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A Guide to Selling Your Camper Van

Here are my tips to selling your camper van, to ensure you sell it quickly and get a good price.

Preparing

  • Clean everything - inside and out.  People will be turned off otherwise.
  • Fix anything that is broken, or if you can't, highlight anything that is broken.
  • Get together as much documentation as you can find.  This shows that you have cared for the vehicle.
  • Top up the engine oil and water pots, as this shows you have maintained the vehicle.
  • Get together as clearly show any accessories and tools you are including in the sale.  It makes it look like you have more on offer.

Honesty

  • Highlight anything that is broken or does not work well.  How would you feel if you were the buyer?

Where to advertise

  • In the window - Adverts in the window of the vehicle are one of the best ways to advertise it.  People can easily see they type of vehicle, and assume a piece of paper in the window means its for sale.  Always make the price really big writing, so that people can see it.  The words 'For Sale' only have to be tiny.  Always include as much information as possible, and your contact details.
  • If you are not using the vehicle park it at a supermarket or at a busy road junction, where lots of people will pass it, see it and stop to look.
  • Local paper - always a good choice.
  • eBay - eBay.co.uk and eBay.com are great places to sell vehicle.  People often get caught up in bidding wars and pay more than they would normally.
  • In our forums - lots of people look there.

Let us know about your selling tips and experiences in the comments below.

Comments (32)

  • Paul's picture

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    Jul 31, 2008
  • Anthony's picture

    Hi,

    I am selling my camperVan, a VW Transporter T4 from 1999, with 150000 miles.
    Price £6000

    The van is converted with a bed, a gas cooker, facilities, etc.

    You can request pictures sending me an email : baronanthony@hotmail.com

    Cheers
    Anthony

    Aug 11, 2010
  • Anonymous's picture

    I'm selling our VW LT45 converted campervan. It was converted by a yurt builder so has all reclaimed wood inside, a wood burning stove with detachable chimney (currently capped) a 2 burner gas stove and grill, loads of storage, pull out double bed. Can sleep 3 adults easily, plus 2 young kids in the 'shelf' above the driver's seat. It's diesel, runs like a dream with no problems, recently passed MOT with flying colours, taxed until May 2011. £4,200 ono
    email if you'd like more info or pictures.
    catherineeade@talktalk.net/ 07966 485930

    Sep 02, 2010
  • Laurence Connolly's picture

    Hi Catherine,
    I would love to see some pictures of your campervan. Please can you send me some?
    Where are you based? We have 3 girls aged 8 10 & 12 years old, sounds that your van
    can easily cope, would you agree?
    I look forward to hearing from you,
    Regards,
    Laurence

    Jan 09, 2011
  • Glen's picture

    hi

    I am selling my mercedes 508d campervan if anyone is interested please contact me via e-mail naturesway@hotmail.co.uk
    and i will send pics

    thanks

    Sep 14, 2010
  • Glen's picture

    hi

    I am selling my mercedes 508d campervan i am selling for £2,800 and if you are interested i will send pics email - naturesway@hotmail.co.uk

    THIS VAN IS TAX FOR THE YEAR AND MOT UNTIL JUNE NEXT YEAR.
    SLEEPS TWO PLUS SINGLE AIR BED CAN GO IN THE CORRIDOR.
    COOKER/GRILL/HOT COLD WATER TOILET SHOWER ALL PLUMMING WORKING WELL CAN BE SHOWN WORKING,
    RE CON ENGINE NEW STARTER MOTOR NEW ALTERNATOR ALL FITTED FEB THIS YEAR 2010.
    MAIN GAS SUPPLY RUNS FROM THE LPG TANKS BUILT IN AND THE REAR. ALSO MUST MENTION THAT THE ONBOARD FRESH WATER TANKS AND WASTE TANKS HAVE BEEN RENEWED THIS WEEK 16/8/2010,
    MILES THE ENGINE HAS DONE ONLY DONE 28000 MILES AS RECON ENGINE FITTEED.
    SERVICE AGAIN THIS WEEK DUE TO SALE.
    GENUINE REASON FOR SALE PRIVATE SELLER.
    WOULD SUIT HOILIDAY MAKER OR HOUSE BUILDER TO PARK ON SITE WHILES BUILDING A HOUSE.
    ANY QUESTIONS LET ME KNOW.

