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Old 09-27-2012, 05:07 PM   #1
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value of older model/discontinued RV

How do I find the value of an old RV that isn't even being manufactured anymore?

Both are from the early 1980's, both have over 75k in miles, both are 30 ft. One is a Chevy and the other is GMC.
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Look on eBay or Craig's list see what similar size/age RVs are priced. The ultimate value is what it is worth to you. Be careful to test all systems, check tire age, signs of leaks, etc.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:17 PM   #4
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chevy vs gmc no dif
at that age condition is more relevant than model or make if its a good deal for you thats all that matters and remember when you make an offer its not important to make freinds just to get the lowest price the seller will accept, cause he want to get the highest price you will pay
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I'm looking for a source for value that the bank would loan on. They'll look at the NADA Guide for the average retail value--even when it seems logical to add to the average the diff between low and average so as to account for the low mileage, the underwriters at the bank won't go for it.
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banks wont loan any money on vehicles over 10yrs old. You get into niche lending there... and the rates reflect that. Double digit territory buy here pay here shenanigans
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There is a version of the NADA RV Guide for older RVs but its not online (subscription only). A local library might have one in its reference section. And for at least some brands, the online NADA RV Guide goes back to the 70's. The listings for Mallard motorhomes, for example goes back to the late 70's.

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But any book value is probably pointless. At that age, condition is everything. The value starts at about $2500-$3000 for anything that is usable and goes up from there for cleanliness, all working appliances and systems, good mechanical condition, recent tires, etc. Peak value is probably well under $10,000 and closer to $5000. You can look on sites like rvt.com and rvclassified.com to see what others are asking for similar rigs, but be aware that they probably won't sell for the full asking price. Maybe not even close to it, if the listing is new. If you can find one like it on craigslist, that may reflect something closer to market value.
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I doubt you would be able to find any lender that would lend on a MH around 30 years old. If you can't swing $2 to $3k you may want to wait. I have an 87 Allegro and paid $3000 2 years ago and have put aoubt $2500 into it. I expect to get another year before I upgrade.

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There is a version of the NADA RV Guide for older RVs but its not online (subscription only). A local library might have one in its reference section. And for at least some brands, the online NADA RV Guide goes back to the 70's. The listings for Mallard motorhomes, for example goes back to the late 70's.

RV Reviews, RV Prices, RV Values, Camper & Trailer Specs, Motorhome Value | NADAguides | NADA RV, Recreational Vehicle Appraisal Guide | NADAguides

But any book value is probably pointless. At that age, condition is everything. The value starts at about $2500-$3000 for anything that is usable and goes up from there for cleanliness, all working appliances and systems, good mechanical condition, recent tires, etc. Peak value is probably well under $10,000 and closer to $5000. You can look on sites like rvt.com and rvclassified.com to see what others are asking for similar rigs, but be aware that they probably won't sell for the full asking price. Maybe not even close to it, if the listing is new. If you can find one like it on craigslist, that may reflect something closer to market value.
I found the older listings after I had posted this thread. Thanks for your help.
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