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Old 02-03-2016, 08:00 PM   #15
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Go to oodle.com punch in your coach and see what similar coaches are asking. Follow up on some that look good with some questions to the owners. They will be happy to answer your questions for the most part. You may even find some listed that are the same edition. Good Luck

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Old 02-03-2016, 08:10 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by waternut View Post
Kudos an adding "standard equipment" value if it came standard on the coach. You can only add options that were true extras that were paid up grades. Too many people with the higher end coaches want to add for slide outs,awnings, inverters and things that were standard equipment. Would be great if you had the "window sticker" to see what extras come with it and what is special about your package over others.
I've got ours. Was in with the owners manuals in the file cabinet you get!

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Old 02-03-2016, 08:16 PM   #17
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We got ours last year for about $70,000 under NADA retail. But then we've put about $25,000 back into it and still need tires and new SmarTire sensors, plus other repairs like new AGM house batteries and AGS repairs.
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Old 02-04-2016, 05:22 PM   #18
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When we were searching for our MH we had already established a chatting relationship with Alliant Credit Union. We understood our own financial parameters about what we were willing to pay but more importantly we if we could obtain a data sheet on a coach we were serious about and fax it to them. They quickly gave us values
We learned several things:
Many " sell by owners "were way over priced no matter what the condition. Most of it was emotional attachment.
They really didn't understand the current market

My point is this. Understand the real value in your market area and price it to sell. If its way over priced many buyers won't even bother calling you.
Be willing to answer some question on the phone. ( We had one coach we were very interested in but the owner would not give out any info until we went and looked at it. If he had we would have figured out it was a year end model with an additional slide added but no upgrade for the extra weight. Even he didn't understand he was driving around a MH that only had 450 CCC after adding watwer )
clean it to a white glove level
be available to show it quickly, don't make a potential buyer wait several days to see if at all pissible
If you can't let them wander a round unrushed I suggest you have a trusted friend do the showing with you only a call a way to answer questions
Does it sound like selling a house? Well it really is in many ways.
We were not out to steal anyone's rig. But rather pay an honest price for the right rig.
Took us 3 years but in the end we got a real beauty.
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Old 02-04-2016, 07:12 PM   #19
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The NADA site allows you to pick 'standard equipment' and or optional equipment to come up with a value. See if you can add all the standard equipment and options you have one by one, that should allow you to come close.
Good luck!
IF you read, the base value already includes the standard equipment. The checklist is for options. Most dealers try to double-count options that are already there.. They check awnings, AC, blah blah - wasn't meant to work like that.

Here's the biggest deals:
1) Was the coach stored out of the sun and does it look good?
2) Do you have records on it? That is, can you show that you followed the maintenance schedule?

The answer 1-2 is typically NO. If they answer is YES, then you're the kind of person that I want do deal with.

A ballpark value (private party) is going to be low book, correctly listed with NADA options (don't double count them). Add a bit more if it's really cared for well cosmetically and perhaps a bit more if you can show that it's been maintained to book specs.

A no-slides coach is handicapped these days.

Lots of people still look for CC... You can do a nationwide search (RV trader) for CC within 1 year of yours - there will be massive variation in price. Coaches that are trashed can look good on the internet (aahem, PPL motorhomes). CC is a desirable coach.

Be aware also - 2000 is probably too old for most people to finance without outstanding credit. Be honest with buyers up front about that, otherwise you may be wasting your time - or have a list ready of companies that will finance older motorhomes (they do exist) for people with excellent credit. People that can typically spend that kind of cash will be hard to find interested in a 2000...

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