NADA numbers are a reasonable guide
for mass-produced vehicles, but not so much for more limited production runs. Newell is a very high-end MH company that has been around for 50 years or so. They just built coach #1560. That's right, 1,560 coaches in 50 years. NADA doesn't even list
Also, NADA stands for National Automobile
Dealers Association (emphasis added). They really aren't all that interested in other types of vehicles. And, as was mentioned above, they report only on what dealers value their offerings. Same thing is true of KBB.
NADA is a good guide, but that's about all. Check http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/
for more realistic prices. They may be on the low side, but they move the coaches fairly quickly. It is rare for a coach to be listed for a month - two weeks is much more common.
There is a coach near us that is one we would seriously consider, but it is priced pretty high. One a couple of years newer (but farther away) is $6500 less. PPL sold two like what we're interested in for $13-14,000 less than the one near us. Should we get our Foretravel sold before the one near us is sold, we'll take this information along as we make an offer. We'll also take the NADA number. Many sellers don't really know what their coaches are worth, and think that Airstreams never depreciate. Then they wonder why they can't sell their coaches, while others get them sold fairly quickly.
Whether you are a buyer or a seller, please
, do your homework. Look up your coach on rvtrader, PPL, and other sites. Check NADA, but use it as a floor. Asking prices are just that: the price that is asked. Buyers, make a fair offer and see what happens. Sellers, price your coaches fairly and you will sell them. The best deals are those where each side feels they got the better end of the deal.