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Old 05-13-2013, 11:11 AM   #1
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Is this a good deal ?

Used 2007 Newmar Kountry Star 3910 with 38K miles for $109,000.

Would this be a good deal for our first RV ?
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Hi twosmac,
Go to 2007 Kountry Star Price, 2007 Kountry Star Values & 2007 Kountry Star Specs | NADAguides and take a look what NADA has to say. Gut feel says the $109K is in the ball park of being the correct price. Quite a bit has to do with the condition. Tires and batteries may need to be replaced.
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NADA guides is a good place to start. I see you are in MO. May not be as many MHs for sale there as FL for example. So, you likely could find one like that at a lower cost somewhere else like FL.

Shop around, that is not an unusual model to be able to compare. Search RV sales online to help make those comparisons.

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For a first time buyer, unless you have "deep pockets" I think I would find something for perhaps half that price.

If it doesn't work out, not a simple process for just walking away.

I bought a 1999 Rexhall 35' Vision for $13,000 with 43,000 miles. As
expected, needed some minor fixes for about $2,000.

I wouldn't have bought it if it was $15,000+. It was my second RV purchase. First one was a REAL education. Spent too much money trying to make the "silk purse out of a pig's ear."

Pretty much knew what to look for second time around.

Didn't spend a lot on the first effort, only on repairs. Waste of time/money.
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NADA guides is a good place to start. I see you are in MO. May not be as many MHs for sale there as FL for example. So, you likely could find one like that at a lower cost somewhere else like FL.
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Your right about that. There's not much of a choice around St. Louis.
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For a first time buyer, unless you have "deep pockets" I think I would find something for perhaps half that price.

If it doesn't work out, not a simple process for just walking away.

I bought a 1999 Rexhall 35' Vision for $13,000 with 43,000 miles. As
expected, needed some minor fixes for about $2,000.

I wouldn't have bought it if it was $15,000+. It was my second RV purchase. First one was a REAL education. Spent too much money trying to make the "silk purse out of a pig's ear."

Pretty much knew what to look for second time around.

Didn't spend a lot on the first effort, only on repairs. Waste of time/money.
Sadly, I don't have "deep pockets". What's worse, I don't have a clue about sizing-up an RV.
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Sadly, I don't have "deep pockets". What's worse, I don't have a clue about sizing-up an RV.
Time to git learnin' is now! Unless you want to pay that hundred grand as Tuition to The School of Hard Knocks, that is.

Here's a link to a "buyer's checklist" that's downloadable and even customizable for your own needs. ( link ) Looking that list over would be a good start, education-wise.

Another excellent idea (especially for Used RV newbies) is to make use of RV inspectors- especially if the rig's a private party sale. A couple of hundred bucks is nothing compared to what's at stake in the price range you're talking about.
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That may be a bit pricey if you are looking at tires and batteries in the first year. The double pane widows with that age of motorhome are often clouded and need expensive replacement or resealing. The checklist above is a good place to start. Service records?

Not sure if this has Aqua-hot or not, but if so it is old enough for it to be a suspect for tank rust. If it has that system, pay a pro to check it out. The tank cost about the same as a new set of tires.

Do you know if it has been stored inside or outside when not being used. This is a major factor for tire life and exterior finish condition.

We live in Missouri also and went south for our last purchase due to the market limitations here. Shop, shop, shop. Time is on your side and knowledge is power.

Good luck.
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I did an internet search for RV inspectors in my area and had no luck. The only company I found was an outfit that advertised evaluations for every kind of vehicle imaginable, from classic cars to boats. I Would prefer someone who is a specialist with RV's rather than a company that has a software program that tries to impress you with lengthy print outs without any substance.
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Good deal

That's a good deal, not a great deal but not bad. Becareful. A diesel pusher for a first MH can be overwhelming. Maintance is expensive and repairs are not cheep too. Gas rig is cheaper and easier to maintain and less expensive. I just bought a 2006 Kountry Star 3910 KSDP with 49,000mi on it. It needed a lot of work but was well worth it. I have less than $80,000 invested in it. I just need to sell my 2005 Winnebago 33V Voyage (great rig) and I'll be set. Good luck.
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Here Used Diesel Motor Homes Sold - PPL Motor Homes
is a listing of what motor homes sold for at PPL. It is interesting.
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Thanks for all your replies! We decided to buy a boat for now.
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