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 (41)

  • Graham Hunt's picture

    2006 Mercedes Vito 111 cdi conversion. 2 berth. 2.2 diesel automatic. Rock and roll bed. 2 hob stove with a pull out bbq at the back.
    105000 on clock 12 months MOT. TV fitted in rear. Reversing camera and parking sensors.
    Tasteful conversion.
    £12,000

    Jul 29, 2016
  • Amanda H's picture

    We have for sale a 1990 Chevy Astro Van which has installed a functioning wheel chair lift that comes out the side by use of a switch. This van also has a raised roof with 2 small sun/moon windows atop which REALLY make a huge difference in the interior height!!! The roof was raised for the easier use with the conversion done to switch to being able to be driven by person in a wheel chair. The van is not converted but rather a right awesome empty shell for an enthusiast.

    We originally bought it to turn it into a potential camper van but our plans have changed(with 2 small children and changing our plans to living full time on the road for a longer period of time, we needed something different). The outside is light grey, inside blue. It has only 82,000 miles on it and runs like a champ. It's zippy and great on the road, handling perfectly and reliably. Did a short mountain trip with ease. Good gas mileage. Clean inside and used by smoke free/pet free. I just put 2 tires on the front. Recent inspection where we replaced a back light and then more recently just ordered and replaced the back door handle. Just changed the oil/filters/plugs/etc. This van will run for another 200,000 miles at least as these types tend to do if maintained.

    The back seat seats 3 with working belts and may be lowered or removed. The middle section is just carpet and has plenty of room.

    We've got to let this van go quick to fund our bus buy so am hoping for an Astro van lover who wants to do a conversion to find this one!!! The lift may be either used, re-purposed in the conversion or uninstalled. Price has been lowered from $4000 to $3200 and is well worth the price. You may also be able to sell the lift if you decide to uninstall it. Please contact me if you are interested as I'd love to try and work with anyone who is!!! Also, please pass this on to any group/person/people/forum you know where someone may be looking for such a vehicle.

    Good luck! Here's a video we did- doesn't quite do the spacious interior justice, but good for a start! This van runs great and is super cool with the high top- GOOD LUCK!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bwyCULyt7M
    ***Also, in the video I mis-spoke and said that the switch controls didn't work on the outside and they actually do, just remembered wrong my husband corrected me!!***

    Richmond, Va
    Amanda

    (80 4) 539-678 1
    arhartless@gmail.com

    Jul 19, 2016
  • ianw01952's picture

    looking at selling to buy van off friend
    anyone interested around £1700
    will add more details if interested

    May 01, 2016
  • Andy McGuire's picture

    Mercedes Vito Camper Van Autosleeper. 1998
    Rare and sought after.
    Only 54000 genuine miles but this will increase slightly as I do use it .
    Fridge, 2 ring gas cooker and grill, sink and tap, fresh and waste water tanks, propex heater, wardrobe and cupboard space, mains socket at the back plus internal 2 pin socket. Two of the internal lights have been upgraded to LED units. Roof rises to accomodate 2 kids for sleeping, driver and passenger seats convert to 2 single beds for adults.
    2.3 108D Diesel. Tailgate needs a bit of attention as the blinds are coming loose and the black stuff around the window needs replacing.
    i've had a quote of about £280 for the work by Coast to Coast campers. It's scheduled for around July 6th. Drivers seat cover is worn so could do with a re-cover. I am the 3rd owner since 2008 when i bought it from a neighbour. I am cleaning it at the moment. Rust on chassis underneath has been removed and waxoyl type stuff applied. Reason for sale - moving soon and I can't store it and i refuse to park it on the road. I have just sold 3 motorbikes for the same reason.
    The previous owner kept a book with every detail of fuel fills and mileage, i carried this on.
    This van has seen us through a few festivals and some trips through Cornwall and France. New starter motor about 2 years ago but that that is the only thing that has gone wrong with it. New exhaust a couple of months back. Will be very sorry to see it go but needs must. Any questions just ask.

