5 Tips for RV Consignment

RV owners may choose to consign their coach for a variety of reasons. They may want to upgrade to a new RV, downsize to a smaller rig, or take a break from the nomadic lifestyle. Maybe your current coach served a purpose during a different time in your life and now you’re onto a new chapter. Or, maybe, your coach has seen better days and no longer makes the grade.

Whatever the reason, you should know what to look for when consigning your RV with a dealership. A quality dealership, like Beaver Coach Sales (BCS), will do all the heavy lifting of finding the right buyer at a price you and the dealer agree upon.

Beaver Coach Sales provides the red carpet treatment for every coach on the lot, especially for the consigned units that need a little extra TLC. That extra love makes a huge difference because it includes a deep clean by a team of detailers, staging decorations, professional photographs, ads uploaded to the website/RVT/RVTrader, and parked in a lot with high visibility to interested parties. The stellar BCS reviews on Google My Business and Yelp might also play a role in your decision.

When and if you decide to consign your RV, look out for the following red flags…

  • Dealerships that sell on a percentage
  • Long-term commitments
  • Limited advertising and marketing
  • Non-existent detailing teams
  • Unqualified Service Technicians

Interested in learning more about consignment? Read on for more tips about how Beaver Coach Sales consigns RVs.

We Net You The Profit

Common RV consignment fees involve paying a percentage of what the RV sells for directly to the dealer. This structure doesn’t always align with the profit margins you might anticipate. Beaver Coach Sales does things differently.

When you consign your coach with us, we net you the profit after it sells. Though selling on a percentage could sometimes work out in your favor, a safer and more prosperous transaction is when you receive net profit.

No Long-term Commitments

A business philosophy of ours echoes the sentiments of “hammering the bridge before crossing it.” Our consignments are contracted for 90 days. After those 90 days, if your coach hasn’t sold, you can either renew your agreement or take your coach back (by then, maybe that friend of yours will pull the trigger and take her off your hands).  Beaver Coach Sales knows life is constantly changing, therefore, we don’t need to tie our clients down with a long-term consignment contract.

First Class Treatment

Imagine your house shopping; the decorations and subtle details you see provide an atmosphere that looks comfortable, but NOT lived in. The stage is set for shoppers to envision what it would be like if they lived there. The same goes for the RV shopping process. Ask yourself, from the two options, which would you purchase? The motorhome that is dark, empty and uninviting or the one that is brightly lit, with clean lines, and a pop of color from a bouquet of flowers?

We specialize in the sale of hi-end motorhomes, so our lineup will always look first class. When you consign with Beaver Coach Sales, every nook and cranny of your RV is deep cleaned. Our detailing team is skilled at decorating and stages every coach on our lot. We also ensure that our used inventory is plugged in for optimal stage setting. This provides potential customers a proper buying experience.

Exercising the Generator and Engine

Leaving your generator and engine sitting, unused for weeks isn’t beneficial to the lifespan of your coach. Just like people, your coach needs the proper amount of exercise every week to keep agile and healthy! Consider our staff your consignment’s personal trainers- we regularly start up the engines, generators, and batteries in all of our units. This prevents anything from going into hibernation mode and keeps it ready for its next adventure- whatever that may be!

Adequate Advertising

When your coach is consigned with us, you can rest assured it will display on multiple platforms. We advertise all of our coaches on our website, RV specific websites such as RVT and RV Trader, and all of our social media platforms. We rotate the coaches in and out of the showroom every week, allowing for the consignments to take the spotlight and show off their best features in a temperature regulated area.  

Whether you’re planning to upgrade your coach, downsize, or sell your RV outright, Beaver Coach Sales is here to make the process a breeze for you. For consignment inquiries or questions, feel free to give us a call or stop by our showroom in Bend to speak with one of our sales professionals in person.

 

Happy RVing!

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