Getting Rid of an RV

motorhomes-1206520_960_720An RV can be a real treat. The ability to go cross country and have some of the comforts of home with you sure is nice. But there eventually comes a time when you need to get rid of the old RV. Either because you’re planning on getting a newer model (upgrade) or because you’ve seen your fill of the countryside and no longer have a need for it. In any case, you’re going to want to get the best price possible for it. But selling an RV is a bit strange, it’s not exactly like selling a car, is it? Well, yes and no. There are a few things you’re going to want to do.

First, CLEAN THE THING! Just like when you’re going to sell a car, you clean its interior. Same goes here, but you’ll have a lot more work to do. Leave that thing spotless.

Next, ensure that everything is in working order. There are some additional systems that some RVs have, like electrical and plumbing and you’ll want to make sure that they work. If not, you’ll either have to fix them, or let any potential buyer know about them.

Finally, we come to where you’re going to sell the thing. You have a few options:

  1. Sell to an individual buyer by listing it on sites like craigslist or ebay.
  2. Take it to a dealership and see what you can get for it.
  3. See if a local pawn shop would be interested.
  4. Check with any friends to see if they are interesting in buying an RV

Those are your options. Typically the first one would yield you the most money. The dealership may be good if you are upgrading to a new one.