Benefits of buying a pre-owned RV at Shady Shores

Buying a pre-owned RV at Shady Shores is a great way to get into a seasonal site right away rather than going on the waiting list. A purchase often includes site improvements too such as a deck or storage shed. So in most cases, all you need to do is bring your pillows!

The Process

Seasonal site contracts do not transfer with the sale. Because of this, buyers need to be approved by Shady Shores in advance. Please contact our office before you finalize a sale with the RV owner to ensure you will be able to take over the site. Review the FAQs below for more information.

Current Listings – Call 800-947-9480 for more information and schedule a tour

Frequently asked questions

Does the purchase price include the seasonal campsite fee?

Not unless the listing specifically states that it is included. Usually buyer and seller have to work out how to handle any deposits or payments made by seller on the site.

Does the seller’s seasonal site contract get transferred to the buyer?

No. The seller’s site lease terminates when the RV is sold. The buyer must sign a new seasonal site lease contract at the time of purchase. Since all seasonal campers need to be approved by Shady Shores, it is important for buyers to pre-qualify with us before the sale is completed.

Am I allowed to buy the RV and move it off Shady Shores property?

Yes. You should contact Shady Shores management to confirm the moving date and how the RV will be pulled off the site. Seller is responsible for ensuring that all decks, storage sheds and other property on the site are removed. All that should be left is the campground’s picnic table and fire ring (which belong to Shady Shores).

What is the process for buying one of these RVs?

The process is simple and straightforward:

  • Call the Seller to get more information on the unit and arrange a showing.
  • Negotiate the terms of sale with Seller.
  • Contact Shady Shores management. We will have the buyer complete a camper application.
  • Shady Shores will do a pre-sale inspection to confirm the condition of the RV is acceptable and that any structures being left on the site meet current building codes.
  • Once Shady Shores has approved buyer as a seasonal camper and completed the inspection process, buyer and seller are free to complete the sale.

Is there a sales commission?

Yes, under our Seasonal Lease Contract a commission of 10% of the sale price is due to Shady Shores in the event of a sale. It is seller’s responsibility to pay the commission at the time of sale. Buyer’s new site lease is not effective until the commission has been paid in full so Buyer and Seller should be sure this payment is made at closing.

Why does Shady Shores collect a sales commission?

The commission compensates us for the time and effort we put in assisting seller with the sale which includes putting a listing together on our website, doing a pre-sale inspection and supervising the sale which may include removal or modification of structures on the site.

We also are providing the seller with marketing support. We have a waiting list of people who are looking for seasonal sites and we are often able to connect the seller with someone on the list. And our website is an effective marketing tool for sellers. If the RV is priced right, we are usually able to find a buyer much more quickly than having the RV listed on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, etc.

Does the sales commission apply to all RV sales?

The commission only applies to RVs on our property that are being sold to a buyer who intends to keep a seasonal site with us. Seller is free to remove his RV from our property and sell the RV on his own without paying a commission to us.