RVing Essentials

If you are new to traveling in your RV, chances are you’ve noticed some of the challenges of taking home on the road. Even trips in the most luxurious motor homes require careful thought and planning, as well as a steady supply of helpful tips from RV veterans. With that in mind, consider making these road-tested purchases before the next time you head out.

 Break-resistant Dishes

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You’ve loaded up your cabinets with cups, bowls and plates for the trip, and all is peaceful as you pull out of the lot. All of a sudden, the rattling begins, increasing in volume as you increase in speed. Sound familiar? Many first-time RVers experience this issue, and the only thing worse than the noise is the worry that your dishes might fall and break. Consider buying some break-resistant dishes, like Corning Corelle brand, and acrylic cups. They are difficult to crack and they are lightweight, helping you reduce your overall load. Additionally, consider lining your cabinets with non-slip padding so that your dishes don’t slide around.

 

Crockpot

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While we are on the subject of the kitchen, consider purchasing a crock pot. This handy device cooks delicious meals while you make the long drive to your destination. Once you reach the campground, turn it on before you go out exploring and come back from a day of fun to a hearty meal. It’s easy to use, and even the simplest recipes turn out delicious.

 

 

Bicycle

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When it comes time to explore your surroundings or make a run to the store, a bicycle is hard to beat in terms of utility. Instead of uprooting your entire set-up, ride your bike to the trailhead. Not only is it easy, it’s healthy, and you might just find the same joy you had riding a bike as a kid.

Before your next trip, do some research. Search online for tips, or ask someone you know who has been traveling for years. You’ll be happy you did.

A Word on Features

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Is travel one of your New Year’s resolutions? A comfortable motor home can make even the most far-off places feel like home. The models we sell at Motor Home Finders have tons of features that can enhance your traveling experience, including…

 

 

 

 

 

Massaging Chairs

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Driving is hard work, and it can be brutal on your back. Why not celebrate your arrival with a soothing massage from your seat? Use this feature while driving to help with the fatigue and soreness your legs start to feel after sitting for a while. Several of our models carry massaging chairs, including the incredible 2014 Newmar King Aire pictured above, so be sure to look for this feature while you browse.

 

 

 

Heated Tile

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Anyone who has ever stepped out of a warm shower knows how cold tile can get. If you are the type of person who prefers tile to carpet, consider investing in a heated tile floor. It looks good, and your feet will thank you as they stay warm even on chilly nights. Our 2012 Newmar Essex model, pictured above, carries this feature.

 

 

 

 

iPad Control

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Smart devices can do a lot of cool things, but did you know that includes remotely operating some features on your motor home? On our beautiful 2014 American Eagle 45A Full Wall Triple Slide, you can control the lights, blinds, and audio-visual system from your seat with an easy-to-use iPad application. (And this model has heated tile, too!)

 All of our motor homes are the tops in terms of luxury, but sometimes it’s that one feature that catches your eye and makes up your mind. Make sure to look at the descriptions of our models when you browse our inventory. You might just see something that you can’t live without.

 

Why should you use a broker to sell your used luxury motor home?

MHF Bentsen-Palm-Village-TX-Motorhome-at-RV-Site-350x233Buying a diesel motor home was undoubtedly one of the happiest days of your life. Now, perhaps life changes or pursuing another passion like boating means it’s time to sell this special home away from home. If you’re thinking of selling it on your own, here are a few things to consider:

Q: Are you in front of the right buyer?

A: As a motor home broker, we aggressively target buyers on the Internet through our website portals and classified ads in all major RV publications to match the right RV for the right buyer. And we’re in front of hundreds of thousands of such prospects each and every day.

Q: Are you asking the right price?

A: Luxury motor homes like Class A Diesels and bus conversions can hold their value very well if properly maintained. We can help determine the best asking price for your RV – one that is fair to both the buyer and you as the seller.

Q:   Do you know who you’re competing against?

A: We do, and we also know where you fit into the “RV for sale” market place. For instance, you wouldn’t want to be talking to travel trailer buyers when your have a half-million-dollar Marathon to sell.

Q: Would you consider trade-in?

A: Trade-ins simply aren’t feasible for most motor home sellers, yet can often be the deciding factor when someone is ready to trade up. We work with trade-ins all the time, which increases your buyer prospect pool dramatically.

Q: Do you know how to qualify prospects?

A: We can spot a tire kicker or scammer a mile away. We only bring serious buyers to the table.

Q: What’s your peace of mind worth?

A: With a flat-fee commission structure, we can offer the expertise, customer service and fast sale you deserve.

