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Old 05-07-2018, 08:37 PM   #1
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RV remodeling/updates?

With a house, we know the kitchen and bathroom have a good ROI. How about a class c? What are some things I can do to build in a little sweat equity? I plan to keep our coach for another year or 2 but would like to make some improvements along the way to help it sell when the time comes. 2005 Gulfstream Conquest 26ft.
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Really, nothing you put into an RV will give you a good ROI. An RV is a depreciating asset & there is no equity. If anything, when the time comes, items may make it sell quicker, but as for ROI, forget it. You won't get squat for anything you put in if you trade it & many times, what you put in is not to the taste of the next owner.

You put in upgrades for your enjoyment, not those of the next owner.

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What items may make it sell quicker? Thanks for the insight!
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I prefer stock rvís. Anything thatís been remodeled makes me question if there was damage there before and it is just being covered up.
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We added a stabilization system, outside tv connection and outside speakers to name a few mods.
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Plan your mods for your own enjoyment, cause depreciation is gonna eat any conceivable extra value you may add. And very few things ass much value anyway. Maybe something like auto leveling jacks on a Class C (which usually has none), or converting 30A to 50A, will make it more attractive to buyers, but it won't net much extra at sale time.

Part of the problem is that different buyers place value of different things. An outside tv means nothing to me, but some buyers would go ga-ga for one. For me, a quality sound system and a comfy recliner would be a plus.

The best thing you can do for re-sale is to keep it up well. Everything in working order, maintenance up-to-date, upholstery & flooring in good condition, etc. If you have worn or damaged items, consider replacing them but you will be lucky to get 20-30 cents back for each dollar spent. Buyers deduct for shabby items but don't add much (if any) for "nice" cause nice is what they expect.
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What items may make it sell quicker? Thanks for the insight!
Anything added that is an upgrade or was not standard could help it sell quicker. Over the years, we've upgraded many items on our coach to those that were standard in the luxury diesel line but not standard (or an option) on our Bounder. We did them for our benefit; however, when it comes time to sell, they may make our coach stand out amongst others of the same era with no upgrades.

As Gary stated, the best thing you can do is to keep it in as nice of condition as possible, keep up with annual maintenance & fix/replace anything ASAP before it deteriorates more or causes problems down the line. A well maintained RV is a sought after item by a buyer & could be worth a bit extra $ for them to pay over the run-of-the-mill "rode hard & put away wet" RV.

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