Looks nice. As others are saying just check out all the systems to make sure everything works. We tried everything when we got invaded by mice and the only thing that worked was those little green celophane packages, where the mice eat the stuff and it kills them. The regular DeCon was totally unattractive to them. I would just spread stuff like that under counters, in drawers, anywhere there were droppings for awhile and see if it gets eaten. After you clean really well you will know withing a couple days if you still have mice because there will be new droppings overnight.
I couldn't find the exact model on NADA but a similar 27' Springdale trailer is low retail, $5,790 and high retail, $6,980. As dirty as that is you should be no more than low retail so asking price is very high. We sold our 25' Springdale, 2005 a couple years ago for around $9000 so 8500 is way too much fora two year older, being sold two years later than ours. Go to your library or a credit union and get a current "real" NADA--not the internet version--and check it. Then you can be straight up with the seller about the price.
On edit--we loved the Springdale. It was a wonderful trailer and totally trouble free. We only sold it because we went full-time and needed something bigger.
2007 Northwoods Arctic Fox 32 5S Fifth Wheel used for fulltiming for several years--SOLD
2011 Keystone 23rks Hideout to poke around the smaller parks in the great Southwest
2007 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Diesel
Prodigy brake control
No, don't add options. Almost every one of those things come as standard items. And in today's market, the options just don't carry weight. Even before the tough market you could almost always buy a used trailer for 25% to 50% below the inflated asking price. Dealers mark up used trailers way more than new ones.
Mkos, when you look at trailers for a year or two like I did you get a feel for the price. I let some very good deals go by as I didn't know better. When I found the one I bought, I may have paid a little to much, who knows. IMHO it's better to do the absolute best you can to get a dry undamaged trailer than take a chance for a few hundred less. Personally if I was sure it was dry, I would offer a grand less and see what they come back at. Let them know you are going to have hours of caulking ahead, and your surely going to need new tires. I bet there are cracks in the roof Dicor that look like the grand canyon. You will have a lot of work and some expense bringing that trailer back to life. There are a lot of used trailers out there, but there may not be that many at a good price that you want and feel good about buying. Good Luck
On the NADA list I did use some options in pricing. But you really can't use standard options like the water heater and the slide out unless the slide was a factory special order which this was not. I tried to find original brochures which showed the options. Part of my looking was to justify the price if I liked the unit.
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Regarding the price on the TT you're looking at..we recently purchased a 2006 Sprinter 299 RLS (also a Keystone product). The TT required only cleaning and a good waxing...no damage and all works perfectly (oh wait the fuse was blown on the electric power jack - a 25 cent fuse and good to go). Searched long and hard for a model we really liked and this was the one (rear living salon area)we decided on. Could have spent lots of $$$ for a new TT, but got this one for $8,000. Always a gamble when buying used, but after only having paid $8,000 I was willing to pay a little extra for any needed repairs, turns out no repairs needed-got lucky. Almost paid 37k for new a Outback with the same layout...whew. Regardless, ours was listed at $10,500 and we offered $7,500 cash, dealer countered with $8,500...we met in the middle at $8,000. When they say OBO, it means just that, if dealer gets bent or insulted what have you lost? You must decide first on what you're willing to pay and offer lower, way lower. We did and it worked out. Good Luck and let us know how you do!
If you want the trailer I would go at least $2500. less than what they are asking just to see what price they come back with. That will get you a lot closer to finding what they will sell it for. You can bet they have a couple of grand profit to play with. They don't list it anywhere near what they will sell for and add OBO. Once they come back with an offer give them a counter and you will do fine price wise. Check big time for water damage and signs of leaking as that is something that can make for a bad deal at any price.