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Old 04-06-2015, 08:51 PM   #1
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2007 Safari Damara 251 B+ depreciation... help

I'm looking at a used 2007 Safari Demara 251 B+ with a Chevy 6.0 V8. I understand Monaco no longer made this particular model after 2009.

Using RV NADA values as a tool to negotiate price I found this vehicle has depreciated more than what I've seen on other 2007 vehicles (both B and Class C). Gives suggested list price of 61,606 and average retail of 18,650 plus 1,306 for mileage for a total retail value of 19,956 meaning it has depreciated 68% in 9 years.

So my question is if anyone has knowledge of this RV for comments -- pro or con on continuing with my thoughts to purchase. I do like the layout.


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Old 04-07-2015, 09:02 AM   #2
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Considering most cars depreciate 50% in 3 years, that is not too bad.

Bear in mind, though, that these guides are just that - guides. Basically used to set loan values. Local market, condition, and how many are available will all play in to what the final price will be.

If you like the RV, and it's in great condition, then I'd say go for it. Condition trumps all things - age, mileage, etc. It would definitely be worth it to pay extra for something that doesn't need work. Also, something well worn may be a better buy than something that appears unused. RV's don't like to just sit around - it can be far more damaging than simple wear and tear.

Good luck!
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