Thinking About Trading In an RV?

Here's What You Need to Know
Do you have an RV that you’ve been thinking about trading in? Have you wondered about how the process works or even what the advantages are? Keep reading to find out what you need to know:

Reasons to trade in your RV

There are several different reasons why you might be interested in trading in your RV. Most people that want to trade-in their RV are looking to upgrade. Maybe you purchased your RV years ago and you’re ready to enjoy all the features that the newer models have to offer.

Or, it might be that you have run out of room in your RV. Maybe you purchased it back when you were single or just married and in the years since your family has grown, leaving you short on space. While you love your current RV, there just aren’t enough beds to place everyone when night rolls around.

Or, it could be the opposite. Maybe you purchased your RV to enjoy family road trips. But your children are now grown and doing vacations with their own family. While you still love family road trips, you just don’t need as much space as you used.

And, for some, it’s not about the size at all. Maybe you didn’t purchase your RV that long ago but the layout just isn’t working for you anymore. You want an RV that you love and yours just isn’t doing it for you, even if it’s not that old.

Whatever your reasons are for wanting to trade-in your RV, the team at Sky River RV is here to help.


What you need to do

The first thing that you’re going to want to do when thinking about trading in your RV, is to do a complete inspection of your RV. It’s important that you really understand the condition of your RV from the inside out. Take time to make a list of any of the problems that you notice with it. Write down anything that doesn’t work properly or areas that are worn, broke, or not working. All of these things are going to impact the amount that you’re able to get for your trade-in.

Once you have this completed list, you’ll be able to look it over and see if there are any areas that you want to address before trading it in. It can be helpful to talk to someone at Sky River RV to find out what things would make sense for you to spend your own time or money on fixing, what things a service department could help you out with, and what things are better off left alone.

Once you’ve completed these steps, it’s time to get an idea of what your RV is worth. This can help you in making your decision on what you want to end up with after your trade-in. Our website has an easy to use tool to help you calculate the current value of your RV trade-in. You can also find a similar tool on the NADA website.

This is information that Sky River RV can provide you with when you come in to discuss your trade-in, but if you want to be prepared with the information beforehand, you are able to access it from either of those website links above.


How to get the best price on your RV trade-in

One of the best things that you can do is be upfront about the condition of your RV when trading it in. It will be in your advantage to come prepared with your list of any issues that your RV has. If you try to hide them, it’s going to make your RV look a lot more questionable.
Another thing you can do to get the best price on your trade-in actually beings when you first buy it—maintain it. You want to make sure that you are doing the proper maintenance on your RV to keep it in great working condition. This will be the most important thing for getting the most out of it when you are ready to trade it in and upgrade.

A few RVs to consider during your trade-in

We’ve got some great deals and RV models for you to consider as you look to upgrade. Here are a few to consider:

Newmar Canyon Star

The Newmar Canyon Star has all the room that you’re looking for. You’ll have seating for your entire group with the option of a hide-a-bed sofa, chairs, and cab seats that swivel around for additional seating. There’s plenty of room to get around and the bedroom even features a walk around bed. They have nine models to choose from. There’s even one with a triple slide that allows for a king bed and 1.5 baths.


Winnebago Minnie Winnie













The Winnebago Minnie Winnie is a Class C motorhome that has room for a growing family. There are sleeping options in the rear bedroom, dinette conversion, and overcab sleeping area. There’s also plenty of space to cook, dine, and entertain. With five floorplans to choose from, you’re sure to find the right fit.


Jayco Eagle

This fifth wheel features four-slides and offers a kitchen that will make you feel like you’re right at home. There are all the comforts of home inside and it even comes with an outside kitchen and tv that makes game day a blast.

If you’ve been thinking about trading in the old RV (or the new RV that’s not your best fit), give us a call at Sky River RV. We’d love to work together to get you in the RV of your dreams.



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