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Old 08-15-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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Just purchased first RV. And its an Alpine

All, OK, I made the big plunge. Purchased a 2003 36FDS Limited. 26000 miles looks GREAT!. Loved the way it drove. Am having some buyers remorse about the price. I paid 91K and feel I overpaid . How bad should I feel? Reactions from the experts?
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:09 PM   #2
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I paid 65k for mine with 35000 miles on it.They put on new tires and repaired three fogged windows to include the replacement of the 3 bank drivers window. If the tires and batts are fairly new and the coach has been very well maintained your spanking wont hurt so bad.
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:10 PM   #3
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O ... the price seems a little much it's all "RELATIVE". Relative to what you want & like as well as willing to pay. Hopefully, the coach was well maintained and there are NO immediate maintenance issues to address such as batteries, tires, etc. Also assume you or a knowledgeable, qualified individual assessed the quality of the coach and thoroughly tested total system functionality before laying down that chunk of change. Otherwise, the price could end up being extravagant.

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Old 08-15-2014, 12:29 PM   #4
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Ogradyd....the prices of used Motorhomes all seem to be directly related to how well they were taken care of, and what equipment they have. Alot of times the same models have different components ect which will affect the original price as well as the resale price.We ended up buying new and even though we love ours I still look at used ones on line, to see if we made the right decision.

The bottom line is you already bought it, it has low miles, looks great, and drives great. Just go out and enjoy it. The buyers remorse will go away when you hit the road. The only thing worse than putting out the money is not enjoying the journey because you are worried out the purchase. We recently camped next to a couple who spent about 700k on their motorhome. They loved their Mh as much as we love ours, and they gave us compliments on ours as we looked at theirs and all the things it had( and we made new friends). It's all relative...so be safe and have fun with it...Mike
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Hope to see you at an Alpine Coach Association rally soon!!
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:20 PM   #6
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Dont worry about the money--some folks feel better by telling you what a "steal" they got--well good for them. You might be a bit high but so what--sounds like you got a good coach at a reasonable price--now go enjoy it!!!!!!!!!! Check out ACA--great folks and great times.....
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Dont worry about the money--some folks feel better by telling you what a "steal" they got--well good for them. You might be a bit high but so what--sounds like you got a good coach at a reasonable price--now go enjoy it!!!!!!!!!! Check out ACA--great folks and great times.....
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We went from a tent to our Alpine. Price is relative to the condition and customization. We have a fireplace and a 42' TV that rises out of a cabinet. Changed all the valences plus other mods.
Don't regret the price. Enjoy the smiles when you travel!!!
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