In honor of Father’s Day, I’ll begin this post with something that my dad recently told me, “the 2 best days of owning a recreational vehicle [be it a boat, motorcycle, or class A motor home] are the day you buy it and the day you sell it.”
Today the new owners had a very happy day and so did we! That being said, it is difficult to sell something that you have a strong emotional attachment to. Part of you knows it’s time to let go and start a new chapter but another part of you wants to hold on to whatever the thing you are letting go of represents. Sometimes, I wish I knew what the future holds for my family. Will we get another RV? Will we travel as much as I want to? Will we ever live the simple life out on the open road again? There are many parts of the full-time RV lifestyle that I miss very much, and yet a part of me knows that for now, the best place to be is here, right where we’re at.
Here are some of the nuts and bolts of selling the rig. After listing our RV on Craigslist ($5 per listing x 3 listings = $15), a broker at Pop’s RV and a broker at eBay Motors ($800) we finally matched with a buyer on RVTrader.com ($80). If we were going to sell another RV in the future we would start with RVTrader.com. My wonderful husband wanted to start there in the first place but I wanted to save money and use Craigslist. Unfortunately, Craigslist yielded lots of calls from dealers and brokers who wanted to buy it for trade-in value. We got fast-talked into listing with a broker on eBay and we’ll both admit that was a costly mistake. This was one of those times that I should’ve listened to my husband in the first place!
We are very grateful that our rig was the perfect fit for another family wanting to live in it full-time and see the USA coast to coast! I can imagine the many adventures and happy memories they will have in it together. It feels so much better to pass the baton to some great people than let the rig sit unused, or sell it to a dealership.
Happy trails to you C & K and kiddos! God bless you and keep you. I hope you have the time of your lives on your RV adventure!
❤️ Happy Father’s Day everyone! We hope you are able to enjoy your day with someone you love!
Here’s a few throwback photos of my husband with our babies (back when they were babies).
🚐 Have you bought or sold a recreational vehicle? How was your experience?
🚐 Have you tried out different types and sizes of RV’s? Which is your favorite?