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Old 07-27-2013, 02:38 PM   #1
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How to price a used RV

Hi Folks,
I am at the NADA web site, trying to figure out a fair price to ask for my 2002 Flagstaff Superlight 26DS. When I get to the part that says "options", I see this notice:
" Only select options below that are in addition to standard equipment and equipment noted in the manufacturer or year notes show above. If you are uncertain of what came standard, please contact your manufacturer with your VIN. "

Is there simple, on-line some way I can find out what came standard on this trailer without having to contact the manufacturer? Or does the manufacturer maintain a website with this info? Since I bought it used, I have no idea what came on it standard from the factory.
Thanks for any tips!
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:02 PM   #2
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As a seller, you could google your trailer model and the words 'for sale' and see what comes upmake your own comparison for what yours has or doesnt & condition. Also check Craigslist. A Fair price is one where I feel happy letting it go. If you ask too high, you can always reduce it.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:05 PM   #3
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most of the time, you DON'T add value for most options, because they aren't truly "options".
adding value for a oven or awning, for example, is wrong because nearly all RV's come with them. the manufacturer may list them as "options", but they really aren't. you'd have to specifically request that it not be added at the factory, for the build.

only items like aluminum wheels or a larger/extra a/c, could be an added value.

most are advised to simply not add any value for options and just go straight to the basic value of the RV.
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OK, thanks guys! I did see an option at NADA site for "Next: Standard Equipment", but oddly that comes after you have added your options! But thanks for all the tips!
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OK, thanks guys! I did see an option at NADA site for "Next: Standard Equipment", but oddly that comes after you have added your options! But thanks for all the tips!
Have been on that site and normally the "Options" are for features you are certain were special to that RV, otherwise don't take them and you won't be disappointed when the buyer doesn't allow for any either.
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In my experience (6 TTs and 2 (MHs), the NADA site has very little utility for pricing RVs. I’m not sure about this, but it appears that they use a straight line depreciation method that doesn’t consider the influence of the market. Additionally, options don’t matter. Consider them as consumable items bought for your convenience and enjoyment. They will add virtually nothing to the value of your RV. The best way to put a value on your RV is to do a little market research. Throw out the highs and lows and settle somewhere in the middle.
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