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-  * Trailers that are in demand and popular are more valuable: Airstreams, Spartans, Avions, Shastas, Scottys, Vagabonds, etc. Why is this? There are different reasons for their popularity - design qualities, originality,​ unique features, ease of towing, etc. But the market determined that they are popular and will likely remain popular for a long time. Why are they more valuable? If they are popular then you're likely to have more buyers interested in your trailer. How can you tell if your trailer is in the popular category? - just Google the manufacturer and see if you can find a club or forum devoted to that trailer.+  * Trailers that are in demand and popular are more valuable: Airstreams, Spartans, Avions, Shastas, Scottys, Vagabonds, Alohas, etc. Why is this? There are different reasons for their popularity - design qualities, originality,​ unique features, ease of towing, etc. But the market determined that they are popular and will likely remain popular for a long time. Why are they more valuable? If they are popular then you're likely to have more buyers interested in your trailer. How can you tell if your trailer is in the popular category? - just Google the manufacturer and see if you can find a club or forum devoted to that trailer.
   * Older trailers are more valuable that newer trailers. Trailers that have survived the hardships of time and weather are more valuable to a collector. Trailers made of masonite siding and pre-war trailers are most valuable. ​   * Older trailers are more valuable that newer trailers. Trailers that have survived the hardships of time and weather are more valuable to a collector. Trailers made of masonite siding and pre-war trailers are most valuable. ​
   * Does the length of the trailer effect the value? Yes - but quite often it is not what you expect. For the Vintage trailer lover, smaller sometimes is what they are interested in. They are easier to tow and can pair up with a vintage tow vehicle. This doesn'​t mean smaller trailers are always more expensive but it can give a premium to a cute little trailer.   * Does the length of the trailer effect the value? Yes - but quite often it is not what you expect. For the Vintage trailer lover, smaller sometimes is what they are interested in. They are easier to tow and can pair up with a vintage tow vehicle. This doesn'​t mean smaller trailers are always more expensive but it can give a premium to a cute little trailer.
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 More often than not the title has been misplaced. That’s just the way it is. In most states, you’ll just have to file for a lost title and you are good to go. Remember to get a bill of sale; you may be able to download one from the DMV in your state. As an extra precaution, you may want to take down the seller’s driver’s license number for your records. More often than not the title has been misplaced. That’s just the way it is. In most states, you’ll just have to file for a lost title and you are good to go. Remember to get a bill of sale; you may be able to download one from the DMV in your state. As an extra precaution, you may want to take down the seller’s driver’s license number for your records.
  
 +Be very careful. ​ There should be a registration on EVERY vehicle in the U.S.A. ​  Call your DMV title bureau prior to purchase to find out what you may have to do to replace a title in your state. ​  ​Sometimes it can be costly and time consuming. ​  ​Especially if you want to camp.   
  
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