Whether you’re interested in upgrading your RV to the latest and greatest or downsizing for something more your speed, there always comes a point where it’s time to say goodbye to your trusty ol’ rig. The good news is RVs and motorhomes are great investments that can yield you a good return on your initial investment even after years of active use. That being said, if you’re planning on selling your current RV, a bit of preparation is in order. Here at O’Connor RV, we can help with a few fool-proof tips for selling your RV this fall, whether you plan on listing it on Facebook Marketplace or selling it to your friendly community RV dealership.
Appeal to more buyers by helping them make an informed decision. Since potential buyers want to know what they're getting into, it's good to have your RV professionally inspected from top to bottom and provide them with the inspection report. If you’re in a time crunch, this can help speed up the sale, as many buyers will be more likely to buy the RV sight unseen simply because you made the inspection report available prior to purchase.
If you know there are some kinks and issues with the RV that require repairs, no matter how small, it’s good to be upfront with the potential buyers. Buyers will appreciate your honesty and can make a fair decision on their investment.
Whether it’s installing a few extra shelves or just giving it a deep clean inside and out, before you put your RV up for sale, you want to get it in pristine condition. First impressions are everything, and potential buyers want to be able to see themselves living there. Make sure that there is no dust or dirt on the interior. This is especially important if your rig has been sitting in storage for a while. Also, if there is anything that needs to be repaired, do it right away. Even if the problem is small, like a broken cabinet handle, all repairs should be done before listing the RV.
The more you know about your RV, the better you’ll be able to sell it. Offer as much specific information as possible, including the year, make, and exact model. Research the manufacturer's specs online so that you can share the exact weight, length, and height, as well as any notable features it has. Also, if you can find the floorplan diagram online, consider attaching it to your listing.
Oftentimes, sellers will have additional items in the RV that are not always included in the sale price. These include things like trailer hitches, attached gear racks, and other equipment. Avoid confusion by removing items you plan to keep before photographing or showing the RV to potential buyers.
If you don’t have the time or want to deal with the hassle of selling your RV yourself, O’Connor RV will be happy to take it off your hands for you! Simply bring your unit to O'Connor RV in Chilliwack, BC, and we'll take care of the rest. We have a vast network of potential buyers whom we can market to, and we'll handle all interactions, including walk-throughs, trade-ins and financing. Once we've finalized the sale, we'll pay out anything that's left owing on the unit and cut you a cheque. All that's left for you to do is shop for something new!
Have more questions? Our team is ready to walk you through the process of selling your used RV. If you’re ready for something new, check out our exciting inventory of residential vehicles today!