Originally Posted by eastcoast
I missed one here locally-...for $3200,...We can't afford more then that right now, ...
Greetings..Although its been a while, I will assume you are still looking. I have been shopping a lot so I think that my two cents might be of some help in your search.
I would expect that if you are lucky enough to find one for $3200 or less, it will need some work. Maybe a new axle
for example (esp if 20+ years old), and that adds to the cost. I found a local Scamp
13, a little over 20 years old, listed at $5400 and it was OK for camping but it could really use some work, and if I had bought it, I would have put some work and money into it.
Another place to look to get an idea of values is:
Fiberglass RVs SOLD | Fiberglass RV's For Sale
You will see that getting something usable for $3200 is not too easy, although I did see one in Florida that looks to be in fair to good shape for $3100 (sold of course).
Many people look for many months, and even years, to find their Fiberglass trailer.. and its like looking for a job, you really have to keep at it every day, use multiple search methods, and be able to move on a moments notice. Sooner or later you will find a very motivated (or ill informed) seller and get a deal, but it could be a long wait. Since I am getting older, and the trailers do not depreciate too much, I ordered new. Unless I find a great deal before Sept, I will be buying new.
I had a 2008 Highlander without tow package (1900 lbs tow rating I think), and I towed a 1550 lbs pop-up.. easy-peasy. Of course a walled trailer adds a lot of wind resistance so I have my doubts that it would have done very well towing a Scamp
13 or similar.
If you have a Highlander with factory OEM tow package then it might be a 3500 or more tow rating, and you will be good to go (depending on what FG trailer you get)