You might like to refer to Kelley Blue Book when you are looking for a used RV. This will allow you to determine the current value of the RV.
Although Kelley Blue Book doesn’t evaluate recreational vehicles, an internet search will lead you to RVBlueBooks.com. The domain name is misleading as it appears that you are connected to the familiar Kelley Blue Book service for motorized equipment. However, the site only offers a private valuation.
What is NADA?
You don’t have to worry, KBB offers a comparable valuation service. These RV valuations can be obtained by NADA, which is based upon JD Powers’ nationally recognized vehicle valuation database.
This site allows you to do your own research and instantly access a price range for RVs. You can also describe the RV’s features and get a more precise assessment of its value.
Follow the prompts to get an instant valuation
- Get started here
- Select an RV Manufacturer
- Select your model
- Enter the mileage
To get better feedback, you can also add additional information about a condition or equipment.
Online Valuations for Homes
You can also use the NADA online valuation to estimate an RV’s worth. There are many organizations such as RVBlueBooks.com that can provide an estimate of your RV’s value based on the description you provide. However, you will need to give personal information, including your name, address, phone number, and reason for the valuation.
To write this article, I completed one of those forms in which I indicated that I wanted to know how much our new Canyon Star Canyon Star was worth. Unfortunately, I will now be on many mailing lists and receive more junk mail. It was an inconvenience that I was willing to accept to ensure I provide you with the best information possible. While the NADA form provided me with an immediate value, I have yet to receive an estimate using the RVBlueBook form. I expect to get more junk mail than useful information, and I am certain that I won’t receive the timely information I requested from them.
Compare your valuations
These resources can be used to determine the prices that have been assigned for similar equipment. However, this doesn’t give you information about the prices listed on equipment that’s already sold. You don’t know whether or not the asking price in consignment magazines will result in a sale. This type of comparison valuation will work best if there are other RVs that match your RV. The comparison option will not be useful if there are no RVs that match your RV or have the same make and model.
Find classifieds in your area
Also, I tried to value my Newmar Newmar RV through both consignment agencies and found several similar models on RVTrader, but none on RVC. After trying several times with RV Classified, I couldn’t find any matches. I concluded that RV Trader had the better database.
I also tried to match consignment RVs with the Class A motorhome that we owned before purchasing the Newmar Canyon Star. I found matches on RV Trader, but not on the RV Classifieds site. The rig came from a manufacturer that is no longer in business. Also, the RV was built in 1999, so it was unlikely that I would find similar RVs in any RV database. Surprisingly, RV Trader had a few RVs that I could compare.
RV Classified may have a better database that includes other types of RVs, such as fifth wheels or travel trailers. These databases were only used for Class A motorhomes. I did not search for travel trailers or other types of RVs. Both links are included in this post to help you determine which consignment business might be of use to you.
For specific data, use a VIN number
You can also use services like Been verified for a small fee to check the RV’s value and determine if it was damaged in a crash, salvaged or stolen. Enter the VIN number and Verified will report all information found in public records about that RV.
How do you determine the value and worth of a property?
There are many ways to value an RV. While some methods are more accurate and useful than others, such as NADA RV valuations, or using comparable vehicles from the national consignment databank, one thing is certain: RVs do not have Kelley Blue Book valuations. This is because RVs are the only type of vehicle KBB monitors.