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Old 05-29-2023, 02:56 PM   #1
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Hello my Class B family.
My 3 year adventure as a digital nomad has come to an end. But this means the next adventure is selling my rig. I've been to two area dealerships to discuss consigning, as well as researched selling it privately or through an RV broker.

What the dealerships were offering to consign her was significantly less than the blue book listing, what the RV Trader comps are listed as, and what they were currently selling used on their lots. It was definitely less than what I needed to pay off the remainder of her mortgage, let alone cover a portion of the $11K I just put into her to get her all new 400w lithium and everything serviced. All signs indicated to me that they were looking to earn a $10 -20k cut without saying that's what they were intending to get.

Selling privately seems best to get the most money, but I've done personal sale of medium ticket items and had to deal with some very frustrating situations and people, so personal sale of a big ticket item like my Class B does not appeal to me and would be a last resort option.

Has anyone here used an RV broker to sell a rig? Did you feel they provided enough service to make it worth the 5-10% commission? Did they get you a buyer to pay the price you originally wanted, or did you have to take less, if so, how much less did you end up getting?
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Old 05-29-2023, 03:01 PM   #2
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Guess it depends on the consignment place you're looking at. I have my 2011 Roadtrek C210P at a dealer and they have it listed right at retail.
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Old 05-29-2023, 07:32 PM   #3
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Honestly, if I was upside down on an RV loan, I would not be paying a middleman for convenience when there are options to sell on my own. On the other hand, if I was the middleman, I would want more than 10%

Here is an interesting article that discusses the insurance aspects of consignment and the typical 10-15% fees.

https://camperreport.com/rv-consignment-cons/
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Old 05-29-2023, 07:41 PM   #4
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price it right, sell it private. put the money in your pocket




or you can enter a convoluted agreement written by someone else's lawyer.




In my State ( AZ ) private party sales are not subject to sales tax- for a buyer that is a 9+% saving right there- and a competitive advantage over any dealer.




This means a buyer has to be serious and show up with cash money- no deals, no gonna-bes. just cash. you make that clear up front and the goof balls will go sign away their future at a dealer.


that's how I sell... and buy- i save up, then buy for cash.


your position in this van puts you at a disadvantage.


prices are normalizing now and will plummet come end of summer.
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Old 05-30-2023, 11:58 AM   #5
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I sold my 2007 RT210 Versatile in 45 minutes using on line advertising, No hassles, No Fees.
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Motorhomes are a declining value "investment" in normal times.
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Old 05-30-2023, 04:29 PM   #7
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Guess I was lucky. I sold my RT210 on 45 minutes for more than I was asking.
Two guys wanted it.
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Old 05-30-2023, 09:26 PM   #8
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Thanks, everyone, for the info. So far it sounds like I need to just give personal sale a try.
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Old 06-04-2023, 09:00 PM   #9
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Guess I was lucky. I sold my RT210 on 45 minutes for more than I was asking.
Two guys wanted it.

Wow! I just bought a cottage so I'm looking to sell my Great West Van.

Would you share how you sold yours, please?


Many thanks in advance!
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