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Old 04-20-2020, 07:26 PM   #1
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12,500 Budget Looking for 16' or 17' With Bunks

  • Looking for a travel trailer at least 16' but not longer than 17.
  • Should be a bunk layout, or have two mattresses that will sleep FOUR
  • Will consider Scamp, Casita, Escape, Bigfoot, and Prolite
  • Cannot weigh significantly more than 2,400lbs dry
  • If your unit does not have A/C max I will pay is 12,000.
  • Would like to buy 2015 or newer, but will consider as old as 2012 if it is mint.
  • Be within 750 miles of Georgia, or willing to meet me in the middle



    Please do not message me asking for more money if you haven't noticed the RV market is NOT good.

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Old 04-20-2020, 08:46 PM   #2
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Check weights in the real world and you should be able to remove most if not all from your list (original posting was 2250 pounds).
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Old 04-20-2020, 09:07 PM   #3
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Good point Mr. Bill. I think 2,400 is a more realistic number.

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Old 04-21-2020, 08:41 AM   #4
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Your budget and requirements make this a tall order. If you don't require a wet bath, there is this one with bunks for four, and it's not far from you. It's pretty basic (no fridge, awning, or A/C), so I'd estimate an UVW under 2000#.
https://www.fiberglass-rv-4sale.com/...amp-sale-12555
EDIT- old listing... oops!

That site has the most complete listings on the web, since it harvests and reposts listings from Craigslist (after filtering out scams) and eBay, along with direct postings. You may find the best Craigslist deals are already sold to a local buyer before they appear on that site.

I agree that the RV industry appears headed into recession, but molded fiberglass trailers are at least recession-resistant, thanks to limited supply. I doubt you'll find the deep price-slashing you find on dealer lots. Still, you may find sellers somewhat more willing to negotiate at present, since they know many potential buyers are not able to travel.

Best wishes!
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Old 04-21-2020, 08:49 AM   #5
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Your budget and requirements make this a tall order. If you don't require a wet bath, there is this one with bunks for four, and it's not far from you:
https://www.fiberglass-rv-4sale.com/...amp-sale-12555
Thanks for the listing - hadn't seen it before. I'd like a wet bath and I'm in no hurry to buy (trip is planned for 2022).

I think my listing will appeal to someone who either wants to sell quickly or is just finished using their tt. I have talked to several tt owners who said they didn't want to sell??
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And I just caught that it's an old listing. Long gone, I'm sure.

Fall is often a better time to score deals. Spring is usually crazy, but of course this is not an ordinary spring.
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2,360 lbs

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Check weights in the real world and you should be able to remove most if not all from your list (original posting was 2250 pounds).
My 2017 deluxe 16' Scamp was 2,360 lbs as built. (all options)
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Fall sales

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And I just caught that it's an old listing. Long gone, I'm sure.

Fall is often a better time to score deals. Spring is usually crazy, but of course this is not an ordinary spring.
My last two used RVs sold in the fall after I had winterized. People are looking because they think that's the time to buy, but I got a good price for both. Be ready to buy with cash and jump on the deal. With all the unemployment, there may be some forced sales out there.
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Old 04-21-2020, 11:10 AM   #10
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My last two used RVs sold in the fall after I had winterized. People are looking because they think that's the time to buy, but I got a good price for both. Be ready to buy with cash and jump on the deal. With all the unemployment, there may be some forced sales out there.
Thanks for the info on the Scamp! 2,3xxlbs is definitely within my limits (3,500lbs).

I hope nobody is put out by the pandemic, but I must consider my own interests in resale value if this goes on for any length of time. Basically, I'm not going to pay regular retail to have the market collapse further and be really under water on a tt.
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