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We have a 2011 heartland Elkridge bunkhouse. Its 38’, four slides (2 are bunkhouse) 2 bathrooms, and the bunkhouse has two bunk beds. No outdoor kitchen. We RVed full-time for four years with our four kids. At this time, since it’ll be another five before we can RV again, we are wanting to sell. It needs a new floor on the main level and new kitchen, new trim in bunkhouse and secdon bathroom (kids make for extra wear and tear), and the roof needs to be resealed. Needs new couches. Everything else is fine.

How do you price this? We were gonna just give it to a scrapper. But a handyman working on our home wants to buy it. He has younger kids and it would be great for them, and he knows how to fix things. I don’t want to barter because if the job he’s working on ends up dramatically more or less involved, one of us will feel like they got a raw deal. So I need a dollar amount.

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If you were going to give it to a scrapper, why not just give it to him?


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Money? Lol. We need to be done with it and I know that he will require some help from us. He has never RVed before.

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just sell it to him $50.bucks keeps everything happy.

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A 2011 FW of that size will certainly have SOME value. It sounds like it needs lots of work, as well a many things replaced. Just sell it to him at a price he will jump at, and both of you should be happy. I'd think at least 2k, but keep it an amount that you know he can afford, as well as cost of fixing.

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Another option, you know a dealer will low ball you, so ask a couple for offers, and sell to your handyman for that amount.

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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

Another option, you know a dealer will low ball you, so ask a couple for offers, and sell to your handyman for that amount.

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Go on nada.com and get their "low retail" value. Print it out, show it to him, cut it in half or less and offer that to him.

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BB_TX wrote:

Go on nada.com and get their "low retail" value. Print it out, show it to him, cut it in half or less and offer that to him.


My suggestion too . . . or barter with him on the work he is doing for you based on this information.


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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

Another option, you know a dealer will low ball you, so ask a couple for offers, and sell to your handyman for that amount.
And here is why you see so many posts about how dealerships don't treat every inquiry as if a million dollars of profit is hanging in the balance. People think nothing about wasting the time of salespeople and other dealer personnel. You are already admitting you don't trust dealers by saying they will "lowball" you. Why should they treat you with respect when you are perfectly willing to deceive them to obtain a valuation for an RV even though you have no intention of doing business with them.
Dealers are not in the business of giving out appraisals so people can determine a fair price for private sales. Engaging their services to take advantage of their expertise without any intention of actually making a transaction is wrong. It is no different than asking a plumber or an electrician to come to your house to troubleshoot a problem under the guise of "free estimates" and then when they find the issue tell them "thanks" but I think I will just fix it myself.

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