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Old 08-17-2016, 02:55 PM   #15
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2016 27' Flying Cloud
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You say:

2017 Flying Cloud 25 $85,034 MSRP
2016 Flying Cloud 26 U 87,076 MSRP

2016 Airstream Flying Cloud 25FB 85,267
2013 Airstream Flying Cloud 23FB 46,995


Those look like MSRP or dealers' offer prices.

In my experience, with some sleuthing & price shopping, you should be able to buy a new AS at 20% off MSRP. I bought a new 2016 FC 27 FB for approx. $15K under your quoted price for a 25 & found many other dealers who quoted me a price not much above the price I ultimately paid.

It's easy to overpay for an AS, new or used. But there are lots of AS dealers & lots of used ASs, so you really shouldn't have to overpay unless you really want to (for example, because you "want it now" & don't want to put in the time to shop).

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Old 08-19-2016, 07:51 PM   #16
2015 25' Flying Cloud
2016 30' Flying Cloud
Blenheim Ontario , Ontario
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Originally Posted by mbubbaca View Post
I have been in negotiations with a buyer about 3 hours away on a 2007 AS Safari 25, rear twin. They are the 2nd owner. The unit has been trailered very little, mostly sitting in a campground and pulled out when the owner wants to use it. Exterior is in very good shape. Interior is OK. 2 year old tires. New Microwave. No hitch. The only water damage admitted to was around the door. The floor was replaced in that area. His offer price was $35K.

I offered $25K with the assumption that nothing works. Contingent on an inspection that I would pay for at the AS dealer.
The unit sits in a spot without power. He countered with $32K and said it wasn't worth more time to make this happen.

So my question to the esteemed forum, Is $32K an OK price?

This size unit is popping up much in the for sale or recently sold. Here's what prices of anything near in size I can confirm:
2017 Flying Cloud 25 $85,034 MSRP
2016 Flying Cloud 26 U 87,076 MSRP

2016 Airstream Flying Cloud 25FB 85,267
2013 Airstream Flying Cloud 23FB 46,995

Since this unit is a Safari, I believe it is a level below a Flying Cloud, right?

Looking at AS Forum for the 2007 Safari, there is significant conversation around and examples of leaking around the back bumper. I could not see it from my looking but could not pull the belly pan. I put my potential exposure to 3K for mitigation, worst case.
Another $300- $500 for converter, pump and whatever doesn't turn on and work when I get to shore power.

Is 32K fair all around or still too high w/o inspection. Believe me I am not trying to steal this AS. I want to be fair to both of us. I wouldn't put it out her if I didn't want your opinions.
If this thing has been sitting around in a campground for a long time, I would definately check for corrosion and rust on the steel frames.
Metal items sitting in grassy fields, and/or moist ground will rust three times faster than normal due to moisture from vegetation AND high oxygen content of the air from the vegetation.
Also check for mouse and 'critter' incursions in the coach work.

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