What sort of search titles to you use on c-list? Thanks again for your time. What did you end up getting?
Check out the link Donna posted. It has lots of useful information about how to search for a used trailer.
When I was looking for a FGRV I searched using the brands of trailers that I had "ruled in" or put "fiberglass trailer" in the search engine. I checked Craigslist in all the counties south of the bay area, Nevada, and Arizona and, of course, the listings on this website. I too live in SoCal and ended up buying a Trailswest Campster
that I found in a small town near the entrance to Sequoia National Park. It was a 4.5 hour drive but I got exactly what would work for my living situation.
If you are the first person to call on a listing, you might try to get the owner to start a list of interested parties in the order they call and ask them to set appointments to view the trailer. Even though I was the first one to call on a trailer 45 miles away the owner would not allow me to see it until the weekend. I had cash in hand and was 10 miles away when he called me on my cell phone to inform me that someone gotten to his house at 8:00 AM and bought it out from under me. It was 8:45 AM when he called me. These trailers are in great demand and it can get highly competitive if the trailer is in reasonably good shape. I told the fellow that I eventually bought my Campster
from this story and he agreed to allow me to have the first viewing of his trailer knowing that I had a very long drive to make to get there to see it. I demonstrated my level of committment to the sale via phone conversations and emails we exchanged during the week. While I was at his home several of the other interested parties kept calling to see whether or not I purchased the trailer and they were willing to drive up immediately to buy the thing. I was fortunate enough to have found someone who did not feel the urge to "take the money and run" with the first person who could put cash in his hand. Many of these FGRV owners like to know their trailer is going to a "good home" much like people who are forced to give a cherished pet away. We FGRV folks have put a lot of work into these trailers and it is always nice when this is recognized by others. If you approach sellers with this sensitivity, you may not only buy a trailer but make a friend as well. I'm still in contact with the couple I bought my trailer from and plan on showcasing my restoration project to them as soon as I can.
If you need a trailer that you can store in your garage, study the Albums on the homepage of this website. Pay specific attention to those models that have a pop-top. Those trailer have a lower profile and fit more easily into a garage. My garage is lower than most so I still need to take the air out of the tires
and remove the tension bars across the garage door to roll the trailer inside. . . but it works for me. I store the trailer on jacks so the tires
aren't damaged. Compact, Compact Jr., Hunter, and Family Wagon come to mind but there are others in this family of trailers in the Album, too.