Originally Posted by wicked1
How did you sell your 21ss? How did the whole process of selling it go? I have a brand new 2015 23ikss and I am thinking of selling mine to upgrade to an Crusader Fifth Wheel 295, but not trading it in bc dealer just low balls us every time
You'll have a have a hard time getting top dollar for it but you can easily get more than you'll ever receive on trade. Its too new. Most buyers will realize they can buy new for not much more or less than the actual value of your 2015. The others will attempt to lowball you. You have to be able to let it go for less than you know its worth.
What will kill you is people will look at NADA and see the value is shown as 18.6K to 22.4K. The smart ones who do that, which are probably the people with the money, will have enough common sense to know they can get a 2016 or probably a 2017 for less than 22K and with that will come the full manufacturers warranty which you can't offer whether its worth anything or not.
I was offered 8600 trade on a 2013 hybrid valued at 16,5 K by multiple dealers last fall. The value dropped to 15.5K which happens every so often. I was more than happy to sell when offered 12K as I only owed 8K.
Using real numbers on the new I'd bet the dealers would want to give you around 11K trade. I'd expect to sell privately somewhere between that and the low book number if I wanted to sell fast.
If you have the time to sit around, you always have the chance of that one special buyer coming along but its a gamble.
This is also the best time to be selling, wait until fall and its a buyers market. Good Luck.