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Old 09-02-2013, 07:39 PM   #29
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I have my low mileage, very clean 2003 Pace Arrow 37A with Workhorse chassis listed on Craig's List and RVT.com. Its been listed now for over 2 months, so far no calls! I know I'm a little high, but this MH needs nothing!

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The key word you said is high. Price it for what you would pay for it and it will sell..
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We've sold two privately. First one on RV Trader, second on Craigslist. Both times we were happy with the results. If I were to sell one again I'd first try Craigslist, then if it doesn't sell try RV Trader or eBay for a wider audience.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:50 AM   #31
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I have my low mileage, very clean 2003 Pace Arrow 37A with Workhorse chassis listed on Craig's List and RVT.com. Its been listed now for over 2 months, so far no calls! I know I'm a little high, but this MH needs nothing!

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Stano - you didn't ask for advice, so I'm not offering any.

Just a little information. It looks like you're priced high.

NADA average is $51,110. Low is $42,420. And that's with adding $5K for low mileage. Unfortunately, add-ons get no credit. Buyers are supposed to be willing to pay the half-way point - about $47,000. Again, unfortunately, with the market as it is, buyers seem to be willing to pay only up to 20% under NADA low, with no options counted - we're talking around $34,000 here. And a dealer will offer roughly 30% under low.

I know, that's not what you want to hear.

If you look at SOLD RV's on Ebay, you will see that, on average, they bring prices that amount to 20-30% below NADA low, with no allowance for add-ons or for low mileage. The ones listed for sale are at a higher number. They also don't sell.

Don't take my word for it. Check it out.

If you're like us, you can't afford that kind of hit.

We'll just hang on to ours and make the payments.

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Old 09-03-2013, 11:53 AM   #32
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We purchased our 2000 American Tradition on ebay that was listed at a reasonable price, flew to Florida, paid and drove back to Indiana. Did it need work? Yes, and we anticipated that, but the price we paid was about 60% of what a dealer wanted for the same coach. I found the dealers who had consignment coaches were pretty rigid in their asking price. Guess they were going to lose commission. The consignment coaches that we placed an offer on are still setting on the lots, unsold!
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Liberty Coach has opened The Motorhome Exchange, an exclusive dealership operation specializing in preowned motorcoaches and select Class A motorhomes.
According to press release, the new venture shares space with Liberty Coach’s full service dealership in Stuart, Fla.
“Our goal is to offer a level of service as elite as the vehicles we handle,” said dealership manager Dave Wall. “With Liberty’s backing, we have the ability to pay sellers cash for their coaches and arrange financing for buyers at very favorable rates. We can guarantee fair pricing and access to the best service in the industry. And maybe most importantly, all of our inventory is available for viewing upon request – something that is extremely rare in the preowned marketplace.”
The Motorhome Exchange offers a “secure seven-acre lot where inventory is stored.
“Every coach is kept plugged in at all times,” Wall said. “Prospective buyers can schedule a showing for any coach at their convenience. ”That’s a welcome departure from the standard broker sales model that dominates the preowned market.”
The Motorhome Exchange does not charges sellers anything upfront and goes to “extraordinary lengths” to negotiate a sale that benefits buyer and seller alike, according to the release.
“Every coach in our inventory is thoroughly inspected, detailed to our own high standards, and priced fairly,” Wall said.
Wall reported that since the dealership’s opening in July, it has had closed sales on five coaches with two more pending. And he anticipates more of the same in the months ahead.
For more information, visit http://www.themotorhomeexchange.com or call Wall directly at (855) 334-4522.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:23 PM   #34
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Hi mrock,
Consider a different solution. Don't sell the coach. Find an RV resort where you like the area (lots to do), purchase a lot and set the coach on the lot. That's what I've done and it is working quite well. You are within a days drive (by car) from many RV resorts. It all depends on the health issue and your view of how you want to spend your time.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:53 PM   #35
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cragislist

we have had good luck with cragislist bought two motorhomes our toad
tow bar base plate a scooter and a golf cart and a deeded rv lot. all from cragis list ifeel you can get feel for people by the way they anwser you. i all way
ask for a phone # and call and ask for more imfo and pictures if they send them. them they are real people. true story i found our base plate tow bar
on cragislist in or.i called him made a deal had him send it to a friend in ga. showed up two days latter like new all the bolts wires saffty cables
ect all over the phone. point is there are a lot of good people out there.
good luck with your sale john
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I didn't read all of the posts, so I apologize if I'm repeating something. I have had success with Craigslist, but I put in my ad that all respondents provide their first name, email address and, most importantly, phone number. All sales are cash or wire transfer only.

Do not accept cashier's checks. I had a friend almost lose his Corvette by selling it to some one that paid by a stolen cashier's check.
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Another vote for Craiglist

I have sold 2 travel trailers, 2 boats and 3 cars on craigslist. I bought my motorhome from craigslist ad. Bought toad that was advertised on this site's classifieds. Nice thing about Craigslit is buyers can choose their search perimeter. For example, I live in south eastern NC, sold 2 cars to someone here in town another to someone from outer banks of NC, folks from out of town bought both travel trailers. Bought my motorhome from florida, started search on Craigslist close to home and gradually expanded range, ended up in Florida.

Computers have changed the world of shopping and selling.
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IMHO Craigslist works and works great. The biggest inhibitor isn't the method, it is the price. When I was shopping for my used rig it was amazing the range of prices out there for similar units. I concluded there were a few types of sellers:
1. Dealers that ask high to negotiate from. VERY hard to do this remotely since you wont invest the time to get to the "right" price sight unseen. These rigs are 20% over market value. Perhaps AT NADA or higher. Often these dealers ONLY cater to local traffic to engage the sales routine.
2. Private party sellers that OWE x, even though market value is (0.75 * x). It is annoying as a buyer to deal with these folks. They are often on another planet and need a come to Jesus. I am not looking to be Jesus on their behalf so unless what they have is unique I ignore them.
3. High volume or low negotiation dealers. These are dealers that mark the price aggressively to get nationwide attention and have little wiggle room on price. I found a few of these and since they deal with remote purchasers often I found them to be pretty good at disclosing condition.
4. Realistic private party seller. I finally found one and got the deal done.


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IMHO Craigslist works and works great. The biggest inhibitor isn't the method, it is the price. When I was shopping for my used rig it was amazing the range of prices out there for similar units. I concluded there were a few types of sellers:
1. Dealers that ask high to negotiate from. VERY hard to do this remotely since you wont invest the time to get to the "right" price sight unseen. These rigs are 20% over market value. Perhaps AT NADA or higher. Often these dealers ONLY cater to local traffic to engage the sales routine.
2. Private party sellers that OWE x, even though market value is (0.75 * x). It is annoying as a buyer to deal with these folks. They are often on another planet and need a come to Jesus. I am not looking to be Jesus on their behalf so unless what they have is unique I ignore them.
3. High volume or low negotiation dealers. These are dealers that mark the price aggressively to get nationwide attention and have little wiggle room on price. I found a few of these and since they deal with remote purchasers often I found them to be pretty good at disclosing condition.
4. Realistic private party seller. I finally found one and got the deal done.

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I agree with you analysis. I'm going through it now and can see all those types with the same thing I'm selling.
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The key word you said is high. Price it for what you would pay for it and it will sell..
I, too, have bought and sold items including motorhomes on CL and don't forget Ebay. You have to price it right. If one could get it for that price from a dealer, then why should she/he buy it from you? Again, it is the price and of course the condition of the MH.

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For those that had the buyer wire in the money ( great way to do it ) , what protection did the buyer get ? I'm sure they are concerned about being scammed as well. I would be .
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