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Old 03-27-2015, 03:27 AM   #1
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Question How do I SELL my Redwood? (...suggestions, please)

Hi, Everyone!

First off...I apologize in advance, because I'm sure this sort of question has been asked and answered multiple times. However, I searched for a while and didn't find anything...so here goes...

QUESTION: Do folks have suggestions on how to effectively sell my Redwood (2013 36FB)? Since this is the first RV I have owned, then it will be the first RV I will sell.

For example, here are some things of which I am ignorant:

1. If I move the trailer from it's current KOA Kampsite, and over to a local RV Parking Facility, how would prospective buyers be able to confirm that all the appliances are properly functioning (since there would only be inside battery power..or would that be adequate?)

2. Is it best that I sell the trailer myself? Or should I sell it through a dealer on consignment? Or should I sell it directly to a dealer (which would probably be the worst price but the fastest sale)?

3. Of course, I will clean the Redwood to sell, but is it worth the investment to get everything all repaired and in proper working order before going on the market? I've kept the warranty inspections up-to-date. (For example, the in-the-wall cable connection got fried by a lightning strike back in 2012, so I simply connect the TV cable through a rear window.)

Thank you all in advance for your suggestions,

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Old 03-27-2015, 03:49 AM   #2
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Have you looked at RV trader? If I were to sell mine I would try that website first. I've thought about selling mine but I'm better off trading in and taking a loss, due to taxes.
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Old 03-27-2015, 05:16 AM   #3
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Thank you, Dave!


Actually, I did not know about RVTrader.com. Now that I see it, yes it does look good. But it also is sort of discouraging, since there are several new Redwoods priced at 10k less than I paid for mine new. Or am I misunderstanding the website?


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Old 03-27-2015, 01:38 PM   #4
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I have sold my previous fifth wheels on Craigslist. As far as the price going down. Did you buy it new? Depending on how long you have had it I would expect it to go down in value. These things don't appreciate in value.
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Old 03-27-2015, 05:59 PM   #5
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Thank you, Dave!


Actually, I did not know about RVTrader.com. Now that I see it, yes it does look good. But it also is sort of discouraging, since there are several new Redwoods priced at 10k less than I paid for mine new. Or am I misunderstanding the website?


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Make sure you're comparing apples to Apple on options. But it is discouraging when you sell an Rv that is less than 4 or 5 years old. I'm taking a bath on mine
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:27 PM   #6
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I actually sold mine on Craigslist in Colorado to a guy in Georgia! I've also sold one on Ebay, and one on rvtrader.

Try the free ones first, then focus the expensive ads (RVtrader - local news) around the RV show times.
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:14 PM   #7
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First off, make sure to post it for sale here, in our classifieds:
Redwood RV Classifieds

You can also post an ad for free on iRV2's classified section:
iRV2 Classifieds

There are other sites to consider as well including www.RVT.com which I believe is bigger than RVTrader.com and also www.RVClassified.com
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Sold a 5th wheel on RV Trader 9 years ago. We lived in Texas and the buyer purchased it from California without first seeing it in person. Be sure to include LOTS of good pictures in your ads.
We purchased our current Redwood from the classifieds right here on the forum.
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