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Old 01-26-2016, 01:44 PM   #1
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Junk yard find

I located this trailer a while back in a friends private junk yard/collection. It's a "New Moon" and is original, complete and seems to be in pretty good condition. It's huge, probably 40' long. I casually inspected it and took a couple pictures and then forgot about it for awhile.
I pulled up the pic's yesterday and googled New Moon. I was amazed to find out its a twin to the trailer used in the Desi & Lucy movie, "The Long, Long Trailer" from the mid 50's.
I'm thinking about buying it but have no clue as to it's value.

Here's how it would go .....................

Me... Would you sell that trailer....?
Him.. Sure.
Me... What would you take for it....?
Him.. What will you give.

He's a friend and a fair guy, and I'm willing to pay a fair price for the trailer, If I knew what a fair price is, Any idea's...?
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Old 01-26-2016, 02:33 PM   #2
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First question is-
Why do you want it?
Second question is-
Are you handy with tools and know how to repair trailers?
I'll guarantee there is extensive rot in the top and walls.
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First question is-
Why do you want it?
Second question is-
Are you handy with tools and know how to repair trailers?
I'll guarantee there is extensive rot in the top and walls.
I realize it would be a large project and I do possess the skills and tools.
But I already have my trailer of choice. I think my main interest is to get the trailer out of the woods and into the hands of someone who will save and preserve it.
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Old 01-26-2016, 05:03 PM   #4
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He should pay you to take it away.
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Old 01-26-2016, 05:08 PM   #5
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Find that someone first

Or you may be stuck storing it for years
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Old 01-26-2016, 05:21 PM   #6
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Trailer value

I would look at E bay, etc and get a value. Check out interior and see how much work to bring it back. Hate to see nostalgia go away. Check vintage site on IRV2
ask some questions.
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first off, how does anyone here know for sure the thing is rotted out? You don't, just guessing. If you have the money and have a place to store it, it's your decision, not anyone here. Looks really neat and would be a fun remodel. Hey maybe sell it to the RV Flip people on TV
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I think the one in the show was a little shorter. Roll Tide! I would like to see many pictures, it is almost the same as restoring it.............but much easier.
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I say go for it, you have the tools and knowhow, how about funds?
I bought mine but mine was black with mold from sitting under a tree. Sat in and out of storage 6 years before I bought it. Tires shot. It might be a gem in the ruff and it might be perfect inside.
I've put on close to 15000 miles trouble free. The trip I'm currently on has been 2000 miles and I have another 2500 miles to go. Yours has a few more years than mine. Mine is 34 years old and going strong.
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Let it stay in the woods. It seems happy there.
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Kind of interested in seeing the inside.

Not a project I would take on. Water damage and old trailers go together like peanut butter and jelly. Hopefully it hasn't turned into a mouse hotel along with all that.

If by some miracle it is in fairly decent shape inside and you have real plans for it and the time and money to spend on it why not? I wouldn't jump into it too quick though. I made that mistake with my current MH/money pit and although I have it livable now I'm kicking myself over what I could have had if I hadn't have given in to pressure to help out a friend of a friend. All I'm saying is make really sure you won't regret buying this thing down the road before you pull the trigger.
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I realize it would be a large project and I do possess the skills and tools.
But I already have my trailer of choice. I think my main interest is to get the trailer out of the woods and into the hands of someone who will save and preserve it.
There is a fellow and his wife posting on the gooooodmorning thread using the alias of bap. They specialize in repair and refurbishing old trailers. The work I have seen is extraordinary. It would be worth letting him know. They would give this classic the love it deserves.

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Let it stay in the woods. It seems happy there.
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It's like with old cars- sometimes they are just old cars!
All of them cannot go across the auction block at Barrett-Jackson

After having resurrected a 22 footer, my next foray will be a little different in the candidate department. It's not as simple and easy as first perceived.
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