Because we hand pick each and every motor home we sell, we’re known for only offering the very best coaches for the right prices.   So if you’re ready to sell your motor home, turn to a professional who can make the entire process painless and worry free.

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 About Motor Home Finders, is a licensed motor home broker based in Dade City, Florida. Specializing in diesel, luxury motor homes and bus conversions, Motor Home Finders has 50+ years of experience in buying and selling luxury RVs nationwide. Their mission is to eliminate the difficult efforts of private sellers trying to sell their recreational vehicle by orchestrating a seamless RV transaction process. To learn more, call 1-888-783-4009 or visit MotorHomeFinders.com.

Can you get an extended warranty on a used luxury motor home?

MHF Bentsen-Palm-Village-TX-Motorhome-at-RV-Site-350x233RV Warranties come in many different shapes and sizes–much like your used diesel motor home itself. There are motor home extended warranty policies which cover just the most expensive items on your coach, such as the engine and power train. Other motor home warranties are created to cover the internal extras like audio visual components and appliances. Our highest recommended motor home warranty covers all working mechanical components aside from a specific list of exclusions.

If you buy an RV extended warranty on your motor home, travel trailer or fifth wheel, chances are you’ll be glad you did. Your extended warranty (service contract) will pay for repairs on your recreational vehicle after the manufacturer’s coverage has expired. Most RV manufacturers have a three year / 36,000 mile coverage on the chassis and a one year coverage on the recreational vehicle coach components. When these warranties expire, you’re financially responsible for all repairs. Sometimes it seems that 20 miles after the manufacturer’s warranty expires your RV will require some expensive repair or another. An RV extended warranty covers any repair costs, and provides great peace of mind while you’re on vacation.

Some people simply don’t believe in warranties–on anything! But it’s important to consider the difference between purchasing the extended service plan on something easy to replace, such as a telephone or small appliance, and purchasing a motor home warranty for your RV. There are many things that can go wrong on a motor home, and from electrical wiring to large diesel engines the cost to repair or replace these failures is only going up. With each passing model year the motor homes on the road are becoming more hi-tech, and harder to fix at home.

Ask us for our assistance in finding the right RV extended warranty for your used luxury motor home.

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About Motor Home Finders, is a licensed motor home broker based in Dade City, Florida. Specializing in diesel, luxury motor homes and bus conversions, Motor Home Finders has 50+ years of experience in buying and selling luxury RVs nationwide. Their mission is to eliminate the difficult efforts of private sellers trying to sell their recreational vehicle by orchestrating a seamless RV transaction process. To learn more, call 1-888-783-4009 or visit Motor homeFinders.com.

Our customers say it best.

MHF American Eagle exteriorWe found the coach of our dreams but were concerned about the nightmare of selling the one we had, we figured it would take months to sell and didn’t have the time or desire to deal with the calls and hassle. Fred and Cindy were lifesavers, with one call and a few pictures they listed and sold our coach in three weeks for the price that we needed. They took all the calls, negotiated the price and handled the bill of sale, all for a flat fee that beats any consignment I’ve ever seen.

–Mike Wells-former owner of a 2006 43’ Dutch Star

And that’s the real reason we’re here. To make the transaction process smooth, simple and worry free. After all, buying a used luxury motor home is a big investment, and one that requires guidance by a professional broker who can find you the right buyer prospects so both buyer and seller’s time is best utilized when finding the best match for the buyer’s needs and the seller’s desired price.

Because we have our fingers on the pulse of our industry, we also help sellers realistically price their RVs. To you, it’s worth a suitcase full of memories, but there is a realistic market price your buyer will be willing to pay. We help price your RV so that it’s fair for all parties involved.

Cindy and Fred Green have been our personal coach consultants for over ten years whether we were buying, selling, or just helping a friend, find a coach, they have always exceeded our expectations. As professional as they are sincere they get our vote for number one.

–Ed and Jean Bland

And most importantly, we are always looking for used diesel motor homes to buy. We purchase all classes of motor homes throughout the United States, and have expert appraisers and a reliable network of dealers who have worked with us for more than two decades. We cherry pick each and every one of our listings to make sure we’re offering only the very best.

So if it’s time to buy or sell your used luxury diesel motor home, give us a call. We’ll make the entire process a breeze.

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About Motor Home Finders, is a licensed motor home broker based in Dade City, Florida. Specializing in diesel, luxury motor homes and bus conversions, Motor Home Finders has 50+ years of experience in buying and selling luxury RVs nationwide. Their mission is to eliminate the difficult efforts of private sellers trying to sell their recreational vehicle by orchestrating a seamless RV transaction process. To learn more, call 1-888-783-4009 or visit MotorHomeFinders.com.

