How Can I Figure Out My RV Blue Book?

There’s nothing more frustrating than needing information right away, and not being able to get it.  We’re used to finding a specific number associated with objects, and it certainly seems that campers, trailers and RVs should be the same, right?   So what can you do to figure out the real worth of your rv?  If you’re trying to figure out the camper blue book value of your camper, trailer, pop up or folding camper, RV or other recreational vehicle, this article will outline the steps to take.  Whether you’re buying or selling a camper , this information will help you out.  Let’s take a look at the Kelley Blue Book site for some answers for your rv blue book.




How on Earth Can You Find Anything About RVs on the Kelley Blue Book Site?

This is a great place to start for a new, newer or used RV up to 20 years of age.  You wouldn’t know it by looking at their home page, which is KBB.Com.  It looks like it’s all about cars.  And a few motorcycles thrown in for good measure.  So here are the tips you need to navigate their site.  (And sorry we don’t link here, because they have very stringent linking policies and their url is so short anyway you can just jump over to the site.)  Back to the tips.

  1. Scroll to the bottom of their website and you’ll see “Site Map”.
  2. Click on “Site Map”.  Unfortunately there isn’t much there except for cars and motorcycles again.  Don’t give up yet!
  3. Now that you’re on the “Site Map” page, look toward the top of the page and click on the tab labeled “Index”.  Still nothing about RV Blue Book.  A search on the site using their search box comes up with motorcycles when you search for rv.  It’s just not there!  But don’t despair, the information actually is there after all.  It’s just hidden!
  4. Now that you’re on the “Index” page, go to the “B” section and click on the link “Buy the Book”.  Still with me?  Hang in there, we’re almost there!
  5. You’ll see the short list of guides available to assist you with your appraisals.  The two you’re most likely interested in would be the Kelley Blue Book “Motor Home Guide” or the Kelley Blue Book “Travel Trailer Guide”.
  6. Depending on which type of rv you’d like to get the blue book value for, you’ll want to order (by phone) one or the other book.  You can buy them singly or by subscription.  The Kelley Blue Book for RV (Motorhome) guide has the list prices for the current year of this type of rvs:  motorhomes, campers, and van conversions.  They also go back 20 years to give you the rvs blue book value for the older models.  The other Kelley Blue Book titled “Travel Trailer Guide” also lists the current year prices but only goes back nine years for travel trailers, fifth wheels, folding trailers (pop-up campers).  They do give you a chart for older models.





I keep thinking there must be an easier way, but I don’t think there is.  I’ve seen the various Kelley Blue Book Guides for rvs and campers for sale on eBay and on Amazon, but the availability is extremely limited, and they tend to be obsolete.  If you need the info right away it might be a good bet to visit your local rv dealer and ask them if you could use their copy.  The same goes for your library.  They’re a reference material, so if the library that has the copy is close to you that would be a good be to stop by and review it.  If not, you can call your reference librarian and see what the policy is to reserve a copy and perhaps have it sent to your library.  I’ve tried this before, and in a lot of areas you’ll find that libraries belong to a shared reference library and can order the copy sent to your local library to hold for you to review in house.

Well I hope I’ve answered your question about how to find the Kelley Blue Book Value for RVs!  Please post a comment if you have any further suggestions that other folks might find helpful.  If you’d like a hand with a trickier appraisal, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll see what I can uncover for you.

28 thoughts on “How Can I Figure Out My RV Blue Book?”

  1. Good Afternoon,

    I am trying to get a Blue Book value for an Airstream:

    2005 Airstream International CCD Edition

    23 feet

    Please help as I am having trouble finding info on this.

    Many thanks.

  2. I need the market value of our fifth wheel camper for our insurance agent. It is a 2006 Holiday Rambler Aluma Scape 31 Skt.
    Thanks!
    Sandy

  3. I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT VALUE OF OUR 28 FT PIONEER CAMPER THE CAMPER IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND ALL APPLIANCES AND HEATING AND AIR ARE WORKIN G FINE. THANKS FOR YOUR INFO.

  4. I HAVE A 2009 5TH WHEEL COUGAR MODEL 292RKS WITH 2 SLIDES ITS IN REALLY GOOD SHAPE AND LOOKING TO TRADE IT IN BUT WOULD LIKE AN IDEA AS TO WHAT IT IS WORTH BEFORE I REALLY GET SERIOUS ABOUT LOOKING IT IS 33′ LONG WEIGHS ABOUT 9200 EMPTY IT HAS ALL GGO RUBBER ON IT TWO OF THE TIRES WERE JUST REPLACED LAST SUMMER THERE ARE TWO ISSUES I HAVE WITH IT THE CABINET DOOR ABOVE THE MICRO WAVE AND THE CABINET DOOR ABOVE THE FRIDGE ARE STARTING TO SEPERATE AT THE JOINT WHICH SHOWS ME IT WAS POOR MANUFACTURING .. BUT NOTHING I CAN DO NOW ….

  5. I have a 2004 Sierra 5th wheel in excellent condition with numerous upgrades. When looking to trade it in, one company is saying it is worth $7500, the other $12,000 – 15000. I’m so confused by this – can you helP??

  6. light wt 3329 roof air lp furnance sleeps 6 dinette makes bed double sinh stove top 3 bur convection oven refrig. lot of cabinets pantry closet reg closset 2 20lb tanks fesh water tank blk and grey holding tanks hot water heater mpnitoring sys dual axle good tires 17′ awning new hitch and sway control

  7. I have a Mustang Penthouse by Westward Coach Mfg Co, of Elkhart Ind. from 1960-65 travel Trailer, needs restoration, I cannot find anything on this trailer, any help please?

  8. I have park model camper, can’t travel with it is to wide. 10 ft wide by 33 length 1994 casa villa with totally enclosed sun porch 10×30 thank you

  9. I have a white 1989 Chevy Van inter camper/with stove, refrigerator, sleeps four, would like to know the blue book for this vechicle

  10. What is a 1985 Viking Spirit pop up camper woth?

    In good condition, carpeted & everything works.

    Has electric & water capability.

  11. I would like to find out what the value of my 1999 Sunline camper. Owned by elderly people who just had it at a campground all seasons. Its condition is very good. Well kept always.

    Thank you
    Jennifer

  12. Hi Pennie,

    I met you yesterday at the RV show at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento and I was looking for your article on it but could not find it. Could you please point me in the right direction?

    Thanks!
    Tom

  13. This is great Penny…Thanks.

    I also use NADA online quite a bit when researching camper blue book values. It’s virtually the same process as KBB. Check out their site at http://www.nadaguides.com. They even have tools for website owners like us that can integrate with your website. I’ve never really looked into that, but you may be interested…

    Great site!

  14. I understand that KBB goes back 20years. But I have a 1970 Playmor Camper. I have no idea where to even start to find the blue book value on that. Any ideas.

  15. whats the approximate value of a 1973 dodge sportsman rv in fair condition? runs all lights signals etc work

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