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dcason

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Posted: 11/13/20 11:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have well used our class C and are now considering and gently used A. We want to trade in because it is just easier. So to whomever has done this....

Can I expect half book value on our rv?
How much lower than listed price can we get them to go?

We bought our first, the class C, from private owner.
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You might receive wholesale book value on the trade in...possibly. Question is does the dealership expect to be able to sell your C at its retail value and quickly. If no, they won't offer much.


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just be aware they are there to take your money. go home and think the deal over before you sign.

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Thank you..we are prepared to walk or not even go see if the estimate for ours and their lowest price is not good enough. AND it is kind of off our route home from Arizona (to NY).

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Don’t forget it’s the out the door price that matters. So if your current RV is worth 20k but they offer 1k and take off 19k from the new RV, you are whole. Passion and ego costs money. Leave your passion and ego at home. You have already indicated you want an “easy” trade in and not sell privately. Not a tuff stance. P.T. Barnum said...

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An honest dealer will treat you right.
We traded in our 07 32ft TT last year and the dealer gave me $7k for it. And the MH we bought was in above average condition and perfect with lots of added on options. Shop smart and be well informed!

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We traded our Class A gasser on a nice used Diesel pusher this spring. The price on the DP was about mid-way between low and avg NADA retail. The trade in allowance on our gasser was right at NADA low retail.


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You can always do better selling privately, especially in a sellers market. Dealerships can't keep inventory on the lot right now so supply is low and demand is high. Covid cases going up means lots of newbies buying RV's because conventional travel is difficult and risky. Been this way since spring.


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Thank you! it was/is a Thor Ace. Just this morning I decided to read reviews on the brand and Thor is not a good brand. We are going to pass. ****...wanted that king bed and kitchen counter with work space...another time maybe....

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The problem with our selling it ourselves is that last year we tried to sell a gently used pick up for $15, then 12 and NO takers. Our area not great apparently/upstate NY so running scared on trying to sell a similar priced motorhome. Hubby ended up trading in the pick up truck for a new one....
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