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Old 11-12-2007, 09:12 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about trading in my 2004 36RDO Excel on a new model and don't have a clue how to determine a fair price for the trade.

Is there a reliable source for pricing used Excels? Something like Kelly Blue Book? I'm looking for both wholesale and retail pricing.

Any info from members who have traded in an Excel on another Excel would be greatly appreciated.

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I'm thinking about trading in my 2004 36RDO Excel on a new model and don't have a clue how to determine a fair price for the trade.

Is there a reliable source for pricing used Excels? Something like Kelly Blue Book? I'm looking for both wholesale and retail pricing.

Any info from members who have traded in an Excel on another Excel would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:45 AM   #3
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There is an NADA book for RV's. I subscribed to it for a year while we were trading. I would send you the latest copy but it is in N GA and I am in the Keys for the winter. I think it was about $120 or so for a year. It has a "retail" and a wholesale value. There were some dealers who told me they thought the NADA values were overstated but at least it was a start. I'm thinking most all dealers have this book and would probably let you borrow theirs to get your values.
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:21 AM   #4
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Try this: NADA Value Excel
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:20 AM   #5
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Check in your local public library for the NADA RV Pricing book. They should have it in the reference area.

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Old 11-13-2007, 05:32 AM   #6
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Thanks for the great tip folks! This will get me started for sure.

Given the smaller volume of RV sales versus auto sales, I didn't expect that there would be enough data points by brand, model and region for a company like NADA to publish values for Excel.

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Old 11-13-2007, 07:40 AM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bob Wilson:


Given the smaller volume of RV sales versus auto sales, I didn't expect that there would be enough data points by brand, model and region for a company like NADA to publish values for Excel.


Bob </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


If an insurance company can cover it, there is a value book for it somewhere!

Best bet is to go to a library. Also ask for Galves book as well as NADA.

Don't rely on internet website values, "deals" were made years ago between "value books" and manufactures. Manufactures were troubled that real values were too easily available on the internet, so "deals" were made to keep actual numbers off the internet.

you will get the best data at a library, and call your insurance agent
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Excellent D and J! Thanks!

Already scanned the internet link to the Bluebook and my model wasn't listed. I'll check the library next.

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Old 11-13-2007, 04:44 PM   #9
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Bob,

I just re-read my post, and I want to clarify something. The online value that you find from NADA and KBB sites (kelley blue book) is altered for autos and trucks. I have no idea about RV listings.

Many years ago Inskip motors (huge new/used car dealer with franchises all over the US) and Carmax filed a legal complaint towards the online sites. As part of the settlement between parties the internet sites had to make adjustments to the data they post for car values. I think the difference is as high as 8-10 percent.

I don't know if RV values are included in the internet correction, as the case was settled out of court.

Just wanted to clear up my first post.

Also, you probably won't find your exact model, just data by manufacture, length, number of slides, options, etc. You should find enough data to put together your "ballpark" number.
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Bob,

I'm afraid your L36RDO won't be listed in any value book. Yours is a 2004 and was introduced after we had sent in all the information for the 2004 models.

Through some creative algebra, my calculation for the current value of your coach should be around LOW = $33,930 HIGH = $44,440.

That should give you some reference baseline to work off of.

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Thanks very much Bryan for the help that only you could provide! Really awesome support!

Do these numbers include options (e.g. Onan 5500 generator, washer/dryer combo, 17.5 wheels and tires etc.) or do I need to add for them?

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Option investments in your RV are much like remodel projects on your home. Some reap bigger dividends at the time of sale than others.

I can not speak for what a particular dealer will allow you for itemized options but usually you will only get additional value for MAJOR options such as generator, washer/dryer installed, etc..... The smaller options should be installed with the realization that the reason you purchased your coach with those options is for your personal enjoyment, comfort, and/or peace of mind.

Just telling it like it is... but it never hurts to try to get all you can!!

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Thanks Bryan.

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