a year and a half ago to a Jayco Greyhawk Class C (it was a mistake). It is a very nice coach, but it is much smaller then we like. Also, the ride is nothing like the pusher. For short trips it doesn't matter much, but we like to travel and it is noticeable on the long ones.

I recently went to an RV dealer and looked into trading my coach. I am not happy with the prices that they want to give me.

I was wondering if any of the web sites actually work or if consignment is worth looking into. I didn't know if people actually purchase from any of the web sites.

I don't know if I should try to sell my coach out rite, put it on consignment at a dealer, bite the bullet and make the trade ( and take a large loss), or just stay put and try to deal with a coach that doesn't fit our needs.

Thanks
You will always do better selling it yourself, and buying the next one without a trade. That first year depreciation is a bear, but it may also be that the dealer you are trying to buy from is not offering you the best deal you may find elsewhere. Shop around, especially if you've decided on a specific model to buy. I see no wisdom in keeping a coach that does not meet your needs- it won't be worth "more" later. Remember that "most" consignment dealers take at least 10% of the selling price, so that can be a bit much on a newer coach. PPL is a LONG way from NJ, but they move a lot of used coaches.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:57 PM   #3
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Absolutely use the online sites if you decide to sell. Make sure to include a full description and lots of pictures. Craigslist is where we found our first RV
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I concur that you should sell it yourself. You won't do well trading or consignment for the same reason. The dealer is going to make a profit at your expense. Try Craig's list, eBay, and some of the other online sites. These are good at generating interest but be prepared to handle a bunch of questions from tire kickers.

I have sold two or three mh's on eBay over the years. IT does work.

Post plenty of pictures and be prepared to provide even more on request.
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I had good luck this year with RVT.com. Tried Craigslist, but all I received were the scams, tire kickers & extreme bargain hunters, no serious inquiries. Listed on the classified ads on some of the RV sites, but no luck. I put it on RVT, posted 132 pictures with ad, did an extensive description of motorhome and sold it in two weeks. I actually had 3 serious buyers.
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I was getting a bunch of junk on Craig's List. Spammers and pornographers and such. I lost confidence in them. I would also try eBay. Just remember the fees you will pay. Plus be VERY WARY of everyone! Cashier's checks can be forged very easily.

I would still try the dealers. Just because one did not work does not mean another will not. Because of the illegal contacts through online sales, I have lost my taste for that avenue.
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I would at least try and negotiate a trade as that is so much easier than selling it yourself. If you can't come to an agreement on the price difference you can always walk away and then try and sell it yourself. Also, depending on your state of residence, sales tax is on the difference between your trade and the new coach. If you sell your current coach, when you buy the next one you will pay sales tax on the total amount.
Lots of things to think about so take your time, do some research, and it will all work out in the end.
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As far as RTV.com goes, I have had my 05 dynasty listed for about three weeks. Today, I found another dynasty just like mine without some options (res.frig, stacked wash/dry) with my exact wording from my previous ad here on irv2.com. I reported the ad but it showed as a private owner and rtv.com has not responded yet to my report. Not sure if rtf got the ads and pics mixed up or what but this is the second time I have had to contact them about incorrect information regarding my ad. Not sure if I would use them again.
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Still waiting to hear from RVT.com. Will be placing a phone call shortly.
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Hi RVBulldog,
Staying with a coach that doesn't meet your needs is the worst of all decisions. If you agree, it comes down to sell it yourself or trade it. For me, I am at a time in life where the purpose is to enjoy what is left. This means I'd bite the bullet and trade it for the coach of your dreams. This minimizes the negative feelings with your current situation and allows you to move forward with enjoying the RV lifestyle.
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Ok. Some confusion regarding RVT.com and RVtrader.com. My original listing was with RVtrader.com and not rvt.com. It seems that a broker or third party may have copied my ad word for word and posted a similar dynasty diamond IV coach. They included my residential refrig option and stacked washer dryer option even though the coach did not have it. RVtrader is now investigating as to who placed the misleading ad. Not a big deal to anyone but me, but since I was badmouthing the wrong rv online sales, I wanted to vindicate rvt.com. My apologies.
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I wouldn't throw Craig's list aside. We bought our coach on Craig's list and I've sold other items pretty fast. I would use all avenues available to you. Yup....your going to get a lot of shmuck, but there are a lot of good buyers using every tool available to them as well to find your motorhome too!
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