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Old 04-08-2006, 07:35 AM   #1
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Is there anyone out there who could tell me how I could get a "value" on my 1973 Amerigo 16' fiberglass camper???? No one up here in NY has ever heard of Amerigo. My auto insurance needs a "value" for my insurance policy. It has a 2 way fridge w/ freezer, stovew/oven, furnace, 12' awning, 12 volt system , potty model, and is in fantastic condition. We are the 3rd owners and we have all original paperwork including the 1973 original sales receipt. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!!!! Thanks a bunch, Sally (happy camping!!!!)]

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Old 04-08-2006, 07:42 AM   #2
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Hi Sally!

Generally values can be established by looking at the current sales values of similar aged models. Of course the problem in your case is that there aren't enough Amerigos changing hands to fairly guage a market value.

I would try watching eBay, and the 'for sale' ads here and on the Casita Club site as well as some of the other advertising places and collect comps on similarly equipped mid-70s fiberglass trailers. Even though they won't be Amerigos, your insurance company will probably accept the value of similar brands of that era as comps for yours.

Some policies allow for a 'declared value', but you generally still have to support that value with some evidence of it's value if you make a claim.

Good luck!


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Old 04-08-2006, 02:24 PM   #3
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Find a vehicle appraiser, get him to place a value on it.
Support your value with prices from similar trailers, IE: year, length, etc, and of course make them fiberglass, stickies that old are worth zip.
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Old 04-08-2006, 02:35 PM   #4
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My agent did mine off my Bill Of Sale, and ebay ads. He actually valued it at 2k more than I paid, which is actually less than I have into it.

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