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Author Topic: Whats a good fuel efficient motor home under 10K?  (Read 2873 times)

SeilerBird

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Re: Whats a good fuel efficient motor home under 10K?
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2014, 04:39:35 PM »
My price when I sell it this spring, will be around 10 or 11K.  Just want to get back a little of my investment. 
Good luck. RVs are not an investment and no one cares how much money you have put into your RV. You would be lucky to get $5k for a 20 year old 25 foot class C.

meternerd

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Re: Whats a good fuel efficient motor home under 10K?
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2014, 06:14:44 PM »
Good luck. RVs are not an investment and no one cares how much money you have put into your RV. You would be lucky to get $5k for a 20 year old 25 foot class C.

Thanks for the encouragement!  Guess you won't be interested, huh!

SeilerBird

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Re: Whats a good fuel efficient motor home under 10K?
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2014, 06:20:51 PM »
I am just trying to be realistic. NADA would be about $2k for that rig. I would not be interested since I am in a 32 footer and that is too short for only one person.

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Re: Whats a good fuel efficient motor home under 10K?
« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2014, 06:32:44 PM »
Good luck. RVs are not an investment and no one cares how much money you have put into your RV. You would be lucky to get $5k for a 20 year old 25 foot class C.
Thanks for the encouragement!  Guess you won't be interested, huh!
Like the $5,000 hooker who replied when asked if she didn't think she charged too much, "It only takes one customer."  :)  I'm in a similar position and trying to decide if I let my '99 Coachmen class C rot down around itself or sell it for much less than it is worth TO ME.
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Old Radios

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Re: Whats a good fuel efficient motor home under 10K?
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2014, 07:01:56 PM »
The sad part is if they were Bs you could probably get your asking price.
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meternerd

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Re: Whats a good fuel efficient motor home under 10K?
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2014, 08:52:09 PM »
Good luck. RVs are not an investment and no one cares how much money you have put into your RV. You would be lucky to get $5k for a 20 year old 25 foot class C.

Not bragging, just saying don't believe everything you hear.  Just sold mine today (95 Fourwinds Chateau) for $11K, and I had a "bidding war" on Craigs List ...listed it at $9900 and got several offers above that.  RV's are worth whatever the buyer is willing to pay.  List it at whatever you think it's worth.

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Re: Whats a good fuel efficient motor home under 10K?
« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2014, 06:43:14 AM »
Must have been in great shape with low miles. 
Older C's in the 80s and 90s around here are usually on Craig's list for months.  Best time to sell them is probably early spring and a month before hunting season.
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Re: Whats a good fuel efficient motor home under 10K?
« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2014, 08:24:16 AM »
well! i think probably want to get something made in the 80's through 90's built on a toyota p/u frame.  My dad had an old Chinook built on a 79 toyota frame, put over 150,000 miles on it and it probably got around 14MPG.
Is Linen Moebelly's brother, alter ego, pseudonym or just plain taking the Michael? Who on 30th January also posted in this thread:
"Ignore these guys.  You probably want to get something made in the 80's through 90's built on a toyota p/u frame.  My dad had an old Chinook built on a 79 toyota frame, put over 150,000 miles on it and it probably got around 14MPG.  Be aware that these MH's do not have a lot of power (slow crawl uphills)."
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Dan23

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Re: Whats a good fuel efficient motor home under 10K?
« Reply #38 on: February 28, 2014, 07:27:53 AM »
RV's are worth whatever the buyer is willing to pay.  List it at whatever you think it's worth.

That right there is EXACTLY right. Book values are often worthless opinions, even if they are based on past sale prices. Book values are increasingly worth less at the bottom market prices.

If the RV in question was sitting in a yard in snow country (it is winter as we discuss this), then it'd be worth less than in central Florida in winter. Supply/demand.
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Re: Whats a good fuel efficient motor home under 10K?
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2014, 06:30:34 PM »
Somebody asked about a Toyota MH.  Here's one that was advertised on Craigslist today......

http://spacecoast.craigslist.org/rvs/4320089936.html
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Re: Whats a good fuel efficient motor home under 10K?
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2014, 08:13:24 AM »
Not bragging, just saying don't believe everything you hear.  Just sold mine today (95 Fourwinds Chateau) for $11K, and I had a "bidding war" on Craigs List ...listed it at $9900 and got several offers above that.  RV's are worth whatever the buyer is willing to pay.

True, but your situation is VERY rare with used RV's.  It sounds like you got lucky enough to have a few local buyers who were convinced that your RV was "the one" for them.  I sold my 1994 35-foot Class A motorhome for $8000 in 2012, and I was pretty happy with that.

List it at whatever you think it's worth.

"but be prepared to sell for a lot less" is how I would finish that statement.  ;)  It's just the statistical reality of the used RV market.
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Re: Whats a good fuel efficient motor home under 10K?
« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2014, 08:37:01 AM »
Everything I am doing to my rig, I am doing for enjoyment and my family's safety.  With what I paid and what I have done to it, I am into it for about $ 20K.  I plan on keeping it for t least the next five years.  I will be doing all required maintenance in the interim.  If I can get between $7 and $9 when I sell it, I will be very happy!   :)
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