National Appraisal Guides (NADAguides)
Our National Appraisal Guides help consumers navigate the purchase and use of recreational vehicles. With trusted partners who provide information on purchasing, selling, and maintaining RVs, we help shoppers ensure they are getting the best value for their money. Our partners help consumers find RVs for sale, source RV and camper loans, sell their existing recreational vehicle, obtain insurance coverage, earn income through learning how to rent out an RV, and find information on their prospective purchase.
When it comes to valuing recreational vehicles, we use pricing details from www.rvtrader.com along with RV history and title reports provided by www.instavin.com. Our comprehensive pricing data takes into consideration not only a vehicle’s mileage and condition but also VIN-based information such as previous accidents and title details.
Through our guides, consumers can find pricing information specific to recreational vehicles such as travel trailers and fifth wheels, motorhomes, camping trailers, truck campers, park models, and tow vehicles. Tools like instant VIN reports and details on real loan offers from multiple lenders make the shopping process more accessible and more intuitive than ever before.
Along with information from our partners, we also rely on data from industry wholesalers and retailers, which gives a more rounded perspective of recreational vehicle values and price points. However, individual listings may reflect a higher or lower cost than our estimated values, as valuation is inherently subjective.
In addition to RV values, NADA also provides credible pricing information on cars, Powersports, boats, and more. We offer pricing data to individual consumers plus insurance companies, government agencies, dealers, wholesalers, and other institutions.
PPLMotorHomes is an RV consignment dealer based in Texas where they have three locations. The site includes rigs for sale or trade. They also sell a full lineup of parts. The company’s appraiser works with owners to determine a reasonable selling price before putting it on sale. They base their prices on their experience with the market and other parameters including Blue Book values.
Unlike other online platforms, users work with the PPL team to put their rigs for sale. There is no online interface for an owner to create their ad. Instead, they handle the advertising to get the best exposure. Owners can trade-in their RV for cash or put the money into a new one. They have an on-site lot of available RVs.
PPL puts a lot of effort into selling their inventory. They offer a detailing service to sellers to increase their rig’s value. There are no consignment fees until it sells. They will then take 10 percent of the sale. There are minimum costs, depending on the type. And while they are in Texas, they will accept RVs nationwide. Sellers must arrange for delivery to the site with an independent service.
Visitors to the site can browse by type or keyword. Each RV’s webpage contains a detailed description, floor plan, condition rating, and pricing. There is a full list of specs and features along with a gallery of exterior and interior photos. Would-be buyers must then visit the physical location to start the purchase process. Out-of-towners must provide an earnest money deposit to hold their selection.
The website is more of an interface for the marketplace instead of a resource for those wanting to do research. The site offers a free booklet with advice about buying an RV. PPL only sells used rigs. They have three email newsletters that provide specific information on buying, selling, or purchasing parts and accessories.
PPL has been in the business of selling since 1972. It boasts sales in almost every state and 20 countries worldwide. The parts superstore sells new products. Each listing provides detailed information about the item with complete dimensions and specs where applicable.