So I continue to plan my fulltiming future. If everything goes according to plan, it will be in 5 years. Hopefully, my plans will actually come through at least this time, for sure ... Although the budget is still Under Construction ...
So I said to myself, self, what is going to be your fulltiming unit. What is it that you and the DW would like?
1 - Bath and a half.
2 - 600 HP engine
3 - Most, if not all electric. Residential fridge ... DW says NO CARPET!
4 - At least 2 slides
5 - Final approval on the floor plan from the CEO, the DW
6 - Oh yea, a used unit ... The most in the budget for our dream RV is $250K. Hey, it may happen, even though DW says "Good luck with that Buckwheat!" ... To this day, I have no idea what she means by that! ...
So, I have done some research, and if I buy a used unit in 5 years, it means my eventual rig is out there already, somewhere in the Good Old USA.
Based on depreciation tables and prices for similar units from Newell, Foretravel, Entegra and Newmar, here is what I have come up with.
One possibility is a 2008 Newell like the following:
Coach #1227 - Newell Coach
This is based on the fact that Newells from 2003, i.e. 12 years old are going for about that now.
A 2011 Foretravel IH-45 similar in design to this 2012 Foretravel
This is based on 2006/2007 Phenix Foretravel selling for about $250K now.
A 2015 Entegra Cornerstone
This is based on a depreciation of about 50% in 5 years. I think that the new Cornerstones are selling for about $450K new.
A 2015 Newmar London Aire
This is based on the MSRP of the London Aire ... But, I think this one will go closer to $300K in 5 years.
So, there you have it. Obviously, we all know the DW will pick the actual unit ... My preference is for the IH-45 Foretravel, either a 2011 or 2012 unit...
What do you guys think?
Which would be your dream fulltime Class A from the list above or some other list and why?