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Old 08-15-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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Is this a good price, going to make offer

Thanks for your help in previous thread. I'm ready to make an offer and wanted to see what you all think.

2007 Impulse (Winnebago) with 37,000 miles, Chevy workhouse engine, has gen, 1 slide, awning, rear camera, plus all normal options. Hood needs repainted due to crap chevy paint on it, other than all the outside is probably in real good condition. Inside it appears to be in normal condition. Dealer claims everything works on it. This was one of their rental units if that matters.

The price said $42,000 and he told me I could buy it for $38,000. Nada says low retail is $37,000 and average is $44,000.

I was thinking of offering $35,000 do you think their price is reasonable or do you think I should be able to get it or another one similar for $35,000?

Thanks again for your help
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I think it's a little overpriced for a class C.
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What is your opinion based on? Do you have inside knowledge on what class c are worth? Would it still be overpriced if it were a class A?
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Thanks for your help in previous thread. I'm ready to make an offer and wanted to see what you all think.

2007 Impulse (Winnebago) with 37,000 miles, Chevy workhouse engine, has gen, 1 slide, awning, rear camera, plus all normal options. Hood needs repainted due to crap chevy paint on it, other than all the outside is probably in real good condition. Inside it appears to be in normal condition. Dealer claims everything works on it. This was one of their rental units if that matters.

The price said $42,000 and he told me I could buy it for $38,000. Nada says low retail is $37,000 and average is $44,000.

I was thinking of offering $35,000 do you think their price is reasonable or do you think I should be able to get it or another one similar for $35,000?

Thanks again for your help
A quick internet check agrees with your prices. New Class C's are more affordable than A's with financing, so the used market is different for C's than A's...but what does it hurt to make the offer(?)

You gotta make the call. Don't appear to be in a rush and is it what you want?
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Exactly what last guy said. X2
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"crappy hood paint" - isn't this the same pain on both doors, fenders, etc?
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I think your offer is fair.

One word of caution on used rental units. Renters will use any hose to fill the fresh water tank, smell the fresh water, some tastes and smells never go away. Learned this the hard way on a class C rental unit I bought.
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Seems a little high to me based on the fact it was a rental and not privately owned. We all know that renters do not care for things as if it was theirs and more than likely it was rode hard and put up wet. You could get a slightly older diesel pusher for the same price, if you like those. It's a buyers market and the dealer has already recouped their investment by renting it, your just giving them extra profit. Dealers generally don't rent their nicest units, they sell them, they rent the ones that they can't turn over quickly. Just my honest opinion. Good luck!
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Just because the dealer says everything inside works make them show you it does before you make any offer. also have them paint the hood. prior to delivery if you buy. Make sure this is in writing that they will paint it.


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Thanks for your help in previous thread. I'm ready to make an offer and wanted to see what you all think.

2007 Impulse (Winnebago) with 37,000 miles, Chevy workhouse engine, has gen, 1 slide, awning, rear camera, plus all normal options. Hood needs repainted due to crap chevy paint on it, other than all the outside is probably in real good condition. Inside it appears to be in normal condition. Dealer claims everything works on it. This was one of their rental units if that matters.

The price said $42,000 and he told me I could buy it for $38,000. Nada says low retail is $37,000 and average is $44,000.

I was thinking of offering $35,000 do you think their price is reasonable or do you think I should be able to get it or another one similar for $35,000?

Thanks again for your help
Hi tacomaker,
Your price is good. A word of caution--DO NOT TRUST THE DEALER--his goal is to sell the RV to whoever he can get to buy it and he WILL lie to do that. A red flag for me would be the hood needing paint but not other parts of the cab. They are all painted at the same time so conditions should be the same. One thing that could cause the hood to have a paint issue (and I could be wrong) is extreme engine over heating caused by low radiator coolant level, low oil level, or a combination of both combined with the heavy load. In this situation the hood would heat up destroying the paints bond with the hoods metal making it peel. With a rental this could be caused by a combination of poor or lax maintenance and renters who don't really care what happens to the RV (a second red flag). While I would normally say that Winnebago is one of the top choices I would suggest you keep looking. If your heart is set on this one have a mechanic you trust (not one the dealer suggests) do a thorough mechanical inspection. For that year range you should have no problem finding an RV with no issues in the 30k to 50k range. Good luck in your search.
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If you are serious about the unit, have an independent RV tech inspect the motorhome. Also, have the chassis checked.

Rental units take a beating. Being a rental, I'd offer $30k and plan to replace the tires, batteries and a complete service on the engine, transmission and generator. You are looking at $3 to $4K to have it 100% road worthy in my opinion.

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Thanks, some great help and advice here. I think I will keep looking and not rush into this. Especially since I've seen several others that are very nice as well and priced pretty well.
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What is your opinion based on? Do you have inside knowledge on what class c are worth? Would it still be overpriced if it were a class A?
Class A's are more expensive so YES a class A would be more.
It's a class C rental, so it's had abuse from a lot of different people.
NADA values are from what I've seen always on the high side. Their estimates are usually way behind what the market value actually is.
Am I an expert? No, just an idiot with an opinion like everyone else.
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Personally, I would never buy a rental. Your offer is more than generous. If it is exactly what you want floorplan wise, then I'd offer him $32,000 and see what happens. I would guess that if he doesn't accept it and you turn to walk out the door, he'll call you back. If not, go elsewhere. I'd want new tires on it or make it a bargaining chip, and don't take his word for everything working. Check it all before you make the offer. There are tons of rentals out there for sale...
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