RV Blue Book Values Plus Other Pricing Resources

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RV Blue Books and Other Pricing Tools

An RV Blue Book value would seem to be the easy way to price your vehicle. Blue Books, however, can be misleading. PPL believes Recreational Vehicle valuations should primarily be done by a comparison of your vehicle to actual selling prices of similar vehicles.  More information is available below.

Factors Affecting Prices Blue book Price Guides  Free  Appraisals
Actual Selling Price Comparisons Compare with Units for Sale Customer Comments
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Price Guides can be Misleading

Please note the following about recreational vehicle price guides as compared to automobile price guides:

  • Pricing guides for automobiles rely on a vast amount of actual sales data.
  • RV Price guides rely on a discounted figure of the original manufacturers' suggested retail price.

This means price guides may not even be close to the current market price. Using price guides are difficult because many options are included in the original MSRP. It is not always possible to know which, if any, options should be added.  

Since published price guides for RVs are generally inaccurate and difficult to use, PPL would prefer that you call to discuss the value of your Recreational vehicle if you are selling one.  We can look up book values for you at no charge or obligation. However, PPL's appraisal methods based on actual selling prices are more accurate in determining the Fair Market Value of your diesel pusher, motorhome, 5th wheel camper or travel trailer.  Please call 1-800-755-4775 to discuss the value of the RV you are selling.

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Compare with Prices of Other Vehicles Advertised for Sale

You may want to compare your vehicle with similar vehicles for sale. For your convenience, sites that advertise a large number of vehicles are listed below. Although these advertised prices may be considerably above or below fair market value, they are somewhat helpful.

  • Used Vehicles For Sale at PPL - Large selection of consigned vehicles for sale.
  • www.rvclassified.com
  • www.rvsearch.com
  • www.rvtraderonline.com
  • www.rvonline.com
  • www.rvhit.com

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Free Appraisals

Many owners take advantage of the Free Professional Appraisal when they list their unit for sale at PPL Motor Homes - the Largest Recreational Vehicle Consignment Dealer in the USA.  Learn how to sell your vehicle Quickly and for a Fair Price - hassle free, Too!

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Factors to Consider in Pricing Your Unit

A number of factors affect the value of your recreational vehicle. These primarily include:

  • Overall condition:  Does it have dents, discoloration, water leaks or other structural imperfections? Has it been well maintained? 
  • Mileage:  If it is motorized,  does it have normal mileage and does it run as expected for a unit of its age and mileage?  
  • Accessories:  such as awnings, satellite dishes, solar panels, automatic leveling, etc.  Keep in mind many of these items are included in pricing guides.

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Actual Selling Prices

PPL believes that the best indication of the Fair Market Price of a recreational vehicle are actual selling prices of similar units. PPL has sold over 2300 consigned vehicles in the last 2 years. Lists by type of vehicle with date sold and price sold are available at the links below.

We believe that PPL's free professional appraisal, using experience that comes from being the Consignment Specialist since 1972, is the best way to price your unit. View this short PPL Video or check out our Free Appraisals & Consignment Program

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Customer Comments

Good advertising on internet. Good pictures of product. Very smooth process, one of the best services I've ever used.
Malcolm B.
Galveston, TX.

Efficiency, Ethics, Straight-Forward. Excellent service both buying and selling.
William / Patricia B.
Galveston, TX.

I purchased a 1992 Winnebago Brave Class A motor home. My sales rep was Frank Price. I would like to take this opportunity to express the quality of service I received from your organization and Frank Price in particular. Frank has a deep knowledge of motor homes and was able to completely answer all of my questions. He was kind, friendly and very helpful, as were all the employees of PPL. When it comes time to upgrade, my first and only choice will be PPL Motor Homes.
Jeremy B.
Florida, CA.

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