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Offline travelingfools

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" Blue Book Value " ??
« on: September 05, 2007, 11:52:43 AM »
In speaking with my credit union and insurance company re: an '82 Prevost Im looking at, they both need the "blue book valu" for the vehicle. Ive done a bunch of searches but came up empty. Anyone dealt with this or have any ideas ?
John P, Lewiston NY   1987 MC 9 ...ex NJT

Offline tekebird

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Re: " Blue Book Value " ??
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2007, 12:19:42 PM »
you will not find such a thing for a converted bus.

best you can do it get it appraised

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Re: " Blue Book Value " ??
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2007, 02:05:56 PM »
The bus Im interested in is seated..does that make a difference ?
John P, Lewiston NY   1987 MC 9 ...ex NJT

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Re: " Blue Book Value " ??
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2007, 03:16:57 PM »
  HUGE!!!
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Re: " Blue Book Value " ??
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2007, 03:23:54 PM »
does a bit...however there is still no "Blue Book" like with cars.

Kelly Blue Book or NADA

National Bus trader has a reference, but it is soley based of buses that sell through thier classifieds and is not always a good representation.


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Re: " Blue Book Value " ??
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2007, 03:25:39 PM »
Where is the bus located, perhaps ther eis a Good appraiser close.


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Re: " Blue Book Value " ??
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2007, 03:26:10 PM »
I looked high and low before buying my bus and I could not find anyone that would lend on a seated bus, unless it was at operator type prices, say $4,000 a month payments.  The current wisdom, substantiated by my resesarch is that the banks will lend only on a converted bus, with an appraisal.

And yes, there is a very large difference in value betweenn seated and converted, either RV or entertainer.
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Re: " Blue Book Value " ??
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2007, 04:57:06 PM »
http://www.automotiveappraisals.com/id9.html
I've heard these guys are fair and easy to deal with.

Don & Sheila