How to find a Vintage Trailer at a reasonable price.

If you bought a vintage trailer or are looking for one you already know how hard and frustrating it can be. We have all looked on Craigslist either finding a good buy only to find out it is beyond repair or priced way beyond our budget. My wife and I found our 1966 kit for 500.00 and actually were looking at 3 different trailers at the same time. All were priced between 500.00 and a 1000.00 I might add none of these were advertised at all. Sound's interesting huh! My wife thought I was crazy (still does) Here how it works. All across America in every town someone in your neighborhood has either a trailer, motor home, or boat sitting next to the house that they have not used in years. Most of the time they have just plain forgot about it being there. My wife and I would take a drive through our neighborhood looking for vintage trailers. We would write down the address if no one was home so we would not forget where we saw it and what type of trailer it was. If they were home I would ask them if they were interested in selling. If they could not be reached at all, I would leave a note on their door stating I saw your travel trailer if you are interested in selling please give me a call. Thats how we bought our's, the guy who owned it said he had not used it in 4 years and never thought about selling it till he got my note. We gave him asking price, he was happy, we were happy and we saved another vintage trailer. So take a drive look around your area, and I bet you find that gem you are looking at a fair price. Good Luck             

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Comment by Ann Lockett on August 23, 2012 at 12:36am

just getting used to interfacing with this web site...does anyone know who made this little trailer?

iT DOES SAY "AIRFLOAT" ON IT BUT CERTAINLY DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE "AIRFLOATS" i HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PULL UP AND LOOK AT...IT HAS AN INTERESTING BUNK OVER BED THAT HAS SHELVING ABOVE WHERE YOUR FEET WOULD GO...LOOKS LIKE A NORTHWEST COACH BUT CAN'T FIND ONE OF THOSE WITH THE UPPER WINDOW AND BUNK EXTENSION ON THE ROOF AREA...HELP!!!

Comment by Amy Christiansen on August 9, 2012 at 4:12pm

Oh i wish soeone would drive by my yard and leave me a note!  I have the greatest ole RV, and its not getting the love it needs and deserves!   Maybe i need to put her more out in the open.  I love the way you found your latest restoration project! im not very good at selling things thats for sure!  

Comment by john"Wishbone"willems on July 29, 2012 at 5:54pm

I've done the same thing but passed on at least 20 trailers here in Kansas because of not having a Title. Thats before  I found out how to Title a Vintage Trailer with only a Bill of Sale here in Kansas. (see my blog on it) I turned down a Beautiful Shasta because of No title. He hauled to land fill because he couldnt sell it without a title. A bunch of them stick a "Kansas Under 2M" tag on them & get by with no Title. A $3.98 metal tag You buy at any RV dealers.  In Kansas You dont need to tag a trailer if it weighs less than 2000 lbs. Mines weighs 2160lbs empty. I wasnt going to take a chance & have Hiway Patrol weigh Me & be overloaded.  Wishbone-Ks

Comment by Jim and Suzan on July 29, 2012 at 9:57am

Not crazy at all, we've done the same thing when looking and it works! Considering the hard economic times most people would welcome your proposal and be glad to unload that huge yard ornament! Good posting, thanks! suzan

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