How Do I Find The Book Value Of A RV?
Have you ever gone to an RV Dealership and wondered how they price out their RVs? Or have you ever been looking online and saw two different RVs that looked identical, only one costed $100,000 and the other only costed $50,000? Maybe you just want to sell your personal RV you bought a few years back, but have no idea what to sell it for. If you don’t know how to find the book value of a RV this can be very confusing.
Well, don’t worry because you are in luck. I am going to explain as best I can how to find out how much any RV out there is worth. This could potentially save you thousands of dollars or make you thousands of dollars. Either way, who doesn’t want an extra few thousand in their pocket?
How Can I Check The Value Of My RV?
Just like Kelley Blue Book Value is the first place you check the price on a car, there is a great place to check RV prices too. Instead, for RVs you are going to want to go to NADA.com.
I’d suggest pulling up NADA side by side with this article, because it will make more sense. You can play around with it as you read too, which I would also suggest. Me telling you about it can only do so much for you, but if you read this and use the site at the same time, things will go superbly.
Once on NADA.com, you will see a large button that says “Start Here” Click that button to go to the page where you will choose the manufacturer.
On the next page you choose the Manufacturer and you will also see “RV Prices, Specs and Reviews.”
Now it is going to get a little more difficult to figure things out if you don’t have all the info you need from the trailer. You need the model and model numbers, all of which you can find on the trailer itself. If you don’t have the trailer with you it may be hard or impossible to know the exact model or model number, unfortunately. So, make sure to get that info before you go to NADA.
For this example we are going to say that we know the model number and it is the first one on the top which is “Interstate 3500 Lounge” After you click on the model and model number it will take you to a page where you can read some Notes from the Manufacturer on the options that come standard. You can also enter mileage and add more options if needed.
Lastly, after you have entered the mileage and any options you will click continue and get the final value. Under the bold Values you will see a Base Price and to the left you will see the Suggested List Price which is what it cost brand new. For example, it could be $149,031 for new, while the current Low book is $108,700 and the Average Retail (which is like the the high book) is $130,950. Now let’s say you have some options to add. That is going to change the value. After you add a few options it could jump to $109,230 on the low end and $132,590 on the high end.