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Do you know what the first thing is that you need to do when showing your rig to a prospective RV buyer? Talk. Many of us don’t think much about this part of the deal. Most sellers when thinking about ways to enhance the possibility of their RV sale just focus on upgrading existing amenities or adding more features to their RVs. However, in real life, you need to strike up a conversation when your buyers come to take a look at your motor home. Remember those sales executives you meet at stores? You need to be just like them. There is just one problem, if you don’t have the gift of the gab, you may be searching for the right things to say. We have a rescue plan for you. Read this article to find out about the valuable tips you can share with your buyers, strike up a conversation, and impress them. And what better than money-saving tips with a potential RV customer?
Preparing Meals on the Way
When RV-ers are exploring places in their home on wheels, they tend to eat out at expensive restaurants and fast food chains. The eating costs for every meal while traveling add more to the trip if one is paying for the entire family or a group of friends. Inform prospective customers that instead of eating out, they can stop by a supermarket, buy the necessary food items required for cooking, and store them in the RV refrigerator. A motor home with a well-stocked kitchen is the best option for enjoying delicious meals without adding to the traveling cost. Cooking meals in the RV kitchen will not only help newbies save money but will also let them experience the local food by cooking up a dish with ingredients typical to a certain place. Budget travelers can also store some staple food and purchase in bulk to reduce eating costs further.
Joining RV Clubs for Deals and Discounts
When a potential customer shows interest in your motor home, you can educate him or her about the different RV clubs that offer special discounts or deals on campground stays for RV-ers. Tell buyers that they can research before planning a trip in their home on wheels. Though most RV clubs ask for a membership fee, the amount is usually nominal. Tell buyers to make the most out of the price cuts and plan their trip in places where business networks offer such deals.
Visiting Cost-Free Campsites
Recreational activities can eat into a considerable portion of an RV-er’s tour budget. If new motor home enthusiasts are willing to shell out top dollar for gaining access to a premium campground, that’s their personal choice. But as a seller, you can always tell them about the free or low-cost campsites. While you are negotiating the deal, inform a potential customer to buy a National and Federal Parks Pass with a one-time nominal fee to get access to different RV parks or museums in the US. RV-ers will also find many free camping grounds and parks across the country, where they can set up their vehicle at night. Motor home buyers can even find a few parks with electrical connections and other useful amenities without paying much.
Visiting RV Websites and Forums
There are RV websites and forums that offer promotional offers for frequent users. These sites not only help travel enthusiasts in interacting with like-minded RV-ers but also serve as an ideal platform for finding lucrative deals related to RV travel, discounted prices at specific sites, as well as discounts on insurance premiums.
Motivating Newbies for Dry Camping
Boondocking is nothing but parking a motor home in an undeveloped region with no electric or water connections. It is also called dry camping and is quite popular among RV-ers on a budget. If you are selling your rig to a budget traveler, tell him about boondocking. These camping grounds are free. Newbies who are comfortable with dry camping can save a lot of money in campsite fees.
Saving on RV Fuel Costs
First-time budget travelers can save on their RV fuel costs by driving at a speed of 55 miles per hour. They can drive slow and keep their electricity usage to a minimum. Inform buyers that they should decide their destination before hitting the roads. This helps in saving gas and lets travelers keep to their budget. Tell buyers that they should have a GPS device with a motor home-specific road planner to take into account things like overhead clearance. These gadgets will let newbies avoid bridges, tunnels, and roads that are not ideal for motor homes.
Searching Visitor Centers
When travelers visit a new city or area, they should stop by the visitor center. Inform interested RV buyers that the staff at these centers will be able to tell them about some interesting places RV-ers can visit. Travelers may also find some leaflets with discounted offers at local restaurants, sites, and events.
Traveling During the Off-Season
Inform customers that traveling during the peak season will prove expensive for them. During holidays and weekends, RV parks and campgrounds charge more than they usually do during the off-season. RV-ers can save much of their traveling costs by avoiding trips during Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year.
Getting Familiar with Basic RV Repairs
No one can assure that an RV will not run into any mechanical issues on the road. Newbies RV-ing for the first time can exhaust their trip budget quickly if they are not familiar with RV repairs and fixes, and seek a motor home mechanic on the way. As a seller, you can tell your buyers more about the various RV parts or components and quick repair tips. Remind your buyer to carry the required tools to make minor repairs.
Remember the points that we just told you when you are out in the market trying to sell your RV to prospective buyers. Yes, the list is long, but you don’t have to remember everything or touch upon all the points. Mention them as and when you go along showcasing your motor home. Weave in the information within your conversation, and you truly won’t run out of topics to keep your buyer engaged.