First time buyer

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by Mike Bentley, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. Mike Bentley

    Mike Bentley New Member

    :cool: Getting ready to make my first purchase of an RV. 2003 HR Navagator, 3,000 miles, $ 275,000.00 never been owned before, from a dealer. Any advice from anyone who thinks I shouldn't and why.
     
  2. dennis1949

    dennis1949 Senior Member

    First time buyer

    I would wonder why it is a 2003 with 3000 miles and never been owned. Are they lying about it being new
     
  3. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

    First time buyer

    Have you checked with www.nadaguides.com to see what the retail price of a motorhome that is two years old should be? That price seems to be as far too high!
     
  4. Del Roy

    Del Roy New Member

    First time buyer

    Kirk's reference to the NADA pricing website is a good place to start, with the knowledge that the prices given to the public are somewhat higher that those given to N.A.D.A. member dealers. Also, I understand they are somewhat higher than Kelly Blue Book prices as used by banks, Etc.

    Also, you may want to join the Yahoo Group for Diesel RV owners to gather information from the 2800+ members of the group.
    this URL may get you there:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Diesel-RVs/
     
  5. janicenlarry

    janicenlarry New Member

    First time buyer

    Lotta good advice above. I also am wary of a unit 3 yrs old (could have been built in late 2002) with this mileage on it. There is a thing called "lot rot" i.e. inactivity which accelerates deterioration of RV's. :(
     
  6. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    First time buyer

    Would think you could get a 2005 for that price. Check around
     
  7. hertig

    hertig Senior Member

    First time buyer

    3000 miles is used no matter what they say. Don't pay any more than used value for it, and check the warranty provided/left. NADA (link above) should give you a good target value, and the dealer should be eager to unload a 2 to 3 year old elephant...
     
  8. Mike Bentley

    Mike Bentley New Member

    First time buyer

    Thanks everyone for the input. I ran the book value, it can in at $276,000.00 in good condition. Since I posted the first eamil the dealer has dropped the price below $ 275,000.00 and has offered to supply new coach warranty. I've done my homework on the dealership (BBB and such)and they come in with high marks for service after the sale. Guess I'll buy extended warranty and make the plunge.

    Thank you all and I'll be back with, How-To-Questions, as I become a, RVer.
     

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