RV auctions online can be very risky. But there are some good ways to minimize that risk and still get a good deal almost every single time. The way to do that is to cheat at online auction like an ordinary used RV for sale. Before you even make an offer on it, you want to see the RV in person. You want to go out and inspect it and talk to the owner. If you can do this with an RV for sale online, then you can pretty much keep from making any speculative investments. My advice is to not buy any RV auctions online that are farther than 150 miles from your home. Not only that, I would never send a money order, or cash, or even a certified check to someone unless I had already been given the keys to the RV.
Visiting the seller in person actually helps out in a lot of ways. First of all it lets you know that the RV actually exists. Second of all it gives you an opportunity to inspect the RV and find things that are wrong with it or they may not have been included in the online listing. Typically if you find any major problems, you probably don’t want to buy that argument anyway. If the seller has been dishonest, you can’t really trust them on the sale anyway.
There are also other types of RV auctions. For instance, bank repossessed RVs are typically sold at local auctions. Sometimes these are RV auctions can be combined with car or truck auctions. Occasionally, RVs can also be sold with repo boats and airplanes. Whether or not this happens typically depends on the price of the RV. Lower-priced RVs might be sold at car auctions, and higher-priced RVs might sell buyer at boat and small airplane auctions.