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RE: Help with a value please! Looking to purchase...

So I did end up passing on that one....thanks everyone for the input. Not only did the bank have a problem with the value to loan ratio but all of the little things pointed out here really added to the gut instinct to walk away. So, the search continued for a very short time, within hours of notifying the seller that I wasn't getting it, a 2001 30 footer showed up on craigslist that was meticulously cared for by an ASE Certified master mechanic that works for UPS (as a mechanic). The value was there so the bank was happy, it was almost $6k cheaper so I was happy and it is a gasser with a gas genny. Although I wasn't looking for one with a slideout, this one does have one for the couch, really opens it up and doesn't sacrifice ANY space when it is in! So we are thrilled! Came with a 2nd transmission (spare), full RV cover, new awning in the box, rear air bags and a ton of other positives! Dude already sent me a pick of the $100k diesel pusher he replaced it with lol. That one had me drooling! Again, thanks all for the help!
just_justin 09/23/19 08:29am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help with a value please! Looking to purchase...

Thanks Rick! After much contemplating and more researching I guess I am not going to go with this one. It is priced a little high and with the negligible power difference between the E450 Diesel and the V10 it's not a huge gain. That combined with the propane generator, that I never thought about, makes it not worth it. So the search continues!
just_justin 09/16/19 07:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help with a value please! Looking to purchase...

Thanks everyone, I have NADA'd it, talked to various dealerships and other friends/campers alike. There is just nothing to compare it to because of the diesel chassis. Considering that a nice comparable Class C (V10) around that year is 15-25K (some are even well into the 30's!), I am going to go ahead and get it. It is what I want and exactly what I am looking for. When I originally started looking I wrote off diesel as an option because I just wasn't seeing them so it is a nice bonus that I found one! I know I had the option of a DP but I have owned a Class A and have to say I am not a fan. I am sure the V10 would have towed what I am looking to tow, but with the 7.3, it wont work as hard, better fuel economy and better longevity.
just_justin 09/14/19 03:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help with a value please! Looking to purchase...

If you're happy with the price and the seller is happy with the price, then it's hard for me to say it's not a good price. Very much of the actual value of a used RV depends on its condition, which is pretty much ignored by the NADA numbers. Prices also vary quite a fair bit geographically; finding a decent used RV for $10K would be pretty hard in New England, from what I've seen. Well kept, practically no water damage, everything works properly...that's worth some money; and if your needs or wants are rather unusal and specific, you may have to pay more to get them met. Be extremely careful with your towing decisions. The diesel engine doesn't change the brakes, the frame (and frame extensions), the hitch, etc. I'm not really sure it even would do much better in general with towing than the V10, though it will be running at a lower speed and hence sound "better", or at least different. A fair few newer Ford class C's have 7500 pound tow ratings, by the way. There will be trailer brakes, it has a controller and as far as the frame/extensions, that's why I wanted a 450, frame is 1 piece all the way back....there are no extensions, 350s stop right behind axle and the rest is pretty much body. The towing capacity and therefore GCWR is determined by the engine, trans and rear axle/gearing. An E450 with the 7.3 can most certainly tow more than an E450 with the V10. Motorhome or not...
just_justin 09/14/19 11:05am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help with a value please! Looking to purchase...

There are times when paying significantly more than NADA is worth the price. An old like-new creme puff has greater "street" value than a newer beat-up rig that elements got the best of. So it's up to the buyer to decide what it's worth to him, knowing that when it comes to insurance coverage, the book value will nix the street value. Our 12 year, stored indoors, creme puff, is migrating into that category, so maybe I am a little bias. Really, exactly my thoughts.....RV Trader has hundreds in the 2004 area ranging from 15k-35k....all v10 gas, many with more miles. I am planning on jumping on it since it is exactly what I want, in nice creme puff shape for a price similar to others in that year range. The diesel makes it worth more to me since I will be using it to tow more than the 'rated' 5000 lbs of the V10 class C. The reason for this thread is just because I don't want to over pay, but the options add up to me and add value...
just_justin 09/14/19 09:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help with a value please! Looking to purchase...

X2 22k for a rv 16teen years old ? call the bank. ask them. and you did inspect it for water marks all over the ceiling ? if theres one, run. Not a single blemish inside. Tiny amount of delaminating on the outside on the front bunk area which has been fixed....other than that, zero issues.
just_justin 09/14/19 06:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help with a value please! Looking to purchase...

$27K and got him down to $22K? NADA online values for a 2003 290RF are south of $10K. A 7.3 diesel that is not shown in the tables does not add $10K+ to the value of a 16 year old motorhome. Sounds like the owner jumped on NADA and started checking option boxes to get his asking price and he would have to had check most all of them to get up to even $20K retail. Value is ultimately what the the purchaser determines it is to them. Will a bank even finance a 16 yr old motorhome using it as the collateral? If they will, call and ask them what the max amount is they'll loan on it. I plan on calling a dealer this morning and the bank to talk to them. Others I have been looking at in my area, similar four winds, an 04 and 05, with the V10 have been going for 22-25.
just_justin 09/14/19 06:35am Class C Motorhomes
Help with a value please! Looking to purchase...

So, I have been looking for a while and finally found a Class C that I like, checked it out, talked to the guy and cant really find any solid value on it, so I thought I would check here. It is a 2003 Coachman Leprechaun 290RF with a Diesel....a 7.3 diesel. 68K miles, in really good shape with your typical options. Now, NADA doesn't even list a diesel as an option for that year. When I run the Chassis's vin, it does come back as a 2003 E-450 with the 7.3. Running the coach VIN returns nothing. He was asking 27k, got him down to 22k, and I am ready to jump on it, but I dont want to call the bank only for them to give me the run around! Any help would be appreciated!
just_justin 09/13/19 09:19pm Class C Motorhomes
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