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Old 04-20-2008, 11:41 PM   #43
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Thank you for providing me this link. Along with what I printed out this morning, it is just what I need before going to look at the 1956 Flying Cloud Airstream. I'll report back on what happened to the potential opportunity. When? It all depends on when the owner and I can work out a time. Thanks again!

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Old 08-22-2008, 11:42 AM   #44
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Well, if the 1977 Airstream was in good condition, you are lucky to find it. There are mostly "as is", "fair condition" out there for 70's. I checked around for Values and Current Mkt prices. The smaller Airstreams (Bambi/Land Yacht) seem to be most popular, especially if they are in "restored condition" so, people can just get in and go w/very minor repairs, if any. We have a 1971 restored Sarfari Land Yacht that's polished up and ready to go For Sale at $8,000. That's a good deal for original condition, well maintained. You will always come out money ahead by paying more upfront and getting a well-maintained Airstream in as good as condition as possible.

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Old 08-22-2008, 05:08 PM   #45
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What a great link thank you for posting that ROG
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:53 PM   #46
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I used the NADA value as a guide when I traded in my 25' Safari. I was able to get the high retail price. I wouldn't of had a clue on the value without that info. It was very handy. Thanks
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:10 PM   #47
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1992, 34 Foot, Limited, price/value????

Almost original condition, bought last summer, not used much at all, everything works, new brakes, wheels, lots of upgrades.

A very nice airstream but not right for my needs, going to build a small house on airstream/permanent mountain top site.

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Old 01-13-2010, 01:38 PM   #48
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Almost original condition, bought last summer, not used much at all, everything works, new brakes, wheels, lots of upgrades.
I wouldn't think the value would have changed much from last should be able to sell it for what you paid for it.

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Old 04-04-2010, 10:25 AM   #49
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BTW Rog, the first link isn't functional.
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:39 AM   #50
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BTW Rog, the first link isn't functional.
It was functional 2 years ago.
Try this one:

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Old 05-25-2010, 12:28 PM   #51
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Thats the link I have been using. It shows most prices being asked to be too high. Some twice as high. A couple of units listed for sale right now are at least $10,000 over the suggested NADA price. I dont know how the nada compiles their data. Does it make sense with what others are paying?

My own view is to compare to the current price of the new model and depreciate from there. 12%/year for the first 4 or 5 years is a a good guide from what I have seen on the web. I have no market information based on actual sales but I presume units Im watching that do sell go for something less than actual price.

The NADA depreciates at a higher rate than that. They do provide the units original list price which is handy information. Many units for sale on this site are priced higher than the original suggested price.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:06 PM   #52
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I looked at a 19 safari SE priced at 25k and the NADA said 15k. is NADA accurate it seems as if all 19' posted on our classifieds are priced in the 25 range.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:49 PM   #53
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I went into NADA to see what an AS I was considering was worth and the guide told me 43,000 was average retail. Went to the bank, they go by wholesale and they say it's only worth 32,000. So I have to come up with a healthy down payment. Boo.

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Old 09-11-2012, 08:08 PM   #54
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I'd seriously consider checking another bank or credit union.. Many make vehicle loans more on creditworthiness of the borrower than on the expected recovery value of the asset.. Loan based on borrower can run to full retail value...

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Old 09-12-2012, 05:14 AM   #55
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My Credit Union is currently offering 2.9% on new & used "R/V" loans, been trying to work with them on getting pre-approved so I can have a little "offer" $$ to play with. They also are using the NADA as a guide for trailer value, but as it turns out are also a bit flexible. The trailer we're interested in came in with an NADA in the 17K range and the buyer is asking in the neighborhood of 27K. So in trying to bridge the gap I sent the CU a list of all ammenities, plus pictures (it's in GREAT shape) and they've raised the "value" based on that. Not as far as I'd like mind you, but another 3K.
It's all in what YOU feel the trailer is worth. Unfortunately, finding someone that thinks in the same price range as you do is sometimes tough!
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:17 AM   #56
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May be the seller needs to feel a little different about the price. Especially if there are no other buyers.


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