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mtofell1

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Posted: 05/30/18 09:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OP, I'm on the opposite side - watching with plans to purchase someday. I definitely see prices dropping and, more to the point, value increasing. You can get an amazing amount of coach for your money these days. Features that were only on brand new luxury coaches a few years ago have now trickled down to where guys like me can afford them [emoticon]

I think at the core it's supply and demand. The economy is generally good, fuel prices are not too bad, lots of folks are upgrading, so lots of used units to be had.

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When we were looking at motorhomes, I really wanted to buy used because I knew how much new motorhomes depreciate. We looked for 3 years and didn't find a floorplan (on the used market) that we both liked. Finally found a floorplan that we both loved but it was on a new motorhome. I figured if we purchased out last motorhome first, that I wouldn't care so much about the depreciation since I knew we would keep the motorhome a long time. Boats and RVs are definitely not investments so I tend not to worry about the depreciation since I knew going in what would happen.

If gas prices keep going up I am sure prices on all RVs will come down.

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Are you guys using Nada or something else to determine that prices are dropping?

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Gjac wrote:

Are you guys using Nada or something else to determine that prices are dropping?


I'm using what is for sale in my area on RV trader. I've tracked it for years.


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Price of fuel is going the opposite way. Mfg is dropping off in other sectors of the World.

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Bruce Brown wrote:

StephJohn2010 wrote:

I've been keeping track of the value of my motorhome for fun the past few years. In the last 6 months (in particular), the prices have been dropping HARD. Anyone else noticing this? I'm not interested in selling, but like to keep a pulse on the value. No need for replies telling me how an Rv is a depreciating asset, I already know that... Just surprised at the very rapid drop the past 6 months.


Yours being a 2012, it has just passed the 5 year mark - that's a big deal with the banks. The next big hit will be at the 10 year mark.

Most people don't pay cash, so when the banks get a little shy the value drops quickly.


Acutely it passed the 6 year mark, some banks don't loan on autos older than 7 years and that's why NADA and KBB price drops a big chunk around 7 years old, unless its a popular model like my 04 Jeep Rubicon in perfect condition with low miles, the price is now going up.[emoticon]

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My opinion is follow the effect of baby boomers. Harley is the canary in the coal mine. When their children hear about the poor quality of today's rv offerings it sounds a huge warning to this industry.

That's why I bought a ATC 28 front bedroom. Minimalistic quality and all metal. No slides. Its the future and I predicts bone yards full of Elkhart junk looking forward.

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Class A prices dropping??

Yes, and medical prices are rising. Those trends are expected to continue FOREVER.

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StephJohn2010 wrote:

I've been keeping track of the value of my motorhome for fun the past few years. In the last 6 months (in particular), the prices have been dropping HARD. Anyone else noticing this? I'm not interested in selling, but like to keep a pulse on the value. No need for replies telling me how an Rv is a depreciating asset, I already know that... Just surprised at the very rapid drop the past 6 months.

Low NADA on ours is still above what we paid, two years ago.
In fact it might be up just a smidgen from 6 mons ago.
Hard to say what it will bring in hard cash, but I for one, wouldn't pay, what we did in 16 and why should we.
That's for someone else to be paying me...lol
If I could get it, that is!


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I just looked at NADA our coach in 2005 was 226,000.00 not cheap for 2005.
Average now is 69,500.00. Ours should bring a few dollars more being stored inside and such and low mileage...but started and run periodically.
I had oped it would be worth a bit more. Who know we might get 80,000.00 out of it.
Still a lot of money was spent on it. Purchase price, finance cost, maintenance, tires, inside storage and upkeep and so on ,It has cost us well over 500,000.00...plus fuel. Probably another 50,000.00 in camping fees.
I hope the new models are more solid and quality but so far cabinets and such are particle board with printed finish etc, where ours is real wood, seats are in excellent shape and softer and larger than the ones, we have seen at shows, over the last few years. Only thing the heat pumps now after duct work suitable for a meat locker but sound like an F14 spooling up.

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