Tips for Selling your Motorhome

Hands holding coinsIf you are thinking of selling your motorhome then ideally you want someone to buy it quickly and for the asking price, however in this current economic climate this doesn’t happen too often. This is why it is so important that you make as much effort as possible when selling your vehicle, especially if you need the money for something else! So here we look at the best ways to get your motorhome on the market and be noticed by buyers:

Information, information, information

When looking to buy a second-hand motorhome most people are wary due to the fact that it has already been used and therefore could come with some wear and tear. This is why it is important that you have as much information about your motorhome as possible, including the basics such as mileage, service and MOT history and details about any modifications you have made. However, if you provide extra information it could be extremely beneficial, so make sure you are able to let your potential buyers know the types of trips you have taken it on, how often you replaced the oil and water levels and even your driving style. The worst thing to do is to come across like you are hiding something, so be as open and informative as possible.

Create an online ad

In the old days people would write classified ads when they wanted to sell their second hand vehicles, however now most people go online when they are looking to buy something second hand as they can often find better deals. This is why you need to do some research into what sites you can upload your ad on and the information other sellers are providing. Most sellers include the basics such as how many berths their vehicle has as well as the year it was made and a few photographs, but if you try and stand out you will more than likely have more views. Remember, some websites have hundreds of sellers on them which means that you don’t want potential customers to skip your ad because it doesn’t look professional enough!

Go local

At the same time as marketing your motorhome online you should also try and look at some old-fashioned options such as advertising your motorhome in local shops and newspapers. The more places you put your ad the more likely you are to have someone spot it, and you never know if someone who lives near to you would be happy to take it off your hands. You could also place a piece of paper on the inside of your motorhome stating that it is for sale and your contact details, especially if it is parked outside the front of your house. The important thing to remember here is to not limit yourself and make as much effort as possible!

Be ready for viewings at all times

If you are extremely lucky you could get an enquiry about your motorhome the same day that you place it on the market, which means that you need to make sure it’s in tip-top condition and ready for viewing before you create your ad. Not only does this mean that you need to have your motorhome clean and well maintained, but also that you know what you are going to say to potential customers when they come to view your vehicle. Think about all the questions that you would ask if buying a second hand motorhome and try to have the answers ready – one of the worst things you can say is “I don’t know”. You should also think about a suitable test drive route in case someone asks if they can try it themselves, and ensure that you motorhome insurance policy covers you for this.

If you are thinking of buying a new motorhome then the last thing you want it to get into difficulties selling your old one, which is why it is so important that you think about your options and really get across to potential customers how special your vehicle is. Remember, buying a motorhome is often a big investment, so you need to make sure you can make potential buyers feel comfortable and ultimately happy to part with their money!