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Old 11-05-2015, 05:01 PM   #1
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Getting best deal on 2015 0r 2016 platinum coach house rv

I am always on the lookout for tips and advice related to motorhomes, and the best advice I get is from IRV2.

Presently I own a 2013 Winnebago Aspect, 27K. It is a recent purchase. Previously owned a 2004 36 ft., Winnebago Journey which I had to part with in 2013 due to wife's illness, she passed away in May. Purchased the Aspect in July, 2015 and I am relatively satisfied with this unit. Naturally going from a 36 ft. to the 27 ft requires a bit of adjustment on my part. The floorplan of the Aspect is OK and I do like the way the unit handles on the road. But as usual, I am the type that is always looking at the greener grass on the other side of the road. Thus, I started looking at coaches and floorplans that I think would be better. I looked at two units....first the new 31 ft. Winnebago Brave (the retro design). Liked the floorplan on the 31 ft. However, I read a couple of really horrid reviews which put me off. One is a YouTube video review which is quite pointed. Therefore, I kept looking and now I am intrigued with either a 2015 or 2016 Platinum Coach house, 271 model. Two or three things are of concern to me. First, I think storage may be an issue. Believe it or not, the Aspect has some pretty great storage for the size of the motorhome. OK I might be able to handle the storage issue. Most of us haul around way too much stuff anyway. So now I come to the next two concerns. I have read that the Coach House products are upper priced. Therefore, I am interested in what I should expect as a mark down from the MSRP. Secondly, and I know that trading always puts the buyer in a bad spot. I would want to trade the Aspect on the newer unit. I went over some figures with a salesman from Camping World concerning the Brave that I alluded to above and he graciously indicated that he would give me a good deal on the trade. However, his idea of a good deal was quoting me $30,000 less than I paid for the unit in July. Incidently, I hate to be a grumpy, old fart, but the salesperson I talked with at some length was probably between 25 and 35 years of age. I am 75. Camping World should let their salesmen know that motorhome owners in my age bracket didn't just step off the boat from some third world country.
Anyway, that aside. Anyone have any specific advice concerning what I should expect in dealing with Coach House in Nokomis, Fla.? Thanks for your help!! Old dogs can learn new tricks!!

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Old 11-06-2015, 12:41 PM   #2
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I've only traded in 2 vehicles in my life and I've had quite a few but I will say that it is so refreshing (once you get past what they give you for it) to just drop off one vehicle and pick up another!

I can't help with getting the best price on a Coach House but are you pretty much set on a Coach House?

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Old 11-07-2015, 06:57 PM   #3
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You do realize that Coach House is in a league of their own? Their quality and attention to detail surpasses anything Winnebago has in production. Unless you have unlimited funds and don't care how the "stealer ships" take your hard earned money then by all means trade your Aspect in. Your best bet is to sell the Aspect privately and pay cash for your next RV. For a brand new Coach House expect six figures. Good luck!
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Check the NADA guides to see what your Aspect is worth. The dealer will list at upper end. He won't give you above the lower NADA price, since he needs to make a profit. Always better to sell private.
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