Tips For Selling Your RV

by | Dec 24, 2018 | RV Buyer's Guide | 14 comments

Selling Your RV

Welcome back, RVers! So you want to sell your rig, huh? What might seem like a daunting and stressful task can be made easy with just a bit of help. Luckily, you have to make the selling your RV a breeze. And with a little bit of time and effort, you’ll be able to get the best price possible for your motorhome. Keep reading for our list of tips and tricks for selling your RV.

Decide What Kind of Platform You Want to Use For Selling Your RV

There are a few different options when it comes to this, but basically, you need to decide if you want to sell it on or offline. 

If you choose to sell your RV without using the internet, you’ll most likely want to park it in front of your house or a business with a big “For Sale” sign in the window. If you choose this way, you’ll need to find some real estate that make sense. So, parking it at a campground instead of an upscale shopping mall probably makes more sense. 

Let’s say you want to join us in the 21st century and use the internet. You could use sites like Craigslist to sell it, but people on that website are usually searching for the lowest prices they can get. With RVUSA’s Sell My Unit feature, you’ll get tons of views on your ad and you’ll have your RV sold in no time! 

Create an Awesome Ad

The next step in the process is to write a great ad that makes people want to check out all your RV’s features. It’s going up against thousands of other RVs and you’ll want to make yours sound as appealing and cozy as you can. 

Include as much information as want you about your RV, but make sure it’s relevant and it’s information that buyers are interested it. Things like milage, recent repairs and the last time it was in the shop for routine maintenance are things to mention in your ad. 

And don’t forget about photos! That’s really what buyers want to see, so make sure they’re great photos but also make sure they’re honest. 

Find the Perfect Selling Price 

You can find the right price by looking at what similar RVs have sold for online. But the main thing to keep in mind is to keep is reasonable. If you post it for a price that’s too high, no one will buy it and you’ll start to feel like something is wrong and you might get discouraged. 

A lot of people except to sell their RV for the price that they bought it at, but that’s most likely not going to happen. It’s lost value over time, you’ve put miles on it, etc. So there’s no doubt you’ll end up having to sell it for less than what you paid for it. 

You can either post it for a slightly lower price than you’d like and you’ll probably sell it very quickly. Or, you can post it for a bit higher than what you’d like to sell it for and you might end up selling it for the price you wanted. 

Clean, Clean, Clean 

Having a flawlessly clean RV is the key to good photos and a quick and painless sale. All your personal items should be taken out. No one wants an RV full of someone’s belongings…

The next step is to conduct a deep clean of the whole rig. The carpets should be shampooed, all countertops wiped down, shower and toilet should be deep cleaned, etc. Everything should be spotless. Spending this extra time on your RV could mean selling it for more. 

Be Completely Upfront and Honest 

It may seem elementary to mention this, but it’s so important to be honest when writing your ad. You are looking into selling you RV, so be sure to mention all the neat features it has!  Just don’t “accidentally” forget to say all the bad things, too. 

People are more likely to be interested in your RV if you tell them what they want and need to know instead of keeping things from them, no matter how big or small the problem is. 

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Make selling your RV easy with these helpful tips from RVUSA

Last but not least, don’t forget that is ready and willing to help you sell your RV with their easy Sell My Unit process. You’ll get to upload 30 photos, use their awesome video uploading tool, a listing on their homepage, your ad shown on the applicable 60 Manufacturer-Specific websites and their Satisfaction Guarantee.

Maybe you’re skeptical. We understand. That’s why RVUSA has an impressive list of testimonials from previous users saying how easy it was for them to sell their RV. Check em out!

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  1. FCTwenteTV

    Hello, I”ll be in Melbourne during round 4 and quarter finals, but I was told that all the best tickets are sold on pre-sale. Is this information true? Or if I wait until October for the general public sale, can I still find good seats available (ex. Category 1 seats)? Thank you so much, Marcelo

  2. leah

    ohhh what a great post! I followed someone on instagram that was selling too!

  3. Heather

    We have to buy one before we can sell one, right? What kind do you recommend for our first?

  4. Marysa

    I haven’t had any experience with an RV. It sounds much like a car – get the interior nice and clean! It would be awesome to have an RV for our family.

  5. Monidipa Dutta

    Finding the SP or Selling Price is more important in market. However, all these suggestions that u have included here is obviously informative and helpful and I’m very much sure that it will help many.

  6. Rachel

    Great tips for those selling an RV. Makes me want to buy one and travel around the USA in one!

  7. Gladys Nava

    That was so cool! I really enjoy this post to have great tips on selling. Thanks for this!!

  8. ohmummymia

    Lovely tips. Definitely useful for someone who wants to sell RV. I would like to have one but for now, it’s too expensive for me

  9. Elle

    I really wish my husband and I owned an RV. If this blogging thing sky-rockets in the next few years, buying a camper will definitely be a part of my future.

  10. Elle

    I really wish my husband and I owned an RV. If this blogging thing sky-rockets in the next few years, buying a camper will definitely be a part of my future. I hope I come across some good RV deals in the future.

  11. David Elliott

    If my parents had theirs still I would have to show them this. I know they could have found all this information quite useful.

  12. Bindu Thomas

    Great tips for those who selling their RV. I haven’t had any experience with an RV. Its interesting.

  13. Devyani

    My neighbor owns RV and has been planning to sell it. These are some good tips. Will pass it on to him

  14. Victoria

    Being upfront and honest seems to be something a lot of people struggle with these days! I can’t count how many lemons or just plain ol’ bad deals I’ve come across when trying to buy a new car! The world is insane. Such good tips though, hopefully people use them!

    xo, Victoria


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