We sold Miss Journey May 14th, receiving the $100,000 and a Report of Sale on June 2nd. It was on consignment here in Spokane-taking only 10 days to sell. Note: PPL will keep 10% of the sale price and give you 90%. Here in Spokane the procedure is to TELL you what they would guarantee you in dollars, keeping all the money they “made” above that amount. Naturally the salesperson couldn’t tell me what it sold for. PPL said it would sell for $118,000 to $130,000. We would have done much better with PPL, but it would have been later (October) when we’d get it to them plus it would have had added mileage, so we’d decided to just try Spokane first.
UPDATE: After I mentioned our recommendation to use PPL for selling your RV, I got an email from an RV friend who had a personal experience with them. He was not happy:
“Hi, I forgot to tell you that I took a travel trailer to PPL to sell for me. They priced it high and then kept reducing the price. By the time they got the price down to where it would sell everyone that was interested had moved on. I ended up going to get it and selling it myself. So don’t feel too bad about what you did. It was probably the right thing to do. My brother bought his motor home through them and got a really good price, which means the seller didn’t.”
Below is Miss Journey on May 3rd, the day before we took her to Freedom RV.
We’re staying in Spokane for the summer. We’ve been very busy with getting household and house to our liking plus getting involved in the many activities available in a large city: senior center, gym classes, shows, along with fun times with our grandchildren. After Labor Day we’ll drive our CRV (stopping at motels) to South Dakota (visit a friend), with some National Parks along the way, then stay a week at our WorldMark condo in Tuscon (dropping in to see our Mexican dentist), then head for more Utah National Parks that we haven’t seen, then home in November for the winter holidays. We’ll see how we take to winters at home…. Below is Lily at her Crossing Over Ceremony where she became a Junior Girl Scout.
Below is Gabe with his soccer team. They won 1st place in their age bracket in the Final Tournament.
I’m considering continuing my Blog on those occasions when we travel, like this Fall.
I’m sure this all comes as a shock, but way back when we were planning our retirement we knew that John wanted to see our country in an RV and I wanted to see other countries using other methods (cruises, car, planes, trains). He won me with “we should see our country first”, so that’s what we did. We’d planned to continue RVing until 2020, but as we got talking, it seemed a good idea to stop now. Some of the reasons: Miss Journey is 5 years old – a prime time for buyers’ interest, our grandchildren are turning 7 and 11 this summer so they’d be closing in on teenager attitudes by 2020 and John’s mom is 93 so any time we could get a call to come – that’s not so easy with an RV to store or drive.
It is with heavy hearts that we do this. We loved our Miss Journey and all our wonderful RV friends, not to mention all those enriching experiences of that lifestyle, but you just can’t have everything. We are looking forward to traveling lots more, just in different ways.
Safe travels to you all and may the best experiences of RV life come your way.