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Old 03-09-2016, 10:40 AM   #1
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Will full body paint increase the value when you sell?

We are looking to upgrade to a FW in the fall (after we upgrade to a 1T dually TV), and are wondering what % of the money spent on Full Body Paint would be recouped when we sell in 5-6 years. I don't mind spending the extra money IF I would see it bring me more when I sell eventually. Yes depending on the condition of course, but I am OCD and take meticulous care of everything I own, so ass/u/me the FW is in excellent condition. Anyone have FBP that: #1 helped or hurt them when selling their RV, or #2 felt it still retained the upscale look and brought them more money when they sold?
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Old 03-09-2016, 11:11 AM   #2
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Just my opinion here but I don't think it would add that much value at re-sale. It would definitely help in "sale-ability". You wont have oxidation and it will look more visually appealing to a perspective buyer but as always you would have to find a buyer looking for that upgrade.

I just did a search on the local classifieds and just some quick research showed the asking price was about 2k more for similar years and one being full body paint. All the results I saw here (Utah) were about 4 year old units.

I would agree that it retains the upscale look and will be way more appealing to a buyer but still not sure if that would entice a buyer to pay more than a couple thousand over another unit without full paint.

Just my opinions here....
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:31 PM   #3
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Hi DB I can help answer that.

The answer is yes and no.

If you trade it in at a dealership the answer is No. When we do trade ins we never ask if there is full body paint so you would be getting the same value as one without it.

Now if you sell it yourself then Yes! When people see your they will pay more.
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Old 03-23-2016, 05:43 PM   #4
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Full Body Paint

All those extras cost a lot but in most cases if you trade your unit in the dealer acts like there are no extras there. Just the same as buying a new, expensive motorcycle. You can add thousands in upgrades etc. but the dealer usually won't give you one dollar more. You do a lot better selling the unit yourself.
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Old 03-23-2016, 06:13 PM   #5
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That is what I noticed when I trade my 2013 Sierra 1500 for a new 2015 Sierra 3500 HD DRW last week; the dealer's appraiser didn't notice that it didn't have a scratch on it, the full fiberglass bed cover, the K&N air intake system, or the $1100 custom duals. Just looked up the year and mileage then lowballed the value until I had a fit. Finally got close enough to what I wanted and made the trade. I figure we need to decide if the $$ spent for full paint = our enjoyment of the 5er while we have it. Private sale might bring a couple K's more, but at least it will catch shopper's attention.
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Only Rhonda Rousey increases in value in full body paint.
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Indeed!
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So what is the difference between the mob and most of our rv dealers?
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I don't believe it would make a difference. Most people looking for used are on a budget and don't care if it's paint or decals.
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I've seen around $10k for full body paint.
You would not re coup even a 1/3 of that.


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