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karlstream

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Posted: 10/06/20 12:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought a 2015 LTV SS about 18 months ago from a private party for a tad over $81k. We had to travel from the Pacific NW to northern California to get it. I also found when looking that most prices for the SS were around the $95k to $100k range and dealers especially were reluctant to lower their price. I did notice that occasionally one would appear, usually a 2013 around $83 to $85k, but not very often. My main point is, you'll probably do better dealing with a private party and you have to be patient. And you may have to travel to find the right deal.

As you are aware, the LTV SS was built only three years so there aren't that many around. I've noticed the Winnebago Era 70C series with the slide seems to be more available and sells at a more competitive price. But it's built on the longer 24 foot chassis and I wanted the shorter mid size chassis, and in my opinion, the Era doesn't have the build quality of the Leisure Travel.

The 2015 has some nice upgrades over the earlier models, like a bigger fridge, 6 volt golf cart batteries and additional storage over the driving cabin. I think it's the most desirable model. But again, it's just my opinion.

I think the SS is a good choice for those looking for a lot of big rig features built into the foot print of a van. We've used our SS quite a bit since we acquired it and it has worked out well for us.

Good luck in your search.

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Wow, thank you all for the responses and awesome information. It’s exactly what I was hoping to find out. Patience isn’t a problem for me as we already have our 32 ft RV to use now and for as long as we need to as we search for our B.


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mumkin

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Posted: 10/10/20 08:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just thought I would jump in here and mention that I have always found NADA to be almost completely useless at pricing Class B units. LTV units especially are known for keeping their value because of the quality construction.


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David and Deb

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Posted: 10/13/20 07:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks everyone, the hunt continues.

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Our first Class B (2006) was made by Sportsmobile in Texas. They allow you to design a floor plan based on a wide variety of units that they routinely make so you can get whatever you need that fits in the available space. Their prices were also quite reasonable so you might want to check them out.


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Posted: 10/19/20 10:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you!!! I will check them out.

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