Be it a home or a home-on-wheels, when it comes to purchasing a pre-owned unit, buyers always proceed with caution. They go the whole hog to make sure that they are putting their money in something livable, and not in a leaky and ramshackle heap of junk on the verge of collapse. So once your used rig is out on the market, get ready to be bombarded with a volley of questions from prospects. For your poor rig, it’s time to undergo some tough inspection episodes. Just imagine the situation – a prospect walks into your coach, tries to turn on the AC and it simply refuses to start! Believe us, nothing can be more put-offish for a buyer. Why let your prospects throw you off-guard? Why let them end up in your competitor’s rig? Simply and prep your rig for an impressive presentation. The question is how to get going?

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  • Start with making an honest evaluation of your rig.
  • Consider every aspect of your RV – the body condition, exterior paint, roof, windows, batteries, compartments, flooring, cabinetries and more.
  • Now that you have a clear understanding of your rig’s condition, make a list of all things that are in a bad shape and require repairing, and of the things that are just fine.
  • Now finalize on the items that require a quick fix. You can divide them into three groups:

    Group 1 – Items and issues that you can fix yourself
    Group 2 – Issues that call for professional handling, but at an affordable cost.
    Group 3 – Items that call for complex and costly replacement or repairing

  • Fix all the issues and replace items that fall under the first two categories. Leave all those that are too complex and expensive to repair. Explain their conditions to the prospects and tell them that you are ready to take the hit on the selling price in your deal. Being honest with your prospects will only help you close the deal faster.

Keep these tips in mind while prepping your rig for a presentation. If you need any assistance to identify the areas that need quick fixing, .

The used RV market is hot and the numbers and types of selling channels are expanding. You can take help of a dealer to sell off your rig, you can place it on various listing sites to sell it online, or .

Consignment means authorizing a dealership to sell your RV on your behalf. Until the unit is sold, you remain its owner, but cannot use it. The rig stays in the dealer’s lot until the dealer finds a suitable buyer. A consignment contract is valid for a specific period. The dealer is supposed to sell off the rig within that period or the contract stands canceled. It also includes a selling price.

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To inexperienced sellers, consignment may seem to be the most hassle-free option – no placing ads, no meeting strangers, no negotiating. But wait, don’t jump into the consignment bandwagon without a closer look at this business model. A careful analysis will tell you that this mode of selling is replete with hidden risks. Here is why:

No Money till Actual Selling

You will not receive any money until the dealer finds a taker for your rig. After the sale, you will receive the amount, which is mentioned in the contract. If your coach sells for a higher price, it is the dealer, who keeps the extra money.

You Can Miss on Better Offers

The system keeps you tied to the contract for a fixed time period. Even if you get a better offer during this span, you will not be able to avail it. You will have to cough up a fee if you want to withdraw your RV before the specified time mentioned in your contract.

You Can’t Use it Despite Being its Owner

You are the owner only in name – the moment you leave your rig in the consignment dealer’s lot, you lose all rights over it. Forget about taking it out of the lot for a weekend trip and bringing it back.

The Consignment Dealer May Not Prioritize Your Case

Your rig is not the only one that the dealer has to bother about. He has to sell many other vehicles. He may be interested in selling the ones that are likely to give him a higher profit than that of yours. So, while you are still paying insurance premium or repaying your loan for your motor home, it could be collecting dust on the lot.

Now that you know the downsides of a consignment sale, avoid it at any cost. Contact us if you are having difficulties in finding a buyer for your rig. We can help you and for a good amount of cash.

Having a private RV bathtub is a boon. More so for all those rig owners who want to sell their motor home to select customers who do not like to take a bath in a busy campground with insufficient and unclean showers. Even a small hole or dent in the tub will make prospective buyers lose interest in your used home-on-wheels. Replacing the tub or hiring a repairman will prove expensive. ? Here are some simple steps to help you do the job.

Things You Should Keep Handy

Before you start repairing, you’ll need to keep a few things handy such as drill, EternaBond tape for your tub, sandpaper, scissor and a piece of cloth.

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Steps to Repair the Tub

  • Start by cleaning the entire bathtub. Scrub off dirt, mildew, debris, and let the tub dry for some time.

  • Drill a one-fourth hole at the end of the crack. This is essential to prevent further damage. You must not allow the crack to get any bigger.

  • Cut out a portion of the EternaBond tape. Make sure that you cut it large enough to cover the crack fully. Keep in mind that there should be a one-inch overlap on all sides of the crack. Take the scissor to round out all corners of the EternaBond tape.

  • Take the sandpaper to sand around the damaged surface. Do it gently. Clean the area with a piece of damp cloth. Allow some time to dry fully.

  • Take the cut piece of the EternaBond tape and peel off its back. Apply it to the crack when the surface of the tub is warm. This will allow for better adhesion. Make sure that you smoothen out the tape. Wait for a couple of hours to let the tape set properly.

  • Keep your RV bathtub clean and free from any damage before you put up your motor home for sale. We will help you sell your RV at a reasonable price once your rig is ready. .

