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Old 04-29-2010, 12:02 PM   #1
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Alpine Dealers question

We have been trying to sell our Alpine in Texas and have had no luck because the dealers say people do not know what an Alpine is.

We are willing to take it to Arizona etc but do not know where to go.

Any ideas?


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Old 04-29-2010, 12:46 PM   #2
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:45 PM   #3
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Guaranty in Oregon, and maybe Yuma in the winter, has sold a lot of Alpines over the years. They should know the market for them better than most.
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Have you talked to Motor Home Specialists in Alvarado, TX? I know they have sold Alpine Coaches in the past. The will sell your motorhome on consignment. See this link:

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Old 04-30-2010, 07:58 AM   #5
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Dont know the "pros/cons" of selling in Tx vs Oregon [besides geograph] but PPL in Houston has consigned Alpines for many years. Worth a try before "driving" to Oregon....
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We recently purchased our 2007 APEX (we are the first owners as well) from McClain's RV in Lake Dallas. Jerry Hack was our sales rep and he has sold Alpines in the past at a another dealership. You may try him at 940-497-3300 and see if they will consign it. Jerry is very personable and honest. Good Luck!
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All - A word of warning about Consignment sales.

If you read your insurance policy, it says someplace in there you must/should have physical control of the vehicle when it's for sale. If you put it on a consignment lot, your insurance wont cover it if something happens to it. The "Consigned Seller" also won't spend his money on insurance, and legaly he cannot put insurance on vehicles they don't own.

So my advice is check with your insurance company prior to consignment sale, and see what the legal ramifications are. You might be able to arrange for a rider from your insurance company which would cover the consignment sales option.

Just my limited knowledge, all you lawyers chime in now.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:40 PM   #8
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I believe you can purchase a rider for the period of consignment storage, tho it will be an effort to educate your agent as to what and why.
Typical problems w/storage of your rig on consignment or repair lots come from vandalism/theft and fire. One time a repair outfit had a buncha customer rigs on site, one caught fire and burned 15 rigs more or less to the ground. They didn't have insurance on the vehicles in their possession (fairly usual circumstance), and some owner's policies didn't cover for reason as cited by O.R. Consignment lots are a good place to have your rig broken into and the TV's and other stuff stolen.
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Or you could just try to trade it in on something else, but be aware of the low ball figure you will get. NADA.com will give you a ballpark figure on what it retails for, then take 30% off that number and you should be close to what a dealer will give you on a trade. Be aware, some dealers will tell you a bank won't loan money for an RV who has lost the mothership. I don't believe that is entirely true, although some banks might not, I believe the big boys will. But because WRV is gone, that is also going to reduce your trade in price. It's all about the profit. I would try to sell it my self. Use PPL Motorhomes listing, Craigslist (maybe be aware of scams); RV Trader, as all these places have a nationwide presence. This website if it has a sales forum would also work. Let us know what you do.

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