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I'm thinking about going from MDT with 5th wheel to Motor home. Does anyone know where I can find the fair market value of my truck. I've looked around the internet some to no avail. I've looked on a few truck for sale sites, but thats not a good reference. Any help is appreciated.

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I tried that when I was looking at class 8's..trying to figure out a good price..  could not find any rhyme or reason for some of the prices.

I suspect the same will be for our trucks..  you have to add a bit for rarity.. I am guessing that I have put on 10K miles in the 4+ months we have been  in the US (Maine to Az) and we have seen 3 MTDs for towing Rv';s and horse trailers and one was from Canada.  Cannlot figure out where they all are ?

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From what I understand the average RVer drives about 5k a year. So they aren't on the road much. I've seen more MDT than HDT towing 5th wheels. Maybe I look more for MDTs. The first HDT I saw was in November 08, Arches National Park. A Volvo. I think looking back it may have ben Jack Myer.

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11 hours ago, Twotoes said:

Call your insurance company. They will know the value. 

They will know the value AS THEY SEE IT.

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The value anybody reads out of a book will not take into account any mods you have done, nor the actual condition of it. You want to nail a value? Pay a qualified RV appraiser to  do a workup w/ pictures etc. I had mine done last year when painted, cost me $250. If you have a "total loss" (not crashed) like a theft or complete burn, it's the only way you will get anywhere NEAR what it's worth, on the record and by an independent 3rd party.   And yes, you can take that to the bank, literally.

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I had my HDT appraised by Deep Space Lighting on this site.  He did an extensive job and professional write up.  My insurance company wanted this in order to insure the truck, my semi is a little unique (pictures in tag line).  Well worth the money spent, I will use this to support my future sale if ever.

Dennis

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On 3/1/2019 at 6:39 PM, 53wlee53 said:

From what I understand the average RVer drives about 5k a year. So they aren't on the road much. I've seen more MDT than HDT towing 5th wheels. Maybe I look more for MDTs. The first HDT I saw was in November 08, Arches National Park. A Volvo. I think looking back it may have ben Jack Myer.

Yeah probably was us. We worked there and tended to hang out in Moab. We got our first Volvo in 2003. Double towed a Jeep for over 8 years - thus the "Moab Lifestyle". 

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