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Travel Trailer Worth $6K to $10K bought for $200

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Travel Trailer Worth $6K to $10K bought for $200
« on: January 18, 2014, 08:48:46 AM »
This sounds like a deal you might see on a TV show, but it really happened in my area and to a fellow auction buyer.

The sale was held at a storage facility but it was advertised as a lien sale since it was a camping trailer. I personally am not interested in these, but I would have bought this one had I been there.

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He goes to the auction and only one other person is there and it's a fellow we both know. Auctioneer is not a professional...it's the facility manager.  He opens the bidding at $500. No takers. Second buyer bids $25. My friend offers $100 and it goes from there in $25 increments until my friend gets it for $200.

Trailer is a 2005 (if I remember correctly) Fleetwood Wilderness (I might be wrong on the Wilderness part) that is in BEAUTIFUL shape.  I went by my freinds house and saw it inside and out. Big bed up front, two bunks in back, bathtub with shower, etc, etc. Has a full length (16' to 20') rollout canopy.  Driver's side top edge has a 3 foot by 2" scrape but easily fixed or leave as is.

My friend says these are on trailer lots for $10K so he's confident he can get $6K or so. There were $168 in back fees owned, BUT inside he found six sections of pipe with the price scan tags from Lowe's.  He took them in and they gave him $90 credit !

What a deal!  I told him it was a good thing I wasn't there as I definitely would have bid on it given its conditon and the bid levels.  He said he had taken $2,000 with him ...he only needed 1/10 of that...now that's what I call a deal.


Re: Travel Trailer Worth $6K to $10K bought for $200
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 07:59:53 PM »
What a deal. We have a Skyline we bought brand new in 2002 with the same floor plan. They are highly sought after as that plan isn't made very much anymore. I know it is still worth the price you are talking about. What a score.

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Re: Travel Trailer Worth $6K to $10K bought for $200
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2014, 10:17:47 AM »
Love huge flips like that! Few and far between to be sure. Bought a boat at an auction last year only because no one else would bid. In great shape with current registration. Just big and not something most people would have been prepared to move. Paid $500, took it home and sold it a week later for $4200. Didn't even have to wash it. Did have to deliver it though because the buyer didn't have a truck. Actually he didn't have anywhere to keep it either. He had me deliver it to a storage facility. Hmmm maybe I will get to buy it again someday.

Re: Travel Trailer Worth $6K to $10K bought for $200
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2014, 12:07:36 PM »
That would be a crack up dbr. You never know...


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