What should I do with 1999 Casita Freedom 17' Travel Trailer? - Fiberglass RV

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Old 06-04-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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What should I do with 1999 Casita Freedom 17' Travel Trailer?

I have bought a 1999 Casita Freedom 17' travel trailer and I have a few problems. The stove has been cut in half and I am missing a chair. I have checked the measurements with the factory, which is only 3 hours away (I live in Houston, Tx.) and the stove cabinet they make today is almost the same as the one that was in it. The old one measures, width 29", depth 26" and height 35". The cabinet they make today is width 28.5, depth 25" and height 34.5".
I have done a ruff estimate of what it will take to restore the stove cabinet with burner and sink and replacing the chair with recovering both chairs because the fabric is out of date. The trailer is still in good condition and with a little elbow grease I think I can make it shine again. My question is to the experienced owners out there, is it worth me sinking a few thousand in it to bring it up to speed or should I clean the outside and put a shine on it and sell it like it is, and if so what should I ask for it? Any replies would be appreciated, because I am going to sell it regardless. I just wonder if I fix it up, can I make the extra work worth the investment. Thanks ahead of time for any help

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Old 06-05-2012, 12:14 AM   #2
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I've made money doing projects like this before as long as I didn't value my time. A buck or two an hour isn't really making money. Enjoy your project. John

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Old 06-05-2012, 04:56 PM   #3
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I think the price you paid for it would have some influence on what price you could try to get for it. That price will probably change if you do some work on it before selling.

I have to admit that I'm finding it difficult to come up with a good reason for cutting the stove in half. Sounds pretty weird to me.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:07 PM   #4
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I'd say, set a price in your mind, clean the trailer as well as you can and put it up for sale... as is. If it doesn't sell, then worry about what changes you need to make to get the price you want.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:35 PM   #5
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I probably would not have bought in that condition but if you got a good price go for it. If you have good woodworking skills and tools, why not consider builing a nice custom cabinet that would provide the functionality a still look nice? I think it would be easier and cost less while providing a good product for your own use or resale.
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