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Old 01-18-2011, 06:04 AM   #1
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How do you put a $ value on a toterhome? There does not seem to be a "blue book" on them. I am looking at an NRC conversion done on a 1989 Freightliner chassis. The truck was a class 8 truck but has had one axle removed and the frame stretched 350 cummins and 9 spd still has the 5th wheel. Probably about 550,000 miles on the truck pre-rv. It has a 12' NRC conversion fully equipped with 7500w diesel generator. No stove in the kitchen though. I think that the conversion was done around 2000. It is well taken care of and maintained but sat outside so there is a bit of weathering. How do I know if his asking price is reasonable?

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Old 01-18-2011, 05:09 PM   #2
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Hay Andy, that would be a hard one. You're not likely to find anything real similar for sale to compare to it. I'd search on www.racingjunk.com since they often have several units in a wide range built on trucks. They have a totorhome catagory. If you like it for sure take it to a truck shop and pay them to give it a good go over inspection before making an offer even.

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Old 01-19-2011, 06:12 AM   #3
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Thanks Bob, I've spent a lot of time on RacingJunk already. Besides trying to make a fair offer, I'm considering borrowing to buy this truck and the bank will want some kind of value for it. The truck is ready to roll the owner is a friend and I know that he takes care of his stuff. I'm also pretty familiar with heavy equipment and large trucks mechanically. I plan to use this toter to haul my steam traction engines to shows.
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:58 AM   #4
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I agree with Bob, Some times with t/c it isnt easy to compare apples to apples.

Besides racing junk I would also look at as many t/c dealers web sites I could to see if they have anything close to what you are looking at.
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You might post your question On the Escapees HDT forum. It's a very active forum.
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If you go to escapees, read older posts and there are two conversion people there who do it for a living. They can answer your questiion. I sure cant.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:54 AM   #7
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I did buy the Toterhome. I guess that the asking price was resonable.
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