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If you’ve been considering selling your camper van or Class B RV, you might be asking yourself: How much is my camper van worth? This is a very common question, and one that isn’t easy to answer.
Because every van is different, you will need to take a variety of factors into consideration when pricing your rig. We’re here to help you understand what to consider and how to know if you’ve found a fair price point before you list your camper van for sale.
So how should you go about finding the value of your camper van or Class B RV? Here are a couple things to consider prior to nailing down your pricing.
- First, spring has sprung and the desire to get on the road is at its highest point. Or more bluntly put, the camping season has begun! Many people are eager to get out of their homes and enjoy outside activities.
- Second, demand in the market for Class B RVs and camper vans are at an all time high. The current market and the inability of manufacturers to keep up with demand has heightened the sales rate on used Class B’s!
Both of these factors have influenced pricing in a positive way, at least for the seller!
Finding the Value of Your Camper Van
NADAguides is a vehicle valuation tool that can help you determine the value of your class B RV or camper van. Unfortunatley, the specificity of Class B RVs and camper vans can sometimes make this tool provide a valuation that is not accurate for your rig. Be honest about its condition and always provide a mileage.
Find Out what Similar Vans are Selling For
Another way to find some pricing suggestions is to search for similar used camper vans for sale. Check out what other people are asking for their vans and use that as a jumping-off point. Its always a good idea to find out what your competition is asking for theirs.
Take the Van to a Dealership
Sometimes it can be helpful to go to a dealership and ask for the trade-in value of your van. Be prepared to be shocked as most dealers will offer you an amount that is 25-30% less than what you can reasonably expect by selling it on your own.
Ask the Experts
One of the best ways to determine how much your camper van is worth is to use National Vehicle’s RV valuation tool. The experts at National Vehicle make this complicated process easy because they accurately provide valuation on hundreds of RVs on a weekly basis. They have the correct tools to get you accurate pricing and also firsthand knowledge on what the current selling prices on similar Class B RVs and camper vans are. Oh, and the valuation is FREE.
When to Sell a Camper Van
Now that you know how much to sell your camper van for, you might be wondering when to sell it. The answer? Right now! Van travel and even van living is hugely popular right now, and this means vans are selling like hotcakes and for more than they usually would.
While the market likely won’t settle down for some time, it’s always best to take advantage of a hot market when you can, especially if you know for sure that you will want to sell at some point anyway.
How to Sell a Camper Van
Of course, if you’re going to sell a camper van, you need to know how to do it. You could go to a dealership and trade it in, but as we mentioned before, you aren’t likely to get as much as you deserve when doing this. Consignment is another option, but you’ll miss out on some profit this way, and there are other drawbacks to this method of selling.
In our opinion, it’s best to sell your camper van privately.
Unfortunately, selling your camper van privately can be a bit overwhelming. The good news? National Vehicle is willing to help you list and sell your camper van or class B RV, making it a simple process that anyone can make time for!