Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-13-2019, 09:00 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
2019 22' Sport
Oceanside , California
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 6
Should We Sell Now????

Hi,

Been lurking trying to gather as much as I can about the Airstream life!

Last September bought a brand new Sport 22FB and have used it a few times and really like it but long term plans have changed and we're considering selling it while it's still fresh!

Long story short. Since it still has ~2.5 years of warranty and it looks like price of new has actually risen is it better to sell sooner than later?


We're afraid it's going to age and warranty incentive wither away and be worth much less especially when storage and insurance is factored in long term.....

Looks like we'd lose ~$10K if we got what what we see them asking on RVTrader. But it's costing us $475 a month too... some of that equity we'd get back a little of but some storage and insurance we don't get back...

BTW is RVTrader the best place to see price and advertise?

Still young and will get another chance at this but it's just not making financial sense right now and we feel like selling sooner than later may be the best way to get out from under it...

Thanks,

Walstib
__________________

Walstib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2019, 10:54 PM   #2
4 Rivet Member
 
2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
Eugene , Oregon
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walstib View Post
Hi,

Been lurking trying to gather as much as I can about the Airstream life!

Last September bought a brand new Sport 22FB and have used it a few times and really like it but long term plans have changed and we're considering selling it while it's still fresh!

Long story short. Since it still has ~2.5 years of warranty and it looks like price of new has actually risen is it better to sell sooner than later?


We're afraid it's going to age and warranty incentive wither away and be worth much less especially when storage and insurance is factored in long term.....

Looks like we'd lose ~$10K if we got what what we see them asking on RVTrader. But it's costing us $475 a month too... some of that equity we'd get back a little of but some storage and insurance we don't get back...

BTW is RVTrader the best place to see price and advertise?

Still young and will get another chance at this but it's just not making financial sense right now and we feel like selling sooner than later may be the best way to get out from under it...

Thanks,

Walstib
There is no reason to wait with $475 out of your pocket every month. Sell it now while camping season is upon us and enjoy not having that expense every month. As you've noted, you can always buy another one when you're able to once again enjoy the time to make use of an RV.
__________________

Meeks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2019, 10:57 PM   #3
3 Rivet Member
 
SilverWind's Avatar
 
2017 25' International
1968 17' Caravel
Los Osos , California
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 199
http://www.airstreamclassifieds.com is a great Airstream oriented sales site and is affiliated with airforums.com.
SilverWind is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2019, 11:01 PM   #4
3 Rivet Member
 
2016 19' Flying Cloud
Miami Springs , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 113
We don’t rent our trailer because we use it and we don’t want estrangers on our bead or toilet. But there is good market for rental Airstreams, and some Apps that make it easy. Maybe worth considering it
Gallego is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 12:51 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Long Island , New York
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 10,190
This is absolutely the best time of year to sell the Airstream.

Life is short.

Avoid analysis paralysis.



Sell ASAP IMO.

Happy Trails!

Peter
OTRA15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 06:41 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Hans627's Avatar

 
2009 25' FB International
2018 27' Globetrotter
Hanover , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,435
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverWind View Post
http://www.airstreamclassifieds.com is a great Airstream oriented sales site and is affiliated with airforums.com.
Agreed. This is where I found my first AS.
Hans627 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 09:17 AM   #7
1 Rivet Member
 
2019 22' Sport
Oceanside , California
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 6
Thanks!

Bitter sweet but we reckon ANY damage or wear would drastically lower resale value. So sooner better....


BTW are there services or prescribed procedures to sanitize the black tank? That's one thing that had us go new as all the older ones seemed to have issues and not well maintained. I'm sure any buyer would have same concern and it's be nice to have such addressed beforehand.

Also since we owe ~$35K on it how hard is it for a buyer to get a loan on a used RV private party if they can't come up with cash? Seems like that may be tricky...never tried it before.

If we dropped off at dealer what sort of percentage do they normally take?

Thank you!

Walstib
Walstib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 10:15 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
tjdonahoe's Avatar
 
2013 31' Classic
billings , Montana
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,412
Costs to transfer the warranty
tjdonahoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 10:16 AM   #9
Rivet Master
 
tjdonahoe's Avatar
 
2013 31' Classic
billings , Montana
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,412
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walstib View Post
Thanks!

Bitter sweet but we reckon ANY damage or wear would drastically lower resale value. So sooner better....


BTW are there services or prescribed procedures to sanitize the black tank? That's one thing that had us go new as all the older ones seemed to have issues and not well maintained. I'm sure any buyer would have same concern and it's be nice to have such addressed beforehand.

