Originally Posted by a93sn8ke
What are your opinions of S&S? What do you think is a fair price?
You are asking for opinions
, so take this as such.
If somebody were to ask me to make a list of the 10 best quality campers made, S&S would be on my list, and it would probably be fairly high on the list. It has been a family run operation since day one, and they have a good reputation for taking care of their customers.
As for price, it's entirely up to you what you think is fair. When I buy something used, I consider how much useful life I think it has left. Something old, in like new condition might be worth more to me than many people would think reasonable, but I'm buying the remaining useful life. I generally don't consider what I might get for it when I'm done with it. I just figure I'll walk away from it, and all I'm concerned about is if I'll get as much use out of it as I've paid for. Anything I might sell it for when I'm done is a bonus.
As an example, the vehicle I drive. I've driven it for a little over four years now, and I could park it along the road and walk away from it and my total cost would be less than the original owner lost in depreciation the day he drove it off the lot. And it's served me as well and reliably as it did him. It just wasn't new when I started.
If you're looking at the one in Halsey, it appears to be a very nice camper based on the pictures. He's been listing it since early July, and there are similar S&S campers in nice condition for around that price and less, so you might be in a good bargaining position. It all depends on how desperate he is to sell.