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Old 06-23-2010, 10:40 AM   #1
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May sell our AS

My husband and I are considering selling our AS and Avalanche. We are not traveling as much as we used to, and we are getting older so the need for our beautiful set up is now in question.

Has anyone had success selling both the Airstream and tow vehicle together?
Our 2005 Avalanche 2500 has the 8.1 engine, bed slide, big mirrors, etc., and of course the most important thing about our Avalanche is that it is silver. It is all set up for the AS, 2007 25ft FB LE 25th Anniversary with it's Hensley hitch . But, how do you set a price for it? I have an idea in my head. Do I just put that price on it and see what happens? If I get no calls, that means the price is too high?

This is quite a decision for us to sell, but we think now is the time.

Sorry to go on and on, but will appreciate any suggestions anyone might have.


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Old 06-23-2010, 10:44 AM   #2
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Due to the relative "newness" of both and the high cost as a package deal, you'd probably be better off selling both individually.

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Old 06-23-2010, 10:52 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by starflyte1 View Post
But, how do you set a price for it? I have an idea in my head. Do I just put that price on it and see what happens? If I get no calls, that means the price is too high?

I've pretty much stuck with gently used vehicles - the significant other, on the other hand, is a different matter.

I have found that the "wholesale" TMV (true market value) as determined on the site is a good place to end up - you don't pay too much, you don't sell for too little. I believe that Edmunds is a bit more realistic than some of the other pricing tools.

I would start out by attempting to sell them together, but ask around, do some research, and determine a true market value for the two vehicles separately - then knock off some percentage if sold together.


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Old 06-23-2010, 10:54 AM   #4
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I agree. I would certainly make it clear in the advertising that each was available individually. Many people already own a tow vehicle.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:37 AM   #5
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I'd advertise the trailer, and let them know the tow vehicle and hitch are available as well. You might find someone who is just starting out who would be delighted to get the whole package, but you leave your options open in case someone just wants the trailer.

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Old 06-23-2010, 12:10 PM   #6
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I had purchase offers for both my Airstream and truck together when I sold them 2 years ago. As it ended up, I sold them separately, but I see no compelling reason why you couldn't offer them as a package or sell them separately, as you wish.

I've always had excellent results from ads I've placed here on this forum's classifieds.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:31 PM   #7
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hi pat

deciding to sell and/or end rv'n is tough.

no doubt you've considered alternatives like a small moho, class b van and so on.

another option is to PARK the trailer somewhere you like to frequent and use it as a seasonal cabin.

i know a lotta folks who do this, and continue to enjoy camping, the outdoors and the people who rv.

some of the wb' parks have folks who do exactly this for many many years.

25s are an extremely popular size, it's modern and probably in near new shape.

so the trailer/with/out hitch should sell quickly, if priced correctly.

25s can be towed with a LOT of vehicles

including the tv might appeal to a few buyers but the higher price LIMITS the market significantly...

also financing (for the buyer) becomes complicated as a package.

and negotiating the purchase price gets complicated with 2 separate "used" vehicles.

no harm in posting the combo but listing EACH vehicle solo at the same time is a sharper strategy.

clearly it's less work for the seller if both go at the same time,

but very likely you will get LESS for the combo, unless that ONE perfect buyers appears.

the market for that specific automobile is pretty focused so widespread advertising is helpful.

post the stream PIX and a listing up here and watch how much action it gets.

is there ANY chance u might wanna trade the suv for some other car/transportation ??

i've seen the occasional sale happen at bigger rallies too, where a lotta folks can see it during an open house.

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Old 06-23-2010, 01:25 PM   #8
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I agree with what Stephanie said above, you can always list it here on the forum classifieds and see if a buyer also needs a truck.

You can always go hassle free and sell the truck to CARMAX, Ive sold them 3 of my cars/trucks through the years and they give you blue book value.

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