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Old 11-04-2015, 01:17 PM   #11
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We took a low ball trade, but the bottom line with the same model was the lowest. Best is to sell on your own.
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:03 PM   #12
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The OP probably has a payment to deal with and believe me, its not easy selling a camper in the North. Especially in November, two months before Christmas.

It doesn't always work holding on. I know what I can get out of my 2013 in April or May and I can afford to hold onto it until then, but you need to run the numbers for what it costs to hold on to it for 5 or 6 months.

I will have paid the full sales tax on the new one instead of on the difference. Thats @ $600
I will have made 5 or 6 more payments, call that $1600
I will have paid the insurance for another 5 or 6 months, call that $125
I will be taking the chance that the book numbers get revalued again and that is usually a $700 hit.

Sitting on it for 5 or 6 months will cost $3025. I would be better off to trade when the new comes in in December, as I am never getting enough in spring to offset that.

I am just taking a shot in the dark by listing it since I have a few weeks, and hoping to get lucky. I might recover something but I 'm also incurring listing fees.

Only discrepancy I have is on the 6 mos. of payments. I'd figure that at $1200 but say maybe $900 of that would be going to principal. Therefore only a $300 loss rather than a $1600. Of course this could vary wildly depending upon interest rate, term length, original finance amount and how long payments had been made for. But to calculate then entire payment amount as a loss is an error. Now you're at $1700 instead of $3025. And considering I can easily save $3-$5K going with RVWholesalers over my local dealer and I can then easily get another $3K out of my camper over trading it becomes a no-brainer. I don't know of anywhere else I can make $6K+ spending a day cleaning, taking pictures and posting an ad. Sure I might have to answer a few calls and deal with some idiots with nothing better to do than try to scam me, but it's still a good deal. I understand that things work differently up North, but trading really is a convenience thing- it's almost never the cheapest route. But, once again, the OP seems dead-set on trading so we're arguing a moot point here.
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:36 PM   #13
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:39 PM   #14
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But, once again, the OP seems dead-set on trading so we're arguing a moot point here.
Not only that, the OP has abandoned the thread in lieu of a new one:
Dealership with best trade in offers?
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Old 11-04-2015, 03:00 PM   #15
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I never ever worried about or settled on a trade in value. I always deal from a trade differernce figure. I say I don't care if "on paper" they lower the asking price or give me an inflated trade value ... I'll trade for "x" dollars. Once you settle on or answer what you want out of your unit ... you're stuck with that figure and severly lessen your negotiation ability. You'll find the mystical "retail price" for the very same unit varies widely from dealer to dealer right off the bat.
X2. I research the value of my trade-in and the selling price of the unit I want to buy. I don't care how they jerry-rig the numbers, I know what my bottom line is.
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Old 11-04-2015, 03:58 PM   #16
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Mr. H is right on here. Trade diff won't change much and that's the number to watch. As your trade value goes up so will the price on the new one.
Right, difference is the only number that matters and then you need to compare like kind. Hard to do with RV's. Would help if there were more dealers with the same model.
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Old 11-04-2015, 05:26 PM   #17
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I never ever worried about or settled on a trade in value. I always deal from a trade differernce figure. I say I don't care if "on paper" they lower the asking price or give me an inflated trade value ... I'll trade for "x" dollars. Once you settle on or answer what you want out of your unit ... you're stuck with that figure and severly lessen your negotiation ability. You'll find the mystical "retail price" for the very same unit varies widely from dealer to dealer right off the bat.
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X2. I research the value of my trade-in and the selling price of the unit I want to buy. I don't care how they jerry-rig the numbers, I know what my bottom line is.
x2 on both posts.
I started looking at a new TT and got a big shock about the low ball price offer for my trade. The first dealership said that they couldn't offer full amount since the new TT was heavily discounted already.

The second dealership trade in estimate was double what the other dealership gave. This amount was more in line with what I was expecting on the low side.
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Old 11-04-2015, 05:46 PM   #18
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Mr. H has the right idea... always do the math and see just what you're getting... deal wise...
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Old 11-04-2015, 05:49 PM   #19
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Don't forget the TIME VALUE OF MONEY when you say hold the old RV to sell in the spring/summer.
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Old 11-04-2015, 06:20 PM   #20
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After trading in several trailers, I have come to realize that a trailer is worse than a car, it drops 2/3 of its value as you leave the lot
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