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Old 06-07-2014, 07:06 AM   #15
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When I look at the NADA price I just look at the lowest price and do not add any options. When I purchased my first used coach it was a one owner with low miles and very clean and I purchased it for $1000 over the lowest NADA value with nothing added for options and when I sold it it did not cost me that much to own it.

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Old 06-08-2014, 03:12 PM   #16
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Supply and demand is the only thing that has any true value. Where I live shorter older, 90's through mid 2000's, class c motorhomes are going for double book all day long. Don't know how they are selling them but you can't touch one for anywhere near book value...

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Old 08-02-2014, 09:11 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by P&GD View Post
For several reasons, I'm a subscriber to the NADA Guide that provides wholesale/trade-in values for RV (as well as retail). This is not the information that you can get for free online.

Today a dealer offered to consign my rig for $90K less than the wholesale/trade-in value listed by NADA. I'm thinking he doesn't want the business and was trying to scare me away. The dealership is part of a national chain, which is adverse to taking large motor coaches. The situation got me thinking though...

The NADA guides have effectively become worthless in the automobile market (IMHO) because auto dealers are going to regional auction values vs. NADA trade-in. Makes sense if, as a dealer, you don't want to hold the trade in inventory (and send the trade right to auction) or get some additional profit margin if you do decide to keep the trade. Trouble is, we consumers can't get real time access to the regional auction data.

I'm wondering if something similar is going on in the RV market (i.e., RV dealers are using other value sources vs. NADA). Anyone heard/know anything about this?
NADA Guide is a formulated value in pricing based on depreciation over the years. Actual printed guide is much more accurate than internet version. NADA internet prices are often @ 10% above actual prices (oh great my RV is really worth even LESS? ...Yup)

You can access actual auction values via the Black Book Black Book Auto | Recreational Vehicle | Lender Solutions

However, at the end of the day: dealer cash on hand, market volume, condition, desire for a specific brand or floor plan can swing a coach value +/- 10% .... like any other major purchase/investment best to get 3 dealers to make an offer for: ACV (actual cash value) thus the price they will pay without a trade etc. This $$ number will often be 20-30% below NADA wholesale book value.
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Bottom line, no one else pays any attention to them, why would you?

Maybe it's just a local thing, but I shopped rates for motor homes with several different financial institutions, and they used NADA pricing in their decision about how much they'd lend.

Take make/model and year. ADD no options, just get the price, and that price is their starting point for deciding to lend.

It may not be accurate, but it has value to those that don't follow RVs closely. That makes it kind of accurate, IMO.

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