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Old 05-13-2016, 06:38 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a 1988 325 in great shape. The interior is almost like new. The question I have is I plan to turn this into a bike rental and sales space. I plan to pretty much strip all but the kitchen and bath out. I've put these interior parts up for sale on Craigs list, and have a couple of interested parties. It's a orignal wood based cabinets, walls, etc. Grey chairs, Blue couch, etc. All in great shape as this 325 has less than 20K miles on it so it's been very little used.

The issue I have is I have no idea what this is worth. What is a pretty much perfect original interior of a 1988 325 MH worth?

Thanks for any input.

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Old 05-13-2016, 07:26 PM   #2
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a couple of pics

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I would take it out and put it in storage for the day you wish you had all those parts.
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I thought about that at first. But I really don't want to pay for storage as I have no place to store it. And, while it's in almost perfect shape it's not really in a style that I like. I prefer a more mid-century look. So, when or if I convert back to a living space I would redo more to my taste.

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Anyone know of sites with $

I've not been able to find any sites yet with prices for the interior cabinets, etc.

I can find sites with the small parts but noe so far with the full cabinet, walls, bed, etc.

I have a few interested buyers but I still have no idea of what to ask for. Is this worth $3,000 or $10,000?

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I've not been able to find any sites yet with prices for the interior cabinets, etc.

I can find sites with the small parts but noe so far with the full cabinet, walls, bed, etc.

I have a few interested buyers but I still have no idea of what to ask for. Is this worth $3,000 or $10,000?

Robert
Buyers will tell you what they are willing to pay.
For example, I have seen a couch in real leather going for 300-600, but thats leather in good condition. Yours appears to be fabric that was redone.
You are way way above market
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Yea,

So, Give me a bit more help here. Overpriced - I don't think so. What is the price for what? I've not set a price for items, so how can I be overpriced to market when I've not set a price for the couch?

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So, Give me a bit more help here. Overpriced - I don't think so. What is the price for what? I've not set a price for items, so how can I be overpriced to market when I've not set a price for the couch?

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I was simply referring to your 3-10 k figure
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I think the interior is at least worth $8,000 but would ask $10,000 which would give you some wiggle room. I would also sell the appliances for at least another $5,000 considering the rarity. The 12v univolt commands a premium as it is bigger and sturdier than new modern 12v converters. The end caps if not cracked or off coloured in anyway are worth huge dollars as they are "unobtanium"

Redoing these old coaches is child's play which any novice can complete in a couple of weeks; just remember to use flexible grout on the ceramic tile.

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Ok. Let's see, in my 345. Leaving the toilet and galley in place, as you mentioned,
Would leave the

Dinette $4/500, $250 more if cushions and upolstery are nice.

Overhead lockers $100/150 per set. 4 sets

Living room set, couch, barrel chairs, side table $1/3500 depending on condition and upholstery. Lots of these get tossed as being uncomfortable/ funky

Shower enclosure and hanging locker $6/700

Clothes locker aft of head. $300

Bed framing $250

Not sure of your layout.
These are just starting numbers from the top of my head to get the conversation going in the direction you want.

I'm interested in other's thoughts on valuations.

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The cool thing to do is.....
offer the parts gratis to other MH owners who are restoring their motorhomes. Its a win win! You become a hero in our community, you have zero ongoing storage issues, and all those in need of parts get parts. Sharing the love has huge benefits!
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BINGO ^^. We have a winner!
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OK, after much discussion with other folks, I'm not selling any interior or other parts. I will carefully take them out, store them and then when I actually resell this classic they will be put back in.

Should work, and perhaps provide the most value in re-sale.

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For your own sanity, take lots of detailed pictures of the disassembly process, label them accurately, and store them securely. If possible, bag all the fasteners and tape the associated bag to the removed part.

In a couple years, you may have trouble remembering what went where, and finding all the small parts. Don't ask why I know this issue so well...😄😄

Excellent choice for your approach to this coach, by the way. It gets you what you need, and preserves it for later.


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