    Jul 06, 2015
  • Nicki's picture

    Mazda Bongo For Sale - 1998 R Reg 55,000 miles, Full Service History since import, 12 months MoT to July 2016*, Very good condition inside and out, Climate control in front & rear, Power Steering, Auto Free Top - electric lifting mechanism, Radio & CD Player, Electric Front Windows & Mirrors, Electric Blinds & Tinted Side Windows, 240 Volt Hook Up, Leisure Battery, Two 3-Pin Plug Sockets & Additional Interior Lighting, Sink & Two-Burner Hob, Gas Bottle, Foldaway Table, Wardrobe and plenty of storage cupboards/units.
    Imported in 2006, Maintained and very well looked after, Rear wheel arches and sills in excellent condition, Cam belt replaced. Sleeps two below and two in the roof space - nearly new roof mattress, Curtains for front windscreen/drivers/passengers windows and rear. Rear conversion - kitchen/wardrobe/cupboard space to the rear with space between for transporting longer/larger items, Rear seats can move fully forwards and fold down to give plenty of boot space - great flexibility. Electric cool box included - can be connected to leisure battery or electric hook up and still used outside the vehicle, giving maximum space/storage inside. Only selling as just moved and want to raise some funds - unfortunately will have no time to use her. Very reliable - has never let me down. Please come and take a look if you're interested.
    Salisbury/Southampton area. Email nickipinkney@onetel.com for photos & more details
    * MoT being done towards end of month. I have no concerns about her passing and if anything does need to be done, I will get this done so she can be sold with 12 months MoT til July 2016. Will also get air con re-gassed.

    Jun 24, 2015
  • fee's picture

    hi, my name is talulah and im a 43 year old fun loving camper, i have a good sense of humour and a very outgoing personality. I still even today have the wolf whisltes so condsider myself to be a looker, my body is in fantastic shape for my age and i purr like a kitten when happy.I am a little bit of a flirt and do draw attention to myself everywhere i go. I love to be around people who appreciate the finer things in life and who realise that ladies are like fine wines and only get better with age. I am willing to have a quick romance with pretty much anyone and have plenty of miles left on the clock but Ideally i would like to find my life partner who will love me, cherish me and roll with the good and the bad. I was promised a life time of love from my current owners but now im being abandoned to make way for their new baby.....charming huh !
    At the moment im condsidering reporting my owners for neglect, all i have seen this year is the garage wall, i cant even see that properly as they havnt trimmed my eyelashes since last year. They did let me out i tell a lie, they took me to skeggness at easter and then left me on the bloody campsite all holiday, no easter bunny for me. I need to feel the wind in my hair......please help

    07852739845, barnsley, south yorkshire

    for sale 13000 ono for a quick sale, she has been independantly valued at 18000 so is a real bargin

    Apr 17, 2015
  • Gemma shuttleworth's picture

    Gorgeous vw conversion, vango blow up awning and dbl fiamma bike rack included. Gas rings, sink, portable toilet and mini oven included. 65500 miles, white1.9 engine, interior grey - beautiful. Reluctant sale. £21500. gcalladine@yahoo.com

    Apr 05, 2015
  • Vanformation Limited's picture

    Vanformation Limited
    01527 758 330

    2008 Fiat Ducato
    Drives as it should with no faults.
    159,000 miles
    White - minor age related marks on paintwork but overall condition very good.
    No tax due to current legislation
    MOT due July 2015
    Full Service History
    Built in Blue & Me hands-free system
    CD Player
    Clean Cab, no rips or tears.

    Recently Converted into Day Van/ Race Van/ Camper to sleep 4
    Fully insulated, ply lined and carpeted
    All units constructed using light weight ply wood- used to keep weight to a minimum and also impact and moisture resistant.
    Two new side windows fitted with cassette blinds
    Two Roof Vents with intergal fly screens and black out blinds
    240v external hook up and sockets
    12v Lighting system
    Leisure Battery + Battery to Battery Charger
    Large Garage to rear with rubber anti-slip flooring including separate lighting
    Large fixed double bed
    Smaller drop down double bed
    Hanex Solid Surface table worktop
    Ample Storage - under seats and steps, with overhead wall cupboards

    Price £11,000 ono NO VAT TO PAY
    Sensible offers will be considered...

