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.
Here RVers share their personal experiences with buying, building, renting, and enjoying teardrop campers. See the pros & cons of traveling with a teardrop trailer -- everything you need to know about installing solar panels on a teardrop trailer, winter camping in a teardrop trailer, and the many reasons that lightweight RVs like teardrop trailers are budget-friendly and popular.
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!
How do you dewinterize an RV and get ready for summer RV camping? Our Spring RV Maintenance Checklist includes 8 tasks that will quickly verify that no damage was done by winter’s wrath while your RV was in storage and ensure that your RV is safe to drive for the spring and summer RV camping season.
See a list of fall/winter RV maintenance tasks that are most important. These are the things you should do every year during the fall before winter hits. One of the MOST important is RV roof maintenance… see why!
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!
Solar panels for RV trailers (like small teardrop trailers) are popular today. Here are my best tips for installing RV solar panels and wiring them correctly
When you’re boondocking, it’s much more convenient to get your power from RV solar panels, instead of running the RV generator all the time!
What type of leveling system do you have for your RV? Not exactly sure? Here’s what you need to know about RV leveling systems.
Choosing between 5th wheel trailers and bumper pull trailers depends on a number of factors that are all spelled out for you right here. Deciding based on price alone could be a big mistake.
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.
A teardrop RV trailer can be the perfect way to stay comfortable when you’re winter camping. This video shows why teardrop trailers are great for winter camping.
For those on a small budget, a teardrop or other lightweight RV trailer is an excellent option.
Even if you think you can’t afford an RV, I bet you can afford this RV. It’s called a teardrop trailer. You can buy a teardrop trailer kit that only requires basic skills to put together. Or, buy teardrop trailer plans and build it entirely from scratch yourself.
The best way to get to know people that share the same interest as yourself is to join groups and participate in events where like-minded people get together. Nowhere is this more common than in the RV lifestyle. RV clubs, groups, and rallies are a great way to interact with other RVers.
My top 2 choices for our next RV would be a 25-foot fifth wheel trailer and a teardrop trailer. Here’s why these RVs are tops on my list…
Following are some questions you’ll want to ask yourself, along with some of the differences between the various types of recreational vehicles on the market today. Great tips for buying a new or used RV.