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Old 05-31-2008, 03:17 PM   #15
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If it's any barometer, there is a person a few miles away with a Humongo RV bus parked along side his house.
I noticed this because it seems he has out his fence, firepit , light and chairs along his driveway and THAT is where he has been camping the last few weeks.

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If it's any barometer, there is a person a few miles away with a Humongo RV bus parked along side his house.
I noticed this because it seems he has out his fence, firepit , light and chairs along his driveway and THAT is where he has been camping the last few weeks.
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:11 AM   #17
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I am looking at a 1997 16 footer with bath. What is a fair price of
Any help would be a ppreciated.

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Old 12-24-2010, 06:29 AM   #18
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Hi: All... If you are part of the newly retired, with a yard full of toys, whos IRA savings have tanked, or you bought a new TT to see the USA, in your Chevrolet, just when gas prices spiked, you might be likely to join the long list of sellers!!!
A big factor for us buying our Escape 5.0& Tug, was the sellers being accepted into a seniors subsidized housing apt. with two vehicles and a trailer that requires some where to store it!!!
A second big factor was we are still working and have a few good earning years left to pay off our biggy toy budget yet still enjoy using them.
Here I've always thought that just when we got to "Middle Class" they cancelled it!!! Could be that they're waiting for us to get to "Retirement Age" before they blow out the candles there too!!!
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I am looking at a 1997 16 footer with bath. What is a fair price?
With just the information above, a "fair" price could be all over the map. It depends...
  1. The NADA guide is so out-of-touch with reality...Offering NADA price is such an embarrassing low-ball offer to an educated owner to be of much use to you.... except to set a floor price for a fixer-upper.
  2. For used trailers the mantra is "Condition, Condition, Condition." A 1997 vintage means it's a 14 year old trailer. I would imagine that the highest price would be for a trailer that was bought new, and immediately put into indoor climate-controlled storage. For that I would offer 2/3 of the price for a comparable 2011 model.
To focus any further would require a personal inspection. YMMV
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:03 AM   #20
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I am looking at a 1997 16 footer with bath. What is a fair price of
Any help would be a ppreciated.

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I'll go out on a limb here. I bought my 1996 17 footer for $7000 at the beginning of the year. It seemed like a good deal at the time. Depending on condition, I would say anything above $6k would seem fair.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:07 AM   #21
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Fair Price

Thanks. I have Casita sending me price info on new ones. Hope it gets here soon.
This guy is the third owner. It is stored under an awning, It appears to be in good shape. In a perfect world I'd rather have a 13 footer with bath.I have yet to hear about one for sale within 6 hours of me. I have met a couple of scammers.
Thanks for getting back to me.

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With just the information above, a "fair" price could be all over the map. It depends...
  1. The NADA guide is so out-of-touch with reality...Offering NADA price is such an embarrassing low-ball offer to an educated owner to be of much use to you.... except to set a floor price for a fixer-upper.
  2. For used trailers the mantra is "Condition, Condition, Condition." A 1997 vintage means it's a 14 year old trailer. I would imagine that the highest price would be for a trailer that was bought new, and immediately put into indoor climate-controlled storage. For that I would offer 2/3 of the price for a comparable 2011 model.
To focus any further would require a personal inspection. YMMV
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:15 AM   #22
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Thanks Terry.
I guess I was thinking too low. I thought $5500 was fair. Guess I needed to do more research.
Thanks again. Appreciate your thoughts.


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I'll go out on a limb here. I bought my 1996 17 footer for $7000 at the beginning of the year. It seemed like a good deal at the time. Depending on condition, I would say anything above $6k would seem fair.
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:15 PM   #23
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Thanks Terry.
I guess I was thinking too low. I thought $5500 was fair. Guess I needed to do more research.
Thanks again. Appreciate your thoughts.
$5500 isn't that far from $6000. To me, that seems to be in the area where you should try some negotiation with the owner. I have a friend who's looking for an older Casita with a toilet and there doesn't seem to be many out there right now.
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:39 AM   #24
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Thanks Terry.
I guess I was thinking too low. I thought $5500 was fair. Guess I needed to do more research.
Thanks again. Appreciate your thoughts.
Terri,

I'm fairly new to the fiberglass trailer arena. I'll just add that when I looked at the first trailer I found for sale (It was a Scamp) I thought the asking price was WAY to high. It was a really nice 2006 16' deluxe interior will all the options. I would have loved the trailer. But I just couldn't pull the string and buy it right then, I needed to think about it. After a couple weeks I went back to look at this trailer again and probably buy it, but it was gone. I quickly realized these fiberglass trailer bring more money than I thought. And the nice ones go quickly!

I had thought that with this economy they would be easier to find and for less money. But I have not found this to be true.

We recently did just buy a used Casita for a fair price. So there are some out there but you have to be ready to buy (money in hand) and jump on it if its a good deal or else it will be gone quickly.

Good luck with your search.
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Old 12-25-2010, 01:43 PM   #25
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what kind of difference does 3 ft really make

Dale,
Yes I am finding it a tough decision. This one was pretty nice. It is just what I wanted, plus.... three extra feet. I am wondering how much different the 3 extra feet would really make.

It seems they really must hold their value. The economy doesn't seemed to have gotten folks to sale them. That is saying something.
Merry Christmas

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Old 12-25-2010, 02:13 PM   #26
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Thanks. I have Casita sending me price info on new ones. Hope it gets here soon.
This guy is the third owner. It is stored under an awning, It appears to be in good shape. In a perfect world I'd rather have a 13 footer with bath.I have yet to hear about one for sale within 6 hours of me. I have met a couple of scammers.
Thanks for getting back to me.
I think the 13' with bath is pretty crowded and closed in. Without the bath there's a couch that turns into a bunk bed and a large front window. The front window adds a lot light and some outside views.
Good luck with your search.
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Ditto to what Byron said and the front window is great! But, it has more to do with your needs and style of camping.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:57 AM   #28
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"my trailer would be among the first things on the chopping block if I was looking to make a mortgage payment".
I (and the spouse) would take the direct opposite approach. Our fully paid truck and Casita are our "safety valve" (in many respects). If things were to turn especially nasty financially, our little egg is our safe harbor and would keep us from living on the streets or couch-surfing. It's a comfort to know that we can be hooked up and down the road within minutes.

Knock on wood that that need will never arise . . . .

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