UT SOLD 72 Compact Jr - Fiberglass RV

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Old 09-12-2016, 06:50 PM   #1
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SOLD 72 Compact Jr

Moderator's note: per post #18 (after threads merged), this trailer is currently listed at $2700 OBO

After 25+ years of being in the family, and about 4 years of not being used, it looks like I need to consider the possibility of putting our Compact Jr. on the market.

What is a fair market value range?

Everything worked when we put it away about 4 years ago.

Thanks for your input and advice.

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Old 09-12-2016, 07:37 PM   #2
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It's really hard to know- you can look for comps in your area but you probably won't find a lot. I think $3500-$4000 would be a reasonable starting place if everything is ready to go- good tires, etc. Then deduct for anything a buyer would need to fix soon due to need for maintenance or wear and tear, such as worn cushions, curtains, top, tires, etc. One that has been redone might go for more (or less!) You can browse the expired listings here and see what other people have been asking. I've seen as low as $600 (years ago!) and as high as $10,000 (that was a complete redone and beefed up Campster.) Though the "wow" factor on this one due to the yellow might let you boost the price a bit- at least try for more.

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Old 09-12-2016, 08:18 PM   #3
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Thank you. I really appreciate your thoughtful response. You are right...I've been looking and I don't expect to find a comparable in my area.

It sounds like I should go through the systems again so I can be sure of what works and what doesn't...then work from there.

Thanks again!
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:06 AM   #4
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FWIW. Part of the price will depend on where it is. Anything in or near California can ask a much higher price.
We gave $3K for a recently painted Compact II five or six years ago here

And it needed some interior work

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Old 09-13-2016, 10:41 AM   #5
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Where is the RV located?
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:56 AM   #6
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I see you live in Utah. I bought a '72 Compact Jr out that way in June, and I paid $1875. My Jr looked pretty much the same as yours on the inside with a few exceptions. The fridge was missing, and the fabric around the pop-top was missing. It was in towable condition with good tires and good bearings. I simply hooked it up and pulled it 1200 miles home as-is. The outside of mine is white, and it's not as shiny as yours, but overall I'd say the general condition was very comparable. Yours should be worth a bit more than mine because it's prettier on the outside, and it has the poptop and fridge present.
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Old 09-13-2016, 12:46 PM   #7
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Positives I see include (1) exterior in good condition, (2) boot in good shape, (3) appliances that many Compact Jrs. lack (stove with oven, 3-way fridge, heater?), (4) interior mostly original and intact, (5) windows and door appear original and in good shape.

Possible negatives include (1) location away from major urban areas on the coasts, (2) season- prices are typically lower in the fall and winter, (3) the leopard fur wall covering is… well… unique... (Is there anything under it?).

Unknowns include the condition of the appliances, plumbing. electrical, subfloor, window seals, and chassis/tires. The floor is a biggie.

Going out on a limb here, but if everything checks out and the floor is solid I think it could go for $4000-5000.
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Old 09-13-2016, 03:42 PM   #8
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If that is the original gelcoat finish and not paint and the photos aren't lying I would ask $4750 and not take less than $4,250.

it is looks very nice.
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Old 09-20-2016, 06:55 AM   #9
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Thanks All

I'm going to test all the systems this week and then get off center get serious about selling it.

I appreciate the details that everyone have referenced, as it will give me more details to provide.

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Old 09-22-2016, 12:58 PM   #10
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I purchased my snazzy yellow/green compact jr about 5 years ago for $3200. Has an ice box, and a stove but it did not work well, very poor gas flow. SO I just dont use it and unhooked the gas. I had to fix the pop top, and redo the cushion covers and curtains. The bearrings had just been repacked and it did have a slow roof leak from the latching hardware, easy fix. Hope that helps!
@Stout_trout- does that have two stoves?
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Old 09-22-2016, 01:39 PM   #11
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@Stout_trout- does that have two stoves?
Take a second look and you'll see it's a reflection in the mirror.
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:01 AM   #12
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Assuming everything works and floor is solid, $3500 to move fast, $4500 fair market value.
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:07 AM   #13
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Is that genuine imitation leopard print wall covering? That is worth a least another $500 by itself!
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Old 09-26-2016, 05:54 AM   #14
Name: Brian
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I see an exterior vent on the lower left side. Is that for the stove or oven or both? What about the larger vent on the upper right side; what is that one for?

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