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Old 04-28-2016, 07:59 PM   #1
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Too Much To Pay

Here is the ultimate question. Does anyone feel $65,000 is too much to pay for a low miles truly excellent condition 2007 Classic Limited 34'? It has dual airs, 50 amp service plus other upgrades.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:03 PM   #2
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Personally yes, to much to pay, but I am not in the market for one.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:21 PM   #3
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:26 PM   #4
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As a reference I got a 93 34 footer for 20 grand. New rugs but otherwise original. Overall excellent condition. This was fair market value.
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Is $250,000.00 too much to pay for a 1984 325 Classic once owned by Larry Hagman (although there's nothing left of Larry's interior. )

Pricing for RV's is completely subjective and conditional on condition. Will you pay a premium for a garage kept, well maintained and regularly used motorhome or trailer? Yes. Do you want to pay that premium? Unless you're very handy or have very deep pockets, yes you do. As a person who bought a Classic moho and renovated it, it's a costly and time intensive adventure. Luckily for me, my moho was being used and mechanically in great shape. The interior on the other hand....another story.

As the saying goes; "pay a little now and pay a lot later" or was that "pay a lot now and pay a little later"?

My advice is to buy in the best condition you can afford, and then some.

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Old 04-28-2016, 09:36 PM   #6
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Well, 2007 is almost new. And it's not like you can buy a new 34' from the factory. There are probably not a lot of similar trailers available. 65k seems high to a buyer, but probably not to the seller! what are you comparing it to? Other models from 2007? Compared to a brand new 23'? If this is the best trailer you can find for the amount you're willing to spend, then maybe it's the right trailer for YOU.

If you want the trailer, and have the money, then go for it. Or try to negotiate a "fair" price whatever that may be. Look at it this way, the prior owner has worked all of the kinks out, and now you can just go camping.
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:54 PM   #7
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I am torn between a new 2017 31 classic for $104,000 or a beautiful 2007 classic 34' for $65,000. What to do???
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:08 AM   #8
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I am torn between a new 2017 31 classic for $104,000 or a beautiful 2007 classic 34' for $65,000. What to do???
' New' has factory warranty.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:23 AM   #9
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I am torn between a new 2017 31 classic for $104,000 or a beautiful 2007 classic 34' for $65,000. What to do???
If you have never owned an RV before, definitely get the new trailer. It should be the one needing the least amount of up-front work, and most work it will need will be covered by warranty. If you really feel insecure, you can also get an extended warranty.
If you have owned an RV, especially an Airstream, and feel comfortable tackling most minor projects, there is a huge initial savings from purchasing the used one. The used one is also 3' longer.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:23 AM   #10
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A 2007 Airstream is old enough to have undiagnosed problems. The big concern is hidden floor rot. Skylights probably need to be replaced. All Airstreams leak, unless meticulously cared for. Additionally, the newer Airstreams have some upgrades that are not available in 2007. Regardless, I would not pay $65,000 for an Airstream that is that old. Just my opinion.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:44 AM   #11
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The really nice feature of the new ones is that they have ducted air which makes A/C much quieter in the summer. My bet is that there are a few newer AS's out there that people have purchased with good intentions and then could not use them or decided the RV life is just not for them. I have seen some advertised through our local WBCCI chapter periodically so it might be good to let your local chapter know what you are looking for. Also dealers will get trades in that are a couple of years old on occasion which really could be worth looking at. Ideally and in a perfect world I'd personally go for new if that is a financial possibility for all the very good reasons stated above.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:46 AM   #12
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Get the new one....
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:55 AM   #13
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There seems to be a lot of 34s for sale in the Classifieds right now.

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34's are huge! People probably figure out they can't travel with them as easily as they thought. No National Parks, and any off pavement would be asking for trouble. Unless you are a full timer or not moving it much, I would go smaller. But I don't know your situation, just my opinion.
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