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I've been storing this TT in my yard for a couple for the past year, used it twice myself, had friends stay in it a couple times...

It's a 2001 Keystone Cabana model #1975, with a "portable" (e.g. luggable) 4-KW generator, and the couple said they'd sell the whole thing to ME for $3,500 (when it gets advertised in the local paper, it'll start at $5,000).

Everything in the trailer works as far as appliances go...heater, fridge, stove, hot water, pumps, A/C, windows, etc.

The bathroom vent/fan needs to be replaced (cracked cover, $100???), and the main entry door grab handle is broken (cost???, can't be too much I would think).
It's got a front facing canvas "slide out" (doesn't leak, no tears in the canvas), a single true deep cycle battery (2 years old), twin propane tanks, fresh/gray/black water tank indicators (work great now that I've cleaned out the tanks with ice cubes!), overhead A/C, sinks, stove, fridge/freezer (3 way), microwave, bathroom/shower, etc.etc.etc. and it'll come with a 4KW generator that I could mount on the tongue if I got crafty (and move the battery somewhere else).

Tires are in great shape, evenly worn, 4 years old (0908 date code), and will probably get replaced in a couple of years regardless.

Now...the roof. There aren't any leaks in the trailer that I can tell...and I've been thru the "Leak Detecting School of Hard Knocks" with my last project ('76 Dodge Class C), so I think I've got a pretty good idea of what to look for.
The roof is rubber (I think), looks like it hasn't been cleaned/scrubbed in quite some time, feels relatively solid, although I can lift the membrane itself a little bit it in spots around the edges.
The sealant on the roof around the corners/edges/AC/fridge-vent/etc is hard, but not rock hard. I can still press my fingernail into it and leave an impression. Probably could stand to be scraped up and replaced eventually.

Should I even attempt to clean the roof before I buy it? Try just a little bit to make it leak?
Should I run...don't walk...away from the deal?
I've got until July 3rd to decide...and as far as that goes, I've got until they find another buyer to decide 'cause I know as soon as I flash that $3,500 check in front of them, they'll grab it and go!

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Id recommend a full pdi. It needs to be all checked because some repairs can be pretty costly. Most likely it is a rubber roof and look for cracking near seams and what not. 3,500 not bad but just need to make sure your ot getting screwed
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2001 with standard equipment......$1100-1400

Options might bring it up to $2000

NADA RV

You be the judge......


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Old-Biscuit wrote:

2001 with standard equipment......$1100-1400

Options might bring it up to $2000

NADA RV

You be the judge......


How 'bout that? I had no idea NADA did RV's like that.
Thanks for the info. I came up with $2,000-$2,500 with the options/accessories this one will come with, but that would all assume a good roof.
Think I'll tell 'em $1,500 without a new roof or $2,500 (maybe even 3) with a new roof.

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Old-Biscuit wrote:

2001 with standard equipment......$1100-1400

Options might bring it up to $2000

NADA RV

You be the judge......
NADA is worthless for older TT. Try to buy one for that. I sold a 99 for 4900 in less then a day. Look on the Internet to see what that model is selling for.

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colliehauler wrote:

Old-Biscuit wrote:

2001 with standard equipment......$1100-1400

Options might bring it up to $2000

NADA RV

You be the judge......
NADA is worthless for older TT. Try to buy one for that. I sold a 99 for 4900 in less then a day. Look on the Internet to see what that model is selling for.


agreed. NADA had my popup at like $1200, I posted it on craigslist for $1600 and got two offers for immediate purchase within an hour. People were emailing me for two days trying to buy it. Turns out the person flipped it for $2800 and other popups were selling for $3-4k in my area.

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Agreed. Nada is useless. Seams like a good deal to me, as long as the roof is mostly solid and leak free.

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As others have said, NADA is useless..Check out the Hybrid section on the forums, ask around for any "typical" issues. I have a coachmen which is very similar to the cabana. i purchased mine a year ago for 4500, including hitch and blue tote. Here in Mass, it was a great deal.


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The roof is solid/leak-free...for now.
Like I said, I've had it here since last July, thru the rain, snow, used it twice myself, etc, and I can't find any water intrusion...doesn't mean there is NOT any water leakage, but I can't find any evidence of it.

And, yes, agreed, NADA is pretty much useless all the way around. Doesn't hurt for a starting point though...

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colliehauler wrote:

Old-Biscuit wrote:

2001 with standard equipment......$1100-1400

Options might bring it up to $2000

NADA RV

You be the judge......
NADA is worthless for older TT. Try to buy one for that. I sold a 99 for 4900 in less then a day. Look on the Internet to see what that model is selling for.


X50 You can't use NADA for use trailer guides. Each area of the country is different. You have to look around in your area to see what similar Trailers are bringing. In my area the price seems fair enough but, like I said each area of the country is different.

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