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3 dog nights

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Posted: 01/07/18 02:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are looking at selling our 5th wheel and moving to a class A, was thinking of putting with Camping World on consignment, was wondering the good, bad and ugly of doing so. Any stories?


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Posted: 01/07/18 03:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This place really moves RVs. We sold ours in one month. It's well known in the RVing world so there are many shoppers coming through. It's on the route for snowbirders who stop there, also.

https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/

Edited: I put in the incorrect link the first time.

* This post was edited 01/07/18 09:54pm by 2gypsies *


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Posted: 01/07/18 03:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jut make sure that you fully understand what you will pay for and what Camping World will pay for. Read the documents you sign thoroughly before you sign. If you don't understand something, get a third party to explain it to you. Also, you should know that your insurance probably will not cover any losses you incur while your unit is consigned. Check with your insurance agent.

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Posted: 01/07/18 04:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With all of the complaints about Camping World on this site, why would you subject yourself to the misery and aggravation of doing business with them?

They don't care about selling your trailer, they want to sell theirs!

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Posted: 01/07/18 04:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My dad put his 5er on consignment. It sat there for over a year while they sold their own trailers first. Meanwhile he was making payments and paying insurance on it.

I don't think it was camping world, but I suspect it's standard consignment behavior. There's no incentive for them to sell your RV over theirs. So if someone comes to look at yours, they will likely push them towards one of theirs.

If you go the consignment route, I'd say find a consignment only place.


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Posted: 01/07/18 05:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Before doing business with CW please watch this video first.


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Posted: 01/07/18 06:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have seen the video, read the experiences of people re: insurance while on the lot
Still have to accept the fact, they have the traffic! Looking for personal experience, not antidotes.

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If you're moving into a Class A, you might consider making an offer on one of theirs, subject them selling yours for your price on consignment. Gives them an incentive to actually show and sell yours ... close two deals at once.


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If after reading all the negative stories on this forum about CW, your still comfortable with them, then by all means, use them.
Please dont come back afterward looking for sympathy though.


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Posted: 01/07/18 08:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

3 dog nights wrote:

Have seen the video, read the experiences of people re: insurance while on the lot
Still have to accept the fact, they have the traffic! Looking for personal experience, not antidotes.


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Thats a plain silly excuse.

Just because CW may have "traffic" it doesn't mean that their sales people are going to push or show YOUR rig. They are in the business to sell NEW units which they will get bigger commission on.

Post it on CRAIGSLIST with a REASONABLE PRICE (which is most likely a lot less than you think). You will get more "traffic" than CW since it will be fully exposed on the wobbly web.

Clean it up, make it look spotless, take lots of GREAT photos with a REAL CAMERA (not typically bad "cell phone" photos).

CL allows up to 24 photos on the post and the best thing is IT IS FREE TO POST, NO COMMISSION either.

Yes, it will take time and yes you will get no shows and tire kickers but you WILL in the end sell it.

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