Decisions - Decisions - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-25-2010, 10:32 AM   #15
Moderator
 
Frederick L. Simson's Avatar
 
Name: Frederick
Trailer: Fiber Stream
California
Posts: 8,151
Registry
Send a message via AIM to Frederick L. Simson
Talking

Quote:
A buyers first impression means a lot.
As does a seller's return on investment.
I made my earlier recommendation based on what I thought might get you the most bang for your buck financially. A lot will depend on how you measure your return. I sold my Compact Jr. for less than 25 cents on the dollar invested (Labor NOT included) because other intangibles of the particular transaction made up the difference. In a new light, cleaning and polishing might be a better option...
__________________

__________________
Frederick - The Scaleman
1978 Fiber Stream 16 named "Eggstasy" & 1971 Compact Jr. named "Boomerang"
Frederick L. Simson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 08:46 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
Quote:
Another option just presented itself, there are quite a few posts about deoxidizing and polishing up the original gel coat.
I agree with Gina... two prices and I agree with Roy... wash and wax... no paint. The trailer is 38 years old. Anyone looking for a trailer of this vintage knows it's not going to be shiny. But it can be clean and usable and look good going down the road and a place to make great memories. You'd also do the future owners a favor by replacing the front and rear window gaskets... ala Kevin's YouTube videos. And that will be a good selling point.

Boy, the things folks do for pets ... buy them a new travelin' home
__________________

__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 09:57 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
Quote:
Boy, the things folks do for pets ... buy them a new travelin' home
Thanks Donna et. al.

Y'all have to remember we got into these fiberglass trailers because our previous dog would not step foot into a tent since the floor "moved". We even tried leaving the tent up and putting her food into it. After a couple of days watching her starve, we gave in and started trailer hunting.
__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2010, 06:37 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
james kent's Avatar
 
Name: james
Trailer: Boler 1984
Ontario
Posts: 2,938
I dunno Roy. That female put her paws on my sholders and looked me in the eye while I met her last year. Is it my imaginaton or her intimidation that makes her seem bigger.
__________________
james kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2010, 11:24 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Greg A's Avatar
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19
Arizona
Posts: 1,828
The new VT looks great Roy and Carol...

Of course, everything for me in the decision would really depend on financial capability to carry both trailers and whether I could continue to spread the love between two masters. If I needed to sell or I no longer felt I had enough passion to work on the two trailers continuing to restore the Boler for eventual sale then I'd definitely sell the Boler now while season is upon us.

Poli-glow or something similar, would be the definite and easiest route to the exterior prep and would return $$$ in a sale. Stage the interior and take good pics which I know you would do well. Then offer to sell with a detailed listing of everything that was done to date and what is needed to be done yet. Remove the solar and "Goodies" as Gina recommended.

You've done good work on the Boler to date and people will recognize that if you present it well. I think it would sell at a good price with an allowance for anything that is necessary to be completed.
__________________
Owner:
Fiberglass-RV-4Sale.com
Scamp Owners International
2015 Escape 19 & 1997 Scamp 19
Greg A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 06:57 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Bruce Thomas's Avatar
 
Name: Bruce T
Trailer: Compact jr
Indiana
Posts: 729
Registry
Poli glow and a for sale ad....if you get sentimental over it I'll take the VT and you'll be back to doing your happy restoration!
__________________
Bruce Thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 11:34 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
Quote:
I dunno Roy. That female put her paws on my sholders and looked me in the eye while I met her last year. Is it my imaginaton or her intimidation that makes her seem bigger.
Jim, she only does that to people she likes when they are sitting down. Don't you like hugs and kisses?
__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 11:37 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
Quote:
....if you get sentimental over it I'll take the VT and you'll be back to doing your happy restoration!
Umm Bruce,
The dogs go with the VT - since we got it for them ...
still interested?
__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2010, 12:12 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
Thank you all.

