I have been looking at class 'A' motorhomes for about 6 months now with the idea of possibly moving up from our fifth wheel before I retire (4 more years). A local dealer recently acquired a used 2004 LaPalma 37PCT which the wife and I took a look at yesterday. The outside of this coach was in fabulous condition. It looked like it might be 2 years old instead of 9. There were a couple of small complaints on the interior, but nothing that the dealer should not take care of at the time of sale. This unit was on the 24K Workhorse chassis which i believe to be a big plus. My questions concern price and what the dealer might do to get my business. The tires were original, so a new set would be and absolute must. Their initial asking price is $60K. I checked NADA and the average retail is $35k (low retail $29K). If we decided that this coach was the one we wanted, what should I offer to start, and what would be a good bargain price (with the new tires)?
Charles & Regina Nichols
2007 National Tropi-Cal T340