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youth4him

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Posted: 02/18/12 06:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We bought a new railer last summer, and have loved it, we are currently living in it for some snow birding in Florida, which will be for about 10 weeks total, and we used it for another couple of weeks last summer.

Here's my quandry, and I'd like to get some feedback.

We don't really do a lot of "camping," per se. We might do a couple of trips to Yellowstone, or some other weekend trips, but a majority of our use is either for long trips (2-3 weeks at a time), or like we're doing now, 2-3 months.

The issue I'm having now is that it's highly unlikely we'll actually use the trailer at all for a couple of years, or very little. In addition, my girls are currently 12 and 13, so we'd actually only use it for another couple of years after that anyway.

We just bought this trailer last summer, and got a smokin' deal on it, so I'm thinking I might actually be able to break even on it if I sell it now, vs. letting it sit and sell it later.

If we sell it now, we can then just buy something else if/when we're ready (I may do a TT again, possibly MH.)

What do you guys think? If you were in my position, would you keep it, or try to offload it? I had no problem selling my last trailer, but in the economy we have, and because it is used, it might be slightly more difficult.

Thanks in advance!

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IMHO the tires will be need of replacing if you just let it set and then decide to go camping after a few years. If you are not going to use it, sell it and let some one with a camping family enjoy it. why keep it around and have to put out a lot of money just to get it into camping condition again.

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Posted: 02/18/12 06:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would def sell it if you can break even or make money on the deal


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Posted: 02/18/12 07:09pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for all of the input, I think that all makes sense as well. These trailers had a problem with their axles, and I already had the original ones replaced with heavier duty ones (warranty.) I've got a couple of issues to address after we get back on warranty, but then it's perfect.

Anyone know if most RV warranty's are easily transferred?

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Just sell it, then cry real tears as you watch them tow it away!





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I think selling it would be the best what have you got to lose if you DO sell and get a good price you are ahead of the game....If it doesn't sell than all you've lost is the price of the add. Trailers just sitting around can start having trouble like tires etc....Good Luck...


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