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Old 12-12-2012, 06:50 PM   #15
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Condition condition condition.... The lower NADA tends to be stuff that's ready for the scrap yard. Upgrades tend to add a LOT of value. Find one that's been worked on, upgraded, but not finished and you can really save a bundle, plus you get to finish it the way you want to. That's what I'm doing. So for example, My 84-5 Chieftain 22' had a new crate 454 put in in 2004 with 10k miles on it now. The roof air was replaced last summer with a better unit that has option heat and the Genset was rebuild by Cummins last year, The tires where crap, The shocks crap, (turned out to have new brakes). The roof needs to be resealed and the window above the kitchen sink has leaked long enough to rot the wood under the counter... But picked it up for 2800, (less than the cost of the 3 major upgrades I listed) and Have 3200 left in the budget to fix everything (which is easily doable) When done, I wouldn't take 5k for it...
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You're right about condition. My 95 HR had new carpet, new leather sofa, new upholstery, upgraded digital thermostats, new tires, new brakes and more other things than I can count. It was road ready whereas a $9000 HR would need work.
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