    Viewings more than welcome.
    Payment Terms - Cash or bank transfer

    For more information about this conversion or any future conversions ie. Your Van then give us a call anytime on 01527 758 330
    or check us out on Facebook - Vanformation.

    Your Van, Your Way.

    Mar 31, 2015
  • Claudia Marsh's picture

    Selling a 1990/91 VW Vanagon/Transporter

    All original Owner's Manuals and Docs.

    Aug 07, 2014
  • Al2014's picture

    For sale..... Stunning head turner; 2009 white VW T28 tdi transporter 2L diesel camper. 68k miles, excellent condition, Barn door type with two seats at rear when doors are open, 20" alloy wheels, sliding rock and roll bed with black and white trim/vw head rests, smev 2 ring cooker, sink/running water, waeco fridge, leisure battery with split charge system, isolation switch for power to rear items, chrome side running bars, roof rack bars fitted, excellent mileage return. Travel 5 safe/seat belts, Any questions 07721 206926. 10 months mot. please email for pics on alpage23@yahoo.com, £18,000.00 ONO

    Jul 31, 2014
  • splithead's picture

    I have decided to part with my split Frisco, I was going to give this to my daughter when she passed her driving test, but last year she died and it holds so many memories that i am going to part with him.

    So it left Wolfsburg Germany on 16th June 1965 and went to San Francisco, and that is where i purchased him in 2008.

    original paintwork with great patina on the roof.
    1500 single port engine
    CE Steering rack
    IRS set-up to the rear
    re- upholstered interior
    headlining
    and coffee sack door cards

    you wont find a drop of filler in him so you can bring your magnets with pleasure.

    viewing essential

    £15,500 OVNO

    Jul 16, 2014
  • Joe's picture

    Long on miles (170,000+) but otherwise in terrific condition. No dents, no damage, both inside and exterior are in excellent condition. We added solar a couple years ago to give us longer stays when not hooked up. Everything works. Tires are great, there are no oil drips, or other things that might make one leery of a van with this many miles. A mechanic went thru it last autumn, and made the comment that it was in such great shape for one with these miles. Only real negative, is that the paint has some sunburn, but nothing to be very worried about.

    Someone is going to end up with a great Westy, at a very good price. Our asking is $11,000. Van is located in Western Colorado. Drop me a note, and we will find a time to get together for a look and a test drive. Pictures at the link.

    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/gtrvwesty/photos/albums/72076721

    Contact me joe@walstr.org

    Feb 25, 2014
  • Joe's picture

    Long on miles (170,000+) but otherwise in terrific condition. No dents, no damage, both inside and exterior are in excellent condition. We added solar a couple years ago to give us longer stays when not hooked up. Everything works. Tires are great, there are no oil drips, or other things that might make one leery of a van with this many miles. A mechanic went thru it last autumn, and made the comment that it was in such great shape for one with these miles. Only real negative, is that the paint has some sunburn, but nothing to be very worried about.

    Someone is going to end up with a great Westy, at a very good price. Our asking is $11,000. Van is located in Western Colorado. Drop me a note, and we will find a time to get together for a look and a test drive. Pictures at the link.

    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/gtrvwesty/photos/albums/72076721

    Contact me joe@walstr.org

    Feb 25, 2014
  • Julia Barry's picture

    Originally imported from South Africa by a company in Shrewsbury. First registered in the UK on 10/10/2009. It was said it had been used by a missonary in South Africa & there is a Afrikaans Bible in the glove compartment to add provenance to this story!

