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ajacobs1112

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Posted: 11/08/19 10:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is for anyone who has dealt with PPL Consignment in TX. I'm thinking of selling my 5th wheel and considering bringing it to PPL. I went on their website and most of the reviews are negative. I would appreciate input if you've dealt with them, or if there is another place you would recommend to sell. I really don't want to sell it myself. Thanks, Allen

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If you are selling just to get rid of it, any dealership will take it. Of course, you won't get much for it either. That's the trade-off, get rid of it immediately at a low-ball offer. Or sell through some other venue with a higher price and it may never sell or you may be waiting for a long time.

By the time the unit actually sells, and your 3rd party intermediary gets their commission cut, you might have been better off just selling to your dealership and been done with it.

If you are upside-down on a loan, you'll never get the price you need to pay the loan off, from anywhere.

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Posted: 11/08/19 11:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have sold three RVs on Craigslist and done well. If your rig is clean and maintained, take a LOT of photos that show it and it will sell for a reasonable price. The key is reasonable; don't think you will get what you think it is worth to you; but what it is actually worth (see similar rigs online). If it is in good or great shape then take your time for someone who knows what they are getting. You will most likely get lowball offers so don't waste your time with them. Either the buyer is serious or they're not. Most consignments benefit the company more than the seller; unless your'e not interested in meeting other RVrs. Good luck

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Posted: 11/08/19 11:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sounds like you are trying to refute the majority of negative reviews to justify using the service. Personally, I'd stay away just based on what you have said. Maybe find a friend that will sell it for you for a cut if you don't want to bother with it?

I sold mine on craigslist to the first responder and #2 was very disappointed. But I had thoroughly researched its value, cleaned it up REALLY well, staged it, and took a couple of dozen of pictures that I posted along with a detailed history of its usage. And most importantly, I priced it fairly. Didn't ask any dealers, but I'm pretty confident I got way more than they would have given me. So that would leave lots of room for a friend (or even someone else) to earn some easy money.

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ajacobs1112 wrote:

This is for anyone who has dealt with PPL Consignment in TX. I'm thinking of selling my 5th wheel and considering bringing it to PPL. I went on their website and most of the reviews are negative. I would appreciate input if you've dealt with them, or if there is another place you would recommend to sell. I really don't want to sell it myself. Thanks, Allen


Funny I went to their website and saw positive reviews - I would expect that on their website - always heard good about them personally
https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/comments#Seller


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I've been on their website and read comments about them on forums and it has always been positive.

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I sold a 5th wheel through PPL, a 30' Travel Trailer through craigslist, and a smaller TT for a trade-in. All were paid off.

- Other than dropping off the 5th wheel on a miserably hot and humid day, my entire experience with PPL was pleasant. Obviously, I can't state with certainty, but I might, might, have been able to pickup another $1,000 - $1,500 (on a circa $55 - $60k) sale if I'd gone the craigslist route.
- When selling the TT on craigslist, I had several contacts who wanted to sell ME a travel trailer, a couple of contacts who offered a job or wanted a job, and....one or two contacts that referenced the model of my TT, a cougar...it took innumerable e-mails, phone calls, meetings etc to separate the real from the fake, although eventually I did get my asking price.

- For me, any lost $$ in selling through PPL is infinitely preferable to the bovine leftovers that come with dealing with craigslist.

A true private sale (like to one's neighbor or RV buddy) might be better than PPL, but I'd go with PPL over craigslist or any generic public sale method.


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We have never traded in an RV, and have had 5 different ones. We sold our first one, a popup to a friend; the second one, we parked it in a large parking lot that was well-patrolled and sold it for the asking price in cash to a local, but we didn't know them; the third, we sold on Craigslist to a family about 5 hours away. We had many, many phone conversations and exchange of pictures. It also sold for asking price. Our last fifth wheel, we also sold on Craigslist and sold it for $200 off of asking price. Again, we had several phone calls and we met at our bank to finalize the sale. I would do it again in a heartbeat.


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Posted: 11/08/19 12:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Selling on Craigslist has it's challenges - whether you sell RV's or anything else you have to have the ability to filter the buyers and feel free to pass rather than waste your time showing them the rig. Lots of good quality pictures and detailed info will help sell anything on Craigslist.


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just me, I,d put it up for sale on my own. have all records that you have in a folder,, unit should be very clean. and road ready. if you just want it gone? bring it up north to ohio we have them in auctions all the time. some in good condition bring nice chunk of money .nice you have a friend that could help you.

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