One of my postings on the Yahoo Safari Motorhomes website:
Hi, I am also late to this posting. Please search my earliest postings here regarding "Value", i.e., asking prices vs what they should be asking. Most sellers are NOT aware that the Prices listed in both NADA & KBB for motorhomes are NOT based upon actual sale prices but a simple straight line depreciation from Brand New Sticker prices. If you want to see exactly what Safaris have actually sold for, how long they were for sale, any drops in asking prices, and initial asking price, go to PPL RV in Texas, the largest consignment Motorhome dealer. Next most important consideration in motorhome pricing is to know what were "Standard Equipment vs Optional Equipment." Our Safaris came with loads of Standard Equipment and very few Optional Equipment. Folks who use NADA/KBB, do not understand the difference and go checking things like A/C's, TV, Retractable entry steps, etc. By checking the various equipment boxes, NADA/KBB adds a value to the value when those are really included in the Base Factory Sticker Price as standard equipment. We bought a 1997 M-4040 in 2009 for $37,500 and past on an identical one that was asking thru NADA/KBB ignorance $55,000. Ours was in far better and documented maintenance shape.
I would also recommend that you join either website & download probably one of the best Used Motorhome Buyers Checklist - about 12 pages long. When we were shopping, we used that checklist to reject about a dozen coaches.
1997 Safari Serengeti M-4040
& 2007 Ford Sports Trac
& 2004 Ford Exploder TOAD's