Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Summer Fun Done? Donate your RV to Goodwill!

There’s nothing quite like getting out into nature to disconnect from the stress of everyday life. It’s a chance to let your cares melt away and focus on the beauty of the world around you.

The events of the last couple of years have made this decompression time even more valuable. More than 11 million people in the U.S. use an RV (recreational vehicle) to travel, camp, and relax in nature, and that number has grown steadily over the last ten years! The problem is, owning an RV is a hefty commitment, and some RV owners might realize they’re not in it for the long haul.

Missed Summer Adventures

We tend to romanticize the idea of traveling the country in an RV, stopping along the way to absorb beautiful views. But the truth is that many of us just don’t have the time to devote our entire summer to camping. As a result, we find ourselves in the final warm days of August and September disappointed that we didn’t accomplish all the summer fun we’d planned.

At the same time, inflation is tightening budgets for every family in America right now, and RVs bring several additional expenses. Think insurance, registration, fuel, storage, campsite rentals, maintenance, and more. It can all add up quickly if RV ownership isn’t in your budget right now.

Outdoor Living Alternatives

Pop Up Camper from Goodwill Auto Auction
Pop Up Camper from Goodwill Auto Auction

If you find yourself wondering if it’s time to say goodbye to the RV, but don’t want to give up your access to nature, don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to maintain your active lifestyle — just in a more affordable way.

Trailer from Ohio Valley Goodwill Auto Auction
Trailer from Ohio Valley Goodwill Auto Auction

The up-front costs of owning a camper are often much lower than purchasing an RV. And, of course, tent camping is very affordable if you’re willing to trade your cozy accommodations for something a little more rugged. You might even find a tent at your nearest Goodwill thrift store!

Lastly, consider renting. If your schedule doesn’t allow regular camping trips, it’s likely more affordable to rent an RV or a cabin on occasion.

Donate Your RV and Give Back

Goodwill cars lineup
Goodwill cars lineup

Wondering where to donate an RV in Cincinnati? Look no further than Ohio Valley Goodwill! We make the RV donation process simple and easy.

Once the decision is made to donate your RV, let Ohio Valley Goodwill take it from there! Our Goodwill Auto Auction makes donating an RV smooth and stress-free, even if your RV isn’t currently running. All you have to do is contact our team, and we’ll handle the rest. Ohio Valley Goodwill even offers a free tow, and your donation may make you eligible for a tax advantage! It’s not just RV donations that Ohio Valley Goodwill accepts either — we also take car donations, truck donations, van donations, motorcycle donations, and even trailers, lawnmowers, and boats! 

Every vehicle donated to Ohio Valley Goodwill is prepared for resale at our weekly Auto Auction in Cincinnati, where the revenue from donated vehicles goes on to help support meaningful job skills training and employment services for individuals with disabilities, veterans, or others facing barriers to employment.

Our Auto Auction is operated completely in-house, which means there are no middlemen getting a cut of your generous RV donation in Cincinnati. So, if you’re in the market for an affordable, new-to-you RV, camper, or another vehicle, you’re always welcome to attend our weekly Auto Auction and place your bid! You can view a sneak peek of our upcoming vehicles up for auction here.

Don’t waste time, space, or money on an RV or vehicle that you don’t use or need anymore. Donate it to Ohio Valley Goodwill and breathe easier this fall!