Jane, I'm thinking you SHOULD be able to find something in the $8,000 range that will be perfectly usable and will bring you many years of enjoyment. I encourage you STRONGLY to download and print the molded fiberglass trailer Buyers Checklist
and take it with you everytime you view a trailer. Knowledge is power and there are lots of people here to help you.
In your search, along with the For Sale
and Referrals forums here, I'd also suggest:
Molded Fiberglass Trailers | Fiberglass RV's For Sale
and a method to search All Craigslist listings: Classifieds - Claz.org
just be wise as you know there are scammers in the wings. Probably the biggest advice is when you see one for sale
be prepared to JUMP ON IT. The closer we get to camping season the faster trailers seem to be sold.
BTW: there's nothing wrong with the TaB there's several members here that either currently have one or HAD one. However, this is a molded fiberglass forum and we're a bit (ALOT) biased....