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Old 07-02-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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Gas Class A Market Tight??

I've been shopping for a new-to-me Class A gas coach and while on the surface you'd think there is lots out there when you have specific brands, size, floor-plans and features in mind I'm surprised at how tough it is to even find something to look at.
Three or four salesmen have told me that good, used gas coaches are selling quickly while diesels are plentiful and selling slow.
Anyone else experiencing this?
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:32 PM   #2
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Hi,

You can check the classifieds on this site or even check with Camping World.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:37 PM   #3
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I've been shopping for a new-to-me Class A gas coach and while on the surface you'd think there is lots out there when you have specific brands, size, floor-plans and features in mind I'm surprised at how tough it is to even find something to look at.
Three or four salesmen have told me that good, used gas coaches are selling quickly while diesels are plentiful and selling slow.
Anyone else experiencing this?
We got a decent price on new 2014 diesel Entegra, but had to fight for trade in value on gas coach. There is higher volume in gas engine market so more of them are on the lots.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:38 PM   #4
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A few months ago, we ended up owning a Cl A gas coach, one of the fairly popular models - payment to us to settle a debt. Since it was extra we sold it. I did a very quick market survey and discovered few late model gas models advertised locally, so I priced ours accordingly. We got a lot of calls from people wanting to buy for ridiculously low prices - a few cited forums like this one where people said it is a buyer's market and never pay above NADA low retail. I held our price and ended up selling for the same price as dealers were asking for the same model. I attributed this to high demand and not many to choose from. I am sure the market will vary regionally
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When the economy first nose dived, three things occurred. Many panicked and sold their RV's cheap. The second thing that happened was the manufacturers quit making so many of them, which included many brands going out of business. Lastly, as the market picked back up, towables became the hot item.

So now you have a shortage of good used motorized RV's in the year models that people are looking for (3-5 years old).
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:39 PM   #6
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Tammy and I looked on the internet for months, we figured out what we wanted, and what we would pay. We looked at older diesels and also older gas class A's. We were willing to go as new as 2004 (our price range) but we found better value in a 1997 coach. We found there was alot of cheaply made units in the 2000 to 2004 range.
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Always amazes me how people forget about how a capitalist economy works when you are selling a vehicle.
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Depends where you are. I see quite a few here in Florida.
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