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Old 03-02-2012, 04:49 AM   #15
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Good deals are out there. However if you are going to start throwing wholesale or lower numbers out there you will have better luck at the dealers or e-bay as they have no personal connection to the motorhome, where as if you are standing in someones front yard and start throwing low ball number out there, you will likely get chased out of the yard. The advantage you have buying from the actual person that owns the coach is you get history and personal instruction about the operation of everything in the coach. Buying at W/S is buyer beware, pay here, get it out of here, and dont call about any problems you have. Good hunting
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Thanks to all for the great advice and your thoughts on this, joe
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:17 AM   #17
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:12 AM   #18
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Found a great deal,2006 26' Coachman w/superslide, looks like it was never used, GRAIGSLIST!!
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:49 PM   #19
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when we purchased our new 08 tuscany...it had been sitting on the lot for over 12 months, more like 16.
funny thing was NEW was less than the same coach marked USED with 12k miles on it


search and search, that is key.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:46 PM   #20
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I think it's definitely a buyer's market. You just have to offer the money you feel the RV is worth.

I've seen two significant trends:

1) dealers and private parties that just ask crazy money but then will deal in a massive discount when you offer then half what they ask

2) people asking crazy money because they owe that much or more still on the coach and can't afford to get out from under it. Those rigs you end up having to walk away from. Even in the 10-12 year old range the number of folks still underwater is amazing.

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Old 03-02-2012, 07:06 PM   #21
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Even in the 10-12 year old range the number of folks still underwater is amazing.

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Hummm, perhaps those 30 year home loans for RV's were not that good of an idea.
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Hummm, perhaps those 30 year home loans for RV's were not that good of an idea.
20yr/ $500 month payments on $100k rig is not such a good idea. Also using funny muny HELOCs and the like to buy a depreciating asset.

The good news is you can live in an RV much better than a car. Parking might be a chore.
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The dealers I know are all being careful to make a profit on each and every sale. No giveaways - too many went bankrupt in the last 3 years to gamble onselling cheap and "make it up on volume". True, RV prices are down somewhat, but not enough to make them all seem cheap. Or een close to cheap.

There are always deals somewhere. Maybe a model the dealer wants to move cause it has been sitting around too long, or maybe he just has a need for some immediate cash that week. Or a private seller who is desperate. You have to keep hunting - they aren't on every street corner.
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ok we found a 2001 fleetwood discovery 37U its got the cat c7 330hp with allison six speed, its got six new tires (just installed last week) and four house batterys (last week as well) its white with some gray strips, two slides one in the front and one in the back and we can get that for $40,000.00 do you guys think its a good deal or not? My friend doesn't think that its such a good deal I think its a good deal, the all coach looks very clean in pictures and its got a washer and dryer as well with a tv out side and more things. what do you guys think about this deal? thanks Joe
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Just keep looking. The right one will turn up. The problem is too many folks got their RV on a low down payment, long term loan and they are severely upside down on the note. In order to get out or the RV they will have to put cash with it.

We looked at one trailer that the owner was going to have to put over $10k with a realistic offer to move the trailer. Last we looked it was still there and he had dropped the price by $4k. He was still $6K over the market for the RV.

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so what do you think is this not a good deal?
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I wouldn't say its a knock your sox off deal. It really depends on the shape of the chassis.




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