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Old 03-30-2012, 08:31 PM   #1
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How much should I offer?

We looked at a 2006 (built in 2005) Southwind 32vs today and were impressed. The asking price is $60,000. Positives 8.1 workhorse with allison, four door fidge, sensor awnings, good interior and exterior condition. Negatives 45K miles on the gasser, goucher (?) couch (we would need to replace this with a hide a bed, tires at 45K (we would need to replace these as well). The NADA pricing for the unit is in the ball park but I feel a max price of 45K is appropriate for this private sale. Any comments would be well received as well as any thing we should look for.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:46 PM   #2
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Make sure that the recalls were done [fridg] norcold, fire danger. Workhorse brake recall. If not, you will have to get these done. These recalls are still open recalls. Good luck, hope your happy with your choice. Safe travels.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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I think you are thinking right, but in B.C. things may cost more than here. I just got an 08 3 months ago, I'm happy.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:30 PM   #4
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Truthfully, most areas, good clean RVs are selling closer to LOW NADA retail. The mileage of 46,000 miles is not a negative on a 6 or 7 year old coach. I would offer low retail, less the price of a decent set of tires.

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Old 03-30-2012, 10:40 PM   #5
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Make an offer of what you think is reasonable.

If the seller takes it, great! If he doesn't, well no harm done.

You can always go up, you can never go down.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:09 AM   #6
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Hi tom 6118,
While the devil is in the details and all things being equal, 04 and 05 DPs are going for about 80K. For me, your 40-45K number is the most I'd go.
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Truthfully, most areas, good clean RVs are selling closer to LOW NADA retail. The mileage of 46,000 miles is not a negative on a 6 or 7 year old coach. I would offer low retail, less the price of a decent set of tires.

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X2 on this one. You may have to take care of the interior project out of your own budget. It's not the now owners fault that it doesn't work for you. Again the miles are OK for that year. When we bought our first motorhome (gas) it had 92k miles on it and 116K when we traded. They'll run a long time provided they're maintained properly. Good Luck! Hope it all works out.
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My opinion would be that you do your research on the price. Make an offer that you will be happy purchasing the MH. The owner can say yes or no. If the offer is too low, he can ask you to leave and not entertain another offer from you. I have done the latter before. I refuse to be insulted.
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Check through the above site it should help. Note that prices that seem to be way cheap are probably scams. Good Luck
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When negotiating, include the price of a new bed and six new tires on to the $60k they are asking.
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Any idea how long the rig's been for sale, seller might be motivated if it's been fs a long time.
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Does it have at least one slide, mabe two?

Prices are higher up here in Canada !
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At $60,000 and needing tires it doesn't feel like a very special price to me. $42,000 seems more sensible. If it's a consignment rig you may be dealing with someone that just can't sell it for a competitive price because they are too far upside down on a loan... in those cases, nothing you can do.

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Work these guys ...RV's r not selling as they would like them due to the gas issues....offer them 35k out the door....low ball....well u can always come up....any used motorvehicle has a rediculus mark up.....go get um
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