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Old 10-11-2013, 10:18 AM   #1
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Diesel plans might be on hold

I am in year 3 of my 5 year plan to upgrade to a diesel so I am shopping now for a deal
I am very happy with Newmar but I also like the Tiffin something in the 36 to 38 foot range We went and saw a 33aa Tiffin and we like it a lot the only problem was the dealer told me that my Newmar Canyon Star 3642 with 3600 miles on it is only worth $45000.00 I paid almost 3 times that for it I am not going to take that much of a hit on it
so I guess I won’t be upgrading anytime soon
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:29 AM   #2
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That is the way it is with motorhomes......depreciation is a killer. Obviously, if you sell it outright and go make a cash, no-trade deal on a new coach, you will do better.

A better option, IMO, is to shop for a nice, gently used, well-maintained DP. Sell yours and take your time and shop carefully. All three of our motorhomes were used and no regrets. Some folks just have to have new but to me, it is just throwing money away to buy new and take the huge depreciation hit.

You can find a bunch of late model used DP's that are neglected, for sure. However, if you take your time, you can find what you want in great condition. Another postive is with a used coach (assuming the prior owner was diligent in taking care of things), you don't have to deal with the frustration of de-bugging the new coach.
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Those canyon stars are pretty nice mohos. It should last you as long as you have use for an Rv.
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I would entertain offers from other dealers. Some of the dealers that are well spoken of are Sherman in Mississippi, Davis in Tennessee and King's in Wisconsin.
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Our DSDP is worth about ¼ of what we paid for it if we were to trade and about $20,000 more for an outright private sale.
We got those figures a few months ago when dickering on a new 43' DSDP. As per usual dealer tactics they weren't allowing anything for the costly options just the base low retail from NADA
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The dealer is probably quoting trade-in which is often lower than wholesale.

But, depreciation is a hard pill to swallow. We lost almost 35% when we sold our less than 2 year old TT...and we did a private party sale - cutting out the middleman.

If you can do it...retail on a 2011 Canyon Star 3642 is $55k - $59k right now on-line. But selling a RV can be a pain.

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