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Old 03-15-2019, 10:17 AM   #1
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1985 Bigfoot 19B value?

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I am new to the forums here and this is my first post. I am currently shopping for a FRV and have run across a 1985 Bigfoot 19' in relatively good condition. My question is what price range would this trailer have from fair to excellent condition? I believe these trailers are in good demand. This trailer needs tires replaced and refrigerator repair. The outside is somewhat oxidized and has minor black mildew spots. Any info and/or comments would be appreciated!
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Poor = $2,500. OK but with some issues = $5,000. Superb = 10,000.

Look for signs of prior leaks, soft spots on floor, floor rot (check inside all cabinets), appliances all work?, roof and door sag, etc. A 34 year old trailer in “wonderful” condition could have more challenges than you might expect.

Mildew on the outside and old tires to me means neglected and stored outside. Neglected trailers typically will have leak issues = discount. Read up on Bigfoot floor repair to get an idea of what that can entail. Floors tend to rot from the inside out. Leaks from windows, vents or water plumbing will seek out the wood in the floor which then rots. Some brands floor repair is harder than others. Avoiding trailers with floor rot is the “easiest” solution!
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Bill, thanks for your reply and the wisdom in it! I haven't been able to see the inside of this trailer yet so your advice on what to watch for is timely. I had a friend tell me to look for stress fractures/cracks around windows and the door. I would assume this would be true for the vents on the roof as well.
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:53 AM   #4
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I bought my 1988 B19 from a commercial seller on Vancouver Island in 2007 and paid $11,000 Canadian for it. It was originally listed for $10,000 by a private owner but even though I was the first person to contact the private owner, the agent showed up the next day with cash, and the private owners probably got significantly less than their asking price because they either couldn't or wouldn't wait for us to come see it (we had to drive there all the way from AZ). The trailer had good bones, but has needed new tires, a new heater, new water heater, new water pump, new lights, new fans... so definitely do your best to negotiate while keeping in mind that the B19 model is quite hard to find.
Good luck and happy trails.
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