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Old 01-01-2022, 05:20 PM   #1
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Tips for Selling Travel Trailer

We are looking to sell our 2021 32BHDS. Any advice or Do's and Don'ts we need to consider?
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We keep all the receipts for things purchased for it and a notebook with the maintenance done, and when it was. More of a reminder for me since the old memory doesn't hold as much as it used to.

Receipts for goodies that don't go with it can be kept separately so new owners don't look for them.

X2 on the cleanliness. Spotless says a lot about the care it's had.
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Let the buyer ask questions. Only answer what is asked. Be polite but if they you a low ball offer just walk away. Clean, shiny inside and out. Especially kitchen and fridge. Absolutely no smells that could be interpreted as mold, mildew, etc. Empty every shelf and closet. Make sure everything works. Be prepared to demonstrate furnace, AC, whatever they ask.

Let the buyer sell themself, everyone hates a pushy salesman so don't push, just be pleasant.

Decide in advance what you will take. If they make an offer less than your asking price but somewhat close counter offer somewhere in the middle. If you have some expensive goodies like generator, bike rack, etc. say they are not included and then sell separately or use as a bargaining chip.
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Obviously your trailer is very new, so low miles/trips should be a selling point if that applies. Do your research and see what new 32BHDSís are selling for as well as used ones for a price point. Check RV Trader, dealer sites and Craigslist for comps too.

X2 on no smells and cleanliness, especially the bathroom. If youíre able to give it a wash and wax it, that will help show off the newness. Make it look ready to live in ó nicely made bed, couple of throw pillows, etc but declutter any personal pictures or kitschy ďcamping sloganĒ signs you might have on the walls.

As mentioned, extras can be extra $$ or bargaining chips. A big one could be the WDH if you arenít keeping it. Ditto a cover or EMS etc.

Lastly, while it is winter, the RV market (and prices) still seem to be hot. If youíre not desperate, donít jump at the first offer if low.
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As others have said, clean it inside and out, including all storage areas. Remove all your personal items and stage it, just like a house would be, to take some great photos. Take photos of everything inside and out so you can really sell it. You can find examples of photo sets on RVTrader and dealer sites. See what they do. You will be able to quickly tell a good ad from a bad one.

When we sold our previous camper, I fully disclosed any damage right up front with pictures. There was very little to disclose so it made me more creditable as a seller. We had used it for 7 seasons, so it was much older than yours is but we sold it very quickly on Facebook Marketplace in May 2020. The RV market was just starting to warm up then.
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We have always kept logs on our travels so it is easy to tell someone how many miles the rig has been towed, when tires were replaced and service was done, etc.
If the unit looks like you are keeping the maintenance up on the unit and you have some records that affirm your words, it will go a long way towards a quick sale.
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We have always kept logs on our travels so it is easy to tell someone how many miles the rig has been towed, when tires were replaced and service was done, etc.
If the unit looks like you are keeping the maintenance up on the unit and you have some records that affirm your words, it will go a long way towards a quick sale.
Would assume most new trucks track trailerís mileage. Mine does. Good (or bad) information based on how many miles are on it.
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Would assume most new trucks track trailer’s mileage. Mine does. Good (or bad) information based on how many miles are on it.
My 2014 Silverado 1500 does not. It might have been an option on a larger truck, a higher trim, or with a different OEM. It might be a feature on trucks newer than mine. I track it with a spreadsheet.
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Would assume most new trucks track trailerís mileage. Mine does. Good (or bad) information based on how many miles are on it.
I got in the habit way before trucks did that. We call it the rigs diary. My latest truck does have that option but itís just not the same detail as the old method.
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Facebook market place is a good place to sell if your selling by yourself. However prepare for the "Is this available" 97% if the time but you never hear back from them if you say Yes.
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Facebook market place is a good place to sell if your selling by yourself. However prepare for the "Is this available" 97% if the time but you never hear back from them if you say Yes.
I agree. That was the most frustrating part. That and the person who kept trying to really lowball us.

If you don't want to sell it yourself, many RV dealerships have consignment services. You won't make as much, but you open yourselves up to many more potential buyers who must finance the unit. Plus it is less stressful to let the dealership do the work.
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I got in the habit way before trucks did that. We call it the rigs diary. My latest truck does have that option but itís just not the same detail as the old method.
Amazing how quick the miles add up. My 2016 F350 lets you add trailers into the database so you just verify the correct trailer is active when you plug the trailer into the TV and it tracks the mileage.
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I have never sold a car or RV and "taken" a check. What I do if a check is offered as payment I offer to meet them at their bank or a branch office and have them pay me by having the bank print out a bank check to me. That way I never have to worry about a bad check or stopped check. Just to much money to take the risk.

Selling via dealer as a consignment is a good idea if the dealer is reputable. Check their BBB and other agency reputation first.
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I have a "diary" of every trip and the mileage and a Maintenance log of everything I've ever done to the TT including Mods. If you read the log you would get a strong sense of how well we've cared for the TT.
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I have never sold a car or RV and "taken" a check. What I do if a check is offered as payment I offer to meet them at their bank or a branch office and have them pay me by having the bank print out a bank check to me. That way I never have to worry about a bad check or stopped check. Just to much money to take the risk.

Selling via dealer as a consignment is a good idea if the dealer is reputable. Check their BBB and other agency reputation first.
Isn't that taking a check?
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We are looking to sell our 2021 32BHDS. Any advice or Do's and Don'ts we need to consider?
Others have given you a lot of advice on selling so I don't have a lot to add. The one thing I will tell you is that RV prices continue to increase by a significant amount. Your trailer may actually be worth MORE than you paid for it. Do your homework and come up with a fair price. If you have taken care of it, it will sell itself. It is currently a sellers market.
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I received multiple bogus offers. I say bogus because they were given to me by resellers that appeared to be legitimate retail buyers. Learn fast and show them the door. No need to be rude but youíre beating your head against the wall if you try to deal with them.
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I might be interested in it. I am moving to Kentucky in a few weeks.
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