    MOT: expires 05 October 2012
    Milage: 28,000
    Tax: expires end of September 2012
    Engine: Reconditioned engine fitted in early 2011
    Fuel: Unleaded petrol

    email julia.barry@shermancymru.co.uk

    Aug 01, 2012
  • jon's picture

    Camper va runs well in need of TLC. Great potential . A good start for a restoration or keep it on the road with on going attention and some welding for MOT tax due end of July 2012. Door/ rubber seals need attention. One side underneath has had the work done afew years ago.

    Everything in the van is a bit tired but complete and features a working swing out cooker, original table, canvas bunks for kids, rock, n, roll bed, sink.storage, curtains, bike rack. READY TO CAMP and running on the road at the moment. I need to let the van go because I haven't used it as much the last few years and need to move house soon.. Lights etc all working

    Jul 20, 2012
  • Martin's picture

    Bedford bambi has been my trusty camper van for 6 years and i have taken her every where with me (scotland, newcastle etc) but sadly i have to sell her due to moving home and no room for bambi as we have a car and a works van. She is in good condition with 12 months MOT. Mains hookup with sockets for camp site, 2 spot lights in the back, black vinle seat cushions in the back that fold out to a double bed, kids beds above cab, built in CD player with 2 speakers in the back, plenty of sorage space under seats and in the cuboards. There is a sink with a water pump system but i have never used the water pump system as when i purchased bambi it never worked and i never got round to sorting it out ( i think the motor has burnt out as it is electric). And there is no key for the water pump system as this never come with bambi either. Above the sink there is a mirror and behind the mirror there is a wardrobe. There is a 2 hob gas cooker with a gas grill (the nobs to turn the gas on are missing but they still turn without them), there is a fridge, side storage where the battery and where the gas bottle is also stored. In the front cab there is a horn which has 6 sound features (chicken, wood peacker, tarzan, trumpets, wolf wistle and beep beep). Bull bars/nudge bars at the front with spot lights but the spot lights are not wired up. Sliding panel windows fitted with fly net and black out blind attached. skylight on the roof. The engine is in very good condition, i just had an electronic ignition fitted so no more points system to worry about, i've had a brand new fuel pump and alternator fitted making her run like a dream. There is a spare heavy duty battery and 4 spare tyres that come with bambi. Comes with exstention lead for mains hook up in camp site, gas bottle that is half full ready for some cooking. Brand new battery fitted, brand new disc brakes and brake pads fitted.Now the down points on bambi are; on the front under the bull bars/nudge bars there is a little bit of corrosion other than that she is fine. any1 wecome to view and i am happy to answer any question, thanks MARTIN:] cash on delivery £2,500 can also email photos if needed, please email sam.telling@hotmail.co.uk

    Jul 15, 2012
  • Janetmayg's picture

    My 'Tribbie' is reluctantly up for sale. It is 09 registered has all the usual features of a 'tribbie' and has been in the family since new. Useful extras are the reversing camera and the custom built hand brake. The gas is both LPG and standard (just in case!).
    Location: Devon Link plus pictures: http://www.caravanclub.co.uk/CaravanClubApps/Applications/caravan-classi...

    Jun 25, 2012
  • Nathan Herbertson's picture

    Recession is biting the self-employed particularly hard – so our lovely VW Type 2 Bay camper van has to go. It’s a 1973 model with 1600cc engine and manual gearbox. We bought it only a year, from folk who had had a brand new interior installed. That’s new driver and passenger seats, new carpets at the front, new wooden flooring at the back, new units, new fold-down double bed, new one-plus-one jump seat, new dismountable table, new powered cool box fridge, new back cupboards, new sink (with electric submersible pump) and new cooker. We’ve replaced the exterior mirrors and the aerial with new items; there’s now a new CD/radio with i-pod hook-up; new, modern headlights with chrome visors, and a dinky spotlight which I haven’t wired in yet; and a new, super heavy duty battery. We also had a brilliant short-throw gear lever, and we’ve had the brakes completely re-built. It’s got a 240 volt hook-up facility. The spare wheel cover was new three months ago. The roof and skylight were new in 2011, and it was fitted with a new front axle. All in all, a really lovely job.

    Jun 14, 2012

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