Condition is everything. Could be $3,000, could be $8,000. At $3,000 you are typically talking a BIG project. At $8,000 it would be fully restored, pristine, beautiful, stored indoors, etc. Age of axle
? Floor condition? Nice thing about Scamp
is the floor is exposed from the bottom. Many brands this isn't the case. So take a close look under the trailer, bring a tarp with you to lay on.
Your inspection is critical. Trailer is 32 years old. Stuff wears out and leaks
inside and outside rot floors. Plan on redoing window seals. Any plastic parts: vents, hatch doors, etc., tend to become brittle with age.
Soft floor is not normal and means rot.
Smells? Your nose is a critical part of the inspection too.
fiberglass rv 4 sale site has a large database for sold
trailers. Assume the ones that sold
went for close to asking price.
How old are tires
have date codes on them. Over about 5 to 6 years and you should plan on replacement.
Check the buyers checklist in the document center of this forum. Test everything. Door fit?
Read the various Scamp repair threads, it will give you a good idea what to look for as you learn about what people had to fix!
Realize when you buy a 32 year old trailer, it is not new, and stuff wears out. There is a reason they cost less than a new one. The fiberglass shell tends to last forever. Some other parts do not. Are you prepared to do some repairs yourself?
When I showed up to inspect a 40+ year old Trillium
, my pickup was basically full of tools including a ladder, tarp and a long straight edge. It only took me about 5 minutes to pass on the first one. Lots of serious damage if you looked. That trailer sold
the week later. I guess that buyer didn't look..... I ended up buying #3.
There is always time to look after you buy something, when its too late. Looking before you buy can either save you money or you can avoid a problem!
On wiggle room, typically there is little to NO wiggle room if the trailer is in really good condition. Its a sellers market. Financially, its not about negotiating a lower price, its all about avoiding expensive problems.