    thanks

    Sep 14, 2010
  • Luke's picture

    THIS IS A WELL LOVED CAMPER AND IS ONLY BEING SOLD DUE TO OUR EXPANDING FAMILY!!!!!!!!!! :(
    IT HAS:-
    4 BIRTH 2 DOUBLE BEDS (ROCK AND ROLL BED)
    DOUBLE GLAZING
    3 WAY FRIDGE
    2 HOBS
    SINK WITH ELECTRIC TAP
    2 SWIVEL TABLES
    LOTS OF CUPBOARD SPACE
    ORIGINAL CURTAINS
    BIKE RACK
    DAY & NIGHT AWNING (WILL SLEEP 6 IF NEEDED)
    FULL ORIGINAL STICKER DECALS WITH SPARE
    MOT FROM APRIL
    294,000 KM ON CLOCK
    ENGINE REFURBISHED AT 200,000 KM
    PORT-A-LOO
    SNOW CHAINS
    ERBERSPACHER HEATER (WHICH RUNS OFF THE DIESEL TANK)
    WHEEL ARCHES ARE IN GOOD CONDITION AND THERE ARE ONLY A COUPLE OF MINOR SURFACE RUST SPOTS ON THE BODY
    THERE ARE NO 3 POINT SEAT BELTS IN THE REAR, ONLY LAP BELTS BUT WE HAVE 2 'CRELLING' HARNESSES WHICH ARE GREAT FOR CHILDREN AND CHILD SEATS.

    TAX TILL FEB 11
    MOT TILL APRIL 11
    THIS VAN IS A 1.6 DIESEL BUT PERFORMS LIKE A TURBO DIESEL AND WILL CRUISE AT 70MPH AND STILL DO 40MPG EASILY
    SHE IS A VERY GOOD MACHINE AND WORTH MORE THAN WERE SELLING FOR, BUT DUE TO THE FACT MY WIFE IS DUE TO GIVE BIRTH IN 2 WEEKS WE WOULD LIKE TO SELL HER, SO COME ON AND GRAB A BARGAIN!!!!!
    FEEL FREE TO ASK ME ANY QUESTIONS AND I WILL STRIVE TO ANSWER THEM

    Oct 15, 2010
  • Harry's picture

    2.0 litre ford transit camper for sale. its under 70,000 miles, power steering, MOT and taxed, fridge, double bed, cooker with x3 gas cylinders, sink with working tap and large water tank, under floor safe and lots of storage. comes with hook up cables and is ready to go. need to sell it due to a change in career. please just e-mail me for pictures and any more info.
    4,000 ONO

    Jan 25, 2011
  • anna-marie's picture

    Reluctantly sale due to changing circumstances. 1989 Autotrail Comanche, 116000 km on the clock, Talbot Express base, 2.5 turbo diesel with air suspension Reliable and in good condition. UK registered, RHD, taxed end June, MOT end March. Completely refurbished inside and is spacious, light and lovely to take holidays in. Large lounge area which converts into 2 single beds or a huge king sized bed, blown air heating, new hot water boiler, new window blinds and roof vents. shower and bathroom, end kitchen with cooker, grill and hob, plus a 3 way fridge. All appliances in good working order. Plenty of storage over the cab and throughout. Bike rack and extra security lock fitted across the back entrance door. Extra interior locks and hidden safe for added safety. Must be seen to be appreciated. Contact angelikskier@hotmail.com or 663572603.

    Feb 27, 2011

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