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discovery4us

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I have dealt with Camping World on three occasions in regards to consignment, twice selling and once buying. On selling both times I was uncomfortable with the consignment contract but on both occasions they offered to purchase my trailers at a price close enough to what I wanted that I sold to them both times. No haggling, no phone calls, nice and easy. Drop it off and walk away with a check.

The purchasing side ended up well but was fraught with sales pitches and catches I didn't expect. We ended up the MH we wanted at the price we wanted just had to dodge a couple unexpected curves thrown at us by the sales and finance staff.

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To find out comparable pricing check RV Trader. That will help you price your unit to sell.

Do you know someone personally that is a friend that would handle the transaction for a small fee? Perhaps they could post on RV Trader and handle the transaction for you?

The coach that we just purchased was advertised on Ebay. You will get the most views there along with RV Trader.

When my dad got out of his last coach we had a large dealer to sell the coach on a consignment. They were a dealer for the brand that he had (American Eagle). I'm certain that they pocketed a nice profit on the deal but that is what a dealer is going to do.

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

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This is a bit of a tangent but I wanted to share our experience. We bought our motorhome from a gentlemen in a similar spot. It was a nearly new motorhome but he too felt it was time to pursue other paths, at his age.

My wife, I and our special needs son saw his ad on craigslist and took the RV out for a drive. We loved it and I think he took some solace in knowing it was going to a family that would enjoy it for many years.

That was about four years ago.
We still enjoy this RV and I think fondly of the gentleman's kindness.

Maybe there's a special family out there too that will take over your motorhome and care for it too.

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No more RV of any kind ? Your furry friends are not going be happy with you, especially the Yorkie, we were Yorkie breeders.
Is trading it in an option ? Either for a new car, dogs like that new car smell or a new TT that will fit your needs as a seasonal. A large enough TT might work for you on a seasonal site. Yes, you will take less money but life is give and take to reach a goal.
You could get a TT with a fireplace, dogs like to lie in front of a fireplace and you will be back on their favorite person list once again . [emoticon]

My experience with having other people sell something that I own never worked out. A practice that I have seen is boosting the price while they let it sit on their lot to accumulate dirt and develop a leak while parked next to a NEW less expensive unit, that was dry and clean. The sales pitch was, look what you get buying NEW with a WARRANTY opposed to THIS OLD DIRTY RV and its just a few dollars more. They use our units as an ad to sell their own.

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No more RV of any kind ? Your furry friends are not going be happy with you, especially the Yorkie, we were Yorkie breeders.
Is trading it in an option ? Either for a new car, dogs like that new car smell or a new TT that will fit your needs as a seasonal. A large enough TT might work for you on a seasonal site. Yes, you will take less money but life is give and take to reach a goal.
You could get a TT with a fireplace, dogs like to lie in front of a fireplace and you will be back on their favorite person list once again . [emoticon]

My experience with having other people sell something that I own never worked out. A practice that I have seen is boosting the price while they let it sit on their lot to accumulate dirt and develop a leak while parked next to a NEW less expensive unit, that was dry and clean. The sales pitch was, look what you get buying NEW with a WARRANTY opposed to THIS OLD DIRTY RV and its just a few dollars more. They use our units as an ad to sell their own.


Yes, no more RV of any kind (I think). Might later buy a small travel trailer. But, for now our only vehicles will be my wife's CRV (previously tow vehicle), my pick up and our '79 VW Beetle convertible.


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goufgators wrote:

I'm nearing age 80 and feel that my reaction time and other age related deficiencies are telling me that it's time retire from motor home driving. I do not look forward to 'hanging up the keys' but recognize that it's in my (and possibly others) best interest to do so.


Here's a crazy thought: Worried about driving but still love using the RV? Find a driver to move your RV for you. A lady, who stores in our garage complex, uses a driver to move her 45' DP to a winter location & then return it after the season. Husband died several years ago, but she still wants to use the RV.

We also travel w/multiple dogs & living in the RV is vastly superior to any motel that would have us. [emoticon]

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goufgators wrote:

Yes, no more RV of any kind (I think). Might later buy a small travel trailer. But, for now our only vehicles will be my wife's CRV (previously tow vehicle), my pick up and our '79 VW Beetle convertible.


Goufgators,

I'm 61 and I'm thinking of adding a class B for smaller trips and campgrounds that we can't fit our 45 footer.

Have you thought about a class B? I've been 'eye-balling' a Winnebago (model 59KL) RAM Promaster. They are 21 ft. long, gasoline engine, no slides, all the normal amenities that make them simple. I like the twin bed version, it does have a 'wet bath' but I wouldn't have a problem with that as it looks roomy in this model.

It has a small fridge with gas cooktop, microwave, and this model can also come with the lithium batteries with no generator (additional alternator) or the regular model with a gasoline Onan genny.

A class B would allow you to continue your traveling dream but something more 'car-sized'.

Also, by trading your RV, you would save on sales tax if FL is set-up like TN.

Good luck!
MM.


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Those of you reading this post might see that I also posted a request of information about steering wander. I've been thinking that if I can 'defeat' the wandering problem that I might keep it another year. But, if the wander stays...I go!

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Goufgators, when I've read about units 'wandering', the suggestions given have many times been to get the chassis steering/suspension components inspected and get a good alignment from a reputable shop (ALL AXLES, not just the front).

Good luck!
MM.

* This post was edited 11/30/19 07:07am by Mr.Mark *

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