I've given up on the idea of hiring a crane to hoist my boler American over the house into to the back yard between the trees so I can completely finish the restoration at my leisure. So here is my game plan:

1) Finish connecting the new wires and lights etc.
2) Finish connecting the plumbing with the new tanks and parts on hand.
3) Leave the front and rear window seals as they are, they are intact except for a 1/16 -1/8" gap at the joint; some gap seal (like a sticky butyl) has worked well since I got the trailer.
4) Shine up the outside keeping in mind the next owner may be doing the gelcoat or painting in the near future.
5) Finish off a couple of other little things.
6) Take pictures and post to my restoration thread as I go along.
7) List her for sale as per Gregs suggestions.
8) List the Solar and other goodies as options.

Roy
__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2010, 07:05 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
Carol Ann in TO's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1972 Boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500 (plus 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks)
Posts: 367
Registry
And as the wife in this project, I have purchased the fabric for new curtains for the VT, and am planning the reconstruction of the slip on seat cover for the dogs' sleeping area (front bench)

Life moves forward.
__________________
Carol Ann in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2010, 07:07 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
Carol Ann in TO's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1972 Boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500 (plus 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks)
Posts: 367
Registry
And James..... the dogs are no bigger than your basic lab or retreiver and with way less hair.
__________________
Carol Ann in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2010, 08:37 AM   #26
Junior Member
 
jeff isaacson's Avatar
 
Name: jeff
Trailer: Eco Featherlite 1970 (Circa)
Western Colorado
Posts: 25
Registry
Quote:
Thank you all.

I've given up on the idea of hiring a crane to hoist my boler American over the house into to the back yard between the trees so I can completely finish the restoration at my leisure. So here is my game plan:

1) Finish connecting the new wires and lights etc.
2) Finish connecting the plumbing with the new tanks and parts on hand.
3) Leave the front and rear window seals as they are, they are intact except for a 1/16 -1/8" gap at the joint; some gap seal (like a sticky butyl) has worked well since I got the trailer.
4) Shine up the outside keeping in mind the next owner may be doing the gelcoat or painting in the near future.
5) Finish off a couple of other little things.
6) Take pictures and post to my restoration thread as I go along.
7) List her for sale as per Gregs suggestions.
8) List the Solar and other goodies as options.

Roy

Roy; perhaps you should add;
9) Countless hours of expertise invested
10) To the future owner, untold amounts of sweat equity, that you've installed
11) Offer your professional services to the lucky new owner
12) You may still benefit from the fruits of your labor, seeing the job come to completion

Happy trails & Congrats on your New Endeavor !

Jeff Isaacson
__________________
jeff isaacson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2010, 07:25 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Bruce Thomas's Avatar
 
Name: Bruce T
Trailer: Compact jr
Indiana
Posts: 729
Registry
Quote:
Umm Bruce,
The dogs go with the VT - since we got it for them ...
still interested?
Yes I am!
__________________
Bruce Thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 08:56 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
Well Bruce,

I hate to have to tell you this but Carol Ann threatened she was going to go along with the dogs.

Humour aside, the real bad news is that Lynne came down with a serious case of sellers remorse. She sent me a long explanatory email apologizing for changing her mind on wanting to sell the trailer. The next morning a refund for our deposit arrived via snail mail. So at the present time we don't have a VT on the way.
That's the second VT that has slipped away from us in 2 months.

I'll go change my profile again and keep plugging away on finishing off my boler American as originally planned. I'll keep what everyone had to say in mind.

Thank you to everyone for all your suggestions, they were greatly appreciated.

Roy
__________________

__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
decisions, decisions on options when buying new lloyd cicetti General Chat 21 09-24-2008 10:50 PM
Final Decisions Before Ordering Casita Liberty Deluxe Patrick M. Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 29 08-04-2007 07:56 AM
Final Decisions Before Ordering Casita Liberty Deluxe Patrick M. General Chat 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.