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Old 06-01-2015, 10:45 AM   #1
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Hi! We purchased a 1995 Fleetwood Jamboree Searcher - 21' last September. We knew it had extensive water damage but we bought it anyway. We have almost gutted the entire unit (have salvaged all windows and trim, and all cabinets) but have decided that the rebuild is more than we can handle ourselves - 2 neck surgeries and arthritis - not as good as we once were... Need some honest opinions please - we paid $2750 for it but I think it is worth more simply because we have done so much of the demolition and we have completely dried out the moisture. We are in a quandary - do we keep it and do the rebuild even though it will take us months due to health concerns and jobs - or do we list it and hope to at least get our money back?
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:09 PM   #2
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Well, as far as keeping or selling, that's really a personal decision. Only you can know if you want to or not. But, since you did mention that the rebuild was more than you want to get into, maybe you've already made that decision?

The big unknown is whether you'll be able to get anything for it. You might but many people aren't going to be interested in a partly gutted rv that is going to be a major project. The potential pool of buyers willing to take that on is very small and those who are interested are going to want it at salvage price. The issue is that for about 10k or less , buyers can get a road-worthy unit of the same vintage. Only a few are going to be willing to put in enough sweat-equity to make your unit road-worthy to save (maybe) a few thousand.

I hate to say it but the best option may be to have it hauled away and cut your losses. Sorry!
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:21 PM   #3
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Thanks for your response. I have considered the salvage route as well - but I am a lifelong recycle/repurpose person. Decisions decisions!
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:10 PM   #4
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You might get 5 to 9 hundred for it, that is about all its worth after you gutted it. I would second the salvage route.
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:43 AM   #5
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Put it on Craigslist.....you never know what people look for....
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:52 AM   #6
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There is also a classified section right here. We sold our last toad on it to a very nice couple looking for something just like it. You never know is right. Might be someone out there looking for a parts mobile or something.
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:30 AM   #7
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what you have is an unusable unit, $2750 will be hard to get. price
it reasonably and you might get a buyer.

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Time for the wrecking yard... :(
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If it has a generator you might just be in luck. I've seen recently a contractor who has one for a portable shop and people that come to your house and do dog grooming use them. All in the marketing.
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