Also since we owe ~$35K on it how hard is it for a buyer to get a loan on a used RV private party if they can't come up with cash? Seems like that may be tricky...never tried it before.

If we dropped off at dealer what sort of percentage do they normally take?

Thank you!

Walstib
If they do t have the cash..it would be tough getting financed....you may be in for a loss
tjdonahoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 10:41 AM   #10
New Member
 
Debary , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 1
Additional places to check prices for RV's

Also check prices on

NADA Price Guide for RV's
https://www.nadaguides.com/RVs

RV Trader Price Checker
https://www.rvtrader.com/research/tools/price-checker

Kelley Blue Book RV Values For Motor Homes and Campers
https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/ready2sell
Tenderfoot56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 12:33 PM   #11
1 Rivet Member
 
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 6
I just sold mine

Just sold my trailer and, having done this a few times before... yes, now is the best time to sell. People are actively looking because the camping season is upon us. As to folks getting a loan, itís just like when you sell a car. My buyer easily and quickly got a loan for the asking price from his credit union (literally within hours), then we went together the next day. They handle all the money-moving and title paperwork. People do it all the time. Who the heck has $35K sitting around in their wallet? Thatís what credit unions are for.

BTW, I just put mine on Craigslist and Facebook and sold it on day 1. But the Airstream classifieds is probably a great place, too.

Donít stress, youíll sell. I wasnít using mine enough lately to justify the cost of storage. Sometimes life just changes like that. You can always buy another one down the road when life changes again. Good luck!
NorthstarNW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 12:42 PM   #12
3 Rivet Member
 
vintageracer's Avatar
 
1977 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre
Nashville , Tennessee
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 202
SELL IT NOW!!!

Sell it yourself.

Lose your $10K.

Take your lumps and smile the whole time!

Continue paying YOURSELF that $475.00 a month payment sticking that monthly payment in a simple savings account at your bank every month when your previous trailer loan payment would have been due had your kept the trailer and the payment that went along with it!

In 20 months you got your $10,000 BACK without the continued depreciation you would have enjoyed while you continued to rent (Make Payments) on your trailer.

Now I know you won't do that HOWEVER making those 20 monthly payments of $475.00 to yourself will give you the experience in the future to say "Don't Do That Again"!

Now that you got $10k back in your hands it's time to make another impulsive purchase!

That's what we as American's do!

Remember It's All About The Money!
__________________
Mike

Remember "Drive Fast, Turn Heads, Break Hearts"
vintageracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 12:47 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
gypsydad's Avatar

 
2017 28' Flying Cloud
2014 25' FB Flying Cloud
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Austin (winter) Lincoln MT (summer) , Texas & Montana
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,594
I agree; sell now asap...Airstream Classifieds, among others mentioned. Price it right; consider every month you don't sell, is another $475+ out of your pocket. Don't get emotional about getting the most money;you will be glad once it's over and done with and no more payments to worry about for now.
__________________
Empty Nesters; Gypsies on the road!
2017 28' Twin Flying Cloud
2017 F250 King Ranch, 4X4, Blue-Ox WDH
Summer in Lincoln, MT- Winter in Austin, TX
gypsydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 01:07 PM   #14
Rivet Master
 
Mollysdad's Avatar
 
2017 26' Flying Cloud
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 3,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walstib View Post
long term plans have changed and we're considering selling it while it's still fresh!

Long story short. Since it still has ~2.5 years of warranty and it looks like price of new has actually risen is it better to sell sooner than later?
Sooner.
My biggest regret in selling my previous RV, I was paralyzed by sentimental value, so it sat for 5 years.
Even though the tires were new, they flat spotted and now were five years old.
Just sell it. It's never going to be worth more than today.

Quote:
BTW is RVTrader the best place to see price and advertise?
I think so, as well as the Airstream classified. I sold with RV Trader, and had a number of buyers. The site is easy to edit your ad, and you can post up to 60 photos. I did.
Any serious buyer will look everywhere.
__________________

Mollysdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are we crazy?? Should we or should we not sell... Bhkh226 Trailer Values 26 02-03-2017 06:40 AM
To Sell or Not To Sell? DeepSouth Dollars & Cents 14 08-17-2015 03:03 PM
MUST SELL, MUST SELL--BUY NOW 1994 Airstream Land Yacht eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 07-31-2009 08:00 AM
To sell or not to Sell ?? osolow Dollars & Cents 5 05-04-2009 01:39 PM
We bought now want to sell Terese Member Introductions 3 08-01-2006 03:58 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.