Selling a touring caravan
When selling your tourer privately use caravanpriceguide to indicate
the correct value. Advertising need not be expensive, the internet is now the sales vehicle of choice and can be free or a
small fee to list your tourer on specialist sites. Always present your tourer in a clean tidy condition. Extra such as awnings
and caravan motor mover will increase the value if included, but essential items like gas bottles and water pumps are
generally expected to be included in the sale.
It is unrealistic to expect to achieve dealer
forecourt prices for a used tourer private sale. Reputable dealers offer warranties, carry
large stock levels, service the tourers and provide gas checks. Dealers also pay vat on the profit they make.
Do not release your tourer until the cheque has cleared, which
can take 7 working days. Beware of internet scams and con tricks. Provide a bill of sale and receipt together with proof of
ownership including cris membership if available. Be prepared to be offered a lower price than advertised, buyers expect this
but never accept the first offer and work towards an acceptable offer for both parties.
Family tourers are most in demand during early summer. Two berths,
especially good quality sell well in early autumn. Try to avoid December and January as this is the quietest time to
sell a touring caravan privately. All tourers can normally be sold based on demand, price ,condition, sought after models
and added value, like an awning. If your tourer does not sell straight away try;
Have caravan serviced and tested
Last resort try lowering the price
It is the editors experience that if its not written
down then it might not have happened and may be questionable. Always date and sign an agreement together with the
purchasers signiture and keep a copy of the agreement
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