By Debbie Holden 30 Oct 2020 7 min read

How to prepare your motorhome for sale


We recently caught up with Sell My Motorhome to discover how to prepare your motorhome for sale. This is what they said…


“As more and more of the population turn towards camping, caravanning holidays and staycations, the market for motorhomes both new and used is only becoming more attractive.

Selling your motorhome, campervan or RV doesn’t have to be a chore; with the right preparations, you can value, sell and buy a new motorhome quickly and efficiently.


Choose the right time to sell

The first thing to consider when you’re selling your motorhome is what season you’re thinking of trading your vehicle in.

While you might not think about planning a road trip when it’s freezing cold outside, the majority of potential used-motorhome owners begin looking for their next vehicle in the winter months.

If you’re ready to get your motorhome on the market, an expert online valuation will help you understand how much your vehicle is worth, so you can make a well-informed decision when the time is right.

Especially in the era of social distancing, carrying out your valuation online is the most secure way to sell your motorhome, keeping you safe and saving the extra cost of an in-person valuation.

Sell My Motorhome will buy any motorhome, campervan or RV of any make, model and age, helping you trade in your vehicle with no hassle at all.


Make for the best possible first impression

If your motorhome has been in storage for a few months over the winter season, just before you sell is the perfect time to give your vehicle a thorough clean.
Wear and tear isn’t a deal breaker when it comes to selling your motorhome, but it’s essential to pass on your vehicle in as top condition as possible.

We all know the more presentable something is, the more likely you are to want to buy it, so cleaning the interior and exterior of your vehicle thoroughly means you’ll stand a better chance at getting the best value for your motorhome.

It’s also important to check everything is in working order before you go through the valuation process.

You might be used to your air conditioning not working, or your sunroof needing to be opened manually, but those small flaws could be instantly picked up by potential buyers. This can dramatically reduce the value of your vehicle.


Interior Cleaning

To refresh the interiors of your motorhome, campervan or RV, you should check every area of your motorhome is presentable and comfortable.

Start by hoovering the seats and floors, wash any seat coverings and curtains that can be removed, and thoroughly polish any counters and worktops.

Make sure the shower, sinks and toilet are spotless and keep an eye out for any small issues that could cause a problem for any potential new owners further down the line.

You should also check your internal electrics and each of your appliances are working properly, and make a note of any that will need fixing.


Polish Up the Exterior

When it comes to the exterior of your vehicle, it’s important to clean up both the paintwork and mechanics. If necessary, touch up the paintwork and ensure your tyres are fully pumped up, or even replace them if they’ve undergone significant wear and tear.

Before your vehicle is valued, it’s good practice to wash it thoroughly, removing any dirt from the bumper and wheels, and waxing the paintwork if appropriate to make your motorhome look shiny and new.


Get your Paperwork Together

Finally, one of the utmost important things to prepare before you sell your motorhome is to get all the paperwork you need in order. As well as official ownership details, you’ll need full details of your motorhome’s service history and a record of the last MOT.

Making sure you have these details to hand will ensure the entire sales process goes as smoothly and successfully as possible so that you can get back on the road with a new motorhome in no time at all.

Offering a simple, three-step approach to valuing, selling and collecting your motorhome, Sell My Motorhome’s team of experts are here to help you go through the selling process with no hassle.”