Selling Carthago, advice please (1 Viewer)

Aiberdeenquine

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Mar 23, 2023
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I’m preparing to sell my Carthago and would like advice about making a private sale. How important is cleaning and preparation and what legal requirements should I be aware of? All tips and questions very welcome.
 
Dec 6, 2011
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Hi and welcome 🤗

I think you should get a large number of varied replies which will eat up your 5 free posts.
You might get full benefit by subscribing and that will also give you access to motorhome purchase guides and much more.
 
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May 17, 2016
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Cleanliness does make a huge difference. Other than just making the interior and exterior of the motorhome look physically better it gives the impression it has been well looked after, even if it hasn't.

I find it also makes it easier for potential buyers to imagine themselves making the van there own.

Not entirely sure of all the legal responsibilities but Phil is right, there is a good buyers/sellers guide on here if you fancy joining.

Other than that just remember that a private sale may well attract a load of dodgers. You need to be ready for them but it is worth it as you will get more money for your van via a private sale.
 

stevewagner

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It’s very important. A clean and well maintained Motorhome tells you a lot about the person selling it. Would you buy a dirty one? In the main your legal obligations are to tell the truth about the vehicle. That way you can’t be accused of covering up anything. I f you are concerned sell it to a dealer or through a broker.

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Jolak

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If you have smoked in it or kept dogs, people will be able to tell even if you can't and it will put them off. I remember when looking at a caravan from a private seller, they had a scented candle burning in it - a dead give away. A Dealer will always buy it at a knock down price, but if you want a decent price from a private punter, you've got to put some effort into presentation or pay someone for a professional deep clean. We bought ours from a Dealer, but even the Dealer had motorhomes that stunk of fags or dogs. We just got out of them and looked at the next one. I suspect that the Dealer didn't worry about deep cleaning because smokers or dog owners wouldn't notice the smell like we did. If I sell, I'll be doing it privately as it's the only way I'll get a decent return after paying top price to a Dealer.
 
Jan 10, 2013
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We have just put our Auto-Sleeper Warwick XL up for sale on here and on FB. I had it MOTed, serviced and habitation checked plus a full valet before I advertised it. I think it's important as a private seller that you are selling something as perfect as possible to avoid 'come back' and disappointment by the buyer - after all they are an expensive purchase.
 
May 23, 2013
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I’m preparing to sell my Carthago and would like advice about making a private sale. How important is cleaning and preparation and what legal requirements should I be aware of? All tips and questions very welcome.
Worth providing the details of the Carthago as people on here often looking for replacements and put it on the classifieds pages.

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May 23, 2008
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Since 1984
I had a terrible experience with a funster when I advertised my Carthago on here. Motorhome Depot took it on and after a week they've secured a deposit. No hassle as I've had enough of dreamers with no money. Good luck.
 
Jul 5, 2013
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A class
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Hi and welcome 🤗

I think you should get a large number of varied replies which will eat up your 5 free posts.
You might get full benefit by subscribing and that will also give you access to motorhome purchase guides and much more.
And if you do become a subscriber (£20 per year) you will be able to place a classified ad on this forum for free.
 
Jan 13, 2014
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Leeds - Yorkshire
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29,678
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Coachbuilt
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I'd make sure any personalised stickers/fittings were removed
The new owner won't care that you've been to Benidorm or that the truck is your adventure before dementia
Quickest and easiest way to devalue a Motorhome, Stickers/Decals, Hooks anywhere,Curtains,Shelves,Security locks bolted all over,lots stuff that simply isn’t nessasary.
 

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