New guy here

Welcome to RVForums.com

  • Register now and join the discussion
  • Friendliest RV Community on the web
  • Modern site for PC's, Phones, Tablets - no 3rd party apps required
  • Ask questions, help others, review campgrounds
  • Get the most out of the RV Lifestyle
  • Invite everyone to RVForums.com and let's have fun
  • Commercial/Vendors welcome
Joined
Jan 23, 2020
Messages
9
looking to pack up the wife and dogs and do some traveling. Looking for a super c or possibly a dp. Right now not finding much in my area. I’ve got a spot reserved at Texas Motor Speedway for the races, but no rig yet.
 
Joined
Jul 27, 2019
Messages
3,903
Location
Midlothian, VA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4037
RV Length
40' 10"
TOW/TOAD
2017 Chevy Colorado
Fulltimer
No
Welcome @Schrec - I'm sure plenty here can help with any questions about shopping for a rig if you need. Glad to have you with us.
 
Joined
Dec 27, 2019
Messages
66
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
King Aire
RV Length
45
TOW/TOAD
Jeep rubicon
looking to pack up the wife and dogs and do some traveling. Looking for a super c or possibly a dp. Right now not finding much in my area. I’ve got a spot reserved at Texas Motor Speedway for the races, but no rig yet.
Welcome Schrec you will get a lot of good stuff out of this group.
I currently have a 2007 Beaver Marquis that I have for sale. A beautiful coach if you are interested give me a call 602-291-7133
 

Attachments

  • 0F8266A6-BFE1-4A4D-9CF6-73ED0EEF083F.jpeg
    0F8266A6-BFE1-4A4D-9CF6-73ED0EEF083F.jpeg
    1.1 MB · Views: 12
  • 972A3C53-B413-45E6-B0F4-F878D7BE4732.jpeg
    972A3C53-B413-45E6-B0F4-F878D7BE4732.jpeg
    956.6 KB · Views: 13
Joined
Nov 2, 2019
Messages
2,581
Location
WA, MT or somewhere else!
RV Year
2018
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Mountain Aire 4047
RV Length
40'
TOW/TOAD
2014 Honda CR-V
Welcome to RVF, @Schrec; glad to have you join us.

So, how big is your checkbook? :ROFLMAO: We're good at spending other people's money around here!

TJ
 
Joined
Jan 23, 2020
Messages
9
Welcome Schrec you will get a lot of good stuff out of this group.
I currently have a 2007 Beaver Marquis that I have for sale. A beautiful coach if you are interested give me a call 602-291-7133
Nice looking rig Dave. That stacker is awesome. Probably a bit out of my budget though. I’m in the under 100k area.
 

Jim

Joined
Dec 18, 2019
Messages
1,003
Location
North Carolina
RV Year
2009
RV Make
Tiffin
RV Model
Phaeton QTH
RV Length
40
TOW/TOAD
2016 Jeep Rubicon Hard Rock
Nice looking rig Dave. That stacker is awesome. Probably a bit out of my budget though. I’m in the under 100k area.
Hi @Schrec and welcome to the forum.

Are you looking for new or used? There are lots of good used coaches on the market if you do a little shopping. My budget was about the same as yours, and I found a beautiful 2009 Tiffin Phaeton with 18,000 miles for $96K. I put new tires on it, new slide toppers and some cosmetic stuffs. But at the end of the day, I'm about 100k into it.

Good luck!

Jim
 

Attachments

  • DSC02116.JPG
    DSC02116.JPG
    186.2 KB · Views: 7
  • DSC02128.JPG
    DSC02128.JPG
    146.1 KB · Views: 7
  • DSC02253.JPG
    DSC02253.JPG
    76 KB · Views: 6
Joined
Nov 4, 2019
Messages
757
Location
No Where In Particular
RV Year
2020
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star 4369
RV Length
43’ 9”
TOW/TOAD
2016 Colorado
Fulltimer
Yes
Welcome and good luck with your search
 
Joined
Jan 23, 2020
Messages
9
Hi @Schrec and welcome to the forum.

Are you looking for new or used? There are lots of good used coaches on the market if you do a little shopping. My budget was about the same as yours, and I found a beautiful 2009 Tiffin Phaeton with 18,000 miles for $96K. I put new tires on it, new slide toppers and some cosmetic stuffs. But at the end of the day, I'm about 100k into it.

Good luck!

Jim
I’m looking for used. I’m waffling between a DP and a super C. I’m finding prices all over the place. What is a good guide to use for pricing? For example, there’s a 2009 fleetwood discovery here local. Asking price $112k. NADA lists that coach at $64k to $77k retail. Any tips for this newb?
 

Jim

Joined
Dec 18, 2019
Messages
1,003
Location
North Carolina
RV Year
2009
RV Make
Tiffin
RV Model
Phaeton QTH
RV Length
40
TOW/TOAD
2016 Jeep Rubicon Hard Rock
I've found that NADA seems to mean more to a dealer who is taking a rig in on trade than it does for the rest of the buying/selling population. Dealers are used to buying low and selling high. Personally, I stay away from dealers. Obviously they have to make a profit and the price is generally higher there than if I buy it directly from the owner.

When buying a used coach, prices are probably going to be set around how bad you want it, miles on the engine, condition/age of the tires, same with the batteries, how well it's been maintained and how many hours on generator. Couple into that how bad the owner wants to part with it, etc.

I'd find the make/model I like based on engine, interior layout, etc. Then go to RV Trader and start looking. RV Trader lets you "watch" an RV and will notify you of price changes. You'll learn a lot about what they are selling for as you watch them.

Mine was listed around $120K but I knew it needed tires and some TLC. So I tossed out a bid that allowed me to add those things and still be in the area of what I felt the coach was worth. If they say no, move on. There are more RV's on the market than ants on a Tennessee anthill.

Hope this helps!
 
Joined
Nov 2, 2019
Messages
2,581
Location
WA, MT or somewhere else!
RV Year
2018
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Mountain Aire 4047
RV Length
40'
TOW/TOAD
2014 Honda CR-V
@Jim pretty well hit the nail on the head!

In the end, a "fair price" is one that a willing selling seller and a willing buyer agree upon. IME, dealers pump up their prices pretty high and are willing to sit tight on them for a significant period of time. OTOH, a private seller may start with a similar high price, but is usually willing to move lower fairly quickly if an acceptable offer is presented. Many (if not most) private sellers are moving from one coach to another and have an incentive to get their coach sold quickly so they can pay for (or finance) the next one.

IMHO, the three key factors to be considered when evaluating a potential used coach purchase are condition, condition and condition! That includes tire and battery condition, overall coach exterior and interior condition and engine/transmission (power train) condition. If a potential buyer doesn't feel qualified to judge any of those aspects, hiring a qualified inspector is a very good option.

TJ
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jan 23, 2020
Messages
9
I have yet to find that just out of budget coach that I HAVE to get yet. Thanks for the tips. This is a learning experience for sure
 
Top