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RVs are just like homes. And like homes, that means you may find the perfect one and keep it forever, or you may look to make a switch sometime after your initial purchase. For the latter crowd, that means you’ll be going through the process of selling an RV – something that may make you a bit anxious. After all, your RV was a major investment and you want to get the most out of your sale!

Read on to learn some of the our best tips for selling an RV so you can feel confident when it’s time to upsize to a new model, downsize for easier travel, or anything else that might make you want to switch things up as an RV owner.

Timing is Everything

Unsurprisingly, the time you choose to sell makes a huge difference in RVs. This isn’t too dissimilar to how selling a home is easier between school years, since people are ready and want to get moved and settled before next session starts.

When it comes to RVs, the best time to sell your RV is the early spring, such as late March, April or May. As the days grow warmer and the outside looks more appealing, RV lovers and campers looking to get their first RVs will start to feel the pull towards adventure.

If you capitalize on this moment, you may be able to stretch the value of your RV a bit more. Even if you don’t, you’re more likely to turn your “for sale RV” into a “sold RV” in the least amount of time. After all, most people don’t enjoy the process of listing their goods and negotiating with dozens of potential buyers. If you’re selling, you want to get your RV on the market and off your property as soon as possible.

A Special Tip on Timing

If you’re on the fence about selling your RV, right now (at the time of this article’s publishing) is a great time to consider it! RVs are harder to come by right now, which means the new and used markets are limited. Your RV is likely to have some purchase interest right away as RV enthusiasts are looking at every available model within their shopping range.

A Clean RV is an Easier Sell

Before you even consider selling your RV you’ll need to do some prep work. Hopefully you’ve kept your RV fairly clean, but either way, it’s time to thoroughly clean it so it looks like it’s never been used. This won’t be like any cleaning you’ve done before – you need to attend to every surface inside and outside the RV.

You never know how closely a potential buyer will inspect your RV. While your RV may have dents or dings that you can’t quite fix on your own, what they’ll really be looking for is signs that you may not have taken great care of your RV. The better it looks, the more likely they’ll trust that you’ve been kind to your vehicle.

As an added bonus, a deep clean can often find things you may have otherwise left behind. We’ve even heard of people finding things like credit cards, keys or other small items they thought were gone forever!

Stage It!

If you’ve ever walked through a fully furnished home, you know that no two people think of their living spaces in the same way. While you may have decorations in one location, another person may be put off with the same finished look.

When selling your RV, you should consider staging it to make it more universally appealing. In most cases, this means removing unnecessary clutter as much as possible. But it also means giving it a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Think about how the bed looks, how to set the blinds, and even which position the RV is in to capture the best sun based on when you’ll be showing it.

The possibilities are endless for how you can stage your RV to make a potential buyer “see” themselves living in your old RV. The faster they reach that point, the more likely you are to close the sale.

Staged Locations

Staging your RV doesn’t just mean assembling the interior. Where you end up taking your pictures can make all the difference in the world! Setting up your RV in a beautiful location at a nearby campground can show it off in action and immediately spark the desire to purchase your RV in a potential buyer.

Price Accordingly

Like timing, pricing is a core component of selling an RV (or anything for that matter.) The reality is that you have a lot of options when it comes to pricing. But the main things to look at are:

Current Market – How are other similar RVs selling? Don’t just look at the same make and model, look at RVs with similar floorplans, sizes and features. The best comparison model is one that offers the same benefits as your RV and is in similar condition. This means sometimes a similar make and model that’s been poorly cared for might trick you into pricing your RV incorrectly

Your Needs – Do you want to sell this RV now or are you okay with keeping it in storage for a few weeks or months? Sometimes pricing comes down to your timeline. If you’re ready to ditch your RV and invest that money in a new one or into something else, then you may be wise to knock the price down just a little bit to make it more appealing. If not, use your market research to price it appropriately and hold out until you find the buyer you want.

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What happens when you have ten hungry teenagers and only eight slices of pizza? A demand for more pizza, of course! The law of supply and demand can be found in any basic Economics lesson. The recent RV shortage is similar to the pizza scenario but, as with most economic situations, there are many more factors that come into play than hungry teenagers and pizza.

