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Old 08-06-2016, 10:56 AM   #1
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Thoughts on trade value

I know there are a million variables and that selling anything privately is always the best thing to do to maximize your money, but I'm looking for a little advice. I have a 2014 jayco 32bhds that I'm looking to possibly trade or sell. My local dealer tells me that trade value is 13k, which I think is a smack in the face. I'm thinking FAIR trade would be in the 17k range. Am I crazy?

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Old 08-06-2016, 11:05 AM   #2
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Based on NADA I agree with your assessment. However it's all about what the market will give in your area and the time of the year.

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Any chance you are located in the tristate area?

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Old 08-06-2016, 11:42 AM   #4
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Any chance you are located in the tristate area?
I am located in Saratoga springs NY
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Old 08-06-2016, 12:45 PM   #5
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Try other dealers for the trade value, there is sometimes a taxable advantage of trading at a lower rate. Probably not $3-4k worth, but

Consider selling it for just a touch over that $17k amount. A good deal for a buyer and you don't get torn so hard.
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Old 08-06-2016, 12:52 PM   #6
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When I talked to the dealer I bought my 2014 from about trading in on a new trailer, they offered about 60% of what I paid for it. The trailer was literally like new. Stove top, microwave and oven had never been used. They told me they would only offer wholesale. I sold it privately.
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The RV business is a lot like the car business and a lot different at the same time. A lot of times, the dealers for both make more on clean used units than they make on new ones. I just traded... but the best trade I could get for my 2012 Surveyor SV-264 was $9,000-. I may be crazy, but I ain't stooopid... So I sold it. I'll brag a bit and tell you that it was very clean, and absolutely everything worked. It's been in covered storage so it's not faded out. I got $15,000- for it. I avoided losing $6,000- and that's substantial... Had I sold it earlier in the year when RV sales are better, I probably could have gotten a thousand more. As much as these things cost, if you cleaned it up and made sure all is good, you might get $20,000 or more. I sold mine on RV Trader, and it sold in about a week. If I'd traded it off, the dealer would have put some worthless warranty on it and doubled his money.

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