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Topic: Resale value...?
Posted By: PA Retiree
Subject: Resale value...?
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2009 at 2:24pm
I have a legitimate question.  What's the resale value of an R-Pod?  I've recently encountered several instances of R-pod owner's asking close to the original price.  Once examined, the asking price is often more than a comparable new one fron Couch's RV Nation.   My personal experience suggests that resale of a titled (used) trailer is significantly less than a new one.  What gives when one can buy a new one for the same or less....?



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Posted By: PodPatrol
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2009 at 2:27pm
Availability ??


Posted By: PA Retiree
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2009 at 2:29pm
That's not an issue... All models of R-Pods are readily available and in stock...


Posted By: tabkld93
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2009 at 4:56pm
I think it's too early to judge the value on used r-pods.  Since the units have only been sold for about a year not many have been resold as used.  For instance, there have only been two or three mentioned as for sale on this forum.
 
Personally, as an owner, I want the resale to stay high.  I want the image of the product to stay high and price can help do that. 
 
 


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Todd, Karen & Leah
'13 Surveyor 240
'12 Ford F150 EcoBoost
Former owner of 2010 R-Pod 172


Posted By: PodPatrol
Date Posted: 29 Dec 2009 at 9:25am
Perhaps the price is high due to modifications?
Or, perhaps any/all waranty work has been addressed ?

It's good to know the resale price is high (since I own one),
and as mentioned, they "all" are relatively new.
We didn't consider a used one because of the price of a new unit.

Very interesting !!!


Posted By: nemebean
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2009 at 6:19am
My best guess would be that the reason used prices are currently so high stems from two things:

1) People selling this soon probably decided that they made a mistake and are trying to recoup their cost.

2) There aren't very many people selling R-Pods so there's no competition.  Sellers can basically set whatever price they want.  Of course, as you noted in many cases that results in it being cheaper to  buy new, so I'm not entirely sure how they expect that to work.


Posted By: PA Retiree
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2009 at 9:53am
Me thinks you reason quite well... 
 
The current situation is clearly unsustainable, but if people can pull it off, more power to them.  I believe PT Barnum once had something to say on that subject.... 


Posted By: sylviablue
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2009 at 11:02am
and me thinks perhaps PA Retiree is looking for a bargain and doesn't want to pay full price.  Good luck, with patience maybe you'll find one.

 Maybe a nice used pop up?

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In the end there's just a song comes cryin up the night



Posted By: nemebean
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2009 at 11:13am
Originally posted by sylviablue sylviablue wrote:

and me thinks perhaps PA Retiree is looking for a bargain and doesn't want to pay full price.

Isn't everyone?Big smile


Posted By: PA Retiree
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2009 at 11:17am
Sorry, but I found your comment a little snide. 
 
I am looking to pay a fair cash price for a used unit.   However, I am NOT willing to pay full price (or above full price) for a used unit when I can readily go to a dealer and get a brand new one delivered today with ALL the options at the same or lessor price.
 
 
 
 


Posted By: retired Roxy
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2009 at 11:54am
Currently, there is a shortage of small, lightweight trailers with many of the companies going/have gone out of business ie:Scamp. They have been holding high resale values. The Casita molded fiberglass trailers maintain a high resale value- check out the Casita forums/classifieds. I think that the resale values have the potential to change if there is ever a 'glut' of small trailers on the market but we are not there- - yet.

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Retired Roxy


Posted By: cane2
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2009 at 12:12pm
I did not know SCAMP is out. We stopped by their plant in  August and they were behind till late October or early November. I believe you are rite on with no small units available as you say look at their resale.


Posted By: yizit
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2009 at 12:14pm
1.  Supply and demand.  Not everyone is willing to drive several hundred miles to get a good price.

2.  Oops I made a mistake, now I want to sell it, but I gotta get my money back out of it.  (Paid too much for it to begin with)

3.  It is really "used" or did someone buy it cheap and now trying to make money on a hot         commodity?

Right now they are "HOT".  If I had to sell I would try to get the best price too.  Start out high in hopes of finding that right person who doesn't want to travel hundreds of miles to get one.  February and March are the prime months for buying and selling RV's of any type.  People are itching to get out.  In this economy you just never know what is going to happen.









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Former owner of 2009 Rpod 172
Darlene & Jim, Ewok our Lhasa
Roada our 2004 Roadtrek 190P Conversion Van


Posted By: retired Roxy
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2009 at 1:58pm
I could be wrong, I had heard they were closing- maybe it was just the local plant that closed. sorry for the bad info.   I saw one in Yosemite last August, 20 years old, 13 feet long-looked to be 'sturdy' enough, insides just had a bed, ice chest, old coleman type stove and a primitive potty/outhouse - oops inhouse, portable heater and light system. The owners said they paid $4000 for it a year ealier and loved it.

