A new motorhome won’t come cheap – but, in that case, you might want to consider the economically attractive option of a motorhome part-exchange. This can be an excellent solution even when buying a model as luxurious as Auto-Sleepers – and without the hassle, of course, of having to arrange your own private sale.

The principles of part-exchange are especially well-established in the markets for motor vehicles. Part-exchange (P/X) is simply a question of trading one vehicle for another where the value of the one you currently own is used as part payment against the new one.

That ability to stretch your budget to a quality motorhome you might otherwise not be able to afford is one of the principal attractions of part-exchanging an Auto-Sleeper. Whatever vehicle you are trading in, the part-exchange value offers you an immediate discount on the new motorhome you are buying.

Part-exchanging one Auto-Sleeper for another offers the enticing prospect of a double bonus. Auto-Sleepers hold their price especially well. As a result, you are likely to enjoy an attractive trade-in price for your old vehicle – and, at a stroke, you’ll typically achieve a sizeable discount on your new Auto-Sleeper.

Why part-exchange your motorhome?


Streamlined process: Part-exchange allows you to trade in your existing motorhome while purchasing a new one from the same dealer. This means you can handle both transactions in one place, saving time and effort.

Hassle-free: You avoid the hassle of selling your motorhome privately, which can involve advertising, negotiating with potential buyers, and dealing with no-shows.

Financial benefits

Reduction in purchase price: The value of your part-exchanged motorhome is deducted from the price of the new motorhome, reducing the amount you need to finance or pay out of pocket. (Don’t forget to use our motorhome finance calculator to get an idea of costs).

Guaranteed sale

Immediate sale: When part-exchanging, in most cases the dealer guarantees to buy your old motorhome. This eliminates the uncertainty and waiting period associated with selling privately.

No marketing required: You don’t need to spend money or time on marketing your motorhome, such as listing fees, photos, and time-consuming viewings.

Dealer expertise

Accurate valuation: Dealers can provide an accurate and fair valuation of your motorhome based on market conditions and their experience.

Professional appraisal: Dealers often have the expertise to identify and price additional features or modifications accurately, potentially giving you a more competitive deal.

Reduced risk

Secure transaction: Selling your motorhome privately involves risks, such as dealing with fraudulent buyers or payment issues. Part-exchanging through a reputable dealer ensures a secure and straightforward transaction.

Condition assurance: Dealers typically accept motorhomes in various conditions, saving you the cost and effort of making major repairs or improvements before selling.

One-stop solution

Financing options: Dealers can often provide financing options for the new motorhome, making it easier to manage your budget and payments.

Post-sale support: By part-exchanging with a dealer, you can benefit from their after-sales services, such as warranties, servicing, and support, ensuring your new motorhome is well-maintained.

In short, part-exchange avoids the whole fraught and time-consuming business of first arranging a private sale and then negotiating the purchase of the replacement motorhome you want to buy.

Preparing for part-exchange

Although you will be negotiating a price for the motorhome you currently own with an experienced dealer who will have already calculated a trade-in value for the make, model, and age of your vehicle, it is still worth making sure to present it in its finest colours.

That means attending to any outstanding maintenance and repairs that might be required and giving your motorhome a thorough and final clean.

If there is still outstanding finance on the vehicle you want to offer in part-exchange, or you are currently buying your present motorhome on a Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) agreement, it is important you let us know.

Why not contact us today?

Here at Derby Motorhomes, we are specialists in Auto-Sleeper part-exchange options. You can read more about our Auto-Sleepers P/X service here.

Whether or not your current motorhome is an Auto-Sleeper, we are still interested in considering the vehicle for part-exchange and take pride in our ability to offer what we believe is an attractive trade-in price against the cost of the motorhome you want to buy.

So, why not start the ball rolling by talking to us about motorhome part-exchange today?

Further reading: Motorhomes wanted