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Old 07-21-2016, 11:31 AM   #43
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You don't get anything on trade-ins. Selling it yourself will bring in a lot more.

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Old 07-21-2016, 02:22 PM   #44
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From a sellers standpoint. Remember you can always lower your sell price, but you can't raise it.

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Old 07-21-2016, 03:00 PM   #45
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I say absolutely yes.

My coach has had extensive remodeling, new tires, batteries, solar, shower, countertops, appliances, electronics etc. and to sell it for about the same price as one that is still all brass, mirrors and obsolete electronics based on the NADA does not sound practical. Just my opinion.

But, having said this, it is the old cliche of it is only worth what someone will pay.
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Old 07-21-2016, 04:13 PM   #46
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I haven't read all of the posts, but yes,the value of a motorhome, car, plane or boat can be above NADA prices. After 3-4 years condition and maintenance begin to play a bigger role in the real value. A 15-20 year old coach in pristine condition, low miles, excellent records, always stored inside and never driven on salty roads is in a class of it own. NADA isn't relevant in that case. In the end, however, is is still only worth what someone is willing to pay. And the finance company will still rely on NADA for loan amount.

I just bought a 28' pontoon boat with low hours in excellent condition for 70% of average NADA price. So is it only worth what I paid for it? No. I was offered more for it before I had written the check. The real value is in the eye of the buyer.
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Agreed - in my original post, I did say I realized that a special coach can command a special price. No way the couple that drives the Zephyr are going to sell it for book value.

Perhaps my original question should have been something like, "How close are NADA values to what typical buyers will pay?" I was trying to assess my risk in spending higher than NADA value on a MH - risk in the context of being able to sell the MH later, if and when it comes to that. If NADA was notoriously low, and buyers readily spend more than NADA all the time, that's one thing. If NADA was already considered generous, I'd think twice about how "special" a MH was to me before paying above NADA value.
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When its all said and done...you still have to get a buyer to step up. When we bought our 5 yr old bus it took one hour after seeing it for first time to come to a price. Never researched anything. Just knew what MSRP was and did the math. You could not tell the difference in the condition of interior/exterior from new one sitting next to it. Did check listings for sale on same exact yr model after and found we were $10-20k under sellers asking prices. We jumped on it due to the excellent condition. Put 7k miles on it in a yr and very happy. Average condition coach's are the norm on the market. Buyers will pay for exceptional ones.

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