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Offline cosmic

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What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« on: March 24, 2013, 07:56 PM »
what did they cost NEW In the 70's 
Hi all just wanted to know if anyone remembers what these thing cost new. I know that the different models cost more and bigger ones are more expensive.
I have a 75 brave and always wondered what they cost new. I  tryed google, and tried the search. So anybody remember?
 
 

Offline rustyescott1

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2013, 08:02 PM »
69/70 d18 brave base cost 6795.00
Rusty Escott

Offline Lefty

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2013, 09:12 PM »
I don't have the original sales invoice for our current RV, I wish I did. But Kelly Bluebook NADA shows that our '88 Georgie Boy Cruise Air II was $40,200, with the options ours has, selected and factored in.
 
I only paid $1,800 for it though... :)clap
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Offline DonD

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Re: What did they cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2013, 09:45 PM »
AZ lists the original price on the title. 1987 Fleetwood Southwind Y28 $36,576, bought new 2/88. Mine for one year.
Don and Mary

Offline LJ-TJ

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2013, 10:16 PM »
I think we found on of Dilberts relatives in Canada  :)rotflmao

Offline ibdilbert01

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2013, 10:26 PM »
^  LOL  Thanks TJ.     ;)


In 1970, my D27 Cheifton was a bit over 17k, 18k delivered.   (I however only paid $2,300)


Copies of the original invoice.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12826399/Random%20Info.pdf
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Offline cosmic

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2013, 10:42 PM »
Hay cous. LOL
That's just awesome. the original invoice just what I wanted to see. So there was a huge difference from the base D18 to the luxury D27 Cheiftain.
I can imagine that 18000 was a great deal of cash in 1970. my house was built in 72 and sold for 22000. now its 300 k. Man 300k can buy me one hell of a diesel pusher.  Don't think the Mrs. thinks quite the same way though. N:(

Offline Oz

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2013, 01:50 PM »
Oh yes, there could be a very great variation in price of any given model, particularly with Winnebago, depending on the "options" you would select.  I recall that my best friend's dad won $23,000 in a poker game and spent it all on a 1976 Brave.  His father was one who liked luxury options in all his vehicles so, I suppose that was a fully equipped Brave.
 
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Offline Elandan2

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2013, 08:02 PM »
But remember Mark, it has to be Molson Canadian.  Miller or Blatz won't work!!  :D
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Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2013, 10:42 PM »
Progressive Insurance told us our 89 Holiday Rambler Imperial 35, Anniversary Edition, with all the bells and whistles we do and don't have, went for 112K in 1989.  High end expensive rig back then.  Book value is still around 15-16K.

Kev
Kev and Patti, the furry kids, and The Nautilus, our 1989 Holiday Rambler Imperial 35 Anniversary Edition.

Offline maxximuss

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2013, 12:12 AM »
I don't have the original bill of sale at the moment it may be still in all the documentation that came with my rig, yet to go over it all. But I did find a bill of sale in 1986 that it sold for just over 35K back then. When I bought it last year the guy at the insurance office said that the insurance company currently values my motor home for 8K, I laughed.

Offline Froggy1936

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2013, 11:09 AM »
When i purchased my 1977 Mini Winnie in 1999 For $2000.00 Little did i know where i would be 14 yrs later I just added up the price i paid for all the replacement and additions i have made over these yrs . the total incl price paid for veh is $13,407.50 so far does not incl any labor as i do all my own work ! Frank
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Offline cosmic

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2014, 10:49 PM »
found this ad.

Offline mrmuse

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2014, 11:11 PM »
1976 Winnebago
Custom Series M-27     
                                     Lo retail    Hi retail
Base Price     $23,461     $4,230     $5,100
TOTAL PRICE:$23,461     $4,230     $5,100

mrmuse


 

Offline circleD

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2014, 10:38 PM »
I have every piece of paper that was original and mine was $84,000 new but in the condition its in maybe $7,000.

Offline Stripe

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2014, 11:55 PM »
Hehe, Got one o' these??  :D


Sales Invoice slip.

And I have the cash receipt here somewhere too..
Fredric,
Captain of the Ground Ship "Aluminum Goose"
28' Holiday Rambler Imperial 28

Offline TripleJ

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2014, 06:01 AM »
According to Nada mine was about $46k new. I probably do have the reciept somewhere
JC
Just here for the pie
'85 Holiday Rambler Presidential '28

Offline rogerboy99

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2014, 01:07 PM »
I just bought a 1983 HR 33 imperial in great condition, owner still had the window sticker from the dealer, $65000 msrp.

Offline Stripe

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2014, 02:39 PM »
Sweet, a new HR owner to add to the mix!!  Lol..
Welcome rogerboy99 to the fun that never ends. (I won't elaborate on what the "fun" is or what "never ends"...)  :)rotflmao
Fredric,
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28' Holiday Rambler Imperial 28

Offline rogerboy99

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2014, 03:27 PM »
I get the feeling this purchase has become my new hobby.

Offline Stripe

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2014, 03:37 PM »
yup...


EDIT:  Muahahahaha!!!
Fredric,
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28' Holiday Rambler Imperial 28

Offline Froggy1936

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2014, 07:05 PM »
Its very easy 99 Just start a list of 10 things that need attention (make sure you leave a lot of room at the bottom ) Then when you cross off the top item add the two new ones to the bottom  Welcome to the ill never get all done club and its easier if you dont keep track of the cost ! Frank :angel:
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Offline rogerboy99

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Re: What did these vintage RVs cost NEW in the 70's
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2014, 01:06 PM »
As of now, it doesn't need much but just getting out there! I will add some pic's later.

 

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