Supply Chain Disruptions

Although roughly 80 percent of RVs are manufactured in Elkhart County, Indiana, not all of the parts that make up an RV are made there. RVs, like automobiles, boats, and a myriad of other finished products, are made up of a lot of different parts which are supplied from separate manufacturers. A delay in just one part can mean production for an entire RV line comes to a halt. (Think about the delay in pizza production if there’s no cheese!)

Many parts are being manufactured in lower quantities – or not at all – due to COVID or other issues. When a part is delayed it means an RV is kept from being completed and being approved for sale. Each component for production of an RV is important for the quality of the finished product. When even one of the components is unavailable, the RV remains incomplete. From air conditioners to toilets, the lack of parts available results in RV shortages.

Reduction in Transportation Availability

Even though the majority of RVs are made here in the United States, there are parts manufactured in other countries. The COVID situation has resulted in fewer transportation vessels. International shippers are highly cautious. So even when parts are completed there could be shipping delays.

With lower manufacturing rates and delayed shipping, the supply of parts and components to build RVs results in RV shortages.

High Demand

The other half of the equation is, of course, demand. Demand has increased and RVs are generally gaining popularity, partly due to COVID. Not only have high-risk workers in the healthcare and other professions used RVs as a satellite home to avoid exposing their families to the virus; but according to a recent report on WXYZ-TV 7, “Now infectious disease specialists do say RV traveling is one of the safest ways to go.”

RV travel is an activity where families can go places together with their own things (bed, bathroom, kitchen, etc.) and not have to wonder about who else may have slept there, sat there, or touched the TV remote. It’s a great way to get a change of view with a little peace of mind.

Increased RV travel demands, coupled with limited supply, means RV shortages. It’s a simple formula. So what’s a person to do?

Shopping for an RV? Here Are Some Tips

Know What You Want

The reality is RV shortages and a limited RV supply, but that doesn’t mean shopping for an RV is impossible. Being prepared amid RV shortages means it’s important to be ready to buy. Know what you want! Do you want a bunkhouse, toy hauler, fifth wheel, and how many does it need to sleep? Do you already have a tow vehicle and what is your towing capacity? When you know what you are looking for and you find an RV that fits your criteria, don’t hesitate.  

Used RVs Are Harder to Find

Since the supply of new RVs is lower, you may think it’s a good time to turn to a used model. If you don’t need the most recent features available in the current year’s model, they are just as good as new models, especially when you purchase from a reputable dealer.

Unfortunately, the used market is just as challenging to find RVs in right now! So don’t be surprised if you’re left searching high and low when shopping used too!

Stay Vigilant

The RV Wholesale Superstore website is updated with new stock when it’s available, so keep an eye on our site! You can also reach out to us for updates and find out if the model you’re looking for is available or may be available soon!

Contact RV Wholesale Superstore 

The professionals at RV Wholesale Superstore are ready to help you find the perfect RV for you and your family. Visit us in-person at 5080 W. Alexis Road, in Sylvania, OH or call us at (866) 640-9871 

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The Coachmen 2021 Catalina RV models are bursting with new features. With 2021 gearing up to be a record-breaking year for RV production, there’s sure to be a 2021 Catalina RV model that will keep you comfortable no matter where you travel this year!

Flip Down Cargo Rack

Outdoor cargo storage is now standard on Coachmen 2021 Catalina RVs. The flip down tailgate cargo rack includes a spare tire and can hold an additional 150 lbs (up to 200 pounds total capacity) giving you plenty of additional outdoor storage. This heavy duty 70” x 19” storage rack flips up and locks in the upright position when not in use. So whether you choose the Legacy Edition, the Summit Series 8 or the Expedition, these Coachmen travel trailers will provide that addition outdoor storage that gives you plenty more outside storage for your travel needs.

Power Awning with LED Lighting

The Scissor-Arm technology on the power awning of the Coachmen 2021 Catalina RV increases stability and rigidity for maximum strength and durability. This no-hassle power awning features a multi-color LED light strip with remote that allows you to choose between 15 different color choices! That will keep the kids (or the kid in you) busy choosing the nightly color scheme!

There are six different pitches adjustments you can choose from, and with Memory Pitch, your awning will return to your desired pitch each time without the need to re-adjust.

