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Old 04-21-2009, 11:16 PM   #1
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ok.... life is not treating me to well in the money department... nothing unusual these days right

anyway.... got to sell my scamp and trying to determing fair market value. I got it at a great deal I think but not in position to pass on the good fortunes

its' faded and dirty but no leaks.

No bathroom AKA closet unit.

it just needs a face lift and fabric as far as I can tell.

rear window AC

any thoughts?
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:39 AM   #2
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Start by searching the For Sale ads and the Referrals for similar trailers that have sold. You own a trailer that's 26 years old and doesn't have the features most buyers are looking for, such as full-bath and factory installed A/C. As in most of our trailers they're worth more to us, than they might be to someone looking to buy. Such is the case with most of our assets.

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Start by searching the For Sale ads and the Referrals for similar trailers that have sold. ...
Thanks, should have said in advance that I had already done that. Too few of that era in the 5th wheel model to get a feel from.
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Yeah, I understand that. Next thing to do is decide WHAT you're willing to sell for. Price up from that price, with a mental willingness to come down to the WHAT price. It's always easier to go down that up. I can't give you a price as I haven't seen the trailer. But it seems they're selling for $2,000 to $6,000 of that era depending on features, maintenance done, quality of any mods, cleanliness and other subjective criteria. Coach, there's nothing like a first impression. Put some elbow grease into it and make that baby shine... inside and out. Don't devalue the trailer because someone can't look past some dirt and grime. Because that's cash in the buyers pocket, not yours. It's called sweat equity.
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... not in position to pass on the good fortunes

its' faded and dirty but no leaks.

[b]any thoughts?
Dirty will be the #1 reason for no sale, people will be inclined to dispense with price haggling and just walk away.
If you have to get top dollar, then it has to be clean. We had a saying in the Navy: "Work it May, Shine it Must!"

People will overlook other faults if it is clean.
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Dirty will be the #1 reason for no sale, people will be inclined to dispense with price haggling and just walk away.
If you have to get top dollar, then it has to be clean. We had a saying in the Navy: "Work it May, Shine it Must!"

People will overlook other faults if it is clean.
thanks

all good points.
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