Originally Posted by sdennislee
For those of you that have sold an RV, where did you list it? I have decided to sell my class C finally. I've tried Craigslist with out much success.
I am also looking to sell a couple items from my current class A that I upgraded. Where do you find the best results in listing RV items.
I've purchased two motor homes (2001 Diplomat & 2003 Windsor) off Craigslist.com. I've sold some accessories on Craigslist like the Traeger(SP?) Smoker and Roadmaster Guardian rock shield that came with the Windsor.
My Diplomat was advertised on RV Trader, RV Trader.com (RVT?), eBay classifieds, Craigslist, Oodle, iRV2, etc. All were free except a couple of weeks on RVT.com. We never did learn which ad the buyers of the Diplomat responded to because sites like Oodle, Clasz, etc. aggregate ads from many sources.
Craigslist has a policy of encouraging local transactions only. That really limits the exposure one particular ad will get. There are ways around that but it gets fussy fast trying to keep track of the necessary permutations inherent in multiple postings. Craigslist works best in major metropolitan areas.
Start looking for an RV similar to the one you're selling via all the listing resources you can find and you'll quickly find out where they are being advertised. Then advertise yours. Be sure to use ones that allow pictures even if it's only one picture. RV ads without a picture and an asking price are just about worthless.
Whether you use a for-fee listing or not depends on how fast you want to sell. People looking for an RV usually are looking at every source they can find in an effort to get the best deal on the rig of their dreams. i.e. if it's advertised on any list that has national exposure (e.g. Oodle) it will get eyeballs looking at it.
Too, keep in mind that most of those looking are guys. To attract a guy's attention you need to offer data. How many miles, what year is it, what model, slides, engine make and horsepower, etc. Don't be too cute with ad copy. People looking for RV's are looking at a lot of ads and want the basic information in an easily digested form.