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SIxteenQuad

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Posted: 03/25/08 07:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How can you check Trade in value on a camper. I have been searching and keep drawing blanks. I have found a Toyhauler I like and considered trading the Outback in. They are trying to hit me with retail on the Toyhauler, and give me 14,000 for my 06 Outback.


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Try NADA on line. Only two figures will show. To estimate the trade-in value, figure about 80% of the low estimate with no adjustments for options. JMHO


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They are absorbing the trade-in cost on the retail price. The NADA prices are worthless. They had my 4 year old camper worth as much as I paid for it new. There was a guy selling a camper locally. It was 3 years old and he was firm on this price which was only 2 grand lower than a new 2008. He kept quoting NADA which had his camper the same as a new one.

Here is what I did when I sold my last camper. Research what trailers in your year , length, and similar class are selling for. NOT what people are asking. Then get a price from a few dealers without even bringing up that you have a trade. Thats like calling a contactor and saying that you have an add in the paper for 15% off. Your quote just went up 20%. Once you get your price you are looking for, ask what they will give you on a trade. It will be a couple thousand less than what campers are selling for. They have to take a risk and sit on the money. It isnt worth it for them not to make a couple grand. This price will also depend on how used trailers are moving off their lot.

I sold mine myself and did pretty good. It helps to research.


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Posted: 03/26/08 06:36am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You are going to be best of to sell it yourself. Used campers go for crazy amounts of money and I see them sell all the time.

I would love to buy a used camper, but I'm not spending 3k (on a 20K camper) less for a 2 year old camper when I can spend 3K more, have it brand new and I know everything that was done to it...

Anyway, sell it yourself, your pocket book will thank you. As you can see when you have a trade you can't get anything for your trade and not only that you can't make a good deal on the trailer you are buying!

I have never seen anyone pay the RVW type price (a very good deal without a trade) and get over wholesale on their trade.

Good luck and enjoy the ride!


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they certainly should discount the new one, not retail. check elsewhere once you know the true worth of your tradein.
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Thanks For the tip. Looks like they are inline with the Trade. Now if I could just get them to come off the price of the TH.

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Yes, I have a friend who is wanting to sell his Toyhauler. He is not in a real hurry so I am going to put the Outback up for sale locally,rater than get my head knocked off on a trade deal. Then buy his TH. If it doesn't sell I will just have to tech the DW to pull a trailer and she can follow along with the Quads.

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Well I just traded in a 1999 Starcraft on a 2008 Sunset Trail. They offered me 7200 for my trade which was more than I paid for it 2 years later and 6000 off msrp. I knew they were just taking more of the camper and adding it my trade. I saw it on there website for 5900 and it sold a week later.


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This won't help you but we bought our 1981 Prowler back in 1982 for $6,000 and just traded it in last Oct and got $1,500 allowance and in those 25 years I did replace the frig and HWH both over 10 years old when I traded it in and it had significant hail damage on two of the aluminum sides, but everything was still working. I have my trailer alongside my home and when I did the deal on our new trailer I was honest with the salesman and said I could only do the deal if they took my trailer in trade sight unseen (I did have a lot of pics). I think for 25 year of use and close to 1000 days actually using it camping costing me $4,500 (that's $4.50 per day camping cost) was a great deal and the dealership now has my old trailer listed at an asking price of almost $6,000.

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