Originally Posted by Marv
There is a Used FiberglassRV Evaluation Check List on this forum. If you were looking long-distance at a trailer offered by an individual, maybe ask them to fill out the form. If I was the seller, I would be happy to do that and explain every line item that was less than excellent. I think you could get a good feel for the deal just by how they approach the evaluation.
Sounds good, but keep in mind that fiberglass trailers are always in a sellers market.
I never had one for sale
for three whole days before it was GONE... often with multiple buyers left standing with cash in hand and disappointment on their faces.
I found that when I bought, that I often had only hours at best to make a commitment to buy, even then I missed a few.
Once I had a seller (at 9PM) agree to hold a trailer until noon the next day while I arrived with the cash (110 mile drive) She reneged and sold it in the morning while I was in my truck and on my way.
Buying a newer trailer is not quite that frantic, but a seller still has little incentive to fill out forms or make special concessions.
BUT HEY!! Its a travel trailer
...so travel.... ROAD TRIP! I have driven more than 600 miles more than once to retrieve a trailer with less than 24hours notice.
Its an adventure and you won't lose near as much (probably actually profit)on a fiberglass trailer as you will on the TV which you likely bought on impulse anyway.