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Old 11-30-2015, 10:37 AM   #85
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The only time I whince is when I see somebody without a whole of experience, perhaps, travel a long way to buy a trailer that had been listed for months and then re-listed for months, viewed many times and passed over by folks and before finally purchased by an overly excited, unsuspecting buyer, thinking every last FGRV must be awesome, at a horribly exhorbitant price no less and then takes it home with all these great expectations.

Once home, the examination that SHOULD have taken place on site, before handing over all the cash, finally commences. In a few cases, the neglect, rot, rust, damage, frame replacement, etc is overwhelming. The buyer discovers to their chagrin that they are technically and financially in way over their heads. Did they open hatches and check for rot? Did they poke around underneath? Did they know what to look for? Did they not notice the frame? These and many other questions arise and the only answer is that perhaps they allowed the hype and excitement to overrun practical common sense. Perhaps.

Yes, thankfully these sad stories aren't happening everyday but when they do, it is tough to witness. Happens with boats, trucks, and other pleasure vehicles too. We older folks all likely remember the day one of our boys showed up in the yard, having blown their hard earned money on total peice of junk and we knew they weren't gonna escape this bad decision without a life lesson taking it's pound of flesh as tuition.

There are some good, very good guidelines on this site to assist the buyer in SLOWING DOWN and doing due diligence on a FGRV. Hopefully the number of folks helped by these advice checklists and so forth exceeds the number of folks who unfortunately have to learn these things the hard way.

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Old 11-30-2015, 07:07 PM   #86
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We bought a usable VENTURA for $1000. Did a few cheap and simple fixes. After several years we sold it for $2000. Then we bought a Trillium for $4000 that several people have offered us $5000 for. Buying new wasn't an option financially.

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Old 11-30-2015, 10:23 PM   #87
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Hazel, I'd buy a used FG for $1000 any day of the week and twice on Sunday (unless it were a total mess). That's a nice price!

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