Selling An Expensive Motorhome Privately. (1 Viewer)

Aug 10, 2019
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Bit of a sorry saga here! We purchased what we thought was our last motorhome in May. We’d looked for this model for several years, finally found it and have now decided that it is not the van for us. It had some issues, went back to the dealer (over 200 miles away), some were fixed, some still outstanding as parts were not replaced as we asked.
The main reason for selling is that the van just doesn’t work for us. It is a good van, just not the van for us.
We‘ve sold motorhomes before on eBay, but these were old, selling for less than £20K. We paid close to three times this for our current van, I know we won’t get back what we paid for it and will make a considerable monetary loss, I am wary of putting such an expensive van on eBay. Has any one on here sold their ”expensive” motorhome privately? Would anyone consider handing over in excess of £40k to a private seller?
The past few months with this van have been so disappointing and depressing (despite some great holidays), we really thought we had found our dream final van, so only sensible answers please! The search for our final van goes on…….
 

Carol

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Oct 2, 2007
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18 years s Motorhome (33years caravans)
Don't undersell it you may well get your money back, look what similar are selling for. then as The Wino says try Fun classified.
 
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Aug 10, 2019
66
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63,150
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12 years
Why not get a dealers quote to buy it from you decide on a price and stick it in the classifieds on here.
Thanks, we have one of these companies that buy motorhomes getting back to us with a quote tomorrow, the one he gave us today was way too low, but not bad for a starter offer! Stupidly, I hadn’t thought of advertising it on here, thanks for the suggestion.

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TOAD on Tour

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VW Grand California
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We paid a fair bit more than what you are considering for a motorhome in January advertised on eBay and Autotrader From a lovely couple. I dont Really see what the issues are, we just did our homework before viewing - Full HPI check before viewing, ask to view at the owners home (don’t agree to meet at a service station etc.). Yes there are scams in both Autotrader and eBay, but mainly as sellers and they are pretty easy to identify most of the time - no previous feedback on eBay, asking to call or email outside of eBay etc. I have sold 4/5 +£30k cars on eBay with no issues.
 
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Apr 3, 2019
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Burstner Travel Van
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Few years now
Just sold mine fir over £40k. Buyer came up from Brighton & when he was happy transferred the cash ti my account. I suppose it helped that i was a regular poster on the AdriaTwin FB page so he could see my history with the van.
 
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Jun 24, 2022
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Rollerteam746
I sold my MH via Motorhome depot for 65k and their fee was agreed before at 3k on a no sale no fee basis. I got the price I wanted and avoided all of the pitfalls of selling privately ie tyre kickers, no shows, silly offers . Other benefits Motorhome Depot can offer p/ex finance etc. I was well pleased with their service.
 
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Swifter

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Don’t sell it cheap ! An expensive model can result in a higher profit for the dealer . They could have someone waiting for the model you have for sale !
 
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irnbru

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If it’s what someone is looking for and in their budget you’ll most likely find someone to buy it. We’ve paid that sort of money before for a private sale even hopping on a plane from Glasgow to Luton to do so. Just make your price competetive bearing in mind you won’t get a dealer price with no warranty etc being offered. Good luck !
 
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