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cannsyl

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Refurb or Sell??
« on: August 02, 2018, 04:20:35 PM »
So I have a 2005 TT.  Its looking a little worn down after all its travels.  I'm buying a new (used) 5th Wheel.  I'm wondering if its worth it to put in a little time and money to spruce up the old place before selling or if I just let it go as it?  If I repaint some things and replace the carpet with wood tile and add a backsplash in the kitchen and bath would it give me good return or would I just be wasting money?
I'm torn between making a few cosmetic changes and just a quick scrub down.
Any advice or prior experience?

JackL

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Re: Refurb or Sell??
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 05:15:53 PM »
My vote is sell it as is

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Re: Refurb or Sell??
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2018, 06:02:04 PM »
My recommendation is just clean it well and sell as is.
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kdbgoat

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Re: Refurb or Sell??
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2018, 07:42:22 PM »
Agree with the above, especially if trading at a dealer. The will probably give it a coursery look, then offer whatever the book says
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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Refurb or Sell??
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018, 11:43:05 AM »
It may sell faster if you spruce it up, but you probably won't get a higher price.  I'd just clean it inside and out and hang the For Sale sign on it.
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Deano2002

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Re: Refurb or Sell??
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2018, 04:20:11 PM »
Agree with all of the above, a home you do that to, probably not an RV but, you will have to make the final decision
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Gods Country

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Re: Refurb or Sell??
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2018, 05:05:35 PM »
Also agree. Clean it up real good, and sell it.  You will never get the money back.  Put that money and time into your new rig.

cannsyl

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Re: Refurb or Sell??
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2018, 07:46:36 PM »
What about renting it out?  does anyone here do that?

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Refurb or Sell??
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2018, 10:09:52 AM »
Usually not worth the aggravation, but that's a personal choice.
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1anjl

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Re: Refurb or Sell??
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2018, 02:04:41 AM »
What about renting it out?  does anyone here do that?

Most insurance companies will not cover your TT if you do rent it out, so make sure that you check with your carrier first..
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Re: Refurb or Sell??
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2018, 10:52:26 AM »
1anjl has a good point.  Personal-vehicle policies will exclude any commercial use, i.e. rental or business purposes, but usually casual rental (a week or tow a year) is not considered commercial use.  It would be wise to clear that with your insurer in advance, though.  And of course, when you file a claim, you don't have to volunteer that it was rented at the time of the damage, UNLESS you are asked that question as part of the claim process.  Insurers take claim fraud very seriously and are prone to make examples of perpetrators when found, so don't mess around. It's considered a crime in several states.
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darsben

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Re: Refurb or Sell??
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2018, 11:24:42 AM »
There is a guy near my RV park in Casa Grande that rents out his trailer for the winter. He charges x dollars per month and the renter pays the lot rent wherever the renter wants to put the rig.  The owner sets it up shows the people how to use it and he seems to rent it out every year.
This eliminates a lot of risk in towing etc.
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