A Sitting Rig is a Waste
You bought your RV because you loved it. You have likely spent a good number of nights in your little home-on-wheels, and have almost certainly accumulated some great memories in it. This leads many RV owners to want to hang onto their rigs in an attempt to hold onto the memories.
The thing is, those memories are going to stay with you whether or not you keep the RV, and if the RV isn’t being used, it isn’t going to give you any more awesome memories or experiences. What it can do is offer somebody else some amazing experiences and help them make some treasured memories, but it can’t do that while it’s sitting in storage.
Selling your RV ensures it isn’t wasted. It gives it a new life with another family and helps spread the joy of camping with others, even after your personal passion for the hobby is gone. Who wouldn’t want to spread joy in that way?
Lonely RVs Quickly Become Eyesores
You may have good intentions of keeping up with your RV as it sits idly, waiting for you to use it. The thing is, though, if you don’t have plans to take the thing out in the near future, you aren’t likely to set aside time to take care of it. The result? An RV that sits and deteriorates.
As you probably already know, RVs are very susceptible to water damage. If your rig is not being used and maintained regularly, it will almost certainly develop a leak that will very quickly lead to water damage. Bad water damage renders the RV almost worthless, making it much more difficult to get rid of.
Not only that, but as the rig sits, it will become more damaged and dirty—maybe even infested with pests—creating a real eyesore in just a few short years. (We’ve all seen the ones sitting around on people’s properties after years or even decades of neglect. It’s not pretty.)