Why is Spring the Best Time to Buy an RV for Sale by Owner?

RVs for sale by ownerEvery spring there is a mad rush to find a great deal on a used RV. Spring is a perfect time for camping, fishing, and enjoying your new RV. The following are a bunch of reasons why spring is the best time to buy a used RV for sale by owner.

1. In the spring, you have a lot of selection. Since this is the easiest time to sell an RV, a lot of people will list their used RVs. During the winter, not very many RVs have sold. At the beginning of the spring there can be a large amount of available inventory to choose from.

2. Springtime is also a great time to find good deals at a dealership. Dealerships always bulk up on their inventory in February and March. This way, they can sell a lot of RVs during April and May. If you want to find a good deal, you may be able to get one especially at beginning of spring.


3. If you buy an RV in spring, then you don’t have to pay to store your RV in a storage facility over the winter. You also would need to pay for insurance on your RV during the winter months when you won’t be using it. Over a five or six-month period, this could save you as much as $1,000.

4. Another great reason to buy motorhomes and travel trailers for sale by owner in the spring is you can find lots of people who are motivated to sell. Some of these people might have just been waiting for the spring so that they could sell their RV quickly.

5. The spring is a perfect time to own an RV. There are so many different campsites and parks that you can visit. The two best times to visit these campsites are in the spring and in the fall. A lot of people go camping for spring break, or as soon as the weather gets warm enough to allow it.

6. Every spring, RV manufacturers are releasing a new model or type of RV. A lot of owners could be upgrading to the newest model, allowing you to save money by buying their used RV.

7. At the beginning of the year, the value for RVs typically gets reduced. This means if you’re a buyer, you can expect to pay less for your next RV.

Four Things To Do To Save Money When Buying Your RV

RV for sale by owner1. Pay cash. Although it may not be very popular to buy a large item cash, it can save you a lot of money. When you finance an RV you end up paying almost double for it (depending on your interest rate) over the life of your loan. If you paid cash, you save almost 50 to 100% over the long-term payback value.

2. Try to find a motivated seller. People can be motivated because of unemployment, bankruptcy, divorce, inheriting an RV, medical bills, or lawsuits. There are lots and lots of reasons why someone would sell because they have to. It doesn’t take too long to find sellers that are in a predicament that forces them to sell. However, this can save you as much as 50 to 60%.

3. It may be worthwhile to check out local RV auctions. I shop at a time of local auctions. Local auctions can be the best deal you’ll ever find. Not all auctions are good deals. It is a good idea to inspect each RV, and attend auctions regularly in order to find some of the best ones.

4. Never pay full price. Most people are willing to negotiate 10 to 20% less than their asking price. If you offer someone 70% of their asking price, you’ll be surprised how often they will be willing to settle for 80%. If you are buying a $50,000 motorhome, saving 20%, is like having an extra $10,000 in the bank. Keep in mind, that it is always easier to buy than it is to sell. People will only sell an RV to make sense of them financially and if they want to. People who are truly motivated to sell quickly, won’t be offended by a low offer.

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6 Kinds of Camping Trailers For Sale By Owner

If you’ve never bought a camping trailer before, there is a lot you can learn about different kinds of camping trailers that are available. In this article, we will talk about the six different types of camping trailers, and the benefits of each.

travel trailers for sale by ownerPop up campers – The main benefit to pop up campers is that they are very affordable. You can often buy a new pop up camper for less than $10,000. Pop up campers are also pretty easy to tow. Even with a smaller truck you won’t have any trouble towing them. Additionally, it’s pretty easy to fit a pop-up camper in your garage. Each is it pops up, as a hard top and bottom.  Generally the size of the pop-up campers are made from canvas. This type of camper is not good to use if the weather is very cold, or if you are in an area that gets a lot of rain or hail. Also pop up campers are not very large.

campers for sale by ownerTear Drop Trailer- Teardrop trailers are often even smaller than pop up campers. They are great for a weekend getaway. They generally offer you a place to sleep, but not much more in the way of amenities. A teardrop trailer is very affordable. Most of the time they are hard and they offer you great protection from the elements. Teardrop trailers are also very light weight and easy to tow behind your car, truck, or SUV.

cheap campers for sale by ownerTruck Camper- A truck camper is a perfect camper to use if you don’t want to worry about hauling. A truck camper fits right into the back of your truck bed. Truck campers generally sleep 2 to 4 people. A truck camper generally works great even if the weather is cold. You won’t have any hard time going camping in the area where the roads are rough, if you are using a truck camper. Truck campers are also pretty affordable. The biggest disadvantage to this type of camper, is it is harder to store than a pop-up, or teardrop camper, and it is difficult to get it in and out of your truck.

travel trailers for saleTravel Trailer- Your typical travel trailer attaches to the bumper of your truck or SUV. Trailers weigh up to 7,000 pounds. You can store a lot in a travel trailer, and even have a full bathroom and shower. Travel trailers are nice if you are going to stay anywhere for more than a week. With most travel trailers, you can bring your home along with you. Travel trailers range in price from affordable, to extremely expensive. The nice thing about these trailers is there are a lot of different kinds to choose from. Seek and find the type that best suits your needs. Most of the time, travel trailers work great for camping in any type of weather.

cheap campers for saleFifth Wheel Trailers- A fifth wheel travel trailer is much larger than your ordinary travel trailer. A 5th wheel attaches to the bed of your truck, rather than attaching to the bumper. This allows the travel trailers to  have an extra sleeping compartment, over the truck bed. It will generally sleep 6-8 people. Fifth wheels are a great way for you to travel across the country or long distances. These types of travel trailers are one of the largest trailers, and typically also the most expensive. Most fifth wheels will come with a full bathroom, and a generator. A lot of them will have two or three slide outs to give you more space once you reach your destination.

travel trailer for sale by ownerSports Utility RV- A sports utility RV is usually also a fifth wheel. This trailer is designed for hauling ATVs, dirt bikes, and race cars. One of the unique features of this RV is that it often has a gas pump, and external hoses for washing your vehicles. The back of this RV opens up to make it easy to load and unload equipment. A sports utility RV is a manly RV. Typically, the interior, including the kitchen, and bedroom, are designed for durability, rather than for comfort.

How to Find Great Deals on these Types of Camping Trailers

No matter what type of camping trailer you get, the best ways to get a good deal on a camping trailer is to buy travel trailers for sale by owner. The best deals often come from people who are motivated to sell. The key to finding a lot of motivated people is to invest time into your search. Look for people that have to sell, not just people that want to. Find out why they are selling. The most common ways for you to get a good deal, is that they are selling because they can no longer make their payments, or if they’re selling because of divorce, inheritance, death, taxes, or medical bills. When you take time finding RVs for sale by owner, from people in these situations, you are helping them out, and you’re also going to be able to save a few thousand dollars.

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