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Old 09-27-2015, 09:09 AM   #1
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Going big so nervous

So I thought we had the perfect rig. But now spending 4 to 5 months a year in it we want bigger. Tag axle 42 foot oh boy this will be the last one. Looking at 2010 Ventannas. We have traveled to TX to S.D. looking at rigs . So now within 200 miles of home, found a private owner 2010 Dutch Star ,looked at it twice during the last month. Looks great nice people we could do this . I have a dealer willing to buy ours, so much to think and worry about. Thoughts.
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Perfect Rig ? There will always be a want. Money, Records, Newmar product, your favorite traveling companion, and all other ducks in a row. No brainer, you've got a green light. ENJOY .............................
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Just relax and do your homework and plan for some contingencies. I had two DSDP at one time, just came across the perfect one at a price too good to turn down but the dealer was closing so no trade.
It worked out all right as I paid cash and managed to sell the first one within a couple of months.
Couldn't afford to do that now and am glad I took the chance. We love the 2003 DSDP 4003.

Good luck and have fun. Lets see pictures

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So I thought we had the perfect rig. But now spending 4 to 5 months a year in it we want bigger. Tag axle 42 foot oh boy this will be the last one. Looking at 2010 Ventannas. We have traveled to TX to S.D. looking at rigs . So now within 200 miles of home, found a private owner 2010 Dutch Star ,looked at it twice during the last month. Looks great nice people we could do this . I have a dealer willing to buy ours, so much to think and worry about. Thoughts.
Why don't you consider selling it yourself? - Clean it good, take some good photos, advertise it in Craigslist and/or RVT.com! Prince it right - just keep in mind what the dealer is offering you to buy it from you. Safe Travels
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I'm of the opinion that if you are pleased with what they dealer offered you, and you can get a private owner bus that's in good condition... I say go for it. You'll of course want to pick over the new bus just to be sure there aren't any expensive gremlins, but this all sounds like a win win to me!
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Why don't you consider selling it yourself? - Clean it good, take some good photos, advertise it in Craigslist and/or RVT.com! Prince it right - just keep in mind what the dealer is offering you to buy it from you. Safe Travels
Like this 2008 Fleetwood Southwind 32VS, Class A - Gas RV For Sale By Owner in Maple park, Illinois | RVT.com - 119606 6 weeks not one call, except from dealers. I take pride in how well serviced and up graded everything is. Hate to think of all the little things the next one will take to make perfect. I know just because of 2010 year, chassis is late 2008 tires and batteries will be within the next year. We have been looking for the last 6 months ,most of the same rigs are still on the market. Ventanna was our price point this Dutch Star we found is just a couple thousand more and just the side radiator makes it worth it to me.
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Like this 2008 Fleetwood Southwind 32VS, Class A - Gas RV For Sale By Owner in Maple park, Illinois | RVT.com - 119606 6 weeks not one call, except from dealers. I take pride in how well serviced and up graded everything is. Hate to think of all the little things the next one will take to make perfect. I know just because of 2010 year, chassis is late 2008 tires and batteries will be within the next year. We have been looking for the last 6 months ,most of the same rigs are still on the market. Ventanna was our price point this Dutch Star we found is just a couple thousand more and just the side radiator makes it worth it to me.
Took a quick peek - It looks very nice, to say the least! Just a couple of quick impressions:
1. Keep in mind you are selling a motor home therefore, it will take time IF you are looking to get your price - be patient, is what I'm suggesting.
2. You might consider consigning it - they take a cut of up to 10%. They will have a a recent market analysis and will tell you upfront what it will bring.
3. lastly, I must admit I do not know much about your product line (Fleetwood) as to what they sell for, but in my opinion, I don't believe the most popular make and model will sell for OVER the Average Retail.
I'm on my fifth MH (one Super C Class, and three other DPs). I have sold them all myself except one that I consigned.
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Not to sweat the size. We went from a 36 foot to a 42 foot tag. Backing into sites just takes a little more care that you will very soon get used to. You will appreciate the on road handling.
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Not to sweat the size. We went from a 36 foot to a 42 foot tag. Backing into sites just takes a little more care that you will very soon get used to. You will appreciate the on road handling.
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You will soon appreciate as well the extra space and amentities that go with it.
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We really enjoyed our Newmar Dutch Star while full-timing.

After 16 years of the great lifestyle we decided to quit. We took it to PPL Consignment in Houston and sold it within a month. The party who bought it flew in from Florida for the purchase. It was a super easy way to sell. We named our price and got it. I think you'd get a better deal than selling it to a dealer.


If buying used, definitely a plus if the owner has all the manuals and maintenance/repair records. We did and the new owner commented positively.

Sounds like things are falling into place for you. Good luck!
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one more tid bit.... when I sold my 05 fleetwood revolution..... It took about 2 months, I listed it on Craigslist and a couple of other sites. I'm located in Houston, which is a HUGE market - simply lots of people here. It sold in about 2 months, from craigslist, for 15k less than what I had it listed for... which was fine by me.

I was pounded and hounded by "we'll sell your rv in 1 hour for $600 dollars" calls from all over the place. It got to the point where I was nervous to answer the phone."

I'm not suggesting that any one way is the better way, just reporting how it went with me. I was 2 days from taking it to PPL, had the appointment set and everything....

That being said, if you're not near some mega big city, craigslist might be harder.... I would say to go ahead and toss it on craigslist right now, you never do know..... and if there is no interest quickly, let the dealer take it if they want to buy it.
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We went "big" right out the gate. Having been tent campers for years ... we decided we wanted a Class A with an eye on full timing (or near full timing) in retirement. We took a weeklong "test trip" with a 32' gas powered Winnebago Vista rental unit and decided we liked it - then went out and purchased an HR Endeavor 43 DFT ... which is a 44 foot 3 inch, bath and a half, tag axle behemoth.


We figure our coach is 10 - 15 feet longer than a "small" Class A. Understanding that there's a learning curve associated with driving and operating any Class A coach you buy - the difference that the extra 10-15 feet makes is negligible.


Buy whatever floorplan/length you feel will best suit your living needs - and don't sweat the length. Concerns about the differences that the extra 10-15 feet of length will make exist only between your ears.
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Just my opinion here but if a dealer offered you a price that your happy with, and you found a newer coach you want, dont spend a bunch of time trying to chase a few extra $.
Too many times that stuff bites you in the .........
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