Okay, so I've been asked both in this forum and through private messages what my secrets are for finding so many "for sale" ads for fiberglass trailers. Well, it's a pretty easy formula, but it's tedious and you have to have the time, patience, and a keen eye to pick out the right responses to your search.
1: I always use Google.
2: I never use quotation marks or a '+' sign because it limits the responses to your search.
3: Keep the keywords simple, but remember that one person's trailer is another person's camper. What I mean is that one person might use the word camper
throughout their entire ad, but another might always use the word trailer.
4: One single letter can also make a huge
difference when doing an extensive search. I find ads for trailers from newspapers all over the country. Some of these ads come up because I used the word ads
, but some on-line newspaper ads will list their classified ads under the word classifieds
and never even use the word ads
on their page. Get it?
5: The first place I always
look is craigslist. ( www.craigslist.org
) The reason for this is simple... craigslist is a dumping ground. I don't mean that in a bad way, it's actually a good thing! People who list stuff on craigslist do so because it's quick, it's easy, and best of all... IT'S FREE!!! Being free means that there's no hassles with seller's fees or or issues with online payments or deadbeat bidders. Because the seller doesn't have to worry about all these things, he or she usually offers their item for sale
at a significantly lower price than putting it on Ebay. In my opinion, Ebay is usually the WORST
place to try and find a fiberglass rv. There are exceptions, of course. But for the most part, you're better off looking elsewhere.
6: Another place I look is the many, many classified ad outlets across the internet. There are too many to list and too many I'll never even know of. You just find them as responses to your search.
7: Don't get stuck searching for a Scamp
and ONLY a Scamp
. Most of these fiberglass trailers were built equally as well in quality. Scamps (and Casita) demand more money because of name recognition. Boler
made great fiberglass trailers, as did Perris Pacer
, and all the others listed on the homepage of this website. Don't be afraid to seek out lesser-known brands of fiberglass rv's, they're all pretty much equal in quality and the lesser-known brands are usually significantly cheaper in price.
All that being said, let's get to the nitty gritty here.
Okay, so my keywords in a search for a Boler
would look something like this...
craigslist boler camper
classified boler trailer
classified boler camper
classifieds boler trailer
classifieds boler camper
ad boler trailer
ads boler camper
selling boler trailer
selling boler camper
This formula can be applied to every other fiberglass trailer listed on the home page of this website.
The only reason I would use the word trailer
is because Boler is a person's last name and could also refer to other things or products not related to the Boler fiberglass trailer. Same thing goes for a Scamp
. Plymouth made a car called the Scamp years ago and there are other products that use the word Scamp, too.
Don't even get me started on Casita! You'll get four billion hits if you don't use the word trailer or camper after Casita
, I guarantee it!
You want to keep your search open enough to grab what you're looking for, but narrow enough to eliminate an endless stream of hits that have nothing to do with the item you're seeking. If you're searching for something like a Play-Mor
trailer you may not have to use the words trailer
because there are no other products with the name Play-Mor
trailers... at least none I know of.
There are loads of obscure places to find fiberglass rv's on the internet. Hopefully, this little method will help somebody find a nice trailer at a reasonable or even super-low price like I did. Be patient and don't be discouraged. If you're ready to buy (like right now
) you should probably be doing these searches at least once a day because the best deals go FAST!