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Old 10-06-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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Did I pay to much?

I just bought a 1983 31 ft. Skyline Nomad, with a/c, after market installed radio, working fride, stove, inside and out it is in great condition for the year...now here is the question DID I PAY TO MUCH? I paid 3500.00...do you think it is a fair price for the year?

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Old 10-06-2012, 11:11 PM   #2
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I think only you can answer that one. It sounds like a good price to me if it's, as you say, in really good condition. Check the age of the tires. They may look good and be 10 years old.

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Old 10-06-2012, 11:38 PM   #4
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:26 AM   #5
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Now is kinda' late to ask. If you are happy about the unit, let the water flow under the bridge and enjoy the RV.

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Old 10-07-2012, 08:43 AM   #6
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The NADA "blue book", which is actually yellow with blue writing, has a version for RVs. The value of any RV over about 10 years old depends on condition more than model year. Your TT is 29 years old, so any "blue book" number is going to be almost useless. The model number indicates interior length, so your 31' TT is probably a model number 28-something. So just for grins, here's the numbers per NADAguide:

1983 Nomad M-2850A,B

Suggested List Price . Low Retail . Average Retail
Base Price:$10,709......$660.........$800
Options: (add options)
110 Volt - 13,500 BTU (Roof Mount) $85 $100
5 cu. ft. Refrigerator . $75 ........ $90
Flushing Toilet/Holding Tank . $75 ..... $90
Waste Water Holding Tank . $75 . $90
Water Heater 6 Gallon Gas/Elec . $30 . $35
Awning 15' . $115 . $140

TOTAL PRICE . $10,709 . $1,115 . $1,345

Plus add more for other options such as microwave, sterio, upgraded mattress, etc.

1983 Nomad M-2850A,B Standard Equipment, Prices & Specs - NADAguides

If your TT is in good shape with tires less than 3 years old, and all the appliances work good, then it's probably worth what you paid for it. But the typical 29-year old TT is worth less than that.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:15 AM   #7
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The old saying is "A fair price is the price both the seller and buyer agree on."
If you're happy with your purchase and everything is working on the tt, then you did well.
The standing joke in our house is that after we make a larger purchase, we stop looking at sales circulars. Inevitable, someone somewhere has it for a few dollars cheaper than I paid....lol.

I work with a guy who always "finds the bargain." He constantly brags how he finds the exact same item as a co-worker at 10 - 15% less. We all have our view of him and it has to do with the bull at a cattle ranch.

Enjoy your trailer, you will make it worth the money you spent.
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A house for $3500 ?!?! and one that moves ?!?

great price enjoy and test it out this weekend - if 10 things are wrong with it it's still a lot less than a new one !
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:22 AM   #9
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I plan on getting pictures this weekend the last couple of weeks I have been busy at work.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:25 AM   #10
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A house for $3500 ?!?! and one that moves ?!?

great price enjoy and test it out this weekend - if 10 things are wrong with it it's still a lot less than a new one !

I would but there are 2 things stopping me on that one. 1 is a wedding that im best man in, and the second is that the tt is winterized so i guess i will have to wait til spring
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:32 AM   #11
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Look at it this way - you just bought a room addition for $3500. If it gets to double as an RV, even better.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:05 AM   #12
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I agree, if you are happy then who cares. $3500 sounds like a good deal to me. Enjoy your camper.

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