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Old 02-16-2007, 06:20 PM   #1
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I just finished looking at my local Airstream dealer's website. As I was passing through the various new Airstreams, I came across a 2007 34' Classic slide out. Asking price? $102,000. Airstream

It sort of set me back and I know in 2003, my '04 30' slide out was quite a chunk of change. But wow $100k+. Makes you almost think you are buying something with a motor in it.

I wonder what that threshold is where perspecitve buyers say, let's look at something else?


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Old 02-16-2007, 07:34 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by jcanavera
...2007 34' Classic slide out. Asking price? $102,000.

I wonder what that threshold is where perspecitve buyers say, let's look at something else?

Depends upon the shopper and, of course, their finacial position. For me, it's about $6,000!


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Old 02-16-2007, 07:42 PM   #3
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Wait till the TV's hit that price too.

Everything has gone up and it is crazy. I look at housing and just bare land and the prices amaze me. To be twenty today and trying to buy a house, car, afford the commute, and then your recreational vehicle starts in the 50K range must be difficult.

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Old 02-16-2007, 07:47 PM   #4
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thanks jack for the post...

so much for the silly rumor that 34s are extinct...

and that no dealer would order them except as 'special orders'...

way to go bt!

over 100k ouch, but with options that reads right...

note that they sold a 34 without slide listed at under 90k...

and a 19ft dw model is listed at 61k....

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Old 02-17-2007, 12:08 AM   #5
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I know that most of my friends here on the Forums are into the trailers, as opposed to the motorhomes that we love so much. But when I see the prices for these new large trailers, and realize that my moho cost $100K+ in 1985, I'm amazed that you can get them for $20K now. We paid a bit less than that for ours 2 years ago and it is a joy to own. So many amenities and easy to drive. I'm surprised that the used mohos don't bring more money, and I wonder if the company isn't pricing the trailers out of reach for most folks. Don't get me wrong, they are beautiful. But $100K? Wow!
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Old 02-17-2007, 12:38 AM   #6
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When i see that the first price is $41000 for a 19', I m really happy to have paid only $4000 for my vintage 27'...
Sure we don't play in the same standing range but I don't think i'll spend more good times in a recent model .
With this kind of high prices, certainly increased for exportation, Airstream 'll not sale a lot of trailers in they try to develop the overseas market...
May be it's based on the theory that to be sold, that have to be expensive...

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Old 02-17-2007, 06:07 AM   #7
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Not That Bad........

........for the cream of the Airstream crop! Just be thankful that you aren't in the market for the top-of-the-line MoHo!

I was working in a 2007 Newell MOHO yesterday. 45' with 4 opposing 3' slides and a 7'6" interior ceiling height. The living room had to be 14' X 20'!!!!! I could have fit my 19CCD in there with room to spare and ....oh, the price? Just a shade north of $1.6 Million

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Old 02-17-2007, 06:26 AM   #8
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Maybe the senior WBCCI leadership will buy the 34 footers when they sell their motorhomes.
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Old 02-17-2007, 06:54 AM   #9
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It's amazing, Jack. My 34 was $67,700 new and loaded with about $10k in options in 1994; the sticker came with the trailer.

Was the $102k WITH the optional fireplace?

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Old 02-17-2007, 07:58 AM   #10
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The current Classic 28, albeit with some additions and improvements, is 50% more pricey than the list on my 2005. Add to that the fact that I bought my 2005 at a discount after the 2006 models were out and I figure I have an appreciating trailer.

Plus, I have upgraded much of the trailer to current specs. Next upgrade is a doorbell ... I have the parts ready as soon as we return from Big Bend.
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:14 AM   #11
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...and one other thing to consider when buying that $100k trailer (or any RV for that matter), even after a possibe 19% off list, is that it will still loose it's value like a rock within the first 5-7 years and non slides, even shorter than 5-7.

An '04 34' slide, loaded is currently (ballpark) valued at $69to $70k. If I recall this unit went for around $90k new, back in 2004.

It's a heck of a commitment.
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:45 AM   #12
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i dunno if the price is too high. my 1992 was 33K delivered. after 15 years or so of inflation i imagine it would be around 70k now.

if i were to sell my house and everything but the truck and motorcycle and hit the road 100k would be reasonable.

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Old 02-17-2007, 09:52 AM   #13
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I would certainly insure it to the hilt, with true replacement value coverage. That's a ton of money for a travel trailer, no matter how nice it is, or how long it will last. And all it will take is one idiot not paying attention to what is in front of him on the road, to total it.
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:03 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by john hd
i dunno if the price is too high. my 1992 was 33K delivered. after 15 years or so of inflation i imagine it would be around 70k now
John, Not quite. The average annual inflation rate over the past 15 years is 2.67%. If an inflation only adjustment were made to your 1992 purchase price of $33, the 2006 price would be about $49,000. However, weren’t there significant modifications made to all Airstreams over the past 15 years that would be "add on" costs and aren't being considered in the inflation only price? If so, then it appears the market place (Airstream) is "speaking" to the demands of the consumer.


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