October '17

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60 • RV PRO • October 2017 rv-pro.com A F T E R M A R K E T dealers, who are surveyed during the course of the year and who also supply their used sales transactions on a 45-day rotating cycle. The data included in the transactions include year, make and model, the amount it was traded in for, refurbishing costs, and what it retailed for. "We also bring in a significant amount of asking-price information, and while that may not be actually transactional, it provides us with a starting point for market pricing," he says. "We'll also take into account consumer demand from our website and see where their interests lie on a weekly basis. DMV registration information is useful, as well." Collectively, all of that data is a fair representation of the maze of informa- tion and influences NADAguides con- siders on a regular basis to determine valuations, along with current market conditions, such as interest rates and finance availability, Sims says. The Leader in Delivering Data NADAguides has been the leading provider of valuation products and ser- vices to the RV industry for the past 30 years, and has been the endorsed valu- ation source for the RVDA since 2004. NADAguides' first RV Appraisal Guide appeared in print in 1972. The company's digital products appeared in 1999 on CDs to deliver its values and data specifications, and its website was created in 2000, which currently has Values for used Class A motorhomes thus far in 2017 are lagging those for the past three years, but as of May-June they were trending upwards, according to NADAguides data. NADAguides data shows used Class C motorhome values thus far in 2017 are on par 2015 values and slightly ahead of values for 2016.

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