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Old 11-20-2010, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's this worth?

Friend of mine wants to sell his enclosed gooseneck with living quarters, what would a fair price for it be?
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36' Haulmark trailer, triple axle(5200# torsion axles)
17' garage space
10' living quarters plus sleeping bunks over gooseneck
bathroom with shower and toilet
kitchen with cooktop/oven, sink, RV fridge(propane/120v)
furnace
rooftop a/c
50 gal fresh water
separate black and grey water tanks
propane/120v water heater

trailer needs a fair amount of overall finish up work, everything works decent but there are some things that aren't the prettiest.
My early bronco fits in the back but it's only on 35s, not sure you could get anything much larger to fit.
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know if its "fair" but i got a $100 for it! I can pick up too! lol
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Nice looking, but 3 5k axles majorly sucks. I wouldn't buy it.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice looking, but 3 5k axles majorly sucks. I wouldn't buy it.
Why do they suck?
I think empty the trailer weight is about 6500-7000 lbs, before we added the living quarters, probably 8k-9k now. You still have 6k plus 20% tongue weight for payload.

FWIW I can load my bronco in the back(4000-4500 lbs) and drive three hours at 70-75 mph and the tires/bearings are still cool to the touch.

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As an RVIA cert. Interior guy I can tell you that the interior is 100% homebrew and doesn't add much value to it. I've bought and sold a lot of trailers. What year is it? I'd give 4500 for it if my buggy would fit and it's not old as hell or beat to snot. I just bought a NEW 24' trailer for 3800 Black skin with chrome on the lower part, drop down ramp.

Problem I have found is that not everyone has a GN hitch or a truck big enough to pull them. I myself only like to pull GN trailers. But it cuts the market in half. A lot of guys pull this type of trailer with a toter and most are set up for a bumper style hitch or even trucks for that part. For me the GN is a win, win but to the next guy he may not have a GN hitch and it isn't something he would look at.

On board generators are what most guys want as well. Does it have that? If not you have to put a genertor in there and set it outside when you get somewhere. It's a lot bigger PITA than just hitting the start button, from a guy who has been there. I'd like to own it if my junk would fit but I'm giving you a straight answer.
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As an RVIA cert. Interior guy I can tell you that the interior is 100% homebrew and doesn't add much value to it. I've bought and sold a lot of trailers. What year is it? I'd give 4500 for it if my buggy would fit and it's not old as hell or beat to snot. I just bought a NEW 24' trailer for 3800 Black skin with chrome on the lower part, drop down ramp.

Problem I have found is that not everyone has a GN hitch or a truck big enough to pull them. I myself only like to pull GN trailers. But it cuts the market in half. A lot of guys pull this type of trailer with a toter and most are set up for a bumper style hitch or even trucks for that part. For me the GN is a win, win but to the next guy he may not have a GN hitch and it isn't something he would look at.
Interior is indeed homebrew and needs some work for sure, I think it's a 1996, we reskinned it in 2001 or 2002 because we bought it at night and didn't realize the graphics that were on it at the time were all painted with just a few vinyl stickers. When we skinned it we added foam insulation to the walls. Currant lettering is all vinyl except for the rear door and I think we have new siding for that as well.

No generator, does plug in to RV type power source at campgrounds though.

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I don't care for torsion axles or tridems anyways, but 5200lb axles on a 36' trailer is just silly. Torsion axles can't equalize, and they have precious little travel. Going over a small bump and you'll be carrying axles. If a manufacturer uses cheap axles, chances are they used more cheap/ ill suited componentselsewhere. While you can polish a turd, it's generally not worth the effort.

Do you want to be pushing against max gross every time you use a trailer built with cheaper components?
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I'd swap him a 26' bumper pull flatbed for it.
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Here's something to compare to: http://desmoines.craigslist.org/mcy/2068629750.html
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Not the same beast and that trailer is WAY over priced. 17000 on a trailer that is 10 years old?
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I was thinking that it was priced high too, but I was not sure how much they were going for.
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