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Old 11-11-2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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I have 2004 Gulfstream on Workhorse chassis W22, 8.1. Unit has been serviced By and authorize workhorse dealer since I purchased it new in 2004. At present time I have put 88,600 miles on it. Would this be considered by Mileage? It has been a great coach. Just put this out for discussion.
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:12 PM   #2
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We have a 2004 Holiday Rambler on Workhorse chassis W22, 8.1 also. We have 94,000 miles and she is still running great. We are planning on traveling from NC to Florida, then to CA this spring.
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:39 PM   #3
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Our dealership liked to get motorhomes with less than 50,000 miles on them. We did not like to trade for a gas with over 100.000 miles on them. That being said, most motor homes last for over 200,000 miles. The reason for the low mileage was not because they were wore out. It was because most shoppers wanted low miles. Since there are so many part time users, there are lots of low mileage units available. I have had two motorhomes with over 100,000 miles on them. I did not have a hard time selling them because they were Airstreams and were in excellent shape. We had a few customers that used motorhomes for business travel and had well over 200,000 miles on them with the original engine and transmission. On one, a clothes wholesaler, the guy had installed coat racks in the living room. he had clothes hung from the front to the kitchen, on both sides. he used the kitchen and bedroom for living all week and used the rest and the dinette for sales. Enjoy your motorhome and USE IT. You may take a hit when you sell, but it will be worth it.
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:56 AM   #4
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I have a 2006 W20 chassis with 108,000 miles. Next trip scheduled is 1600 mile round trip from LA to MO and back for Thanksgiving.
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Well said. We are on motorhome#4, and our mileage on the three previous ones was 97,000, 115,000, and 137,000. These things are to be used

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I have 2004 Gulfstream on Workhorse chassis W22, 8.1. Unit has been serviced By and authorize workhorse dealer since I purchased it new in 2004. At present time I have put 88,600 miles on it. Would this be considered by Mileage? It has been a great coach. Just put this out for discussion.
In the DP community, the NADA plainly states that mileage is not a factor in computing value; yet, both dealers and buyers clearly don't think this way.

I traded in a Fleetwood Excursion years ago with 100K miles on it, and dozens of dealers low-balled the trade allowance, citing that buyers don't understand that a meticulously-maintained rig with 100,000 miles can be a better value than one that has been parked for much of its life, with a tenth of the mileage.

In fact, the dealer didn't even drive our trade-in for a week after we swapped rigs; he called me at home and gushed that my Fleetwood handled like something off the showroom floor. I was even offered the job of Maintenance Manager at the dealship! Tongue-in-cheek, I suspect.

Educated buyers look at mileage as part of a larger picture. But, nobody says the marketplace is comprised of educated buyers; so, it is what it is.
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Mine is a 82 and just turned 52,000 miles this summer plan on a trip to Az this winter...
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Ours is a 2000 DP. We just turned 54k. I feel that the reason there are so many low mileage rigs is financial, fuel cost and maintenance.
I'm going to try and use mine all I can.
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97000 miles This question was concerning gas 8.1 engines.
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If you check with NADA, the mileage that you have causes an increase of about $1000 in the average retail price for a 2004 Gulfstream.
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We have a 2004 Holiday Rambler on Workhorse chassis W22, 8.1 also. We have 94,000 miles and she is still running great. We are planning on traveling from NC to Florida, then to CA this spring.
We have right at 202,000 miles on our 94' Bounder that we bought new 20 years ago last August.
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We have right at 202,000 miles on our 94' Bounder that we bought new 20 years ago last August.
I'm sure you gave it proper care and feeding! Congratulations!!😁😁😁
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