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Old 04-07-2021, 11:31 AM   #1
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Hi all. I have someone interested in my RV. I am on the east coast, they are on the west coast. The only obstacle is the distance to travel to pick it up or have it delivered. They have asked if I would meet them half way which I am hesitant to do. They havenít seen the RV (other than pictures) and final price hasnít been discussed at all. Feeling a little funny about the whole thing, any thoughts?

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Hi all. I have someone interested in my RV. I am on the east coast, they are on the west coast. The only obstacle is the distance to travel to pick it up or have it delivered. They have asked if I would meet them half way which I am hesitant to do. They havenít seen the RV (other than pictures) and final price hasnít been discussed at all. Feeling a little funny about the whole thing, any thoughts?

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You are right to be concerned. Why you would agree to drive half way across the USA, to meet a stranger, with whom you have no agreed upon price, is beyond my comprehension. Distance isn't the "only obstacle", IMO.
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The buyer should be expected to travel to the seller. Once youíve come to terms, meeting half way, for them to take delivery, can be discussed.
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Agree with above. I wouldn't do that unless the sale was completed prior to the trip (with the money safely in my bank account). Besides being in unfamiliar territory, I would imagine you would be much more likely to accept a lowball offer so you wouldn't have wasted the time and money getting to the meeting place. If the buyer is really interested, they can easily fly to where you are and drive home.
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Thanks all! You have all confirmed what was spinning in my head already!
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I once did a similar sale. I only had to drive 400 miles. I took a nonrefundable 5k deposit
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The buyer should be expected to travel to the seller. Once youíve come to terms, meeting half way, for them to take delivery, can be discussed.

Agreed, only option in my book.
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Also, how would they legally drive it home? Generally once they have the title, they can get a temporary registration from your state, to allow them to drive it home. Or if it is in their state, they can get the title work done, and get a registration. But if you are both in a different state, they will likely push you to leave your tags on it. I might be willing to leave my tags on so a local driver could get a vehicle home, but not to allow someone to drive back across the country. If something happened, you could be on the hook.


Is your price too low that someone is willing to travel that far to pick it up? Just a thought. If the price is not too low, then the whole thing smells that much worse.
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Its not the tags that are a problem, its the insurance. No tags is a ticket.

Are you going to let the buyer drive away on your coverage ?

You need your tags to cancel your coverage in some states and you really want to do that before a complete stranger drives away. Make him prove coverage in his name.
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Its not the tags that are a problem, its the insurance. No tags is a ticket.

Are you going to let the buyer drive away on your coverage ?

You need your tags to cancel your coverage in some states and you really want to do that before a complete stranger drives away. Make him prove coverage in his name.
You don't have to make the buyer prove anything. There is no follow-on liability once your coverage is canceled, especially if you have a bill of sale (which the seller absolutely should get and keep) then it is entirely on the buyer what happens.

But there are many red flags about this. Deal IN PERSON and ONLY for cash. The buyer can get themselves to the seller's location if they are legit.
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Thanks again everyone. I told the buyers I couldnít help them with delivering the rig and was reluctant to sell it to someone sight unseen. If they can afford the asking price in cash they can make the trip. Just doesnít pass the smell test to me...
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You don't have to make the buyer prove anything. There is no follow-on liability once your coverage is canceled, especially if you have a bill of sale (which the seller absolutely should get and keep) then it is entirely on the buyer what happens.
I'm not a lawyer, but I don't think simply cancelling your INSURANCE coverage can absolve you from Liability. In most states, I believe liability remains with the registered owner (seller) until registered by a new owner, in his name. A "Bill of Sale", signed by both parties, MAY be helpful as a defense but I think it is the owner who's name is on the Title that has Liability. THAT is why both parties should go to a Title Transfer place (or a licensed dealer) that will likely require the Bill of Sale to complete the transaction.
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I'm not a lawyer, but I don't think simply cancelling your INSURANCE coverage can absolve you from Liability. In most states, I believe liability remains with the registered owner (seller) until registered by a new owner, in his name. A "Bill of Sale", signed by both parties, MAY be helpful as a defense but I think it is the owner who's name is on the Title that has Liability. THAT is why both parties should go to a Title Transfer place (or a licensed dealer) that will likely require the Bill of Sale to complete the transaction.
Here in WA the seller has to immediately report the sale over the internet. Once that's done you are not responsible and it's up to the buyer to register it.
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