First of all thanks to all who responded to our thread about 3 weeks ago. Particuarlly forum member and airstreamer Driftwood who happens to live close to us and has been a real help as we've gone through "process" of of narrowing our selection. At this point a few questions I'd like to throw out are as follows:
(1) In looking at used units, I have been using the NADA book value to compare to the sellers asking price. How accurate are these NADA values and what value do additional add-ons add to the used value of a trailer, i.e. upgrades and additonal appliances, electronics, hitches, and miscellaneous "stuff" that the seller will offer with the unit?
(2) In looking at used units on line, I've come across a number of brand new 2004 models that are offered at what seems to be a fairly deep discount. Presently, I am caught between a 2001 30 ft. Classic loaded with many extras versus a new 2004 28 ft. Classic from a dealer, nicely appointed but without the miscellaneous extras. The price of the new, about 5k more than the used. Which is apt to offer us the most value in the long run in your opinion?
(3) We feel we've settled on a new Suburban 3/4 ton LT 4 wheel drive with the towing package and many other extras to be used to tow the a/s as well as serve as one of our two family cars. They are a bit pricey and in our case must be ordered (further delay) in order to get the color and combination we want. From prior entries, it seems like this might be a bit of an over kill for the trailers we have in mind; however, my thought is that the big strong vehicle might have more value down the road when it's time to trade and further the big vehicle might last longer given the fact it wouldn't need to "work" as hard pulling the load during our planned full-timing summer adventures. Have I misse anything here?
Any help any of you might offer is again greatly appreciated. Ride2k