Getting Ready to Sell RVNovember 28, 2009 12:00 am
Whether you want to buy a new and improved model, or are just over the RV culture in general, “Sell RV” is on your list of things to do, but you’re not completely sure how to go about it.
Determining the Worth of Your RV
First things first: you need to find out what it’s worth. Like anything for sale, what it’s worth only means what someone is willing to pay for it, not what it’s worth to you. But there are general guidelines; the NADA Web site, for example, will ask you some questions about your vehicle’s features, year, model, etc., and then give you a high and low retail price based on the information you provide.
The Loan Value of Your RV
NADA and Kelly Blue Book printed price guides are also available at banks, libraries, insurance companies, and RV dealerships. These books typically give you a loan value and a wholesale value, so after doing this small amount of research you should have a reasonable range of prices now at your disposal.
The Negotiation Price of Your RV
You don’t want to go lower than the wholesale price, and if you feel the condition of your RV merits it, you should probably start higher—just not quite as high as the NADA high retail amount.
Obviously, you will then want to get your RV in tip-top shape—cleaned, any problems fixed, and all maintenance up to date.
Once that’s done, you have a few options for how to go about the actual selling: consignment to a dealer, parking it in a well-trafficked area, putting an ad in the classifieds, or selling to an online company.
The last is my favorite, but you decide what’s right for you!
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