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Old 04-13-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
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Idea for longtime forum members?

When I first bought my ct13 it was located in Atlanta and I was in Jacksonville Florida so I was one of the many folks who did that searching and buying from out of state. I think a lot of us with fiberglass campers looked out of state too because they are kind of rare.

Now I have "The Beagle" up for sale here in Austin Tx and know how hard it is as a buyer to get info and try to decide if they are going to travel long distances to see a camper.

Have any of you long time forum members and experienced camper owners thought about looking at campers for sale in your area and possibly acting as a third party resource for out of state buyers? For example: in my case I'd gladly pay a senior board member and camper owner in my area $50 to take a look at my camper I have up for sale. Then if out of state buyers wanted to know that it really exists, that I have tag, title, etc. just the basics at least someone not involved in the sale could say yep, that camper exists and she's the owner. I think it could only be established board members who could provide that service. What do you all think?
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:18 AM   #2
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I think there a lot of members that would be glad to do if if ask , I would within a reasonable distance
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:31 AM   #3
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i'd do it
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:37 AM   #4
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The answer was "Yes" for me. A person about 4 states away asked if someone lived near a trailer they were interested in and if that person would be williing to check the trailer out for them. The trailer was only 30 miles from me so I responded Yes.

The trailer either sold or was taken off the market so I never did go see it but I was willing to help out.

Seems to me that there are most likely others like me that would be willing to help out.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:44 AM   #5
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About a year ago, I was interested in a trailer located near Toronto - about 2,000 miles away from here. 3 different people volunteered to inspect it for me to advise me on whether or not it would be worth my travellling there to make a final decision. (As it turned out, I bought a different one - also about 2,000 miles away in a different direction!)
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:18 PM   #6
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Cool! Sounds like some people would utilize this. How would a buyer/ seller initiate that kind of request? If I would want to ask for this kind of assistance what would be a good forum to make that request? If I did it in the for sale forum that would probably only be viewed by buyers. I'd rather get an old timer who has a camper now to take a look. And it would need to be in my general area. How do I catch that type of viewers eye?
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:21 PM   #7
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If within an hour, (100km) I'd go. Organizing this through the web site would be a great service to members. We should have a forum for just this purpose.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:07 PM   #8
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Northern Illannoy, I'm in(already have been)
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:17 PM   #9
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How do we ask the admin for a new forum? What would we call it?
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:13 PM   #10
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I would also participate.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:59 PM   #11
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I have done this a few times already and have also sold and delivered a distance too.
So far people just PM me and ask if I would take a look?

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I've alerted the moderating team to this discussion- we'll consider the logistics of it. Stay tuned.
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:33 PM   #13
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count us in. we've already offered this service a couple of times and have had the chance to use it, as well. in fact, it was thru this forum that we learned the availability of our trailer and we jumped on it and bought it!
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:07 PM   #14
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So thinking about how someone would volunteer for this service: what if they posted something like this:
- their location and how many miles they would travel to take a look at a camper
- what they'd charge the seller for the review



I think it's fair to pay someone a nominal fee for this service, as a seller. It makes it less risky for buyers and I would think makes it easier to sell at a distance. I figure doing this once and providing the info to any interested buyers would be sufficient. Plus it takes someone's time although most of us probably enjoy looking at other peoples' campers anyway!
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