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Old 10-25-2015, 08:15 PM   #1
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It's going to hurt

So the family and I have decided to sell our 4 month old GT 350xl and upgrade to a new 2016 Berkshire 400bh with a 380hp motor.

We never though we would use our mh so much and now that we are we want to upgrade. The problem is, the loss we are going to have to take. We also added 2 solar panels and in motion satellite in ours.

1. Any advice or opinions on the Berkshire?
2. Should we trade in or sell it on our own. Anyone know how hard it is to sell a Georgetown? What do you think it's worth?

We love our GT, but we really want the air ride since we are planing on putting some serious miles now.


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Old 10-25-2015, 10:05 PM   #2
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That's a tough one...

First, the good news....the new Berkshires are very nice !
And, you already know the bad news....

Generally, you'll do better selling privately because you can sell retail where a trade is always wholesale.. But, one that new will be tough....a potential buyer is going to need a good reason to buy it if they can get a new one for just a little more. Make sure they know why you are selling because a unit being sold that soon will also raise caution flags for potential buyers..I.e.....what is wrong with it? Etc.....also, consider that this time of the year it's a buyers market...you may do better in the spring.

I'd also throw it out there to the dealer just to see what they say.....but no matter what, the unit you want to sell lost 10-15 % of its selling price as soon as you drove it off the lot...how much more than that you'll lose is based on many variables....

Your best hope is that you got the Georgetown for a great price, and have lots of equity in it rather than a large loan. If, so, you'll most likely need to just grin and bear it and move on to the unit you want. If you can afford it, go for it and don't think too much about the loss.
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Old 10-25-2015, 10:18 PM   #3
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I would take the Sat Dish off. Unless the dealer what to buy installed and replace with new one.
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Old 10-25-2015, 10:59 PM   #4
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Old 10-25-2015, 11:50 PM   #5
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What did the dealer offer you in your new trade-in?
2016 Georgetown 350XL with how many miles?
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Thanks for the replies. We have 5500 miles (3000 from us).

I find out what they are willing to pay tomorrow, but they estimated in the 90's as a rough estimate.


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Thanks for the replies. We have 5500 miles (3000 from us).

I find out what they are willing to pay tomorrow, but they estimated in the 90's as a rough estimate.


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It is worth well over $120,000 as per Nada
2015 Georgetown Motorhome Prices, Values & Specs - NADAguides

Use this to leverage in buying the new one or walk and find another dealer. They want to steal it and make lots of money on the resale.
If this is were you bought your Georgetown make them sweat and they will come up or make them come down on the Berkshire price.
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:29 AM   #8
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check motorhomme specialist in TX. they seam to have good deals. It might be worth the drive. I did the same thing in 2008. Traced my 2007 Georgetown 350 for my Berkshire. I went from Boston to Ohio and it turned out great for me. I actually got what I paid for the Georgetown and deeply discounted Berkshire. Of course it was different times then.
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I'd love to do the same thing with our 351... One of these days I will jump to the real cruiser, although, I really have to say, my 351 does drive along pretty nice.
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Regardless of what Nada says...MHSRV was selling any NEW XL 2015 for 110k fully fitted out when I bought my G'town. The dish and the panel are nice but not gonna bring much additional $$. I would say that you'll be lucky to sell her somewhere in the 90-95k range if you want to sell her quickly. Be sure to get the best dealer price on the Berk before allowing them to offer on the G'town. Otherwise, they'll quote your trade high and the new coach the same.
MHSRV has the Berk you like for $213k before negotiating...just as a point of reference for you. Good luck.
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