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RV Bluebooks and Other Pricing Methods

An RV Bluebook, although seemingly a simple way to price your vehicle, can mislead you. PPL believes pricing a recreational vehicle should be done primarily by comparing your RV to those recently sold rather than using misleading bluebooks. Click on the topics below for more information.

Factors Affecting Values Bluebook Price Guides Free  Appraisals
Compare with Actual Selling Prices Compare with Units for Sale Customer Comments

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Price Guides are of Limited Value

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

  • Price tables for automobiles are determined by using a large amount of actual used car sales data.
  • Price tables for used Recreational Vehicles are mostly rely on discounting the original manufacturers suggested retail price.

This means price guides for diesels, motorhomes, 5th wheels and travel trailers may not even be close to current market value.  Also, many options are included in the original MSRP and thus are already included in the base book price. It is difficult to know which, if any, options to add making price guides difficult to use.

Because of the difficulty of using and inaccuracy of the published price guides for RVs, 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 RVs for Sale

You may want to compare your vehicle with similar vehicles for sale. Searching through online advertising for comparable vehicles is one way of doing this. Sites that advertise a large number of vehicles for sale are listed below. Please note that advertised prices may be considerably above or below the correct selling price.

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

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Free Appraisals

Many owners take advantage of the no obligation appraisal when they list their unit for sale at PPL Motor Homes, the Recreational Vehicle Consignment Specialist.  Click on this link learn how to sell your vehicle Quickly and for a Fair Price and hassle free, Too!

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Factors Affecting the Value of Your Unit

The value of your recreational vehicle is affected by a number of factors such as:

  • Overall condition: Does it have any water leaks, discoloration, body imperfections and excessive wear on the inside? Does it appear to be well maintained? Does it need repairs? 
  • Mileage: If it is a motorized vehicle, is the mileage above or below the average? Does it run and handle as expected for its age and mileage?
  • Accessories: Consider major optional items such as color backup systems, awnings, slide-out covers, satellite systems, solar power, automatic leveling, etc.  Do remember that many of these items are included in price guide values.

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Actual Selling Prices

PPL believes that the best indication of the Fair Market Value of an RV are the prices units actually sold. PPL has sold over 2300 consigned vehicles in the last 24 months. A list of sold units with date sold and price sold is 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. Check out our Free Appraisals & Consignment Program

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