Since selling our 2000 Coachmen Class A two years ago (in very good condition - according to the buyer, who said he had seen some nightmares,) we've been working on the house and finishing up some projects. So, now we're thinking it's time to get back into RV'ing again, only this time, we'll do a TT so we can "drop it" and take off for local sights.
I recently bought a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport (2 door) with only 68,000 miles on it, and a nice big V-6 and with a towing package (4680# capacity) in it. (We're thinking about a 19-22 foot TT).
So, I started looking around for a TT that is not brand new, would look alright with the car and short of getting in to "real retro"... I'd like to get something around the same year... (2000-2004, 'cause the looks of the new ones are pretty hard to take - They remind me of something like a refrigerator boxes with wheels and not many windows or Quonset huts going sideways).
I started my search on line by typing "2001 Travel Trailers For Sale" and hoped the search would produce some worthwhile results.
Wow! Was I ever shocked!
Not only did the search service completely ignore the year (all it showed was 2021's dealer models...) And, the rest of the results were a lot of "RV Trader" results... (Just goes to show who's paying the most to the Google gods...)
Well, thinking I could click on a promising result listing as, "2001 Travel Trailers"... RV Trader said "Your search only produced three results!"
Okay Let's take a look...
Based on these prices for well used 2001 TT's, I must have given my Class A away for a song...! (I sold it for $9K with the tow dolly...)
I'm in sticker shock, and I haven't stepped into a TT yet.
Maybe, I'm just cheap... Or... Maybe I should keep looking at what Kelly Blue Book or the NADA says is "Average Retail"...