Ah, the 90s! A Google-less world when live streaming seemed as unreal as an alien attack. For all of us who have enjoyed life in that wonderful time, the 90s, gracefully poised between the old school 80s and the hi-tech millennium, hold a special place in our heart. If you thought nostalgic memories were the only way to relive those golden days, we will show you a different route. ? Here’s how to do it.

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Carry Your Disc-man

Everyone listened to music using their disc-man back in the 90s. Take this device along with your favorite music CDs on your next trip. Hum to the tunes of Enrique Iglesias, Celine Dion, George Michael, or anyone you would like to listen.

Click Pictures with Your Old Camera That Needs Film

Remember your 35 mm camera that needed 10 rolls of film for clicking numerous pictures on the trip? Take your old camera along to take snaps of mountains, forests and pristine lakes while RV-ing. You’ll love it when you find how perfectly you have captured the setting sun in your camera lens.

Keep a Paper Map Handy

In the 90s, you relied on maps published by Rand McNally. Those paper maps were your best friends on the road. Why not tuck away one of those smaller maps near the captain’s seat when driving your RV? Use it whenever you need directions.

Talk to Locals and Find a Good Place to Eat

Back in the 90s, there were no smartphones or restaurant apps to find your favorite food joint on the way. You asked the locals to help you find the best eatery in the area. Relive the glory of those days by asking locals about the nearest BBQ joint. Head straight, and gorge on succulent beefsteaks or pork ribs with your family and friends.

Relive these nostalgic moments on your next road trip before selling your RV. And, if you want any assistance when selling your home-on-wheels, .

The coast of Oregon has numerous breathtaking spots for RV-ers to explore. Before you sell your RV, take some time out to visit some of the exciting tourist spots of the state. as Oregon is gifted with diverse natural beauty and picturesque spots. Read on to learn more.

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1. Willamette Valley

Fertile soil, verdant forests and plenty of rain make the Willamette Valley abundant with plant crops. This also includes the state’s Christmas trees and landscape plants. Have a penchant for tasting fine wines? Look no further than the wineries of Oregon that you can find in almost every nook and corner. And, most of the times, you can taste the best wines for free! Do not forget to visit the farmers’ markets. Stop by and pick a variety of green, leafy vegetables and succulent fruits fresh from the backyard.

Visit some of the best towns on the way including McKenzie River Valley famous for the National Scenic Byway, fly-fishing and beautiful orchards. Mt. Angel in Oregon will keep you delighted with bike trails or the Mt. Angel Abbey constructed in 1883. Visit Eugene if you love whitewater rafting, wineries and cultural events.

2. The Northern Coast

Get a spectacular view of the beautiful beaches of the Northern Coast even when there is a nip in the air. You’ll also find a number of towns and campgrounds to explore. And, if you’re a true historian by heart, Victorian mansions and the Clark and Lewis exhibits are sure to attract you to Astoria. Visit Tillamook to take a tour of the WWII Blimp Hangar-turned-Air Museum and the cheese factory. Get to see nine miles of an expansive beach or the Haystack Rock, a 235-foot sea stack in the Cannon Beach. Do some shopping as well, if you like.

3. Columbia River Gorge

Last but not the least is the Columbia River known for its diverse flora, scenic beauty and mind-blowing windsurfing. Take a day tour of the Fruit Loop Orchards and Multnomah Falls if you want to spend some time in the lap of nature. Visit the town of Hood River if you love kite surfing or windsurfing. Step back in time by taking a tour of the Mt. Hood Scenic Railroad, and get to see and smell the freshly picked fruits. See vineyards and orchards on the way.

Make it a point to visit these places in Oregon before you sell your RV. It will be a lifetime experience. and we will help you through the process.

You bring back two things from a camping trip – memories and marks of mosquito bites!

Mosquitoes are one thing you just can’t stop coming after you. If you are camping near a lake, you are in their den and if you are in the dry regions, they are the travelers for the night.

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Mosquitoes are not only annoying, these can even ruin all the fun you want to have outside the RV after sunset. Sadly, there are 3000 of them waiting to drink your blood. Some leave no mark, whereas some of their bites are deadly, causing diseases like dengue, malaria and currently trending, Zika.

Does that mean you will cancel all your outdoor plans? The answer is, NO. So, here are some tips that can help you to prevent their itchy bites as you enjoy the .

  • If you are planning to stay out at dawn, dusk or after dark, remember mosquitoes are most active during these times.

  • Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants and socks to cover your skin as much as possible.

  • Do not wear anything with dark colors because that attracts mosquitoes.

  • Dress in white or light-colored clothing.

  • Do not put on scented products like perfumes, fabric softeners and hairspray before stepping outside the RV.

  • Apply bug repellant on the exposed skin and use clothing, shoes and gear treated with permethrin. These will keep the mosquitoes away.

  • You can even burn a mosquito coil as long as you stay outside the van.

If you are camping in a marshland, make sure all the windows and doors of your RV are properly sealed. These areas have mosquitoes throughout the day. In case there are kids on the trip, do not forget to , if they do not want to wear long sleeved clothes and full pants.

You are camping to have fun, don’t let these intruders mess with your plans.

