The molded trailers do hold their value very well, but they do not necessarily sell fast. There are 5 for sale
here in Western Canada and have been for months. Two have been steadily discounting their asking price. One 17 sold
for $5,500 (soft floor). There is a 20 ft for $16k, another for $18.5 and yet another for $17.5. There is a 17 ft for $9,500 in excellent condition.....etc..(so with foreign exchange you would be getting a good deal) See the ad for a 2001 17 ft that sold
last month for $11,900.
When I say laminated fiberglass I do not refer to the method of some builders that hang a fiberglass sheet in front of a wood frame. Laminated fiberglass has wood embedded in the glass and it is all fiberglassed together. It is a very good method of building a very strong product. Multi-million $ yachts are made using the laminated fiberglass method so do not confuse the two methods as they are quite different. Molded fiberglass does have some draw backs. They are like a pail, when water gets it it does not get out again. When I was looking for a bigfoot
, two of the units I passed on had soft floors. Once water gets in it rots the wood supports and sub flooring. Once it rots underneath the only way to fix it is rip out the floor and that is not a minor job especially if the cabinets need to be removed. So shop around and buyer beware.