Dave Solberg

Getting Your Camper Ready to Sell

Dave Solberg
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We’re seeing tons of RVs flooding back into the market after a spree of buying during the COVID-19 pandemic, when people took an interest in the hobby for all sorts of personal reasons. If you’re looking to sell your RV, whether it’s an old model or a relatively new one, there are some things you need to consider before putting it up for sale. This includes deciding on which items to fix so you can either sell it faster or recoup your investment.

In this quick video lesson, RV maintenance and repair expert Dave Solberg teaches you how to prepare a rig for listing. He walks you through the process of choosing the upgrades you can make for a better list price, including the following:

– Exterior appearance: Take a look at your RV, give it an honest assessment as a potential buyer. Does it have faded sidewalls or a dirty/cracked roof? A rough appearance from the outside alone can cut your resale value in half. All you have to do to make the proper upgrade is clean and wax the walls and condition the roof. Remove grime and mold for an expensive facelift. However, if it’s really faded it’s probably not worth paying to repaint or add fresh decals unless you know how to do these things on your own.

– Replace or repair appliance covers: If you have any damaged or missing covers on the rooftop appliances such as A/C vents or antennae/cable box mounts, you’ll want to replace those and fix any damage caused by the elements. Also while you’re up there, you might as well add fresh silicone to seal any and all appliances. Can you do that work? If not, and you need to take your rig to a dealership to get these things done, you’ll want to weigh the costs and benefits.

– Switching up the A/C option: Is the A/C unit shot and not worth the cost of replacement? Maybe consider going with a different solution such as a split box, which will allow you to sell the vehicle with a cooling unit installed but one that is not going to hurt your wallet.

With these and other decisions to make before listing your used RV, you’ll certainly have your hands full. Dave has the advice you need, so if you have any questions about your unique setup, be sure to leave us a comment and we’ll respond as soon as possible. Best of luck in your selling adventures!

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