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Old 09-12-2017, 09:16 AM   #11
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Sounds like kind of a sketchy dealer, entertaining bids but not agreeing to anything..

But to answer your question, yes, generally nice vans at decent prices go very fast. Decent vans at nice prices go pretty fast too.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:33 AM   #12
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Maybe I ought to offer my Sportsmobile for sell and start a bidding war to see what I can get for it.

The night before my wife and I drove our Sportsmobile to Wyoming to see the total eclipse, I had a dream whereIN a guy offered me $70,000 cash for the van, trailer, and kayaks while we were camping in Wyoming. At that price, I told him we would sell it to him and rent a car to get home.

When I told my wife about the dream as we were driving to Wyoming I was surprised when she said she was willing to sell the SMB if it happened. Turned out not to be a prophecy. We still have the van. But . . . for $70,000, it's yours!
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:35 AM   #13
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Sounds like kind of a sketchy dealer, entertaining bids but not agreeing to anything..

But to answer your question, yes, generally nice vans at decent prices go very fast. Decent vans at nice prices go pretty fast too.

Actually, they were really nice guys. I just received a text notifying me the van sold. Not many used car lots would bother to do that.

They weren't entertaining bids. The van had an offer which was accepted but not finalized. They took contact info in case the deal fell through but there was no indication I could've weaseled my way in with a higher bid.

But, yes, fairly priced vans in good condition don't last long.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:44 AM   #14
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I'll have to second the sentiment that the dealer didn't seem to be too sketchy either.

He was pretty honest on the phone that they don't normally sell RV's, so they were a bit out of their element when it came to figuring out a fair price for this one.

Combine the rabid demand for clean/low-mile Sportsmobiles with this dealer's sudden, somewhat-uninformed-as-to-what-he-had-on-his-hands acquisition of one in trade....and you have a bit of a perfect storm for some initial chaos with respect to pricing and offers.

Heck yeah you've got to move fast.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:50 AM   #15
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Actually, they were really nice guys. I just received a text notifying me the van sold. Not many used car lots would bother to do that.

They weren't entertaining bids. The van had an offer which was accepted but not finalized. They took contact info in case the deal fell through but there was no indication I could've weaseled my way in with a higher bid.

But, yes, fairly priced vans in good condition don't last long.
oh ok, that's reasonable!
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:14 PM   #16
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Well, why not. Maybe I won't even have to list it. I happen to know of a pretty nice MGmetalworks coil suspension 4x4 E350 V10 clubwagon, only 80k.
Tranny just rebuilt and bulletproofed by a 20 year tranny builder.
Full float rear axle.
Silver on gray, 4d battery and wired mostly for camper duties
34" Nitto Terra Grapplers
Fox underneath
NEW underneath, former rust issues (wasn't bad) have been dealt with, sandblasted and POR15'd frame and body
Cold AC, hot heat
Benches with it if desired, empty if desired
New Sony stereo, nice speakers, backup camera, USB, bluetooth, bells, bells, whistles, whistles
LED lights, power points and USB's throughout
Swivel passenger seat (1der base)
Dark tint all around
3-point hitch (10k#) for moto rack or heavy trailer, never pulled a thing. I added the hitch from a former van. It had never had one.
Never smoked in, no stains or odors
Rear air intact but needs lines

Perfect canvas for your own buildout!

Somewhere in the low $20's. Make me an offer! I can help with delivery. Pics upon request. As soon as I finish Raptor lining the rockers this weekend I'll have a formal for sale ad. N-fab nerf bars on the way too because it's too damn tall to step in!

PM or email at eric of course @ g mail dot com all slammed together.

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Old 09-12-2017, 07:07 PM   #17
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This is a great discussion folks. Thank you. Looks like this is what I've seen many refer to as a "unicorn" in the form of a deal. lol.

That van was very much what we were looking for too. 2WD, RB, RB50 floor plan. I wanted a 6.0 PSD, but after doing some research here I've come to the realization I'd be very happy with either a PSD or a V10. I'd have no issue with an E-250 5.4 but I have a travel trailer I'd like to tow on occasion and leave some room to grow to a slightly larger toy hauler in the 8000lb range loaded up.
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...I'll have a formal for sale ad....
We all knew this was just a matter of time. Got your eyes set on a new project already?


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