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Retired Roxy


Posted By: cane2
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2009 at 2:07pm

A friend of mine lives up by Backus when we went to see him last summer we stopped and looked at Scamps at the plant nice unit but we liked the pod better. My friend has one and it is very old and he thought he had a deal at $3500.00 with no fridg, furnace or cook top or bath.



Posted By: retired Roxy
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2009 at 2:11pm
IF you can find one!

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Retired Roxy


Posted By: retired Roxy
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2009 at 2:19pm
Opened Craigs list, los angeles, rv and typed in scamp or scamp trailer. Came up with a scamp boler - older, smaller model, 950 lbs - $5000. The advantage to this model is that it is so lightweight, one can stand up in it as opposed to many teardrops of the same weight. Limited supply makes for high demand!

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Retired Roxy


Posted By: PA Retiree
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2009 at 2:23pm
Originally posted by yizit yizit wrote:

1.  Supply and demand.  Not everyone is willing to drive several hundred miles to get a good price.

I'd agree, but there are several fairly local dealers that have R-Pod's in stock that are willing to match Couch's price.... so, distance really isn't an issue. 
 
I think it's a case of  "what the market will bear", a little confusion and possibly some ignorance on the part of buyers.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not blaming anyone, especially a seller that can secure top dollar.   Doesn't work for me, but hey....   Wacko





 


Posted By: sylviablue
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2009 at 2:30pm
No one wants to pay more than a fair price.  What, are we crazy??

Embarrassed


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In the end there's just a song comes cryin up the night



Posted By: sylviablue
Date Posted: 31 Dec 2009 at 5:18am
Now if you look at Couch's website the list price on 2010 r-pod is way higher.  Don't know what price you'd actually get in person.  Hard to quote their price to your local dealer now!Disapprove

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In the end there's just a song comes cryin up the night



Posted By: PA Retiree
Date Posted: 31 Dec 2009 at 5:34am
Originally posted by sylviablue sylviablue wrote:

Now if you look at Couch's website the list price on 2010 r-pod is way higher.  Don't know what price you'd actually get in person.  Hard to quote their price to your local dealer now!Disapprove
 
Up until about two weeks ago Couch's openly posted the price of $11,995 for a 171 or a 172 on their web site.  They stopped because Forest River received complaints from other dealers that are trying to sell at much higher prices.  Apparently, there's a dealer agreement with Forest River not to publish discount prices on-line which is why Couch's was forced to remove their pricing from their web site. 
 
However, nothing has changed and Couch's is still selling at the same prices and local dealers are still willing to match Couch's price.  But, the whole thing smells vaguely like industry collusion in an attempt to keep buyers in the dark and pricing artificially high.


Posted By: nemebean
Date Posted: 31 Dec 2009 at 6:56am
If you want a quote to take to your local dealer, just click the "Get Lowest Price" button and they'll e-mail you the actual quote.


Posted By: David and Danette
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2010 at 2:06am
      I like  being the first owner, you know how what you are buying has been cared for, and you have the new warranty. Buying used does have the advantage of problems from the factory being repaired, and as has been mentioned modifications. In truth one needs to be fare to the seller or to the buyer. We were just camping and a camper came to look at our RPod she was interested in buying a small trailer. I told her to look also at the Heartland MPG. I think in time the selection, quality and price of small trailers is going to change. Time will tell what happens the economy, price of gasoline and enviromental concerns have changed things.    David and Danette

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SWFL   171
2010 Jeep Liberty


Posted By: Mel
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2010 at 11:44pm
I have a 2010 173 model that I paid around 12,000 for .It has everything available ; micro wave baking oven, porch room, and  factory air.
 
I have used the camper 3 times locally but due to our parents illness we aren't using it and probably won't be able to travel for quite awhile for any extended period, besides we have a cabin with a farm within 45 minutes from our home.
 
I will sell this camper for 11,000 with some few extras included.
 
Located in Beckley, W.V. ______buyer would have to pick up.  I can send pictures if requested.
You don't pay anything untill you come to pick it up!
304-252-9992


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MEL


Posted By: sylviablue
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2010 at 9:07am
Sounds like a good deal Mel.  We already have our Pod but if someone is still looking I will steer them to you.  Smile

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In the end there's just a song comes cryin up the night



Posted By: PodPatrol
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2010 at 9:14am
Nice Deal !!!



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