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Old 11-28-2015, 05:09 PM   #1
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Reasonable value range 1998 Alpine 36'


" I purchased a 1999 Alpine Coach with 63K miles in February of 2014"

"My coach's value at time of purchase was $33K, which is the replacement value. I paid right around that amount. Also, I spent a few months looking at coaches online from the Midwest to the West Coast. All of coaches being sold at retail were $15K+ above replacement value. Also, it seems that coaches sold by private party go closer to the replacement value."

I copied the above info from another thread.

I am trying to determine a reasonable value for a 1998 Alpine with Cummins 8.3 and 70,000 miles.

Exterior and interior are in very good very good condition. Spent all of its life in Southern California, most of that in inside storage.

Assuming that the coach has been serviced regularly and that it is in good mechanical condition what should it sell for in today's market.

Nada yields a value in the low $20,000. Asking prices for similar Alpines are in the low $40,000 range.

Thank you for your input.
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:10 PM   #2
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The reasonable sales price is what you and the seller agree. Sometimes you will pay more for a great deal and be happy with a well cared for coach.
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Old 11-29-2015, 11:31 AM   #3
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Years ago I was told that the NADA guide prices are based on a fixed depreciation scale for all RV's. It uses the same depreciation for all manufactures and models, ignoring the fact that certain makes retain value far better than others.

I learned that when I owned a Lazy Daze class C, a brand that retained its value much better than most. There was a big difference between the book value on the Lazy Daze in the NADA versus KBB, supposedly based on sales.

I am not saying that is true with Alpine Coaches. Just something to keep in mind.
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Old 11-29-2015, 11:39 AM   #4
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And, with a 16 year old coach there is AND SHOULD BE a wide range of "worths". Doesn't matter if you are talking about a boat, automobile or RV.

A well maintained coach with full Maintenance Records is and should be worth 2X a 16 year old neglected coach with no records.

And, one of the worse "bargains" is a neglected/abused one at low price.

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