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Brockc

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Thanks for the suggestions. I don't plan on buying anything built in recent years.
I could go as far back as the 90s as far as I'm concerned. I just want a quality unit that does not leak, has AC, and no issues with axles or wheels.
my price range could run from 5-$20,000. It just depends on what it is.

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Brockc wrote:

I don't plan on buying anything built in recent years.


Build quality has gotten worse overall, but there are still a few brands cranking out solid products.

Personally, I wouldn't hesitate to buy an almost-new Escape, Bigfoot or Casita.

If money was no object, I'd also add Oliver to that list.

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Brockc wrote:

Thanks for the suggestions. I don't plan on buying anything built in recent years.
I could go as far back as the 90s as far as I'm concerned. I just want a quality unit that does not leak, has AC, and no issues with axles or wheels.
my price range could run from 5-$20,000. It just depends on what it is.


Our first RV back in 1999 was a used Kit Sportsmaster that was 5 years old. Never had a problem with it. I still see this brand around. Nash is also an older brand and a quality-made product for the older models.


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I see several responses saying sell now, due to a flooded market in the near future. Others say I should keep my unit now for the same reason.
It’s a 2013 Salem Hemisphere 34’ bunkhouse. Model 312QBUD.
I really haven’t looked into it’s current value but see others that are very similar in the $20-25 range.
What resource is best for determining RV values?
I see KBB and NADA, but am wondering g if there are others that are specific to the RV industry.
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I looked at some new travel trailers the other day. What a bunch of junk. Talk about poor quality. Doors that fit at the bottom but were over lapping by an inch at the top. Doors that wouldn't latch because to much gap between the lock and the striker plate. Trim pulling loose, just really poor quality. I was just looking at floorplans, have no plan to buy new, especially after looking at the garbage that's out there. To much to choose from in the older used market.

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Brockc wrote:

I see several responses saying sell now, due to a flooded market in the near future. Others say I should keep my unit now for the same reason.
It’s a 2013 Salem Hemisphere 34’ bunkhouse. Model 312QBUD.
I really haven’t looked into it’s current value but see others that are very similar in the $20-25 range.
What resource is best for determining RV values?
I see KBB and NADA, but am wondering g if there are others that are specific to the RV industry.
Thanks


Craigslist and other classifieds. KBB type values are of course based on something, but classified adds are based on what every sled currently thinks it’s worth. Which is on average slightly higher than actual. (Or should be.)


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Brockc wrote:

I see several responses saying sell now, due to a flooded market in the near future. Others say I should keep my unit now for the same reason.


Sell your existing one ASAP, while it's still (barely) a seller's market - and then wait a year or so to buy another one (when it'll be a buyer's market).

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