Ain't she a beauty.
Rstler fifth wheel.jpg
Seeing it will be some time yet until Escape gets the 5.0TA mould complete, and runs the first unit through production to get the kinks out, I had to buy myself an interim trailer, as I have a few trips that I will want a trailer for.
I have been looking for an older used fifth wheel, still in decent condition, that I could resell for near what I paid next spring. I was looking in the $2,000 to $5,500 range.
I came across this 1995 22' Rustler listed for $5,000. The history of it is that it was bought in 1995, taking 150 km to a lot and parked, and a roof built over it. It has not moved since. New people bought the land and got it, but they have a bigger trailer they want to use, and wanted this one gone.
The exterior is in excellent shape, not a hint of rust on the painted frame anywhere. The interior is dated of course and has some minor wear, but is not too bad at all, and very usable.
I offered $4,500 and they accepted, and think I got a fantastic deal. I brought it back to Calgary, will do minor cleanup, resealing everything on the exterior, will change the pristine Goodyear Marathons (that lived under tire covers), and I will get this summers use, and then be able to sell it for easily the same amount I paid for it next spring.
Here are a couple of the listing shots of how it was parked.
Don't worry, I don't need an intervention, this is only a temporary condition.