So, you've bought an RV, but now you want to upgrade to something new. Or perhaps you and your family are ready to graduate from a Class B to a Class A motorhome. RVs and motorhomes are great investments that can yield a return on your initial investment even after years of active use. While you might be tempted to turn to Facebook Marketplace and other online portals to sell your RV, there are lots of good reasons why you should sell with a dealership instead. There are many factors that RV owners fail to consider, such as how much value you put on your time, as well as how much risk you're willing to take. Before you post that ad online, let’s explore the benefits of selling your RV with a dealership like South Thompson RV instead of on your own.
Save time and money. Are you a used camper marketing professional? Probably not. If you plan to sell your unit yourself, you'll need to brush up on your marketing skills to make sure your RV stands out amongst the rest, especially if you live in a location with a competitive market like Southern B.C. In addition, you’ll need to make time for scheduling appointments, showing your camper, and spending several hours showing potential buyers that all of the unit’s systems work correctly - only to potentially have them back out of the sale. Privately selling your vehicle can be a headache, to say the least. So, a big question to consider is – how much is your time worth to you?
You’ll sell your unit ASAP. This is a big deal, especially with how quickly inventory moves at dealerships. If your next camper purchase is contingent on selling your current camper, you may not have the time to wait on that perfect buyer to offer you the best price.
Receive a trade-in tax credit. One of the best parts about going through a dealership? The tax deduction you'll receive on your next purchase! Suppose you're upgrading to a $30,000 camper and trade-in your used camper for $10,000, you will only be taxed for the $20,000 difference on the new camper purchase.
Less paperwork. When transferring ownership of a camper privately, the paperwork can be a nightmare to deal with. You have to handle the title, registration, any sort of lien on the trailer, and many more considerations. At a dealership, we have the knowledge and resources to take care of this, quickly and easily for you. Hassle-free!
Less risk. When selling an RV privately, there is a higher risk of fraud to be cautious of. This can be even more challenging without any type of seller’s insurance. In addition, If you sell your camper and it breaks down after the sale, the new buyer could hold you liable. With a dealership, everything is taken care of legitimately, and generally, you're protected from any sort of legal action after the sale happens.
Need some help selling your current trailer, camper, or motorhome? South Thompson RV is one of the few RV dealerships to offer consignment programs in the Kamloops area. Simply bring your unit, and we'll take care of the rest. We have a vast network of potential buyers to whom we can market, and we'll handle all interactions, including walk-throughs, trade-ins, and financing. Once we’ve finalized the sale, we’ll pay out anything that’s left owing on the unit and cut you a cheque!
Have more questions? Our team is ready to walk you through the process of selling your used RV. If you’re ready for something new, check out our exciting inventory of new and used residential vehicles today!