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Old 03-09-2015, 10:03 PM   #1
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Which to buy???

I buy a used motorhome every year and use it for the spring/summer and then resale when summer is over, that way I don't have to store them. I buy them right and usually make a 5-10k profit. Like to stay around the $15-25k range with less than 40k miles, this puts me in the late 90's to early 2000's market where I live. Find most people can afford this amount and getting financed isn't such a great deal for most folks. We use them only for camping on the weekends.

Was set on a class a this year with a superslide, like to stay around 30 feet to get into the camping places we like to go. Like the room and storage and levelers. Found a nice 2000 Gulf Stream Palm Breeze 32 foot class a that fits right into my category. Was ready to go and purchase this weekend when I got a chance to buy a 2006 Coachmen Freelander 30 foot class C with no slides. Class C's where I live are very high in demand, can make about $5k on the class A or $10k on the C. The problem is I'm not in love with the class C's with no slides, they just seem tiny but the grandkids do LOVE the overhead bed. I spend quite a bit of time searching for the right one to buy, good deals are hard to find, cheap ones are usually cheap for a reason! Sure I could turn the C quickly but then I'm back to square one to find another A. Always love the money but just not sure I'm into selling and starting all over again. Very hard in this age and price range to find ones that have been cared for and the inside doesn't have a lot of wear or the outside is not faded badly.

Have until this weekend to make a decision, hard to say no to the fast cash but I really do like the Gulf Stream. So convince me either way what you would do...

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Old 03-09-2015, 10:19 PM   #2
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Why not buy both?

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Old 03-09-2015, 10:50 PM   #3
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Thought about that but instead of just camping in one on the weekends the little woman would have me living in one full time
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Other than a dealer you're the first one (owner) that I ever heard of that makes money selling an RV Congrats! Very smart way to have your cake and eat it too!
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:29 PM   #5
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Hi 89Sandman,
What will be the easiest to sell? Most likely, the coach with a slide(s).
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First time owners love the idea of slides. They've never seen that space maker before! Ix2 with GaryKD with going with the slides. Pretty crowded with kids otherwise.
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:57 PM   #7
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Are you in it for the money? Buy the C you don't really want, use it, sell it for the bigger bucks.

Are you in it for the enjoyment? Buy the A you really want, use it, sell it for smaller bucks.

Either way it sounds like you will make a profit.

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