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Now Is the Time to Sell Your RV. Here’s Why

We’ve got a hunch that now is a better time than ever to sell your RV. With increased demand and manufacturers having difficulty getting new RVs on dealer lots, the demand for used RVs is through the roof.

This article goes over why now is a great time to sell your RV and how to do it yourself. Let’s dive in.

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Is Now a Good Time to Sell Your RV?

If you’re thinking about selling your RV, now might be a better time than ever before. The demand is high, prices are high, and customers are raring to go.

Due to the pandemic, we are still in what’s considered a “seller’s market.” If you want to get the best price for your RV and sell it quickly, right now might be the best time. We aren’t sure how long this seller’s market will last.

The Benefits of Selling Now

Choosing to sell your RV now brings many benefits. First, it’ll be easier to sell your RV. RVs of all kinds are in high demand.

With the pandemic still taking its toll globally, more people than ever see the benefits of RV life. And with manufacturing delays, the demand is higher than ever. That’s a recipe for sellers getting a great price. 

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Should You Hold on to Your RV Longer?

If you want to wait a little bit to see if the market continues to stay in the seller’s favor, you can. Although we don’t know how long the increased demand and prices will last, you might be able to get an even better price if you sell your RV during the springtime. 

Spring is the beginning of RV season and the time when everybody hits the RV dealerships. If supply chain issues continue, manufacturers won’t be able to keep RVs on the lots. Used RVs will be in even higher demand during the springtime if these patterns continue. 

Will RV Prices Go Down in 2022?

There’s always a chance the RV market will level out in 2022, and prices will start to drop. Once supply chains start to normalize and manufacturers can get more RVs on the lots, prices will naturally start to drop. The allure of RVing and RV life probably won’t lessen in 2022. Next year might still be a good time to sell, but there’s always a chance that prices for new and used RVs will start to decrease. 

We can’t accurately predict the future, though. Dealers estimate that they won’t be able to fill their lots until late 2022 or even 2023. This could mean that waiting until the spring of 2022 is the right call.

How to Sell Your RV

There are many ways you can sell your RV once you’re ready. From a trade-in to a consignment sale or a private party, you’ve got options. Here’s a breakdown of the best ways to sell your RV. 

Go to a Dealership

If you want to upgrade to a new or different model of RV, consider a trade-in. Trading in your RV might be the easiest and fastest way to sell, but you won’t get the best price.

RV dealerships won’t offer you as much for a trade-in as you could get from a private sale. But the quick and easy process might be worth it.

Use RV Websites

If you want to sell your RV yourself, consider listing it on RV websites. Other online marketplaces like Craigslist and Facebook might be free, but they’re not a great place to find serious buyers. 

The price for advertising your RV for sale on a website like RVTrader is around $55 per month. But it’s worth it for a great selling experience.

You can also list on RVT, where the price for selling ranges from $30 a month to more than $100, depending on what kinds of options you select. 

If you renovated your RV, consider selling it on the RV Inspiration Marketplace, which is specifically for renovated RVs. You can also research your particular make and model and see if you find brand- or model-specific RV marketplaces.

Let Someone Else Sell It for You

If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of selling your RV yourself, consider placing it on consignment. A consignment dealership will place your RV on its sales lot, where it can potentially get hundreds of views per day via foot traffic. 

You’ll agree on a price with the consignment dealership, and the dealership will keep a percentage of the sale. You won’t get the full selling price of the RV, but you won’t have to deal with the sales process.

The consignment dealership might even clean up your RV and fix any issues or defects (with your approval) for a portion of the sale price. If this option sounds good to you, search for consignment RV sales in your area and find the dealership with the best reviews. 

Sell It Yourself

Selling your RV yourself will bring you the best price, but it can also take the longest and be the most hassle. You can put a for sale sign in your RV windshield when camping, park your RV with a for sale sign in front of your home, or find a local sales parking lot.

You can also try listing on free marketplaces like Craigslist and Facebook, but be prepared to deal with a variety of potential buyers who may or may not be serious. 

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Is Selling Now Worth It? 

It looks like now might be the best time to sell your RV. The spring of 2022 might be better, but there’s no way to tell for sure.

Selling your RV now will be a quick and easy process, for the most part, and it should yield you a better-than-average selling price. And with the variety of RV selling options available, it couldn’t be easier to sell your RV now. Have you ever sold a used RV?

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