Originally Posted by tarvin
Hi! Does anybody out there work at a dealership? We bought a 1970 Boler on Craigslist and Iím trying to transfer the title
(in WA state), but the title place didnít have Bolers in their database so the lady told me I have to take it to a dealership and have it appraised so they know how much sales tax we have to pay. If we could get a friendly dealership person to write something on a letterhead that says itís not worth much, that would help us out!
I live in IllAnnoy, but I have done lost title work on both cars and trailers.
Generally any trailer sales place could write a value statement for your trailer.
They often start by just asking what you paid anyway, but they may also take suggestions. They do charge for the service often $50-$75.
I assume that your Boler is more than ten years old which would be residual value only anyway.
You might show them a picture of a Scamp
and ask if they would consider it a comparable.
The good news is that dealer appraisals on fiberglass trailers over ten years old will usually be less than half of its real value.
You might also look for ads showing price on comparable trailers for sale
Also, if you go on a different day to a different bureaucrat you may get a different result.