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Old 11-06-2015, 12:36 PM   #11
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My story. It was Jan.2015 and I had a 24ft 2013 TT. We had decided to trade it for a 5er and I was shopping online and on telephone all over the U.S. (Including the well liked and well known Wholesalers). I negotiated a buy price for our Wildcat and after several call backs and sweeteners, we had a price that appeared to be as low anywhere. I was comfortable with the thought of driving a 1,000 miles to buy "Wholesale" and save on a delivery charge. The kicker was that the best trade-in allowances were all between $11,500 and $12,500 and no one would flinch. I had that 2013 for only a couple of years and the new discounted price I paid back then was $24,000. I was prepared to accept that $12.5k offer...and then we went to the Ft.Worth RV Show.

Went to stop by the dealer that had sold us the 2013 TT and there it was, the exact Wildcat I had been shopping, but his "show special" price was $6,000 less than anywhere else in the nation. The sign on the unit said sold. I met with their salesmanager and remarked that it was too bad it was sold. His response was "Oh, I can order you the same unit for the same price. I've sold that one 4 times this show already".

OK, so what about my trade that everyone wanted to give me max $12,500? He offered $16,500 and added slide covers (something I had not even been thinking about) for no charge. PDI charge $zero, Factory Delivery charge to Ft. Worth $zero. Sold! That's the Wildcat in my signature block and it was $10K less than "Wholesale"er's net.
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:40 PM   #12
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Trade in value

I purchased a 2012 Dutchmen Voltage 3200 with $10,000.00 dollars down. I needed to sell it due to my company going out of business and two years later I was still $10,000.00 dollars under water. That is a $20,000.00 dollar loss in 2 years.
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:52 PM   #13
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After watching "My Big RV" series I found myself suffering from size & storage envy. While spending the day at the local RV show I found an new TT that I would be interested in. As I became more serious I started exploring the possibility of trading up. Boy was I in for a big shock in finding out how little the dealer would offer for my little TT. I expected the number to be lower than I wanted but not so low that the ball wasn't in play. The dealer reasoning was that the new TT was heavily discounted so the trade in price was reduced.

I inquired with another dealer and got double the trade in price but it was still too low to be worth it. After some consideration I opted to keep my TT and be payment free for longer. Besides my TT still works for me, even with size & storage envy.
I wonder if "size and storage envy" ever goes away....always something bigger and better out there. I'm learning to be content with my little T.T. if I don't I will always want something better I guess that's just human nature.
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:52 PM   #14
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What we must all remember before getting angry is that these things are not investments but rather rapidly depreciating assets. My take is that a 5 year amortization is probably the best way to think of it. After 5 years whatever you get for it is a plus.
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:53 PM   #15
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We were content with the size of our sabre but the floorplan no longer fit our lifestyle.
We had a bunkhouse for 5 children whom are all gone except one.
It was a justified switch.
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:59 PM   #16
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What we must all remember before getting angry is that these things are not investments but rather rapidly depreciating assets. My take is that a 5 year amortization is probably the best way to think of it. After 5 years whatever you get for it is a plus.
I so agree with that though. Basically, it's a big toy and trade-in value % is similar to neighborhood garage sale pricing. I do dump my RV cost into Quicken for Net Worth tracking. I will depreciate the $30,000 asset by $5,000 day one when I take delivery. Then I assume a 20% salvage value for month 60 and the rest is 59 monthly depreciation that Quicken applies.

Of course, all this is ignored when I see something new and better...haha.
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Old 11-06-2015, 01:35 PM   #17
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We paid 25K for our trailer and we have slept in it about 750 nights. Have visited 30 states, most of the National Parks, have 21,000 miles on it and it is still in great shape. Changed the tires once and a new CO detector last year. It is not an investment but it sure has been fun. We have already gotten 25K worth of enjoyment out of it in my mind and there is more to come.


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Old 11-06-2015, 01:53 PM   #18
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Yes a 20% residual value is certainly a reasonable way to think about it. You have a very realistic view. 10-4 on getting excited by the new models.
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We bought 2011 Flagstaff new, 30K, went to trade up to fiver 3 years later got 15K trade in.
Best be sure of what you want, trading up is a losing proposition
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When we bought our new TT we didn't even bother working a deal on our trade in. I sold it on CL for asking price the same weekend we bought the new one.
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