Staging your RV for sale.

37 galley facing frwd.jpgxSince an RV is a home on wheels, the same principals of staging a brick-and-mortar home for sale apply. Staging is the term used for putting your RV in the best light for shoppers, and making its homelike atmosphere even more inviting. Here are the elements we have found result in the fastest sale:

First and foremost, make sure the exterior is clean and in good repair. This is the curb appeal equivalent of your home away from home, and if it’s not inviting on the outside it will be hard to lure people in to take a tour.

Attend to any outstanding repair issues and double check the RV’s mechanical soundness. Fixer-uppers simply aren’t acceptable for a vehicle that will carry one’s family. Also make sure the kitchen is fully functional and all of the appliance work properly. Check connections between internal and external fixtures, such as the sewer line, water line, gas line, and other fittings, for any sign of damage or dysfunction.

Decorate the interior as you would a small apartment. Keep it simple so it will appeal to a wide variety of tastes, and eliminate the clutter. A big part of the overall aura of your RV is that it’s pristine—be sure to clean each and every nook and cranny very well, as even the smallest amount of dirt, grime or debris can make the entire interior look terrible.

If you don’t have them in place already, upgrade some of your storage spaces, like hooks for dog leashes and keys near the door, an over-the-shower door robe rack, and inventive uses of kitchen storage. A well-thought-out use of space makes your RV even more irresistible.

Once she’s at her most beautiful, give us a call and we’ll find the right buyer for your special RV, or a new one for you if you’re moving up.

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About Motor Home Finders, is a licensed motor home broker based in Dade City, Florida. Specializing in diesel, luxury motor homes and bus conversions, Motor Home Finders has 50+ years of experience in buying and selling luxury RVs nationwide. Their mission is to eliminate the difficult efforts of private sellers trying to sell their recreational vehicle by orchestrating a seamless RV transaction process. To learn more, call 1-888-783-4009 or visit MotorHomeFinders.com.

 

Looking to upgrade your RV?

MHF rv in mountainsSure, there are a lot of sentimental reasons not to sell your current RV. But there is probably another one out there that might be a better fit – a move up able to take you farther, in luxurious style. Sometimes, it’s hard to know which one is right if you don’t understand the myriad of choice available to you.

That’s where we come in. Motor Home Finders can purchase your used RV from you, as well as help you in your search for a used motor home that better suits your needs. If you are not currently using your motor home then why have it just sitting in your driveway? You could sell your used motor home to Motor Home Finders and have the cash in hand, ready for when you find the motor home that you now know will fit your travel lifestyle much better. This eliminates the need to wonder if you are really getting a fair deal for your motor home as a trade in. This also relieves you of having to pay insurance on a motor home that you aren’t currently using, saving you money.

The next step is to keep an eye out for that perfect used RV. Now that we both know what you are looking for now we can pair with you one of our hundreds of sellers that are just waiting for buyers. We can help you get back on the road and back to creating memories in the new motor home of your dreams.

So why wait? Move up, and then move on to new adventure in a luxury RV.

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About Motor Home Finders, is a licensed motor home broker based in Dade City, Florida. Specializing in diesel, luxury motor homes and bus conversions, Motor Home Finders has 50+ years of experience in buying and selling luxury RVs nationwide. Their mission is to eliminate the difficult efforts of private sellers trying to sell their recreational vehicle by orchestrating a seamless RV transaction process. To learn more, call 1-888-783-4009 or visit Motor homeFinders.com.

Let your fingers do the shopping.

Remember when the old yellow pages ads used to encourage you to let your fingers do the walking instead of driving around looking for a product or service? At Motor Home Finders, we offer the same convenience when shopping for an RV. With us, your ideal motor home is only a few clicks away.

On our site, we have a full inventory of barely used, immaculate and hand-picked diesel motor homes listed from all over the country. Right now if were to visit http://motorhomefinders.com/rvs/ you’d find no less than 59 beautiful models, all with low miles and very fair price tags. We’ve got motor homes listed that are based in places like Ravenna, Ohio, Las Vegas, Nevada, Naples, Florida, and more.   Our current models are priced from $69,900 to $599,900, so there’s sure to be an RV that fits your style and your budget.

