All Models Turn a Year Older on January 1st
As is the case with any item, the newer the model you’re trying to sell is, the easier it is to sell and the more you can ask for it. Though it is only a difference of a few months, those who sell now rather than in the spring will be selling an RV that, on paper anyway, has “one less year” under its belt.
Surprisingly, more people will see the vehicle that is a year younger. As an example, buyers who are searching for a motorhome or trailer that is less than 10 years old will put in those search criteria when filtering results. It will only be seen with this filter in place if it is listed as a 9-year-old rig rather than a 10-year-old rig. Even those who aren’t filtering results might skim and rule RVs out based on age.
On top of all that, when you do find a buyer, you will likely get a little more for it if the model year is more recent.
Save Time and Money
Last but not least, there is your time and money to consider. If you hold onto your RV until the spring, you will have to winterize and store it. Winterization takes time and effort, and storage costs money.
Besides all that, if your RV sits over the winter, it is more likely to need repairs and maintenance completed before it can be sold in the spring. These repairs and maintenance tasks will definitely require even more of your time, and depending on what kinds of repairs you’re dealing with, you might even be left with quite a big hole in your pocketbook when all is said and done.