Is there a better way to come up with a fair value for an Airstream?
NADA is all over the board when it comes to a number.
We sold our 21' AS last week and we are seriously shopping for a 25 FB now. (Yes, the money is literally burning a hole in my pocket!
I can get a brand new 2014 for $56K (retail is $71K) but I'm having serious reservations about spending that much on something we us once a month at best. Plus being in California we have to add almost 9% for sales tax!
We've seen several 25 footers in the 2005-2007 vintage for sale, but again they are all over the place on pricing. It seems the units in the mid to high $20K range sell quickly and the ones over $30K sit on the market.
Later this week we're going to look at a 2006 25 FB that has been on the market a few months now. It has a little history... It had water damage in the rear so the sub-floor and flooring had to be replaced. (Work was done by the current owner) The owner "thinks" the water was caused by the fantastic fan being left open, however Iíve read several accounts of the wrap around windows leaking in the newer Airstreams? The refrigerator was replaced a year ago with a new Domestic (work done by an AS dealer) and the owner says it will need new batteries as it has sat for over a year. It does not appear to have any upgrades, has no TV or Microwave, but does have a sound system. The tires are original from 2006 and the unit has always been stored outside on a dirt lot.
They are asking $34,000, but again itís been on the market for months! Iím thinking with itís history it needs to be in the upper $20ís.
I'm probably opening the floodgates here, but what do the rest of you think is a fair deal?