RV Pricing - How To Determine Used RV Prices
By Munyaradzi Chinongoza
Whether you are looking to sell your motor home, travel trailer or 5th wheel it is important that you have
a full understanding of what your recreational vehicle or RV is worth. The market changes on a regular basis.
Therefore, it is important that you know about rv pricing and used rv prices, so you know how much you can actually
sell your RV for.
One of the first conditions that will affect the selling price of your RV is the time of year you are selling
it. If you try to sell your RV in the off season, you are less likely to get your desired asking price. Generally,
buyers add in the fact they will have to store it for the winter when purchasing an RV. Therefore, they will
generally offer you a much lower price. The off season is a bad time to sell your RV because many buyers are not in
the market for an RV. In the spring time, buyers are geared up for the upcoming camping season and therefore more
likely to pay closer to your RV's worth.
The condition of your RV will also dictate its worth. If you are trying to sell a newer RV in mint condition,
you are more likely to get a fair price for it. However, if you are trying to sell an RV that is older or one that
needs some type of repair, chances are you will not get your full asking price. Therefore, when putting your RV up
for sale, make sure you fix any chips in the paint or appliances that are not working.
You will want to make sure that your RV is as clean as possible. Remove any clutter from the RV to make sure
that it looks as spacious as possible. Do a thorough cleaning of the unit to make it truly shine.
Mileage is another determining factor for your asking price if you are looking to sell a unit that contains a
motor. If the mileage is high, your RV will be worth less than if you were to sell one with low mileage.
Another determining factor to consider is what accessories you have in your RV. Accessories such as satellite
dishes, A/C units, solar panels and awnings will add extra value to your RV.
If you place an ad to sell your RV, be sure to word it properly. You will want to list all of the wonderful
features the unit has. Have a friend read over your advertisement before placing it. They can give you a legitimate
idea whether you need to add additional information or remove something that might be distracting to potential
When pricing your RV do not compare it to other units that dealers are selling. Whenever a dealer is selling a
used unit, they must jack the price up in order to make a profit. Therefore, check out a company that specializes
in the pricing of RV's by the general public, such as Kelly Blue Book.
Before listing your RV for sale, be sure you have a full understanding of what your unit is worth. The more
reasonably priced your unit is, the more likely it is to sell.
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