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Old 01-12-2012, 10:16 PM   #1
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Is anyone crazy as I am? I bought a 23FB Jayco Flight G2 last June. It is wonderful!!! But now I have that "I want one bigger" itch.
Is it possible to upgrade to a larger one and trade the one I have now?

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Old 01-13-2012, 06:14 AM   #2
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Is anyone crazy as I am? I bought a 23FB Jayco Flight G2 last June. It is wonderful!!! But now I have that "I want one bigger" itch.
Is it possible to upgrade to a larger one and trade the one I have now?

Kathie
Anything is possible. It might help to search around and see what the resale value is for your present 23FB before you start talking to dealers though. Also keep in mind what a new one should cost. Good luck!
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Just like buying a car. Your going to eat the deprecation. Probably a couple thousand loss. Better off trying to sell outright or keep a year or two.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:37 AM   #4
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As soon as the trailer was titled it became used, and depreciated in value. The dealer will want to make a profit on the new one he is selling you as well as yours when he goes to sell it. After all he`s in business to make money just like everybody else. So as suggested selling it outright could help some, but either way you will take a financial hit. But folks do this quite often after they realize their first choice was not the right one. The first one we bought we only kept 10 months after realizing it just was not a good fit for our needs. But it was a used one and I sold it in one day on Craigslist to a local couple for exactly what I paid for it.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:57 AM   #5
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Kathie,

Go ahead and scratch that itch..., but know ahead of time it never truly goes away

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Old 01-13-2012, 08:34 AM   #6
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We did the 2 year turnaround on our first TT. Trade in price will be a shock to you for sure. We had a dealer offer us full blown retail new for the unit on trade and MSRP for the new replacement. The reason for that was the tax savings and what you may owe. If you owe more than it's worth you are going to need to settle that debt. Whether it's coming out of your pocket direct or added to the cost of the new trailer if you trade in.

We found our unit, shopped the best price and made a deal with concessions. Take the trade if I can't sell it while the unit is being built and if I do take it out of the deal. I sold it outright locally for 3K more than trade in value within 2 weeks of posting it. I was lucky.

Most dealers would rather sell the new unit outright without the risk of a trade in. They will protect their risk by offering you a lower than retail price but you need to weigh the outright sale vs taking the trade and sales tax savings, if applicable.

Here in NY you pay the sales tax upon registration regardless of state purchased. If it's within a $1000.00 or so take the trade. Less stress and paperwork on your end.

Make sure if you scratch that itch, scratch it good and do take your time in doing research. We took about 6 months in the change research but the itch was there for well over a year for me. The itch is gone for me, for now...

Also make sure you stay within your TV ratings and if you need to upgrade do that one first.
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My last one I had for one season. Wasn't the right fit. I sold it at the start of season for $600. more than I paid for it and kept the Prodigy P2 brake controller. Sometimes things work out. Don't Get in a hurry
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It looks like two foot itis has struck again. We all want one two feet longer than the one we have.
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But now I have that "I want one bigger" itch.

Kathie
We solved the problem of "I want one bigger itch", when we bought our Pinnacle we went ahead and bought the longest non Toy Hauler 5th Wheel Jayco currently offers.

That way DW will not bother me about wanting to "Trade Up" !!!!
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