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Posted: 06/01/19 02:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You are making some assumptions that may not be correct.

The PO may not have known about the soft area.

The soft area may not be water damage.

I had a unit with a soft spot in the floor. I tore into it from underneath. It was fine. The soft spot was a result of the way the heat ducts ran, necessitating a change in the bracing. In short, it was normal for that unit.




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I've always been truthful when selling, unlike the first popup I bought. Whole front wall/storage area was water damaged. My problem is if something isn't working, I usually fix it before I sell it to get the best price I can. Had the water heater go out on my last TT. Didn't replace it but told them about it when I traded it in to the dealer I bought my current one from. They appreciated it I'm sure but the trade in price they give people has a significant margin built in to do needed repairs if they discover something unreported.


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It's simple. Do the right thing. You know what the right thing is before asking the question.

Besides sleeping better, I have usually found that information seals the sale. Even the bad things. If you can establish that trust, you can make the sale. As a buyer, I will take a known negative over unknowns all day long.


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tragusa3 wrote:

It's simple. Do the right thing. You know what the right thing is before asking the question.

Besides sleeping better, I have usually found that information seals the sale. Even the bad things. If you can establish that trust, you can make the sale. As a buyer, I will take a known negative over unknowns all day long.


It reassures the buyer that you actually kept up on maintenance, and know what you're doing, too.


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Tell people what you know. Be honest.

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Posted: 06/01/19 09:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

State laws differ, but almost universally, it is "buyer beware." Whether you make a disclosure or not, just put on the bill of sale, "sold as is where is." Both you and buyer sign two copies, one for the seller and one for the buyer.

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I have always been honest and upfront with whatever issues or defects my camper had when trying to sell it. In fact I've given the person my personal cell phone number just in case they had any additional questions or needed help with anything. I've personally been ripped off before, and my wife and I personally refuse to ever put anyone else through that. Honesty is the best policy! :-)

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midnightsadie wrote:

when I sell things I tell what I know,I like to sleep at night.


Tell em what you know, but sell your trailer with an 'AS IS' clause.
You will get less money, but you will know you were honest.

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