Selling Your RV to a Private Party vs. Selling Your RV to a Dealer

You are ready for a change with your RV, maybe you are upgrading to your dream RV – like an Adventurer or Horizon – or downsizing to a more agile RV like the Winnebago Travato or View.

You have found the perfect RV, now you have to decide between trading-in your current RV to a dealer or selling it to a private party. You may think selling it to a private party is the clear choice, but you may want to consider the following benefits of trading your RV in to a dealer.

Marketing and Selling Your Old RV

When you are selling your RV, you must figure out the best way to find a qualified buyer to pay the right price for your RV. How much will you spend to get your RV in front of the right people? Do you want to deal with the countless emails and phone calls that come with doing it yourself? What will you do to differentiate your RV from all the others?

You may find it easiest to market your RV to a local buyer, by parking it somewhere with a for sale sign. But how long will it take to sell your RV to a local buyer if there is one who is interested?

When you work with Lichtsinn RV, we take care of the marketing and selling of your RV and you can drive off in your new RV without worry.

Delay to Purchase Your New RV

The process of selling your RV is like real estate, it is an extensive and could take months. Are you willing to put your travel plans on hold or potentially lose the opportunity to purchase your dream RV? When you trade in your RV at Lichtsinn RV, you do not have to put your plans on hold or risk losing the perfect RV for you.

Tax Benefits for Working with a Dealer

When trading in an RV most states will give a tax credit meaning the guest will only pay tax on the difference between what they are paying for the new rv and what they were given for their RV. Below would be an example.

Sale Price: $100,000.00

Trade Allowance: $60,000.00

Difference: $40,000.00

In this example the guest would only pay tax on $40,000.00 instead of the full $100,000.00 Purchase price. (each state is different, and you will want to look into your states’ rules)

Paper Work

When you work with Lichtsinn RV, we take care of the all the paperwork, titles and payoffs. You will not have to worry about whether you have all the paper work in place necessary to sell your RV. When you sell your RV or trade-in your RV, we handle everything from pick up to title work to paying off any loans and you can put your trade allowance towards your dream RV or cash if you are looking to sell.

Lichtsinn RV, America’s closest dealer to Winnebago Industries, has been named Top North American Winnebago Dealer by Winnebago Industries for the last four consecutive years. We proudly sell New RVs manufactured by Winnebago Industries as well as Used RVs.

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