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Old 10-18-2017, 06:19 PM   #1
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My wife and I are kicking around the idea of selling our 189FBR and getting a small toy hauler. She wants to start taking our 3 dogs on "adventures" - doesn't that sound like fun? Actually, they are getting older and she just wants as much time with them as she can get. I've been looking online, and '06, '07 & '08 189s are advertised from $6500 to $13,000. What do y'all think would be a fair ask for an '06 189FBR? Front end frame rebuilt and skin replaced, front bed area can be anywhere from twin to queen size. Upper bunk removed (but I still have it). New brakes & bearings, no leaks, everything works great. It also has a cargo carrier on the rear. It will come with a 24" led tv, wifi repeater capable of picking up a signal from 5000 ft, Dish Tailgater and receiver and an e2 WDH. My pics are all over this group, so help me out please. If anyone knows of someone with a small toy hauler looking to downsize or trade out, point them my way. Thanks.
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Old 10-19-2017, 07:31 AM   #2
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That’s why we got our 26 ft. Fifth wheel. We always take our three old girls along.
We sold our 2008 for here in northern Michigan in early spring on Craig’s List for $8500. I had redone the dinette seats and balances and it had a good new mattress. Also a brand new convection microwave. We sold it quickly to the first couple who called.
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Old 10-19-2017, 02:18 PM   #3
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Mt - Thanks for the info. I haven't redone the dinette cushions yet (I was talking to an upholstery guy about them last night. We had him make new cushions for our couch in the living room), and I'm not sure about doing the valances or not. I'd love to have a 5er, but I need the back of my truck with a shell on it to carry my tools (until the CFO says I don't have to anymore). I'm thinking an asking price of 7k+/- seems fair. My trailer is in excellent shape.
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Mt - Thanks for the info. I haven't redone the dinette cushions yet (I was talking to an upholstery guy about them last night. We had him make new cushions for our couch in the living room), and I'm not sure about doing the valances or not. I'd love to have a 5er, but I need the back of my truck with a shell on it to carry my tools (until the CFO says I don't have to anymore). I'm thinking an asking price of 7k+/- seems fair. My trailer is in excellent shape.
Sounds like a fair price. I guess prices can vary in different parts of the country. We have a shorter camping season up here. Good luck.
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We sold ours last month and got our price from looking at NADA and comparable TT on craigslist. I actually made a spreadsheet and put the year, price, features, when it was listed and when it disappeared from CL. That kind of told us what price to hit. (Yes, I'm anal.) But it worked. We sold at a price that made both us and buyer happy, and sold quickly.
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Marti - I used NADA as a guideline, but I'm including quite a few extras that NADA doesn't account for. It amazes me to see '06, '07 & '08 listed anywhere near 10k. granted, that doesn't mean they'll sell for that, but it's still a steep ask (in my humble opinion)
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We sold ours last month and got our price from looking at NADA and comparable TT on craigslist. I actually made a spreadsheet and put the year, price, features, when it was listed and when it disappeared from CL. That kind of told us what price to hit. (Yes, I'm anal.) But it worked. We sold at a price that made both us and buyer happy, and sold quickly.
Care to say what you got? And the year and model and extras?
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That's why I did the spreadsheet Jwh. I found that most people were listing at 2-3K over NADA. But I watched them (there weren't that many small TTs on CL at the time so it was easy to see if they reposted or deleted) and the ones that sold quickly were between the low and average price on CL. The ones that sold within a week were right at the average NADA, and the ones listed way above were on there at least a month. After a month of watching, we had our new trailer and were ready to sell ours so I quit watching.

Michigan, we listed at the average NADA and sold to the first one who looked at it. We had done some modifications. We took down the overhead bunk. Ours wasn't the kind that folded against the wall, ours was the head-gouging cabinet. We kept it though so it was there. I had just started taking out the panels covering the sides and middle of the cabinet over the dinette and hadn't built doors for them, just finished them out inside. We had the add-a-room, had just put in an Oxygenics shower head, and sold it with the Equilizer hitch, wheel chocks, and some other things. It wasn't in perfect condition, but no problems that we were aware of. But just like any used trailer, I'm sure they found things to fix, just like we have with out new-to-us trailer.
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Marti - Thanks for the explanation. I went through NADA and itemized everything on my trailer against their list. Based on that, mine high books at $6700. That is without the Satellite Dish & Receiver and the equalizer hitch. I thought of listing at $7300 and see where it goes.
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Thats a good idea. You can always go down but you cant go up.

btw, I just noticed that NADA is pricing by zip code now. That's new since we priced ours.
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