Maximize Your RV Trade-In Value: 4 Steps to Getting the Most Out of Your Old RV

If you’re ready to trade in your family RV for a brand new 2019 Dutchmen Aspen Trail for sale at RV Value Mart, then you need to get the best value for your trade-in.  We’re here to help you walk away with your dream RV, without losing a penny on your RV.  Check out our tips on the 4 step to maximize your RV trade-in value and make sure you’re getting the most out of your old RV.

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Refresh Exteriors

First impressions are incredibly important when trading in an old RV, so make sure the exterior is well maintained.  Check all of your seals, touch up any flaking or faded paint, and powerwash any grim from the road.  It’s always a good idea to change worn down tires and polish the rims, to ensure a shining first impression.

Remember: the dealer is looking to resell your RV, so anything you do to make that sale easier will increase the value of your trade-in.

Deep Clean

After you’ve blown them away with the spotless exterior, make sure you continue that feeling once they’ve stepped inside.  We recommend detailing the interior of your RV by deep cleaning the entire space.  Run a dehumidifier to help remove any possible mildew smell, wash any linens that stay with the RV, and clean surfaces.

Pro tip: We recommend diffusing essential oil to help give the space a welcoming atmosphere, as a safer alternative to candles.

Clean Supplies
Don’t forget to remove any scuffs or scraps on the walls with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser!

Address Any Repairs

Whether it’s light bulbs that need changing or leaky faucet, you should repair it before you trade it in.  The more things you can fix yourself, the better your savings will be, but it’s important to hire an expert for jobs that are beyond your abilities.  If you’re handy with sewing, you can repair any snags or tears in the upholstery, or try updating the fabrics for a newer, more modern design.

Evaluate Your RV

Lastly, you need to know how much your beloved RV is worth.  Head over to RV Value Mart’s handy Trade-In Evaluation Form and plug in the details!  It’s incredibly easy to find out exactly how much you could save on the RV of your dreams with just a bit of information about your current rig.

Here’s a list of what you need before filling out the form:

  • Type (Class A Motorhome, Travel Trailer, Fifth Wheel, Etc.)
  • Year
  • Make
  • Model
  • Purchased New or Used
  • Condition (interior, exterior, mechanical, & vehicle – when applicable)

We hope these tips for maximizing your RV trade-in value will help put you in the RV of your dreams!  Contact us today for more information, or visit our website to fill out our trade-in form, and see how much your family RV could save you on your dream RV.

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