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Old 06-01-2014, 01:17 PM   #1
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Vintage trailer worth?

I was wondering what is a12 to 16 foot vintage trailers really worth $$? I mean one that needs to be stripped down to their wood frame and completely re-done.

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It's worth would be less than zero, for if the time to do what you're talking about were paid at the rate of a dollar an hour, it's cost would scare you!

More seriously, it's worth what you pay for it. There's too many variables to even consider without seeing it.
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It's worth would be less than zero, for if the time to do what you're talking about were paid at the rate of a dollar an hour, it's cost would scare you!

More seriously, it's worth what you pay for it. There's too many variables to even consider without seeing it.

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If you inspect the frame and it is still good with good axles and wheels, you can compare it with an open utility trailer of similar size. You will never get out of it when you sell it the cost of restoring it. If you need a cheap camper unit and can do the work yourself, don't think about resale and do the labor and enjoy the use.
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There is value in the title, license and registration. If you build a home-made trailer, getting it licensed is always a problem.
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:42 PM   #6
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Here in Mich. all you do is contact the local sheriff's dept. They'll come out and check over your home built rig hassle free? They fill out a form, you take that to the license plate office and you're good to go.

Same story in Florida. Some states may require that you weigh the trailer and get a "certified" weight slip.

Point being, not sure how much, or if, I'd pay any extra for paperwork on a project like we're talking about?

Other areas, no experience. Might be worth looking into.
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The only point in purchasing a vintage axle with frame is if you specifically want a certain look. There is no value in a particular vintage look. Ultimately the value of a restored vintage RV is based mostly on the condition it was brought back to, not necessarily the brand or type. Yes, you see certian name brands, but the reason is those particular name brands are the only ones that were built well enough from the beginning that there was anything left to restore.
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