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Bollee

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Posted: 02/05/18 07:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am trying to sell my 2003 Revolution with 53,000 miles on it.


Currently, I have Michelin XZA-3 that have approximately 5,000 miles on them. However, the Manufacture Date is BN1X-2810 (Oct 2010).

Per Michelin's website, these tires have a 7 Year / 700,000 / 3-Retread Manufacturer's Limited Casing Warranty.

It also identifies, tires that have been in use for 5 years or more should continue to be inspected by a specialist at least annually.
These tires do not have in cracks on them and look great.

So, my questions to you is:

Should I replace all of the tires now and increase the price.
Do you think this would provide an additional incentive to a Buyer purchasing a Coach with new tires ?
Or negotiate from the existing asking price and offer to have new tires installed after a deposit is secured, possibly
splitting the cost of the new tires with prospective buyer.

The estimate I received for Michelin XZE's was $3,973.40.

Thanks in advance for you thoughts and feedback.

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Posted: 02/05/18 07:54am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, it is quite an expense. My opinion (worth $00.00) is that you may lose a bit on money on the deal but you would likely sell it easier and quicker with new tires.


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New Michelins would be a negative for me as I would rather put on tires of my choice and they would not be Michelins. Unfortunately people think they have to beat you up on the price so coming off $3K so they can buy new tires would help in the negotiations.


This post is my opinion (free advice). It is not intended to influence anyone's judgment nor do I advocate anyone do what I propose.

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Let the buyer decide what brand tires he wants.

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bgum wrote:

Let the buyer decide what brand tires he wants.


I agree with this and I would state in your listing that you will provide the new buyer with his choice of tire brand with a credit of $3500. If he chooses to supply his own tires, he gets a $3500 credit. If he chooses the tires and wants you to have them installed for him, he has $3500 to play with. Either way it is a win for you and for the buyer. I should add that if you change the tires for him, you should be able to get some trade-in value for your old tires. I have gotten as much as $100 each for my trade-in tires.

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Posted: 02/05/18 09:41am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would just put it up for sale and not discuss the tires...let the buyer ask how old the tires are, and if it becomes a sticking point in the sale, strike a deal with him then.

Don't forget everything else in the coach is 15 years old too....the buyer may be worried about something else entirely, he may not care about the tires but want a concession on the refrigerator (for example), who knows? The point is don't try to anticipate what the buyer may or may not want, just put it up for sale and go from there.

If you get a buyer on the fence, you could use the "I'll split the cost of new tires with you" as an extra incentive to close the deal.


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BurbMan wrote:

I would just put it up for sale and not discuss the tires...let the buyer ask how old the tires are, and if it becomes a sticking point in the sale, strike a deal with him then.

Don't forget everything else in the coach is 15 years old too....the buyer may be worried about something else entirely, he may not care about the tires but want a concession on the refrigerator (for example), who knows? The point is don't try to anticipate what the buyer may or may not want, just put it up for sale and go from there.

If you get a buyer on the fence, you could use the "I'll split the cost of new tires with you" as an extra incentive to close the deal.


I agree with this. You're selling a used vehicle, and so it's expected that various parts will not be used and may need replacement soon. For sure it would be unethical to mislead a buyer about the age of the tires or their condition, or to sell with a know safety problem that's not being disclosed, but neither of these are in play here. If they ask about the tires, I think it's entirely sufficient to say that they have 5000 miles on them but are about seven years old and leave it at that.





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bgum wrote:

Let the buyer decide what brand tires he wants.

I agree. Just because you feel Michelin is the best choice for tires, others will have a different opinion.

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I would guess with the exception of RV'ers who read forums like these and professional drivers most people aren't aware that 5 + year old tires should be inspected yearly or replaced. Most folks would just look at the tread depth, sidewalls for cracks and mileage on the tires (if known) and if all looks good not even give the tires a second thought.

Like others I wouldn't discuss the tires unless asked how old. If it becomes an issue discount the price by $1600-$2000

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BurbMan wrote:

I would just put it up for sale and not discuss the tires...let the buyer ask how old the tires are, and if it becomes a sticking point in the sale, strike a deal with him then.

Don't forget everything else in the coach is 15 years old too....the buyer may be worried about something else entirely, he may not care about the tires but want a concession on the refrigerator (for example), who knows? The point is don't try to anticipate what the buyer may or may not want, just put it up for sale and go from there.

If you get a buyer on the fence, you could use the "I'll split the cost of new tires with you" as an extra incentive to close the deal.

What BurbMan said! Excellent advice.


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