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Old 04-17-2015, 08:56 PM   #1
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Trade-in Value

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After an rv comes back from the factory fixed, does that affect the trade in value?

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Old 04-17-2015, 09:48 PM   #2
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I would think having things that are broken or not working would affect value more than having a repair record that someone wouldn't know about anyway unless you told them.
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:14 PM   #3
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yes, it does. Being taken back to the factory and 'rebuilt' is never the same as if it was put together correctly the first time. Tear down and repair, is just that..... having a problem and having to return it back to the factory is a big neg-a-tory on the value. All dealers will be able to look into the history, if documented and judge that accordingly. So.... do not 'trade it', sell it out right to no one that you know and one that you will never see again in order to get top dollar on a defective product.... because you will not get top dollar from a dealer, only an excuse of 'returned to factory for being ill built and still may be defective..
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yes, it does. Being taken back to the factory and 'rebuilt' is never the same as if it was put together correctly the first time. Tear down and repair, is just that..... having a problem and having to return it back to the factory is a big neg-a-tory on the value. All dealers will be able to look into the history, if documented and judge that accordingly. So.... do not 'trade it', sell it out right to no one that you know and one that you will never see again in order to get top dollar on a defective product.... because you will not get top dollar from a dealer, only an excuse of 'returned to factory for being ill built and still may be defective..
From what I've seen and heard, when the factory repairs/rebuilds a camper, it is better than the new ones and should NOT reduce the value. Selling it to a person and not disclosing the history is just a little shady in my opinion.
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I disagree with Brother Les. When I traded in my other two fifth wheels the dealer merely gave the trailer the once over and then looked up at the book value and that is what they offered me. Of course that was when the negotiations really began. I donít believe there is a tracking system of repairs in the trailer industry.
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From what I've seen and heard, when the factory repairs/rebuilds a camper, it is better than the new ones and should NOT reduce the value. Selling it to a person and not disclosing the history is just a little shady in my opinion.
Thanks so much. I thought that once it is repaired, It is repaired. Repaired better than a new one is built.
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Old 04-18-2015, 10:17 AM   #7
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I disagree with Brother Les. When I traded in my other two fifth wheels the dealer merely gave the trailer the once over and then looked up at the book value and that is what they offered me. Of course that was when the negotiations really began. I donít believe there is a tracking system of repairs in the trailer industry.
Thank You, exactly what I thought !!
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Help, not hinder.

I would never even consider selling anything [car, truck, boat, RV, aircraft, etc] to anyone without explaining any and every problem that I was aware of. My "Name and reputation" are at stake, not to mention possibly the new owner's lives.
A new owner may not be savvy or mechanically inclined and not realize a problem until it's too late. I would want to help rather than hinder them.
I'm 70 years old and my name and handshake are important to me. This forum is about helping folks, not hiding problems like some dealers do.
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Hi all
After an rv comes back from the factory fixed, does that affect the trade in value?

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You have (2) Issues here! #1 we have Traded in units to Dealers (Site Unseen) they offer a price (your choice) to take the offer! #2 Private Sale , the buyers want everything to work and look new, for Top Price! A Factory (Rebuilt/Repair) would be a BIG PLUS to a LOOKING buyer! IMO! Youroo!!
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I would never even consider selling anything [car, truck, boat, RV, aircraft, etc] to anyone without explaining any and every problem that I was aware of. My "Name and reputation" are at stake, not to mention possibly the new owner's lives.
A new owner may not be savvy or mechanically inclined and not realize a problem until it's too late. I would want to help rather than hinder them.
I'm 70 years old and my name and handshake are important to me. This forum is about helping folks, not hiding problems like some dealers do.
Thanks !! I agree
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