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-  * Trailers that are in demand and popular are more valuable: Airstreams, Spartans, Avions, Shastas, Scottys, 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 your likely to have more buyers interested in your trailer. How can you tell of your trailer is in the popular ​club - 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. ​Now that doesn'​t mean smaller ​is 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.
   * Real wood and craftsmanship always adds value to a trailer. This is one of the reasons people love vintage trailers.   * Real wood and craftsmanship always adds value to a trailer. This is one of the reasons people love vintage trailers.
   * Original interiors add value to an interior but there is a market for gutting an interior and providing all the modern conveniences.   * Original interiors add value to an interior but there is a market for gutting an interior and providing all the modern conveniences.
-  * The only way to determine the value of a vintage trailer to find a number ​comparable ​trailers to yours, similar to what is done in the Real Estate market. ​Comparables, ​are regarded as the single-best tool in determining a vintage trailer'​s value. They contrast criteria from recently-sold trailers in a market, such as sale price, age, length, and condition of the trailer. The TCT classifieds ​has had over 4000 vintage trailers listed and you can search on the year, make, model of your trailer to identify ​comps to help you determine the value of your trailer.+  * The only way to determine the value of a vintage trailer to find a number ​of trailers ​comparable ​to yours, similar to what is done in the Real Estate market. ​Comparisons ​are the single-best tool in determining a vintage trailer'​s value. They contrast criteria from recently-sold trailers in a market, such as sale price, age, length, and condition of the trailer. The TCT classifieds ​have had over 4000 vintage trailers listed and you can search on the year, make, model of your trailer to identify ​comparable trailers ​to help you determine the value of your trailer.
   * There is no blue book for vintage trailers. No one is going to be able to give you a value over the internet without being able to inspect the trailer in person.   * There is no blue book for vintage trailers. No one is going to be able to give you a value over the internet without being able to inspect the trailer in person.
   * There is a big difference in the value of a trailer from one that is in mint condition to one that needs a complete restoration.   * There is a big difference in the value of a trailer from one that is in mint condition to one that needs a complete restoration.
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 Ask when the last time the bearings were repacked. Ask when the last time the bearings were repacked.
 Ask if it ready to be towed. Ask if it ready to be towed.
-Ask if about condition if they stated it in the ad. If they say everything is there make sure.+Ask if about condition if they stated it in the ad. If they say everything is theremake sure.
 Ask if the title is clear. Ask if the title is clear.
  
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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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