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Old 08-01-2014, 12:54 PM   #1
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Advice on purchasing 2004 Itasca Suncruiser

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New to the forum. . .Currently, have a 2006 Itasca Cambria-24,000 miles, 27 ft. This was my first rv and now am looking at a Class A. This Class A will be my last rv-want to do longer trips and be comfortable. Here's the thing. The place that's selling this is asking $59,995 and has 67,000 miles. I have the VIN no. but when I checked on NADA, there were all these other criteria that I really don't know.

The Suncruiser is 34 ft and has the amenities I was looking for: electric awning, electric sofa bed, walk around queen bed, sliding pantry, nice area for food prep.

Any thoughts on the price and miles? The other question - been driving the Cambria for 7 years. How difficult to switch to a 34 ft motor home. Thanks.
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:17 PM   #2
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I can't help you with the Suncruiser. I'm sure someone will come along soon.
To answer your last question, going to a 34' will take a very short time to adjust to the length. Take it slow in the beginning and you'll soon learn all it's minor nuances.
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Thanks for the encouragement re the 34 ft!!!!!!!
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:48 PM   #4
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NADA low retail is $39,080. (For one with a Ford chassis, little more with the Workhorse.) So asking price seems a bit high relative to that.
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We have the 2002 Suncruiser / Workhorse, basically the same rig. Price does sound high, we bought ours for about $37,000 two years ago, had 2!,000 miles and good condition. We use it for many weekend trips and sometimes a short vacation, no problems with it at all.
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Old 08-01-2014, 06:08 PM   #6
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Glad you're aboard. Best of luck in your decision. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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Old 08-01-2014, 06:11 PM   #7
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I purchased a 2004 sun cruiser 33v last year from ppl with 22,500 miles for $35,000.
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Old 08-01-2014, 06:13 PM   #8
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Hi,

New to the forum. . .Currently, have a 2006 Itasca Cambria-24,000 miles, 27 ft. This was my first rv and now am looking at a Class A. This Class A will be my last rv-want to do longer trips and be comfortable. Here's the thing. The place that's selling this is asking $59,995 and has 67,000 miles. I have the VIN no. but when I checked on NADA, there were all these other criteria that I really don't know.



The Suncruiser is 34 ft and has the amenities I was looking for: electric awning, electric sofa bed, walk around queen bed, sliding pantry, nice area for food prep.



Any thoughts on the price and miles? The other question - been driving the Cambria for 7 years. How difficult to switch to a 34 ft motor home. Thanks.

In mid 2011 we purchased a 2006 Suncrieser 35u and loved it. If it is clean and has been well maintained I can't see you going wrong at that price. I would still try to talk them down. They might go for it. You will do fine handling the 34' coach just watch the tail it has a good swing to it.
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:37 AM   #9
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Re: Thanks

Thanks for the info and support. One other point that bothers me. The dealership has no records of service or maintenance. If I do trade in my 2006 Cambria, I can give them 7 years of service and maintenance records.

When I asked questions about the Suncruiser, the dealer said there were no records. I know I can check all the things I see, but will I really know that it has been well maintained? The dealer said I could have their service department check it out at my expense. Any thoughts/suggestions?
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:39 AM   #10
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I would make a list of things to check and take it out and get it warmed up on a test drive. I also would call Winnebago owner Suport and give them the vin number hoping to get some history on the coach. You might get lucky. Maybe take a picture and post it on here (looking for previous owner). You might be surprised. If I did buy it I would shop for a policy to cover at least major problems the I would go camping and enjoy my new coach. You only live once Travel.

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Old 08-02-2014, 10:11 AM   #11
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The price is very high, but that is probably because you are trading in another motor home and they are giving you a high price for yours. What is the difference after the trade?
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In 2010 we traded our '05 Suncruiser 37B with 63,000 miles. The dealer gave us about $50,000 and they listed it for $69,999. It didn't sell for about 2 years and they sold it for about $40,000 in 2012.
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Not that this is an endorsement of ppl - just showing you a currentl listing at the 60k price point.

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/classa/...iser-26861.htm
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I was at a dealer in Michigan looking at a Journey 40U. My 2005 Suncruiser 37B has 70,000+ miles on it. It has new flooring, newly installed Banks unit on the workhorse, new tires last year, and the metal bays have been newly fabricated (had to cut and remove the rusted out metal) and rust proofed with the POR15 rust treatment. The dealer offered me $40,000 on a trade in . Needless to say I was shocked and walked away from it.
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Thanks to all! Haven't yet met with the dealer of this 2004 Suncruiser, but have gotten estimates on my 2006 Itasca Cambria from two other dealers. Their estimates were in the $32,000-35,000 range. So our balance is about $25,000. Had been hoping for a $15,000 balance. But we still need to have a face to face. More to come!!!
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:welcome:I thought this site might help you, we used it to compare prices, models, etc. We bought our 2002 32v Adventurer in Feb. this year, it had more miles than we wanted but had all service records from the 2 previous owners, also all maintenance records. So we felt ok with the purchase. We paid 32000. from a private party and have been very happy with the RV.

List of Winnebago Class A motorhomes for sale in the West

Don't know where you live but you can change the coverage, since we live in California I just wanted the western states.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:32 PM   #17
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Thanks to all! Haven't yet met with the dealer of this 2004 Suncruiser, but have gotten estimates on my 2006 Itasca Cambria from two other dealers. Their estimates were in the $32,000-35,000 range. So our balance is about $25,000. Had been hoping for a $15,000 balance. But we still need to have a face to face. More to come!!!
Here's another website with 2004 Suncruisers for sale that you can compare with the one you found:

New and Used Itasca Suncruiser Class A For Sale On RV Trader
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I Purchased a 2003 Itasca Sun Crusier with 29k miles, had a new hardwood floor, Carpet, two new HDTV, Workhorse 8.1, 22.5 wheels that were Toyo's 2 years old! Paid 34k worth every penny,
If you feel good about a deal and you can afford it, then get it and don't worry about others. Somebody will always come up with something better to say!

PM me and I will tell you of the things to look for, on the unit!
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