Originally Posted by crazeevw
Wondering if you'd share what the appraisal at Bates RV cost you? I'd love to know so I could insure my '89 345LE for what it's actually worth, not the 'low-ball' figure that most insurance companies insist on using.
You can tremendsously help a good appraiser, by having repair orders, bills for upgrades etc, handy for their review.
The question always is "what have you done to increase the coaches value, above published books".
If an appraiser doesn't ask that, then I would suggest, look for one that does.
Rarely, will an appraiser know what the original equipment was, let alone what have you upgraded, or replaced.
A well knowledged Airstream dealer can help, but only if they take the time to personally examine your coach.
Verbal examinations, can always be kicked to the curb, since the coach was not visually examined.