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Old 04-24-2014, 12:24 AM   #1
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Trading in

We bought an RV just two months ago.. And hubs wants to get a toy hauler but because we just got the travel trailer.

Has anyone traded in within a month? Or should we wait a yr out?
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Did you buy new or used?
If you bought new, expect to take a 30% hit, unless your trading way up in price.
Do you have a big enough truck to handle the toy hauler?
Lots of possible answers, and even more questions, including budget and will you use a hauler enough to justify the cost, do you already have the toys?
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I don't want to do it lol I think we are fine but he wants to because of generator, more room to haul stuff (we are military) and also dry docking.

We are def thinking of going higher in price.

I think he will just have to wait! 30% is a HUGE hit!
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You could ask at dealership, no harm in asking; just be ready for the shock.
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If you bought it for a low price then you may be ok. Chances are the dealer will sell the new TH for MSRP and you will end up paying close to MSRP on the TH. You're going to get wholesale for your trade. So depending on how cheap you go it for you may only have to pay a few 1K on the dif. It's not like buying and selling cars or trucks. You can get wholesale for your truck and still get the $10,000 discount offered buy the dealer. RV's don't work that way. At least from what I've seen.

Theoretically you should be able to deal on a new TH, figuring a 30% discount and if you bought low enough then the difference between what you owe and what the wholesale price is would be absorbed in the 30% discount.

Example a new TH selling for 60K with a 30% discount would go for 42K. 18k difference. Say you owe 30K on you TT. Wholesale is 25K. Negative of 5K. The ideal situation would be to add the 5k to the 42K and you pay 47K. Or take 5K off the 60K and you pay 55K. The last deal is what you would get if you're lucky. Normally you need at least 10% down so it would be 60K - 6K = 54K. You would need to come up with 1K.
But in the real world you won't have a chance unless you bought your TT for close to 30% of MSRP. Some dealers will work the numbers, so won't. We found that out and ended up going 300 miles to get what we wanted. Our town is full of RV dealers that think their trailers have a pot of gold in them.

Good luck. And to answer you question. It's not crazy to want to trade up soon after buying. It can be mind boggling to 1st timers when looking. We traded up 9mth after our 1st TT. We came from tents and thought our 22' no slide, cramped bathroom and only a cheap dinette to sit at would be a mansion. After spending 9 mths camping in different weather and locations we realized it was way more fun than we thought and that we could have a good time even if it was raining out. So we upgraded to a 31' with a 12x3 slide with recliners, sofa and lots more room.
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Called the dealer.. Looking at the Eclipse Attitude. Lol ugh not this crap again!
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Called the dealer.. Looking at the Eclipse Attitude. Lol ugh not this crap again!

Really, really , really corner the DH, before you go any further , and make sure this is the LAST upgrade he wants to do for a long while.
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Agreed!
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I think if you wait a year you can sit back and analyze, research, and compare the rigs you might want and DON'T WANT. That way you won't buy the toyhualer and wish you got a bigger or smaller one, or a bedroom slide etc.
We have pretty much narrowed down our next trailer, but we can still change our minds because we don't plan on upgrading for a few years.
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I think if you wait a year you can sit back and analyze, research, and compare the rigs you might want and DON'T WANT. That way you won't buy the toyhualer and wish you got a bigger or smaller one, or a bedroom slide etc.
We have pretty much narrowed down our next trailer, but we can still change our minds because we don't plan on upgrading for a few years.

Yep.. That's what we decided!

Thanks for the advise!
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We had a pop up for 9 months, traded up to a 27ft travel trailer and then 3 months later traded up for a 34ft travel trailer . now we are keeping this one for a long while
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We bought a new tt, 10mo later we traded for a tt 2x the cost of the first tt. The dealer recommended we sell on craigslist/tv trader. We took a 30% hit on the trade. Our camping experience was significantly enhanced after we made the switch.

I would recommend changing asap. It is spring and there will be a rush of folks looking to buy used from now until the mid-summer.

One other note on the toy hauler, ensure your target camp sites allow whatever 'toys' you plan to bring.
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