Originally Posted by Tony G
I am trying to help a close friend prepare to sell a 1991 model 290 Classic motorhome........
There is a "Classified" area in this Forum.
For additional advertising and price research check out this site:
As with all sale items, the market (and availability) is quite cyclic. Right now there are three or four good looking 345's on e-bay. An analysis of the bidding could help you better price the 290.
290's are not found frequently in the "For Sale" ads, but you will need to price it mostly according to condition.
Other than the http://www.airstreammotorhomes.com/
site posted above, http://www.airstream.com/
(the corporate site) offers "for sale" adds, as does http://www.airstream.net/
, the Vintage Airstream Club, affiliated with the WBCCI. http://www.airstream.net/
is where I found my 345 two years ago. http://www.rvtrader.com/
is an all brand site that is very popular.
Overall, spring and summer are the times that (IMO) you would probably be able to get the most bucks, but with the time value of money, storage, and insurance, the timing will have to be the sellers decision. The price of gas could work for or against you, depending on the election.
(Insert here an unabashed plug to VOTE THE REPUBLICAN TICKET TODAY.)
You might also consider a consignment yard, most work like PPL in Houston - the consignment yard will charge either a percentage or a fixed amount, show and demonstrate the unit, much as a house broker does. They also provide storage during the contract time. If the unit does not sell during the contract period, it goes back to the seller. Be sure to negotiate "No Sale" charges prior to committing to the consignment seller.
If the unit is in Pristine (I hate that word) condition, do not be too anxious to sell (undervalue the unit) or cut the price too deeply during negotiations. With enough advertising the proper buyer will find you. These units are becoming more and more popular, and with the reintroduction of the Classic Motor Home in 2006, an appreciation of the price of such a relatively new unit may well follow.