RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-26-2019, 07:24 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Independence, Kansas
Posts: 718
How much above NADA is this worth?

The NADA average retail is $14,050. It is a 2014 model that has never been used. I would like to buy it but is it worth $1000 over? What say you forum members. Thanks
comfun1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 08:09 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
007matman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 2,170
Maybe. That's really odd to find one that's never been used.

What's the model? What does a new one run?
007matman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 08:18 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 1,465
A brand new, 5yr old RV is called a wallflower by dealers.
It'll need tires, roof inspection, resealing and faded paint care.
The PDI should be especially thorough.
__________________
2018 Ram 2500 Tradesman, CTD/CC/SB/4X4/Equalizer WDH
2019 Forest River Surveyor Legend 19BHLE
upflying is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 08:38 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Iwannacamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 7,855
It would depend on how it was stored and maintained. I would go to RV Wholesalers and quote a new unit like it. If you can't buy it at least 50% from new it would be a no go.

In the end it will totally be you and your families decision.
__________________
2017 Puma 297RLSS
2005 Ram 2500 4X4 diesel SMOKER!!
I love puns, irony and tasteless jokes...
born in Texas.... live in Arkansas
Iwannacamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 08:44 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 1,465
And since no one bought in 2014, I am guessing something about it did not appeal to buyers. Floorplan fubar perhaps?
__________________
2018 Ram 2500 Tradesman, CTD/CC/SB/4X4/Equalizer WDH
2019 Forest River Surveyor Legend 19BHLE
upflying is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 08:50 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 90
Not worth over NADA at all
__________________
2019 Forester 3011 DS
2015 Jayflight 28BHBE (sold)
2015 Ram 2500 Megacab 4x4 6.4 L Hemi 4.10 gearing

"Is this a game show?"
sugarray40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 08:53 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
JPin AZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 302
If it has never been titled is it still under warranty? "New" units can have lots of issues when first put in service.
__________________
John
2003 1500 Avalanche 388,000 miles
2011 Rockwood ROO 23SS
JPin AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 08:55 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Independence, Kansas
Posts: 718
It is a Keystone Springdale 247. Here's the story. It is owned by an individual. A couple bought it new and went to use it for the first time at a campground close to their home when their diesel truck blew up. They had it towed to a storage facility where it set for a year. Apparently they were unable to get their truck repaired and during this time one of them became ill and they scrapped their camping plan entirely. The current owner had a storage unit at the same facility and noticed the camper stored there. He located the owners and purchased it from them with the intentions of traveling with his wife. He built a large shop with a 14' overhead door that he kept it in. Before they could use it his father-in-law became ill and they had to take care of him. The father-in-law passed away and by that time his own father had taken ill and they had to care for him until he passed. Now his wife is ill and he has decided to sell. Nothing has ever been used, the tags are still on the furniture etc.

I know it is worth more than average NADA just not sure how much more. I'm thinking $750-1000. Wondering what everyone here thinks.
comfun1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 08:58 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 1,465
Once it is purchased it is not new and it does not have a warranty.
Sounds like a good deal but go over it carefully.
__________________
2018 Ram 2500 Tradesman, CTD/CC/SB/4X4/Equalizer WDH
2019 Forest River Surveyor Legend 19BHLE
upflying is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 09:11 AM   #10
Head Rambler
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southwest Alabama
Posts: 8,635
To me it's actually it's worth less than a unit that had been used a little.

There are most likely things wrong that would have been repaired under warranty that have never been found an fixed, so you'll have to find and fix those and you'll have to fix and/or replace the things upflyer mentioned as well as others.
__________________
Salem 29RKSS Pushing a GMC Sierra 2500HD!
Gotta go campin!
Bama Rambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 09:13 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
007matman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 2,170
I'd go over it carefully but it looks like a winner to me.

I'd replace the tires for sure.. even if they look fine. Pay special attention to the roof and seals (caulking). My guess is some of it may need to be replaced.

I bought a (at the time) 7-year old camper and had to redo much of the sealants (it was also stored under a roof).
007matman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 09:25 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Arizona
Posts: 158
Quote:
Originally Posted by comfun1 View Post
It is a Keystone Springdale 247. Here's the story. It is owned by an individual. A couple bought it new and went to use it for the first time at a campground close to their home when their diesel truck blew up. They had it towed to a storage facility where it set for a year. Apparently they were unable to get their truck repaired and during this time one of them became ill and they scrapped their camping plan entirely. The current owner had a storage unit at the same facility and noticed the camper stored there. He located the owners and purchased it from them with the intentions of traveling with his wife. He built a large shop with a 14' overhead door that he kept it in. Before they could use it his father-in-law became ill and they had to take care of him. The father-in-law passed away and by that time his own father had taken ill and they had to care for him until he passed. Now his wife is ill and he has decided to sell. Nothing has ever been used, the tags are still on the furniture etc.

