Get the Best Price when trading your Used RV

There is one certain thing you can count on as an RV owner. That point is you are going to get out of camping or you are going to want a newer RV, often bigger, fancier and of course more costly. I have written an article that is in my HubPages site that walks an …

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RV Financials, Part-5, Re-Sale Expectations and Upgrade Costs

As you can already guess, the world of buying or selling an RV is complex and often unique to the RV market itself. This article is part-5 of my 5-part series covering the world of RV Financials. If you haven't already read them, here are links to the previous four articles; RV Financials Part-1 - …

RV Financials, Part-4, Understanding how to sell your RV yourself

This is part-4 of a 5-part series of articles on the subject of RV Financials. My three previous articles can be accessed by clicking on the following links to the individual articles on my HubPages site; RV Financials Part-1 - Understanding RV Prices RV Financials Part-2 - Understanding RV Depreciation RV Financials Part-3 - Understanding …

RV Financials – Part-3, Understanding the RV Trade-In Process

This is Part-3 of a 5-part series of articles. My articles on RV Financials will help explain the actual controlling factors associated with buying, selling and trading an RV. As I mentioned there are 5 articles. Because of the amount of data I am providing, I felt it was better to break the subject of …

RV Financials – Part-2 Understanding Depreciation

This is the second part of a 5-part series of articles on RV Financials. In this article, I explain just what RV Depreciation is and how it varies every year for all RV's, especially motorhomes, Many of us really don't understand the RV pricing systems used, nor do we really understand how the values can …

RV Financials – Part-1 – RV Pricing and Values

Many of us really don't understand the RV pricing systems used today, and many of us get taken advantage of by dealers who manipulate these numbers to make the maximum profit possible. This is the first part, PART-1, of a 5-part series on RV Financials, designed to make every RV owner a savvy owner. If  …

How much will your new RV lose in value when you drive it off the lot?

RV FINANCIAL TIP - 1 - How much will my new RV be worth after I buy it? This is a question so many new RV shoppers fail to do their research about. You see, an RV, like an automobile, will drop in value as soon as you sign the papers to buy it. But …

Just Looking. Or am I? Shopping for a newer RV in Tampa.

I'm Just Looking! That's what my wife and I agreed to as we spent several days walking through the big RV Sales companies on Tampa. I have mentioned in the past that Tampa is a "Mecca" for people looking to upgrade their Rv or maybe purchase their first RV. There are several MAJOR dealers in …

The Search – Phase-3 – Knowing the Dealer-Salesman

  Probably one of the most important things you want to under stand is the person that owns the RV you are interested in buying. There are Dealers and there are Private Owners, and boy are they different. Now, the Dealer is the simplest to understand. Think back to the comical Car Salesman of the …

The Search – Phase-2 – Using eBay to find a deal on an RV.

  OK, I now have hundreds of prospects that are in and around my price range and that I might consider buying. Yes, I said hundreds, located anywhere from California to New York. Some have problems that will need attention and money while some were well taken care of by the owners. But, Right now, …

The Search Phase-1 – Looking for a great deal on a Used Motorhome

  I live in the Tampa Florida area so the first places i have searched are the major sources of RVs here. Here they are; 1- Lazydays - They advertise them selves as the biggest dealer in the US and with an average inventory of 1000 to 1200 units on site, they are big. 2- …

The Search Begins – Looking for that great deal on a used RV.

    I know! I know! the phrases "great deal" and "used RV" don't seem to go together, once you dip your feet into what is most visible on the market. As I mentioned in a previous post, I sold my camper that i had kept on a site in Virginia. Now I need to …

I sold my Camper, I didn’t mean to do it, but I did!

That's right. I sold my Camper. And, I didn't mean to do it, but circumstances came together just right and I let it go! As I have mentioned in other posts, my wife and I accepted the increasing physical limitations we have as we grow older, and we finally gave up on our big motorhome, …