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luberhill

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Ok we have been looking for a used unit to see IF we will like the RV life..local dealer has a 1989 Winne class A 22k miles very solid and nice condition...
He said they are asking just under 15k....im thinking this is way overpriced even if it is mint...but I really don know...its a gas engine
Is this even worth considering or am I gonna be Eddie from Christmas Vacation [emoticon]
Or should this thing be junked !

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Posted: 06/30/18 06:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No, it shouldn't be junked.

Yes, it's way overpriced.

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If everything works or is repairable, there's no reason to junk a low priced rig. Many people (us included) would rather buy an older motor home than rent to experience the lifestyle before diving in for $20k-$2m.

Five years ago we bought a 1995 P30 chassis 28 footer. We did weekend and vacation trips for 2 years to see if we liked it. It showed us that a 28 footer would be too small for our eventual goal - traveling for 3-6 moths around the country.

We bought it for $12.5, I put about $5k into it, sold it 2 years later for $14.5 and it's on CL now for $14. The seller won't get that, but $10k is certainly reasonable.

A quick look at search all Craigslist shows an average around $8500. That's sounds like a good place to start.


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Low mileage only counts for so much when with some shopping you can find a good condition coach that is 10+ years newer, with a more modern, more powerful, more fuel economic engine for the same price.

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I bought my first Class C from the Salvation Army for $1500. I had a sign on the back that said "Honk! if you see parts fall off". Drove it from SoCal to NorCal the weekend after I bought it. When we got to NorCal I discovered I'd lost the entire spare tire, mounting bracket etc. Never did know where it ended up. Had it for several years and gave it to my brother when we bought a Class A. He still has it and it's still motoring on!....Dennis


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He said they sell their rentals every year and they are Sunseeker C's ...under 30ft for in the 50's ...he said they have fiberglass roofs etc
Not sure if that's a good price

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How did this go from an 89 Winnie
To one year old rentals ?

They may sell some rentals off every year, and buy more replacements for next season, but not one year old, they would be taking a loss on each unit
Can't stay in business that way


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MrWizard wrote:

How did this go from an 89 Winnie
To one year old rentals ?

They may sell some rentals off every year, and buy more replacements for next season, but not one year old, they would be taking a loss on each unit
Can't stay in business that way


Yep. Typical salesman BS.

My estimation would be it's worth half their asking price absolute best case. Low mileage is meaningless on a 29-year-old rig.

KBB and other online pricing tools are horribly inaccurate with the older stuff because there are so few transactions. Bottom line is that it's only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. For me it would have to be absolutely exceptional to pay more than $5-6k for it. And that's assuming the date codes on the tires indicate some life is left in them.


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MrWizard wrote:

How did this go from an 89 Winnie
To one year old rentals ?

They may sell some rentals off every year, and buy more replacements for next season, but not one year old, they would be taking a loss on each unit
Can't stay in business that way


Well there are TWO dealers near me that DO sell their ONE year old rentals EVERY year...I know because I have a friend that bought one and I just talked to the one dealer yesterday that said he will have a Sunseeker 1 yr old rental to sell in September...they have been in business 45 yrs....


Ad this went from the 8 to a one yr old because THIS is at the same dealer,,,it was just a question

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Also Mr Wizzard keep in mind these dealers pay FAR less than you or me for new units,,,they sell the 2290C 1 yr old for mid 50's

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