Originally Posted by Ksilvi
I know what my trade number should be. Just asking if anyone has a particular dealership that gives a fair number on trades.
2014 Crusader 295rst
2014 F150 Fx4
What do you think your trade number should be? Your definition of fair is not necessarily the definition someone else has, and surely not a dealers. You lost a huge chunk of value the day you hooked it up.
If you go out and shop for the lowest national price you can find, then lay the trade scenario on them, your going to get whacked every time. That's at any dealer. They play the game a lot more than any of us.
Your 2014 Crusader, this time of year in an area where the dealer must carry it over until spring, is going to bring about 18K to 20K on trade and any dealer should offer you that. They'll mark it at 28 or 29 K and have 3 or 4 K overhead carrying it over the winter. They are not going to only make a couple of grand on it that's for sure. If you deal somewhere without winter, you might get a little more.
If they offer much more than that they will get caught with their pants down. They are not going to get top dollar out of it when a little more can get a buyer a new 15 or 16. Another think they will look at is blue book finance values.
When you say "I'm not going to just let the dealer have my trade-in for half of what it's actually worth just to get a low price on the new one." that tells me you are trying to get somewhere in the retail range for a trade in. Good luck with that. The only way you're getting close is to sell it yourself.
All of that being said, Have you tried Labadie RV in Toledo? I received a quote there on trade before that was better than most. Not sure if it was fair.
You could also try Beckey's Camping Center in Thurmont MD. i received what I felt was fair there a few years back.