I know it is worth more than average NADA just not sure how much more. I'm thinking $750-1000. Wondering what everyone here thinks.
Do you personally know this history? If not....well I guess you read it on the interweb so it has to be true! Me personally not buying the oh boo hoo sob story.
__________________
We LOVE our country!
pkmkaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 11:04 AM   #13
Broken Toe
 
Cowracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Imperial (St. Louis) MO
Posts: 3,655
NADA is just a number. Pay what you think is fair and not a single cent more.

Tim
__________________
FROG Member MO-0008-571 Since 20124444444444My Project Blog: https://cowracer.blogspot.com/

"Camper" 2016
Rockwood Signature Ultralite 8329ss
"Casper" 2017 Ram 2500 Laramie Diesel
..ProPride 3P Hitch - "Yeah. It's worth it."
Cowracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 02:43 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
CaptnJohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 3,831
Nothing over book. New tires - good not cheap tires- and a 90 day warranty to even bring it to book. Everything that needs done plus more for what you don’t know about. Mud daunted? Spiders in the vents or gas tubes? Leaks? 5 years old and none of the as delivered items fixed. About $1000 under book.
__________________
2019 Montana 3761 FL
2019 F350 6.7 4X4 LB Dually
Edgewater 205 EX 150 Yamaha
CaptnJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 02:54 PM   #15
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 31
Sounds like there’s a lot of illness and misfortune attached to it. Not sure I’d want all that bad mojo around me and my family!
FCFR3762 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 03:49 PM   #16
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 4
2014 unused TT

My advice is to work a deal subject to your having a dealer survey the travel trailer from top to bottom and inside and outside. Wish I had done this before agreeing to purchase. May cost 3-500, but it will be worth it.
Good luck!
Frierson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 04:27 PM   #17
Member
 
JROtexas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Woodway, TX
Posts: 36
Not so fast

You seem to already be willing to pay above the NADA average - which is at best a VERY rough idea as to 'worth'. Granted, there are few benchmarks, and it is worth whatever you will pay - but consider what the other posts here have suggested. The tires are 5 years or more old and must be replaced. Caulking, which the manufacturer suggests should be checked every 90 days, is also at least 5 years old. Original defects/warranty items (which may or may not exist) also have gone unresolved, etc. Hoses, wiring, etc. may deteriorate over 5 years of non-use. The trailer may be the greatest 'barn find' in the country, but you have to decide, after a thorough inspection, whether it is really in like new (but 5 years old and unused) condition. You might also check with your bank/financial institution to see what they think it is worth (whether or not you finance it, you'll get a hard-nosed idea of 'worth'), and then check with your insurance provider to see what they think. Good Luck and Best wishes in your decision - if it checks out, you've made a great find.
__________________
Jeff
2019 Rockwood Mini Lite 2506S
2014 Ford Expedition 4X4 Limited
Andersen WDH
JROtexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 04:35 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Dayton Ohio
Posts: 1,883
Sitting idle is not good for stuff, like valves and pumps and other mechanical items..

Something near NADA.

I would offer a fair amount but, would expect it to be set up on a full service campsite to verify everything works.

Get a friend to help you do a PDI. One with a unit with lots of systems.

You will need tires. Probably batteries. Fridge work. Lowers price.

A/C will need work. These do not sit well.

I would suggest several thousand for all.

This is one of those gamble things. Sitting idle 5 years is not good.

Small fivers are supposedly easy to sell! Do not fool around.
tomkatb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 04:39 PM   #19
...far N Georgia!
 
formerFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Hiawassee, GA!
Posts: 3,195
yes, the NADA is the NADA for a reason - and few if any 'reasons' change that, no matter how we emotionally 'feel' about it - it's a business decision... just ask Barney Fife how his 'almost new, hardly ever used, only driven to church and back' 1940's Ford turned out.

Never pay 'more' than what competent information tells you, and actually you should be wanting to pay LESS, as this is not from a dealer who 'knows' about RVs, but from folks who, while with good intentions, know very LITTLE about it! A five year old RV is a five year old RV, regardless of whether it was 'used' or not, though I can see your inherent reasoning for it.

Go in with an offer that is at least 10% less than what they are asking, and use the NADA guidelines as your backing, and then be willing to negotiate. Hurt feelings don't enter the equation, it's purely a business transaction, and they'll get a LOT more from you than a dealer would give them... it's a big bag of cash just sitting unused in a garage!
__________________

The Turners...
'14 Thor Palazzo 33.3 compact diesel 110k+miles since '14... US, Alaska, Canada...
AND a '14 Gulfstream Amerlite
AND a '07 ForestRIver Rockwood : )
formerFR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2019, 04:43 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Telstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: La Mirada, CA
Posts: 528
If you decide to buy I suggest you get an extended maintenance contract. Talk with Jay at US Warranty (866) 233-9878 and get an estimate of what it would cost. Our 2095 Cardinal has been under contract since new. Very fair company to do business with. Last year I renewed for another 4 years, cost was $1,040.
__________________
Gary and Donna
2005 Cardinal 33TS-LX
Trail Air pin box
Center Point suspension
2018 Ram Laramie 3500 6'4" box 2WD
Demco AutoSlide 18k
Telstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:22 PM.