How to Sell Your Used RV in Two Weeks

Knowing how to sell your used RV effectively is very important in order to have a successful sale.

For Sale by Owner (horse NOT included)

If you know how to plan and advertise your recreational vehicle the right way, you can sell your RV in as little as two weeks, according to an news release.

Buying an RV is one of the most expensive investments that people make after purchasing their own home.

Previously owned RVs typically cost between $30,000 and $150,000. Some new RVs can cost more than half a million.

When you decide to sell your RV, you’ll want to sell it as quickly as possible.

The faster you can sell your RV, the more you’re going to be able to sell it for. If your RV is worth $100,000, it could drop in price by as much as $1,000 per month.

To sell your RV in two weeks or less, you need a minimum of five places to advertise.

Also, ensure it is professionally detailed and priced competitively.

5 Great Places to Advertise Your RV

The five best places to advertise your RV locally are as follows:

1. Craigslist – Since it’s FREE, you’ll like Craigslist. Usually you’ll find more RVs advertised on Craigslist than in your local newspaper. Even though people who call from Craigslist may be a somewhat more flaky than people who call from the newspaper, it is still a great way to attract buyers, and many of them do end up buying. The reason we rank it number one is because it has considerable inventory, and because it is a free place for you to list your RV for sale.

2. This is the second best place to advertise your RV. Like Craigslist it is also free. People who find this site online are typically those who are searching for an RV to buy. It is a great place to list your RV and it is also free.

3. Your Local Newspaper – This can be a great place to advertise. There are a lot of older people who still use the newspapers on a regular basis. The typical cost for listing your RV for sale in a newspaper is around $50-$70, but it varies by location.

4. The Cheap Classifieds –   These are not really newspapers because they don’t contain any news. They are just cheap classified places where you can list ads. Ironically listing an RV for sale in cheap classifieds works well for both expensive and inexpensive RVs.

5. A classified newspaper dedicated to RVs and boats. Most major cities have a classified magazine dedicated to selling boats and RVs. In a smaller city, you may want to also try one that is dedicated to selling cars. This is a great way to help people know that you have an RV for sale.

Don’t underestimate the value of putting a “For Sale by Owner” sign on your recreational vehicle. If you choose to, you can also park it next to a busy intersection for two weekends. You’ll be surprised at how much interest it generates for your RV, especially during the heavy months of RV buying which is in the early spring and during the fall.

Have Your RV Professionally Detailed

Detailing your RV by a professional will only cost about $200 to $300. This can make a big difference in how many times you have to show it in order for it to sell. It might even enable you to get more for it when it does sell. You should be able to get 5 to 10 percent more for your RV if it looks like it is in great condition.

Choosing a Competitive Price

For assistance in selecting a competitive price refer to an online value guides such as the NADA or the Kelly Blue Book. These resources will help you determine approximate values. If you price it just under what you think it is worth, you have a better chance of attracting more buyers and being able to sell it quicker.

Details is dedicated to helping you sell your RV faster.

The site also offers free information on buying and selling RVs.


Worth Pondering…

I hope you dance because…


Time is a wheel.

Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along.

Tell me, who wants to look back on their years and wonder where their years have gone.

—Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers, I Hope You Dance

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Win a White Hawk Promotion

Four RV industry players have banded together to sponsor and launch a national promotion that allows RV consumers the opportunity to win a 2012 Jayco White Hawk Ultra Lite Travel Trailer.

The promotion sponsors include: Jayco Inc., a leading RV manufacturer; RV Trader, an RV classifieds site; RV America Insurance; and Passport 66 RV Club, a national travel club for RVers, according to a news release.

“We are excited to participate in this unique marketing consortium as a creative way to not only introduce consumers to the White Hawk, our newest line of ultra-light trailers, but also the complementary products and services offered by our other partners,” said Sid Johnson, director of marketing for Jayco Inc., a Middlebury, Indiana-based recreational vehicle manufacturer.

“While each partner plays a variety of roles within the RV marketplace, each one serves the needs of RVers on a nationwide basis” noted Tim Custer, general manager of RV Trader, a leading RV classifieds site. “Because each business is unique, yet influential in the industry, this will allow us to dramatically impact the reach of this promotion among RV consumers.”

In addition to the 2012 Jayco White Hawk grand prize, there will be weekly prizes awarded for one-year Passport 66 RV Club memberships.

2012 Jayco White Hawk 27DSRL interior

“The Passport 66 RV Club is a paid membership discount club that offers its members the opportunity to enjoy discounts on campground rates, parts/accessories, golfing, satellite service, RV washes, rental cars, and more,” said Dave Francis, program manager for Passport 66.”

“The ‘Win a White Hawk’ promotion is the first time we have entered into a co-sponsorship effort of this type,” said Steve Freedman, president of RV America Insurance.  “We’ve really enjoyed working with this group to not only create a promotion that will appeal to RVers, but also that delivers mutual value to all of the partner sponsors involved.”


Win a White Hawk Promotion

RV consumers and enthusiasts can register for the promotion between January 30 and June 15.


Jayco, Inc.

Jayco, Inc. is a premier manufacturer of RV towable and motorhome products.


RV Trader

RV Trader, a part of Dominion Enterprises, a marketing services and publishing company, offers consumers the ability to search of 80,000 RV’s online.


RV America Insurance

RV America Insurance is a one-stop shop for specialty RV insurance.


Passport 66 RV Club

2012 Jayco White Hawk 27DSRL exterior

Passport 66 RV Club, a ROUTE 66 Holdings company, gives members the opportunity to save time and money while RVing.



Worth Pondering…

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.

—Mark Twain

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