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Old 01-18-2022, 04:28 PM   #1
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Value of Completely Reworked 2004 30 AS Classic

Hi All,

Well it looks like life has thrown us a curve ball and we will be parting with our AS.

However, I have no idea what to price it. It is a very unique AS. 2004 30 foot Classic that has:
1) At a cost of $25K had the entire interior reworked by the AS Factory Service center (new flooring, mouse fur, etc. )
2) At a cost of $18K had the entire outside reworked at the AS Service center (totally resealed, new axles, disc brakes, new tires, LED lights, etc.)
3) Is recently upgraded with dual LiPo batteries.
4) Has Solar that was installed by the factory Service Center.
5) New Electric stabilizers with remote
6) Unique lighting package that can selectively light the exterior ( left, right, front, and back)
7) Professionally installed catalytic propane heater
I could go on but I think you all get the point.

In this market, how much is it worth?

Am I insane to think $65K?

Thanks for your thoughts
Dan
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Old 01-18-2022, 05:51 PM   #2
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Hi

The only way to find out is to list it and see.

The main gotcha (to me) is that this is kinda sorta the wrong time to sell an RV in this part of the world. In any normal market, you would do well to wait and put up the listing in April or May.

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Old 01-18-2022, 05:58 PM   #3
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Thanks Bob,

God advice. I am in no hurry, I can wait a few months to sell.

I plan to get the picts and ad all set to launch the end of March.
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Old 01-18-2022, 06:50 PM   #4
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I have a 2004 Classic 28 with many of the same upgrades. I watch the prices on here religiously for 2004 Classics. If I had to sell it today, I would be in that price range.
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Old 01-18-2022, 07:21 PM   #5
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Judging by what I paid for my 1994 Excella 25-ft, and what I spent afterwards to get things where I want them, I'd say that your price is a very reasonable starting point.
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Old 01-19-2022, 06:08 AM   #6
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Hi All,

Well it looks like life has thrown us a curve ball and we will be parting with our AS.

However, I have no idea what to price it. It is a very unique AS. 2004 30 foot Classic that has:
1) At a cost of $25K had the entire interior reworked by the AS Factory Service center (new flooring, mouse fur, etc. )
2) At a cost of $18K had the entire outside reworked at the AS Service center (totally resealed, new axles, disc brakes, new tires, LED lights, etc.)
3) Is recently upgraded with dual LiPo batteries.
4) Has Solar that was installed by the factory Service Center.
5) New Electric stabilizers with remote
6) Unique lighting package that can selectively light the exterior ( left, right, front, and back)
7) Professionally installed catalytic propane heater
I could go on but I think you all get the point.

In this market, how much is it worth?

Am I insane to think $65K?

Thanks for your thoughts
Dan
That sounds about right, but honestly, in this market, it very well could be a bidding war.....BUT

This thread however......

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f44...er-230621.html


All the talk of all the professional installation and work done by the factory, doesn't give me,myself, the warm fuzzies.....
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Old 01-19-2022, 09:09 AM   #7
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FYI recently had my totally tricked out 2003 Classic Slide/Out appraised by Polk Associates for insurance purposes. Similar to your upgrades. Fair Market Value came back at $81K.
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Old 01-19-2022, 09:13 AM   #8
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Panamerican: Me neither... Just sayin'
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Old 01-19-2022, 10:28 AM   #9
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There are several online sites with AS for sale.
1. Check the comparables of like unit and age being sold to yours
2. include detail lists of your upgrades
3. include plenty of quality pixs, hire local realtor photographer
4. include registration and title, black out personal info

Remember, value is in the mind of what a potential buyer is will to pay you. You may have made improvements in excess of perceived market value. Hope you get your asking price. Be VERY careful in dealing with your buyer, payment transfer and delivery.
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Old 01-19-2022, 06:19 PM   #10
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To offer a counter opinion, many Airstream fans clearly put a premium value on work being completed at the Mothership. I have read many posts about folks driving or having their unit transported there to get things done “right”. My guess would be that for the right buyer they will appreciate you going the extra mile to go there as much as you do.
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To offer a counter opinion, many Airstream fans clearly put a premium value on work being completed at the Mothership. I have read many posts about folks driving or having their unit transported there to get things done “right”. My guess would be that for the right buyer they will appreciate you going the extra mile to go there as much as you do.
I'd think that this would apply even more so for a first-time Airstream owner. It always gave me reason to pause when I'd read about upgrades performed by owners since there is no way to know the quality of the work.

When searching for my first Airstream I wanted one which was all original so I wasn't undoing someone else's "upgrades", but I would have felt much more comfortable knowing it was done at the factory. Especially if there is documentation.
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Old 01-19-2022, 07:20 PM   #12
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Why sell…most likely will not get your money back…like buying accessories….you may get part of it
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Why sell…most likely will not get your money back…like buying accessories….you may get part of it
Hi

I can think of an unfortunately large number of ways "life throws a curve ball". Getting into the details of this or that issue often is a bit more than folks want to do. This is not the forum for (say) debating the effects of this or that stroke or the recovery process from it / long term effects of it ....

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Old 01-21-2022, 01:12 PM   #14
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That "curve ball" could be many things. Life changes just about every day and we have to adjust. Many of those adjustments may not be something that you want to do but have too. I imagine that someday soon I may have to part with my AS and that will be a very sad day.
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