All-in-One Entertainment TV & Speakers

The 2021 Catalina RVs make it easy to relax with the all-in-one entertainment TV. It’s mounted on a telescoping swing arm bracket so you can position it for optimal viewing from any angle. There’s Bluetooth audio streaming and an FM tuner with 10 presets. Front and rear USB and HDMI for ease of hook up no matter which direction the TV is facing.

It comes with a full-function remote control but also has TV control buttons on the front – just in case the remote gets misplaced! The 2-zone audio has independent volume and source control to fully adjust the sound where you need it.

Summit Series Entertainment Equipment

The standard interior entertainment equipment is a bit different for the Summit Series 8 and Summit Series 7 of the 2021 Catalina RV models. The telescoping swing arm is designed to attach to multiple TV mounting configurations and the entertainment center is pre-wired with a signal booster for Cable and Satellite. The HDMI connection is also pre-wired to the stereo.

There are two 110 plugs for TV power and an additional device. In front you’ll find an HDMI port and Aux In port as well as a USB with device charging capabilities. There is a rear HDMI output to the TV. There is also rear optical and analog input. Two 20W low-distortion speakers are mounted in the ceiling. They are moisture resistant and provide multi-zone audio distribution. All this equipment may warrant a little extra electrical protection.

10 Cubic Ft. Refrigerator

This refrigerator has plenty of room for all your food and refreshments. Adjustable glass shelves, energy efficient LED lighting, and a clear crisper drawer to keep your fruits and veggies fresh are just a few of the features you’ll find in the 10 cubic foot refrigerator in the 2021 Catalina RV. The freezer is large enough to accommodate a bag of ice and has a shelf to help keep food organized. The 12V refrigerator is engineered for the boat and RV industries and comes standard on the Legacy Edition, Summit Series 7 & 8 as well as the Trailblazer models. The 2021 Catalina RV also offers A 7 cubic foot gas/electric refrigerator as an option. With all this room, you can keep food and snacks organized and away from unwanted pests.

Suite of Functionality Features

The 2021 Catalina RV has a host of features that improve the functionality of your new RV. Each feature is beneficial, and together their performance will enhance your camping experience.

Living Room Fan

When it comes to comfort and convenience, look up. Up at the living room fan, that is.  The 2021 Catalina RV provides great ventilation and a natural skylight in the living room fan. You’ll have plenty of additional daylight to brighten your RV during the day and the fan will help circulate the air to keep you comfortable day and night.

Easy-Step Shower

Whether you’re 80, have an infant, or are somewhere in-between, the easy-step shower in the 2021 Catalina RV models makes bathing easy. It has a low step providing easy, safe entry and exiting as well as providing a roomier shower experience. Water overflow is prevented by the raised lip – which provides a unique space that still works for baby’s bath time. No matter where your next adventure is or if your RV doubles as a guest house, showering will be a pleasant experience with the easy-step shower.  

Propane Quick Connect

For ease of outdoor grilling the 2021 Catalina RV comes standard with propane quick connect. This quick connect hose attachment runs off the standard LP gas bottles for your RV and provides the convenience you desire for grilling or cooking outside your RV. The quick connect and new pull out camping griddle are just a few of the new features on the pull out camp kitchen.

Battery Disconnect Switch

Fire and theft are two dangers every camper wants to avoid. With a battery disconnect switch, your 2021 Catalina RV will not only save on battery life, but by completely disconnecting the battery from all systems, it protects you from the dangers of theft and electrical fires. The battery disconnect switch is conveniently located on the A-Frame and is also an important safety feature when maintenance is necessary on your RV. Lastly, it preserves the battery from being drained by lights or appliances while your RV is in storage.

So, despite the pandemic, RVs are in demand. More than 8o percent of all RV production is based in the Elkhart, Indiana, region, and the Coachmen 2021 Catalina RV models are no exception. In fact, according to the Elkhart Truth, “Demand is high for RVs…2021 could break the all-time record.” Bursting with new features, there’s a 2021 Catalina RV model that will keep you comfortable no matter where 2021 takes you!

Contact RV Wholesale Superstore 

The professionals at RV Wholesale Superstore are ready to help you find the perfect RV for you and your family. Visit us in-person at 5080 W. Alexis Road, in Sylvania, OH or call us at (866) 640-9871 

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