So what makes us different than other dealers or brokers? Attention to detail, over a decade of experience, and unparalleled customer service. When we list a motor home, we go over it with a fine-toothed comb and list anything and every that can help you make your buying decision. Here’s an example of a recent listing:

2012 Monaco Diplomat 43′ DFT Full Wall Triple Slide

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$199,900.00 (27,500 miles) 2012 Monaco Diplomat 43’ DFT, Full Wall Triple Slide-Out, Bath-n-Half, 405hp Maxxforce Diesel engine with no DEF, Allison MH-3000 Transmission, Approx. 27,500 miles.  One owner, bought house and must sell.  Garaged when not in use.  In dash 7” LCD touch screen stereo, Direct TV SAT system, MCD Day/Night shades, Tinted Windows, Slide trays in both pass thru bays, 10kW Onan Diesel Generator, Pure Sine wave 2,800 watt, Exterior LCD TV in side wall, Outside Sunscreens (Windshield, wiper blades, mirrors and driver’s window), Bosch Stack washer with a 220v dryer, Residential Refrigerator, Fireplace, (2) Euro Recliners, Full tile flooring, Select Comfort King Air Mattress, Central VAC, Aqua Hot hydronic diesel heat, Free standing Dinette with computer station, RV SaniCon Drainage system, Power Patio and Front Door Awning, Keyless Entry, Ceiling Fan in Bedroom.  Like New condition.  Must Sell.

Cabinetry: Glazed Italian Sienna
Air Conditioning: (2) 15M BTU A/C’s w/heat pumps
Heating: Aqua Hot hydronic
Trailer Weight: 10000
Tires:
Length: 43′
Slides: 3
Fuel: Diesel
Engine: MaxxForce 405hp no DEF
Chassis: Roadmaster RR8R
Transmission: Allison MH-3000
Generator: 10kW Onan QD
Inverter: 2,800 Pure Sine Wave
Exterior: Central Park
Interior: Central Park

Included Options

  • Stack washer/dryer
  • 220v dryer
  • LCD TV
  • (2) Leather Euro recliners
  • Ceiling Fan in bedroom
  • Sleep Number King mattress
  • Fireplace
  • (2) split Ext. Slide trays
  • DSS SAT
  • MCD day/night shades
  • Sunscreens
  • Central VAC
  • Tinted Windows
  • Computer station
  • Full Tile Flooring
  • Residential Refrigerator

We also offer an extensive photo gallery with each motor home we’re selling on our website, like this one for the example above: http://motorhomefinders.com/rvs/2012-monaco-diplomat-42-dft-full-wall-triple-slide/

The galleries contain interior and exterior images, as well as mechanical features. So there’s nothing left to chance or to the imagination.

After all, like you, we don’t like surprises. So we leave no stone unturned when suggesting the perfect Class A coach for you.

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About Motor Home Finders, is a licensed motor home broker based in Dade City, Florida. Specializing in diesel, luxury motor homes and bus conversions, Motor Home Finders has 50+ years of experience in buying and selling luxury RVs nationwide. Their mission is to eliminate the difficult efforts of private sellers trying to sell their recreational vehicle by orchestrating a seamless RV transaction process. To learn more, call 1-888-783-4009 or visit MotorHomeFinders.com.

 

Some RVs Simply Don’t Make The Motor Home Finders Cut

MHF damaged prevostLike the one pictured in this post, for instance. It would never make it into the inventory library at MotorHomeFinders.com.

Some motor home brokers buy anything and everything to have a full stock of inventory on hand at all times – even some fixer-uppers. But that’s not our philosophy at Motor Home Finders.

We know you’re not just looking for any motor home, you’re looking for THE perfect motor home. One with low miles. One that’s been babied by its former owners. And most importantly, one that is road safe and ready for adventure.

So what criteria do we use to select our handpicked inventory of luxury Class A motor homes and bus conversions? First, we trust our experience – over 20 years of it, and select only the finest coaches to sell. Second, we get a full description of each motor home and a library of images so we can gauge the condition of the motor home both inside and out. Third, we talk to each one of our sellers to get a better sense for how they took care of their motor home, paying special attention to mileage, upgrades, where it was stored, how it was used, and how often it was maintained.

It’s our attention to detail, vast knowledge of the types of coaches we sell, and thorough understanding of the RV market that helps us choose the right motor homes. Then we price them at a price point that’s fair and equitable for all involved and helps to move our coaches fast.

Finally, we pay cash on the spot for those motor homes that meet our demanding criteria and earn a spot in our amazing inventory. Why settle for the best when buying a used luxury motor home?

 

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About Motor Home Finders, is a licensed motor home broker based in Dade City, Florida. Specializing in diesel, luxury motor homes and bus conversions, Motor Home Finders has 50+ years of experience in buying and selling luxury RVs nationwide. Their mission is to eliminate the difficult efforts of private sellers trying to sell their recreational vehicle by orchestrating a seamless RV transaction process. To learn more, call 1-888-783-4009 or visit Motor homeFinders.com.