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Old 12-22-2020, 09:02 PM
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Default Why are RV-14s $230k when a 7 or 9 is $100k

I have looked at 7, 9, 10, and 14 RVs. It seems a great 7 or 9 is $100,000. A great low total time, low engine time, great panel equipped 10 is $250,000 and a great 14 is $200,000. Id like a 10 or 14 because Im wide shall we say, wide.

To get a 10 or 14, Id take the money from my retirement investments. I understand the price of a 10, but a 14, I dont. Why are they so expensive when so similar to a 7 or 9? Have they always been this expensive or is this a surge due to COVID and I should hold out for a dip?
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Old 12-22-2020, 09:05 PM
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Easy.... Supply vs Demand.

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Old 12-22-2020, 09:29 PM
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it cost more to build a 14, most have a full and nice panel with likely a new engine which might not be the case for a 7 or 9.

RV14 is more that meets the eye.
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Old 12-22-2020, 09:29 PM
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Well I think engine cost is probably part of it.
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Old 12-22-2020, 09:32 PM
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Said another way, More WIDE buyers in the population. Less WIDE planes on the market.
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Old 12-22-2020, 09:51 PM
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Said another way, More WIDE buyers in the population. Less WIDE planes on the market.
Hahahaha....
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Old 12-23-2020, 05:44 AM
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Just go with a 7 or 9 if you think they are as desirable , problem solved.
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Old 12-23-2020, 05:52 AM
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The -14 structure is more like a 2-place 10 than it is a wide -7/-9.
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Old 12-23-2020, 06:13 AM
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If you do the quickbuild kit you easily get to $200k. Also everything is listed with the pre-tax price but don't forget the builders need to pay sales tax and use tax.

QB Kit $50k
Engine $45k
EFII $10k
Prop $15k
Avionics $40k
Brakes/Wheels $10k
Paint $20k

That's $190k.
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Old 12-23-2020, 06:14 AM
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As others have mentioned - there is more than meets the eye. While I have no doubt you could technically get a -14 in the air for $90k-100k, it would most certainly require a second hand engine, limited avionics, and paint (both of which installation would not be able to be outsourced to stay within the $100k range).

IMO, $140-160 - is a reasonable cost to build a -14.

Couple that with the limited market size, and it quickly becomes a hot commodity.
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