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Old 11-28-2010, 12:41 PM   #1
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Fair price

We have had a T-2101 since 1982, purchased new, which sleeps 6. We have traveled the entire country with it. We love it!


There has been major repairs done in 2005 including: replaced counter tops in both the bath and kitchen areas, new rubber roof, new axle and brake assemblies, new brake pads, new bearings, new leaf springs, EZ lube jerks, & new electric jack, at a cost of just over $2000. We have used it on one trip since. We have removed and not replaced the water heater. Everything else works well including the A/C and heat. There are small dents from hail over the years. The front window awning has been rebuilt after a truck removed the original.


We have no concerns about using it, but it would only be my wife and myself on any future trips. Others have told us it looks like new inside. All the matresses are in great shape and well usable.


We would like to have suggestions on a fair and equitable price for the '82 T-2101. Our thought is about $4000. Your assitance is most appreciated.


The B's from Illinois.
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:23 PM   #2
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I hate to break it to you, but $4000 would be a very difficult sell.

For something that old, you'd be lucky to get $3000 tops, and even that may be a little high.

The average '83 I would consider to have:
- A replacement electric-only refrigerator (it's common to do that) or the original one but not working.
- Fair condition in and out.
- OK tires (not new, but still usable).
- Original or re-covered but aged cushions.
- Minor water damage around roof vents and/or windows, possibly in the main ceiling corners.
- No noticeable structural damage to floor
- Original vinyl flooring in fair condition (showing some wear but not terrible)
- All appliances minus refrigerator present and working (water heater, furnace, water pump, converter, stove/oven)
- Surface rust on stove/oven/hood vent is OK.
- Exterior decals showing some sun fading, possibly cracking.
- Door decals missing or partially there.
- Aluminum siding in fair condition- no major damage (holes, cut outs, etc.), but small dings OK, especially on the front.
- Hubcaps all or partially present, possibly replacements included, but all matched.
- Fenderskirts present and possibly cracked, but not missing pieces.
- Rock guard present, but with fiberglass dirty and striping faded and cracked.

A coach meeting all of that criteria runs about sells for around $1200-$2200 in today's market depending on specific condition, location, and any modifications/repairs.

Coaches exceeding any of those criteria will have the value increase some, and usually includes improvements to multiple areas above. I don't think I've ever seen a 1983 sell for $4000 or over, and that's over the last five years that I've been watching. I saw a few in the $3000 range back before the economy tanked, but that's gone now.

The fact that your coach is a one-owner certainly adds value, but I wouldn't add more than $500 for that.

Based on what I've seen lately, here's a guide for pricing in today's market for everyone:

Pre-1980: Average $200-$800, Overall range roughly $0-$1500.
1981-1985: Average $1000-$2200, Overall range roughly $0-$3000.
1986-1990: Average $1500-$2500, Overall range roughly $1000-$3000
1991-1995: Average $2500-$3500, Overall range roughly $2500-$4000
1996-2000 Non Slide: Average $3500-$5000, Overall range roughly $3000-$6000
1996-2000 Slide: Average $5500-$7000, Overall range roughly $5000-$8000

While this seems to be what I've seen for the 2001-2007 models, it really is best to consult the blue book for these because the value does really vary a lot for each year, versus the older ones don't differ much between the years.
2001-2004 Non-slide: Average $6500-$9000, Overall range roughly $6000-$8500
2001-2004 Slide: Average $9000-$11000, Overall Average $8500-$12,000
2005-2007 Non-slide: Average $9500-$11,000, Overall range roughly $9000-$12,500
2005-2007 Slide: Average $12,000-$18,000, Overall range roughly #11,500-$20,000

These numbers have no statistical backing, they are just general observations I've seen in the past few months.

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