If your current RV is no longer suiting your needs, it may be time for you and your family to trade-in for another model. However, after the time, love, and care that you’ve put into your current rig — not to mention the cost of a newer vehicle — you want to be sure you get the absolute most value for trading in your RV. Here are a few tips and tricks of the trade that have helped other families get the most for their motorhome or fifth wheel:
Exterior: Just like you want your home to have excellent curb appeal, you also want your RV to sparkle and shine. Potential buyers form the decision about whether they’re interested in a vehicle by looking at the outside. It is really difficult to come back from a bad first impression; therefore, dealers make sure the exterior stands out. If your’s is in excellent condition, it saves us the extra time and money, which will put more money into your pocket.
Maintenance: If you haven’t done the maintenance this season, its time to check that off of the to-do list! If you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself, a trusted RV dealer can do a thorough inspection. Areas to be on the lookout for:
Roof: Check the roof for leaks, stains, or cracks. Make any necessary repairs.
Windows: If your windows have stains, leaks, cracks, or dings, we will have to pay to replace them, which can reduce an offer.
Tires and Wheels: A set of newer tires will help you earn more than tires over 5 years old.
Electrical and Plumbing: Be sure to test out all electrical, from the battery to the generator and the appliances. Then, check all of the water lines and plumbing. Just like you want them working when you get your new RV, someone else will, too. Before anyone purchases an RV from us, we perform a thorough 30-point inspection and perform factory certified repairs. If it can’t be repaired to optimum working condition, we replace it. The less necessary repairs, the more money you make.
Cleanliness: Interior cleanliness goes hand-in-hand with the exterior appeal. Psychologically, if a potential buyer walks into a less than sparkling interior, they’ll immediately begin to create a list of negatives for the vehicle. Instead, accentuate the positives and help them envision themselves living or traveling in the RV with a clean interior!
Ask a Trusted RV Dealership in Utah
If you’re thinking of trading in your RV, visit a reliable Utah RV dealer, Recreation RV Sales. Whether its performing seasonal maintenance, upgrading a motorhome or outfitting your current rig with parts and accessories, our goal is to give you a fair market value so you can have more to spend on your family. Call us today at 888-958-7848 to find out how we can help, or visit our see our current used RVs for sale! Your family memories are our business! With more than 50 years of experience, find out what makes us Utah’s trusted RV dealer!