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Think of NADA as a starting point for insurance/finance/regulatory agencies to quickly assess a value as far as their business concerns go, not yours. As stated earlier, every vehicle is worth what it sells for at the time/location it sells. No more, no less. Every sale is unique.

The price/value of any specific vehicle is determined by you at the time of purchase. No one else. Use that power wisely!

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Contacted 5 dealerships and only 1 has called back within 48 hours

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jaycocamper62301 wrote:

Contacted 5 dealerships and only 1 has called back within 48 hours


never deal with a dealer,, way too many nice coaches for sale by owners.


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Tom/Barb wrote:

jaycocamper62301 wrote:

Contacted 5 dealerships and only 1 has called back within 48 hours


never deal with a dealer,, way too many nice coaches for sale by owners.


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jaycocamper62301 wrote:

Looking to buy our first Class A coming over from the 5ver camping scene. In the market for a diesel pusher under the $70K range. Question is where do I start with offers? Is NADA realistic? Found a Fleetwood Providence and a Discovery today online. Providence was real close to NADA values but the Discovery was 30K over NADA. What gives?

I've used NADA a lot and would expect to pay around 10 - 15% below low retail for a really nice one. This is usually all a private seller can expect to get and do like consignment dealers for negotiating without the emotion.
Along with your questions, you might ask yourself about how much quality vs the age, that you demand in your search for meeting your budget.
My recommendation, would be to move up a bit and only consider models with a side radiator. This will insure quality throughout and you should be able to find a 40fteer in the 05 - 06 model range that meets your budget.
Did I mention standing in the doorway, with checkbook and pen in hand, when making a would be final offer?


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My only recommendation is if you go to dealers. DO NOT SHOP ONLY ONE. visit multiple

Was watching a Video where the guy was talking about "The Truth about" one of the larger chain dealers... Kind of scarey.

Many Dealers (not just the one the guy was specifically talking about) Will try to rip you off with assorted add ons. Long term financing and such.

Just talking to multiple dealers may be enough to point out the ones that lie.


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One thing to keep in mind when financing (if you are financing) is that many banks/credit unions will not loan as much money on a private sale as they will on a sale via a dealer. It may mean you need a little more down payment cash to get the really nice condition private sale coach.


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I would never go near a dealer for an RV and also beware of people selling without a title in their own name (curb stoners). Lot of things to consider. The advantage dealers have is that they usually have access to financing

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jaycocamper62301 wrote:

Airdaile wrote:

Cruise RVT and RVTrader for the models you're interested in. Subtract 20% from the prices.


Been out of the shopping loop. Knew about RVTrader but not RVT thanks a bunch


You might also consider using the Price Checker tools on RVT and RVTrader, also the Auto notify features...they will alert you when similar RVs (to your search) are posted, or for price drops.

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