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.
Dreaming of having new furniture in your RV? If you're struggling with how to fit furniture in your RV, or you just need some ideas before remodeling your RV... you've come to the right place! RVers share their personal experiences & tips for replacing outdated RV furniture, reasons to remodel a used RV yourself instead of buying a new one, how to replace RV carpet & flooring, how to keep loose RV furniture secure when driving down the road, and much more.
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!
Just like the items inside your house, RV components have a certain life expectancy. Following is a list of all the items in and on your RV — and their expected lifespan. Items are listed in the order they are most likely to wear out, with time ranges showing the approximate number of years each item typically lasts. The list includes all major RV components — from the drivetrain and electronics to slideouts, roof vents, toilets, refrigerators, and more! A checklist of RV repair issues that you should be prepared for + DIY tips to make things last longer.
For me, the 3 most important items inside an RV are: a decent bed, a decent shower, and a decent kitchen. You’ll notice that an RV dinette is not on that list! Since a dinette is not an item that I use, I decided to remove it myself. Here’s how I tackled the RV dinette replacement myself… and put a comfy recliner in its place!
Do you have to wear a seat belt as a passenger in an RV? Do kids have to wear RV seat belts? See what’s legal & what’s not. Plus, what’s safe for children and adults riding in the back of RVs. Since most RVers travel between states, it’s important that you know the RV seat belt laws in each state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Replacing RV furniture with household furniture is much cheaper than replacing with RV furniture or buying a whole new RV. Here are some tips for securing RV furniture in place for safe travel, plus a video with tips for replacing the dinette with a table & chairs.
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 my top picks when it comes to RV camping accessories like: a camp stove, fold-up table, extra propane hoses, portable grill, cast iron cookware, reclining outdoor chairs, and an emergency radio. I have my favorites, which are yours?
The RV lifestyle actually makes Christmas shopping easy for everyone. This is one activity that is loaded with accessories, add-ons and do-dads that every RVer could use. You won’t have to look too hard to find that one special gift for the RVer in your life.
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.
As a fulltime RVer, here’s how to determine the best state to declare residency in — based on state and local taxes. If you’re thinking about becoming a full time RVer, check here first!
How in the world do you maneuver an RV that’s practically as big as a house?! Driving a Class A motorhome can be intimidating. But it’s a skill that can be easily learned — with a little practice. Here are some tips for your first time driving a Class A motorhome.
I don’t know what exactly I expected Kansas to be like, I found that there was quite a bit about this state that I didn’t know.
Every RV manufacturer has its own good points and bad points… Here are the BEST points for the Winnebago company, also known as Winnebago Industries.