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Old 03-27-2018, 04:36 PM   #1
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Gas vs diesel prices for motorhomes

We are shopping for our first RV (used) and have noted that the asking price for gas coaches is right in the ballpark when we look at NADA pricing, but the asking price for diesels is about $15,000 to $20,000 more than NADA says they are worth. Can anybody offer us an explanation for this?

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Old 03-27-2018, 04:49 PM   #2
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Just a guess but...
Volume and avg price likely very diff2etent.
Hi vol more accurate.
Also need to considet $difference as a %.

I use NADA but don't take it as gospel and find it generally high.

I don't believe it includes any pricate sales and dealers report higher sale prices and then allow you more on a trade.
Higher prices are in their best interest not more accurate #$s.
Just an opinion.
Sone sites list original price, selling price and time on tbe market...much better source of info.

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MN Travelers - If the floorplan on a gas Tiffin, is something you like I'd recommend getting a 2014 or 15. All rv's require some maintenance that you aren't counting on. Dave
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Old 03-27-2018, 07:09 PM   #4
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It also depends on age, NADA is nearly useless on coaches over 8-10 years of age, here condition matters far more than some calculated depreciation table, which is what NADA amounts to.
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When buying a vehicle I don't care what it costs nor what trade they give me. I only care about the difference, same with buying and paying cash, but then it's what's my price out the door.
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Keep in mind..
Your 1st coach is a learning tool..
BUY USED! & buy one with everything you "think" you want and will need..
As You will make mistakes and have booboo's We all have.....(sometimes more than twice..)
Within a year or two you will discover..about the RV

What you love about the RV...
What you can kinda-sorta tolerate with the RV..
And what you absolutely hate about that !@#$%^%$#@! RV.
Then you can go get what you should have gotten in the first place..
Happy Hunting

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