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Old 09-16-2014, 08:14 AM   #1
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I just did an extensive search on Craigslist nationwide on what used ones sell for. Also looked at NADA as well. Not sure I agree with the generally held consensus that they retain their value well. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:50 AM   #2
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I think it has more to do with supply and demand. New TM are expensive and if you want to save money you by on open market at the offered price. People who buy TMs are looking for a specific product that very few trailers meet whin is a hard sided popup. People who want popup because it's cheap are probably not going to pay TM prices.
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Although the resale value for used TMs may be a little better than others, you still take a huge hit if you buy new and sell in a year or two.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:28 AM   #4
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...and that isn't any different than any other rv, car, truck or boat. If you buy new you probably should hang on to it for a few years.
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:24 AM   #5
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I think you are all correct. I was just hoping it might be better based on the comments that it has one of the highest resale values. Now I need to get my price!!
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:50 AM   #6
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I purchased one of the first 2417 Sports built, in Jan. 2012. I sold it in Jan. 2014, for $3,000 less than I paid (but, I put a solar panel on it). To me, that was very good resale value.

But, mine was the only used 2417 Sport on the market across the USA. I had the optimum selling situation. Also, I am in Colorado, which has a good TM market.

If you keep it in very good condition, and there are no others for sale in your area that are comparable, you could get a better price. It all depends on numerous conditions. List it for what you think is fair, and be ready to justify it to any lookers. If I were looking for a new unit, but I could save $5,000 by purchasing a pristine used unit, with everything I wanted, I would likely go used. It just takes one buyer.
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Old 09-16-2014, 02:57 PM   #7
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To some extent, resale value depends on the options you chose when you bought the trailer. If you choose a limited set of options that meet your particular needs, but miss the needs of a lot of users, you have to expect fewer interested parties, and therefore a lower price.

I'm under the impression that most users expect to see:
Air conditioner
Awning
TV antenna
Stove/oven
and to some extent, a swing tongue

You might be willing to pay a lot for a rear hitch, alloy wheels, special graphics, a satellite dish, an outside gas connection for your grill, or an oversized fresh water tank - but I'm not sure you would recoup your investment.

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You might be willing to pay a lot for a rear hitch, alloy wheels, special graphics, a satellite dish, an outside gas connection for your grill, or an oversized fresh water tank - but I'm not sure you would recoup your investment.

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^^^^ X 2 on that ^^^^^^^

Very sound advice.
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Actually watching CL there does seem to be a slight upward trend but the sample is low.

I bought my 2006 2720SL, very clean with just about every option including swing hitch for a good price including tax and tag (from a behemouth dealer who took it in on trade & really did not want it), replaced the LRC 14s with LRD 15s, and even with an unexpected awning replacement am under $10k.

Plus was that it was only about an hour away and had been a central Floridian all its life. Had taken camping twice before the really hot weather set in had no surprises. Plan to go to Wales West in October.

So not sure if seeing a normal summer/winter swing or if the value of the dollar is dropping but used prices from this century seem to be edging upward.

Suspect this forum and all of the technical information here may be part of the reason.
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Just tossed some numbers in a spreadsheet and looked at a few sites. My impression of a general trend has asking prices by owners are around $14000 for a nice 2010 2720xx (seems to be the most popular model) and drops fairly linearly to about $10,000 for a 2006 & $6500 for a 2002 (location and condition are important). Normally selling price is 10%-15% lower depending on degree of motivation but then you have to add the 3Ts (tax, tag, title) plus some dealers add a "documentation fee" (extra profit).

And that is what it looks like in September of 2014. Have to figure there is a seasonal component as well, more in the North than the South.

But the byword is "condition is everything".

ps stopped with 2002 because earlier ones had wood frames so condition is even more a factor.

pps if anyone has a better guideline, am sure they will reply.
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