Trading in Your RV at RVs of West Texas in Baird, TX
If you’re in the market for a new RV, trading in your current one is an easy way to get started. Instead of going through the time-consuming process of marketing your old RV, showing it to buyers for appraisal, negotiating a price, and doing a lot of paperwork, you can simply take your RV to our store in Baird, Texas, and let us know that you intend to trade it in. We’ll handle the majority of the work to help save you time, money, and energy.
What are the benefits of trading in your RV?
One of the biggest benefits of trading in your RV, or any other vehicle, is the simplified process. Selling a vehicle is difficult and can take a lot of time. Trading in at RVs of West Texas makes it possible to sell and buy an RV in the same place at the same time, which is a lot more convenient than putting up your old RV for sale and hoping the timing works out.
Additionally, trading in can help you save money on your new RV. You may find special offers on trade-ins as well as benefit from lower taxes. In Texas, you only need to pay taxes on the value of the new vehicle minus the one you are trading in. If you sold your RV separately, you would have to pay the full sales tax amount when buying the new one.
Finally, trading in is great for getting more features. If your old RV is no longer big enough for your growing family, swapping it for a newer, more spacious one is a convenient way to upgrade. On the other hand, if you need to downsize, trading in for a smaller RV is also an option.
How should you prepare your trade-in?
Trading in an RV has a few more steps than trading in a car. Thoroughly cleaning the interior of the RV can go a long way toward raising its appraisal value. We recommend clearing out all personal items from the RV as well as cleaning, washing, or disinfecting all the surfaces, carpets, and fabrics.
Additionally, look for minor repairs you can perform yourself. Replace exterior lights, check that the power outlets work, and verify that the water pressure is normal. Some common maintenance items worth checking include the leveling jacks and slide-outs. You don’t have to make your RV like-new or work on the powertrain, but even small repair jobs can help you get more value when trading in.
Once your RV is ready to be traded in, it’s time to gather the paperwork. Grab service records, warranty records, receipts for any new parts, and any other paperwork you believe might be relevant to the sale of the RV unit.
How does trading in work at the dealership?
When you visit RVs of West Texas and say you want to trade in your old RV, we’ll have one of our experienced appraisers take a look at it. They’ll check the interior and exterior condition of the unit and look for things that reduce its value, such as damaged appliances or structural issues.
As the seller, you should try to focus on putting forward your RV’s best features. Explain what makes your RV so valuable. You may find it helpful to research your RV online beforehand to get a better sense of what you think its trade-in value should be.
Trading in makes it easy to put the sell price of your old RV toward the purchase price of a new one — in the same place, at the same time. It makes the selling and buying process easier than handling both separately. Visit RVs of West Texas in Baird, Texas, and let us know if you’d like to trade in your travel trailer, fifth wheel, or other RV!