Originally Posted by Thor29.3inAZ
There are a lot of great recommendations. One that some will agree on but has not been mentioned, make sure it doesn't smell. If you have smoked in it get the smell out (have a detail shop help). Being clean goes miles when you want to sell it which includes the outside. Maybe have it waxed if need too. I've never had a problem (knock on wood) selling my motorcycles, cars, bicycles or even an airplane. All because they looked very nice and were in great mechanical condition.
You are right on point when it comes to cleanliness and smell.
My wife and I looked at several around our neck of the woods being sold by dealers. At the price point we were looking at I was saddened by the shape and quality of these rigs, I'm talking a budget of 100g for a used rig. I was wondering if I needed to up the budget to 130.......
We decided to look at private owners and made an appointment to meet a gentlemen who had a 40' 2005 Beaver Monterey with 4 slides . Once we drove up to it we were impressed, for one he had the tires covered. When he opened the coach door and we entered it smelled brand new and it showed brand new. It had the king bed we wanted and the 400 diesel. To our liking the coach was loaded with options, hydro hot, ducted air, etc ,etc. My wife looked at me within a few minutes and said, this is ours. The asking price was 89g, he had told me the night before he was lowering to 83,500 to get it sold. We bargained again and he dropped another 2g. We were so happy to be spending 81 instead of 100 and getting a well equipped MH with low miles.
Now we need more time to play.