Every year you will come across a number of articles in newspapers and magazines on the RV industry. Some speak about the growing demand of the vehicle along with statistics showing how the existing year portrayed a rising sales curve than the previous years. Some report the latest models of RV that are trending in the market, whereas some share how road trip is getting popular in the USA.

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As a , you need to update yourself on what is happening in the travel sector and how the RV industry is changing. These trends will dictate to you the selling terms. Here are three such information that you can deduce from the current purchasing trends.

Minimize the Price

The purchase rate of RV has increased at a rapid speed since the last recession. As per the South Bend Tribune report, in North America, 44 percent of the 1.2 million households have started camping last year. According to the 2016 North American Camping Report, the age of these campers ranges from 19 to 35. So, it is mostly the young crowd who are getting into the world of RVing. This indicates, they do not have excess money to spend. So, if you are planning to sell your RV, keep this aspect in mind while setting the price. Remember, consumers are young and they are thorough with online homework to get the best deals.

Offer Advance Facilities

Then again, even if the demands of less expensive models are high, the young people do prefer to have the latest amenities in their rigs. They look for wireless technology, modern kitchen facilities and other updated services. So, if you are thinking of adding more features in your RV, keep these points in mind.

Appealing Decoration

It is the younger generation that is taking over the RV market, so your motor home has to meet their requirements. You can simply paint the RV to make it look new. But if you want it to , use graphics and modern art.

Of course, the Gen-X is expecting quite a lot at a low price. But if you can impress them with the latest features and modern gadgets, the youth can accept the marked price. So, do not miss out the current trends, if you really want to crack a good deal. Contact us and we can help you sell your RV.

Not getting a buyer for your grandfather’s RV? How about giving it a little interesting twist, so that buyers drool over the new (transformed) motor home?

Here is the plan!

In this blog, we give you six tips on how to customize a vintage RV to give it a brand-new look .

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1. Unless you have a Money Plant, Let’s have a Budget First!

The more money you shower, the better can be your RV customization process. But, if you have a break point, then mapping out a budget is pretty important. You need to repair some broken parts, install new features and paint as well. So, it is better to fix a price range for everything, otherwise you will spend the fund and things will be left undone.

2. Take a Look at the Sweet Old RV

Study your very carefully. It can be customized in different ways, but you need to ensure that there is an ROI. It makes no sense if you spend a lot and sell it at a low price. Make sure the transformation you are thinking of suits the RV.

3. Think of What you need to Integrate

Well, this is an old rig, so you can add anything that is trending from microwave to music system. But even before you are integrating all these, check the engine. What if you find after all the toils the RV refuses to start – yes, a nightmare it will be!

4. Time to Rip off

It’s time for total sabotage, because the interior of your old rig is going down. Tear apart the old skin, only if you want a complete customization.

5. Draw Your Plan

Once you get to see how the empty RV is looking, sit down with a pen and paper to draw a construction plan. Find out how much space you can save and add extra features to get a good price from the buyer. You can even keep some of the old touch and customize accordingly.

6. Pick a theme

Unless you are juxtaposing old with the new, you can give the rig a new look. Decorate, paint and transform the RV the way you wish. Hire an electrician and plumber if you are not confident working on these finer details.

Except the sweet old exterior shape, the interior would have a fresh appeal, which the buyers would love to own.

We are sure the buyers would love this transformed RV.
If you still need help, contact us. .

Constant supply of fresh water is one of the most important things your RV buyers would look for. Sure, you have a fresh water storage tank to take care of the necessary requirements like drinking and bathing. But, these tanks and water lines can make a great home for bacteria and other harmful microbes. Your buyers are not looking forward to making the doctor’s office one of their frequent stops along the trip, nor do they want to spend most of their vacation time in bed. There is an easy way out once you know when to go for a .

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How to Know When it is Necessary to Sanitize Your Water System?

If you have algae or slime problem in your tank or if the water tastes a bit stale, it is time for a thorough cleaning.

Installing a new water purifier is not the same thing as sanitizing it. Purifiers can block rust, sand and other particles, but they are not the best defense against bacteria. So, be sure to clean up the tank before planning a resale.

How to Do it?

Mix bleach in a bucket of water and pour it in the tank. Now fill up your water system with fresh water and let the bleach mix with it. Give it a few moments to dissolve completely, and then run the bleach-mixed water through the pipelines. Running bleach through your fresh water system will clean hidden microbes and bacteria (if any). Keep the bleached water in the system for a few (four to five) hours, then flush the water out. Pour in fresh water and flush it again, this will remove any chemical residue as well as the smell of bleach from the tank.

Alternatively,

You can use chlorine in place of bleach as a disinfectant. Follow the same procedure as stated above. Make sure you don’t use more than two cups of chlorine for 100 gallons of water. Chlorine has a strong smell, so if the water smells awful even after flushing several times, mix half a cup of baking soda in a gallon of water and pour it in the fresh water system. Give it a few hours and flush it out to compete the sanitizing process.

Health safety is an important requirement for your RV buyers. And, your bacteria infested fresh water system can pull all the resale deals from the table. So, sanitize your system and give your buyers the right reasons to .