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Old 02-16-2021, 09:25 AM   #81
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To me its not worth taking used unless you save some money.
I have to disagree. I wouldn't trade my trailer for a new one - I've made too many improvements on mine that on a new trailer would have to be done again.

Just in added material and manhours, my trailer is now worth more than what I originally paid for it even taking into account depreciation.
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Old 02-16-2021, 09:40 AM   #82
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To me its not worth taking used unless you save some money. After looking for a few years I just ended up ordering new.
Some other things to keep in mind...
-Time may be of the essence and a buyer wants to camp and not wait a year to have one built
-Some people may enjoy creating a build sheet on a new trailer and others may look at it as an overwhelming task
-The trailer may have some great modifications that a buyer can't/doesn't want to do.
-Factor in the delivery or pickup cost if ordering new which can easily be several thousand dollars depending on where you live. A reasonable seller of a used unit will usually eat that expense.
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Old 02-16-2021, 10:04 AM   #83
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Methinks the basic rules of commerce will always prevail:
  • supply / demand
  • willing seller / willing buyer / meeting of the minds
Both are subject to change (quickly) in the market at large.

I briefly considered a late-model 5.0 recently for sale in my immediate area rather than waiting for my build. The PO had done more than a few mods which I'm sure they considered useful and valuable (as evidenced in the asking price), but they didn't coincide with my own wants and needs. I decided to 'pass'; I'm sure it represented a good value for the willing buyer that ended up with it.

I'm still holding my Casita as a hedge against unforeseen circumstances / events. Yep, I may miss the window of opportunity to gain a windfall when I finally do feel comfortable letting it go.

It's only money, no regrets, no worries

YMMV
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Old 02-16-2021, 10:22 AM   #84
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Something a good friend has told me several times, you can always, ALWAYS make more money. Even if that means you are saving what you have rather than spending. BUT you can never, EVER make more time. Do not delay pleasure.

I'm grateful I'm not waiting for the next big thing or next big improvement. OR just to save some $$ waiting for a great opportunity that may or may not happen. Life is getting shorter every day.
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Old 02-16-2021, 10:52 AM   #85
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Something a good friend has told me several times, you can always, ALWAYS make more money. Even if that means you are saving what you have rather than spending. BUT you can never, EVER make more time. Do not delay pleasure.

I'm grateful I'm not waiting for the next big thing or next big improvement. OR just to save some $$ waiting for a great opportunity that may or may not happen. Life is getting shorter every day.
22 years ago in my mid-40's I quit my corporate job, we got a little sticky fifth wheel, and spent several years traveling around the country. Most people thought I was crazy to do that - not financially secure by any means, but I felt as you say above. We spent a couple of summers during that period as campground hosts at Glacier NP and were a lot younger than all the other hosts. Wish I had a nickel for how many times they would tell us how they wished they had done what we were doing years ago when they were younger.

We love to hike and noticed that we didn't see many 70 year olds on top of the mountains....I figured we should do that while we were able to fully enjoy it, and there were lots of ways to make more money later. I don't have as much money now as I would if I had stayed with the corporate grind and socked it away....but I wouldn't trade the memories of all the things we've seen and done for any amount of money.
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Old 02-16-2021, 11:25 AM   #86
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Something a good friend has told me several times, you can always, ALWAYS make more money. Even if that means you are saving what you have rather than spending. BUT you can never, EVER make more time. Do not delay pleasure.
Can't resist...
25 years ago - when I was somewhat younger - we quit our corporate jobs, sold everything and moved aboard a seaworthy sailboat. Jumping over a few years, decided that the seagoing life was not for us and started over, made enough $$ to buy a 21' land yacht.

Now that I'm in my 70's will freely admit that I enjoy hiking more than being seasick. Yes, there are still a few of us old folks up at 12,000'! Plus we are now starting our 5th year as camp hosts - keeping all of you rascals under control!
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Old 02-16-2021, 02:56 PM   #87
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Just got the 2019 E19! thanks for your advice. accepted my offer Yahoo!
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Old 02-16-2021, 06:57 PM   #88
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Just got the 2019 E19! thanks for your advice. accepted my offer Yahoo!
Well, isn't that cool!
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Old 02-16-2021, 07:20 PM   #89
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Just got the 2019 E19! thanks for your advice. accepted my offer Yahoo!

Congratulations!! I would check with escape and see if they will transfer the remainder of the warranty.They used to do that and i not sure if they still do.Its Be worth checking. You lucky finding one so close. ENJOY
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