Where can I sell my RV? Tips for Swift Selling Success


Greetings, tire-kickers and stargazers! Bob “The Whiz” Johnson here, your guide to the nebula of RV living. Today, we’re revving up to answer a question that buzzes like a pesky mosquito around the campfire – Where can I sell my RV?

Selling an RV can feel daunting. It’s a rite of passage, a final tip of the hat to your faithful traveling companion. Fear not, my fellow roadies, for I’m here to guide you on this journey from “For Sale” to “Sold!” faster than you can say “used motorhomes.”

1. “My Fair Dealership”

Dealerships can be a good starting point if you’re looking to sell used RVs quickly. They’re like Henry Higgins to your Eliza Doolittle RV. Yes, you strut in with your motorhome or travel trailer, they give it a once-over, name a price, and bingo! Your dear RV is off on a new adventure. But hang on, don’t start singing “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” just yet. Dealerships might not give you the best price, but for a hassle-free, time-efficient way to sell, they’re a solid bet.

2. Online Marketplaces: “The King and I…nternet”

In the kingdom of the World Wide Web, sites like RV Trader, Craigslist, and eBay Motors reign supreme for selling used RVs. It’s like playing RV roulette; you cast your net into the sea of online buyers and wait for someone to bite. Keep in mind, the key to a successful sale here is all about the details. A well-written description, comprehensive list of features, clear photos, and proper maintenance records can set you apart from the rest. This route could land you a better price than a dealership, but beware of low-ballers and, of course, anyone named Dave offering spatulas.

3. Consignment Stores: “West Side Storage”

Consider RV consignment stores as the neutral playground for RV selling, a place where the Sharks and Jets put aside their differences for the good of used motorhomes everywhere. Consignment stores handle the marketing, showcasing, and selling your RV, but they do a little tap dance off with a chunk of your sale proceeds as a fee for their service. If you’d rather sit back, relax, and let someone else do the work, this might be the choice for you.

4. Direct Sale: “The Sound of Money”

Direct sale is the ‘star-is-born’ moment for selling your used RV. It’s you, your RV, and a potential buyer in an intimate pas de deux. You can advertise via local print ads, social media groups, and RV forums, or simply slap a “For Sale” sign on it. Word of mouth, my friends, is an underestimated hero in the RV selling world, too. This method might require more effort and patience, but it also gives you complete control and potentially a bigger payoff.

5. RV Shows: “The Phantom of the Expo”

RV shows are the opera house where your used RV can take center stage. These events attract serious buyers who are ready to sign on the dotted line. While the competition can be fierce (like a Broadway audition), it’s a great way to reach a larger audience.

In the grand theater of life, selling your RV doesn’t have to be a tragic play. With the right approach, it can be a profitable act, ending with a standing ovation and a grand exit.

Your highway crooner,
Bob “The Whiz” Johnson


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