RV resale value is a tricky thing. Because RV dealers are looking for trade-ins that still look like they just drove off the lot last week. And personal RV buyers may not have the same appreciation for what you think looks good inside an RV, or for the add-on features that you believe enhance RV life on the road. That said, there are a few things you can do to get more money for it when it comes time to sell your RV! Here are 5 ways to get a higher trade-in value from an RV dealer + 5 ways to get a higher RV resale value when selling your RV privately.
Want to make some changes to your RV? Whether you're going to remodel an RV by making cosmetic changes here & there, or you'll be restoring an old RV from the ground up... we've got some tips from RVers who've been in your shoes. See our DIY RV remodels, RV bus conversions, and firsthand tips for building teardrop campers & trailers. RVers are sharing everything from how to replace RV carpet, to the best places to find RV parts, and ways to convert current spaces inside your RV into more useful spaces (like a laundry room, pantry, or closet).
See how much your RV is worth (RV values explained), plus the top 10 things that decrease the value of your RV. The biggest takeaways here are: 1) Seriously consider every single change you want to make to your camper BEFORE you make it, and 2) Evaluate the degree to which that change could be detrimental to your RV’s resale value (because not everyone will appreciate what you happen to like). So… pick the best RV for your needs from the get-go. Then, get out there and use it (rather than keep it parked). Take care of your camper… and use it!
My hands-on DIY cargo van insulation tips. See step-by-step how to insulate a van roof, how to insulate cargo van walls, and how to insulate a van floor. I’ve done it myself… and you can too!
For your DIY RV van conversion, you’ll want to start from the top down. That way, one step won’t interfere with another while constructing your Class B motorhome. First, determine which amenities you want to include. Then, install everything that you plan to have mounted on the roof before you do anything else. I’ll show you how to install RV solar panels, an RV vent, and a TV antenna on the roof of your RV van.
See how I built a Class B motorhome from a cargo van. Today, I’m covering the first step in my DIY RV camper van conversion series: How to choose the best cargo van for an RV conversion.
Is it time to remodel your RV? Oh, how I’ve enjoyed remodeling RVs and travel trailers… Here are my best tips doing the RV renovation yourself. Plus where to find RV parts & accessories, and RV renovation companies that will do the work for you if you like.
You can buy a teardrop camper that’s ready to go with all the extras, you can roll up your sleeves and build one yourself, or you can rent a teardrop trailer and travel freely. However you do it, there’s no time like the present to get on the road and see everything this country has to offer from the comfort of an RV!
When the brakes went out on my 22-yr-old motorhome, it became a challenge to find RV brake parts. Here’s good info if you need to find old RV parts!
Here’s an RV project you can definitely do yourself! See how I installed new carpet in my 20-yr-old motorhome using a large carpet remnant I got for $45.
Are your RV captains chairs starting to look old and worn? Perhaps they’re simply faded from the sun, or they don’t have as many features as you’d like — such as seat positions, recline, etc. Here are lots of RV seat covers to choose from, plus some RV seat enhancements that could make your ride more enjoyable.
You probably have a lot of questions about the RV industry and how RVs are made. By touring an RV manufacturing facility you will find answers to many of your questions. RV factory tours take you behind the scenes in the RV industry. There’s no better way to see firsthand how an RV is built — from start to finish. You get to watch as an RV is transformed from a bare frame to a finished product.
I turned our RV bunkhouse room into a space that was more usable to us: an RV laundry room! See how I did it… and how you can too.
Thinking of converting an old bus or motorcoach into an RV? Here’s what you need to know BEFORE you begin the project. RV bus conversions and bus motorhome conversions are well worth the effort, as long as you think it through ahead of time.
A teardrop trailer makes the perfect 2-person RV when your tow vehicle is a lightweight SUV or small car. Building a teardrop trailer from scratch is easy, especially with plans ordered on the Internet. See the whole building process from start to finish in this video.
Sun and heat will destroy RV furniture fabric, making it stiff and brittle. Here are your options, some of which are pretty expensive. I like to replace the original RV furniture with cheaper household furniture. All you have to do is secure it in place.
Is the price of a new Class B RV just too much for your budget? Consider building your own like I did. You can save a bundle and have a lot of fun doing it. Here’s a video showing one man’s motorhome creation that’s a real showpiece.
You can make that old tired looking RV fresh and new again simply by replacing the RV furniture. Think of it as a home makeover on wheels. And while you’re adding your own personal touch, your investment is growing more valuable too! These videos have some of the best tips for replacing your RV furniture.
Rather than accepting the quick depreciation that comes with buying a new RV, why not buy a used RV and remodel it to suit your tastes? The money savings alone can be substantial!
Here are some tips for repairing or replacing the furniture inside your motorhome, RV, or travel trailer. Everything from replacement cushions to installing brand new chairs.