13' or 16' Fiberglass Camper Wanted - Fiberglass RV

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Old 01-19-2014, 07:57 PM   #1
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13' or 16' Fiberglass Camper Wanted

Hello All,

My husband and I are looking for a 13' or 16' fiberglass camper. We have a ford ranger we would tow it with. We want to keep it under $5000 and we definitely want one with a bathroom. We are located in Ohio so if you are outside the state or nearby states we are interested in having it shipped. Please respond to this post if you have something that may suit our needs

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Old 01-19-2014, 08:05 PM   #2
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You need to be a bit more explicit on how much of a fixer-upper you can tolerate. For under $5K it's going to be slim pickings; fiberglass rigs just don't lose value nearly as fast as a stick-built trailer.

Do check the classifieds on all the forums to get an idea of pricing, and post a wanted ad too!

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Old 01-19-2014, 08:16 PM   #3
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Keep your eye on Fiberglassrv-4-sale.com
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:17 PM   #4
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Yep, I agree, finding a decent 13' for $5k is very difficult and a 17' one and/or a 13' with a bathroom? Fergetit. BTW: A 13' with a permanent bath is not unlike a sardine can. Some like them just to get the bathroom. We sold ours to get back the much needed space.

Unless you are on the west coat, esp in SoCal, most buyers usually have to look out to at least a 500 mile search radius to find some to choose from, and many go even further. There just aren't that many out there for sale. And with the additional cost of having one shipped, remember that it won't have been inspected by you either.

Apparently shipping only works if you are buying one for a client in Japan (inside joke, please ignore) But shipping is very expensive relative to the cost of FGRV's units.

Unless you find a very uninformed seller, a fixer is about the best you might get.
Just for a heads up, the following are common and very expensive repairs that a lot of older eggs might needEstimates are for Parts & Labor at an RV shop.)

New Axle: $800-1200, not uncommon due to "Sag", after about 20+ years of use. Learn how to identify axle sag and, if the seller sez it can be "Adjusted" back up, run, don't walk away.
New Refrigerator: $800-1200. RV refrigerators cannot be recharged. If the cooling circuit is shot, usually so is the refrigerator. Same for rooftop a/c units. They usually cost more to repair/recharge than they are worth.
Tires: $200. Tires on used trailers are almost always over 6 years old and must be replaced.
Water heater or Furnace (If present) New ones are about $400, most repairs about 1/2 that much p&l.

I have "referbished" several FGRV's and usually figure a minimum of $1000 after purchase costs, even if it looks like it's a good one.

Good Luck Hunting
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:51 AM   #5
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No washroom but this one is close http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ale-62212.html Have you considered a porta-potti?

Check your manual for tow ratings on that Ranger. You might be capable of towing a Scamp 5th wheel which will give you the washroom. Many here have that combination. The Scamp has more of a gooseneck than real 5th wheel hitch.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:23 AM   #6
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13' U-Haul in Ohio


I have a 13' U-haul fiberglass RV for sale and am located in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Camper is in good shape. Has propane stove and heater unit, refrigerator, sink and especially nice an A/C unit mounted on top with a solar panel that keeps battery charged enough to use indoor lights. Have most-if not all of original parts for bunk beds, but I have it set up with a two seater table.

Tail light lens is cracked but still intact. No leaks!

Priced at $5,500.00. Don't have pics because it's covered up for winter, but if you are interested in looking at it contact me and we can make arrangements for you to look at it.


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