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Old 12-23-2009, 11:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I "think" I got a steal, 1997 Terry 30' camp trailer

We've been looking to replace our sweet 21 foot, 1969 Aloha for a couple months now. Just taking our time, looking for a good deal in the $6500 range and specifically something with bunk beds since we have two boys. Didn't figure we'd find much since winter isn't a great time to be buying a camp trailer.

I put an add on the local craigslist about our wants and a picture of desired interior layout. Got an email a week or two later describing the trailer below, they sent a few pictures and said they wanted $5500. I figured for the price it would be a big pile of crap even though they said nothing was wrong, had a new water heater and they really weren't looking to sell, but saw my ad and responded since they could use the money.

I didn't even dicker on the price, it was a steal for what I've been seeing in the last two months.

1997 Terry, 30' with slide. Only bad is it has a little sag in the roof above the slide-out, according to the owner caused from a heavy snow load/storm. I have been all over it and haven't found any water damage anywhere. Roof needs a good resealing around the vents, etc (has rubber roof). Tires are like new and for 9500#'s it tows great, was about a 2 hour drive to bring home and it was event free, bearing's all stayed cool and brakes worked good.








What do you guys think?

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Old 12-23-2009, 03:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good to me. I know some on here will be pricks and say you could have got it cheaper but, if you feel you got a good then you did.

I'd rock that bad boy but I'd throw in new mattress but that's just me.
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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those older trailers are nice. put togethter a little better i think than newer stuff. they last a long time if cared for
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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those older trailers are nice. put togethter a little better i think than newer stuff. they last a long time if cared for
Though it's hard to sift thru the trailer brand comparisons, I did come across a lot of praise for the earlier Fleetwoods being higher quality, then they had a drop off in the early 2000's. Don't know, I think they are all made cheap, you just have to try and find a decent one that's worth owning and far as I can tell so far this one is decent. Also our dry climate helps, I planned to avoid anything on the wet side of the state.
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Looks like an excellent deal to me!
Very clean, and looks well cared for!
A few details in the pics show the P.O. were very meticulous in their care of the unit!
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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looks like you got a good deal Looks well cared for and not used much.

Trailer prices are very location dependant. I know in So Cal thats a 6-7K trailer, but someplace back east it could be 4500 or 5K.. I think you done good. Enjoy it and use it, thats really all that matters.


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Old 12-23-2009, 07:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Looks good to me. Congrats on the new setup.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks, we'll def use the heck out if it and now that we have a good shower it will keep the wife and kids happy for a longer stay.
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Dude you got screwed!!


Seems like a pretty good deal, looks almost identical to the 98' prowler my parents bought this summer, they got it for $5000 and I thought that was a hell of a deal, I'd definitly give $5500 for wht you got!!
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Seems like a good deal to me. I like those bunk beds too. Great for kids.
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I believe you did well. We bought a 2004 Gulfstream 29.5' bunkhouse three years ago for $11K. It's worked out very well for us except for hauling the Jeep and wanting to camp at the same time.
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