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Old 10-06-2020, 08:23 AM   #1
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Hi guys and gals, I'm glad I found this site. I dont own a fun finder rv yet but have my eye on one. I'm finding it really hard to nail down pricing as they are all over the map. It would be great if you guys can point in the right direction. Im looking at a 04 t160 shadow cruiser, I was wondering what is the top end pricing on these units. Or what I should expect to pay. It's super clean well maintained unit. thanks for your time, and again great site.
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Old 10-06-2020, 10:48 AM   #2
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Al, it varies a lot, depending on the condition, the location, etc. Plus, these days trailers are in much higher demand than they used to be.

For what it is worth, I bought a used 2003 139 (shorter than a 160) for $7k in 2005, used it a lot, and then sold it for $4500 in 2011. Not nearly as much depreciation as I would have expected.
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Old 10-06-2020, 01:47 PM   #3
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Thanks for your input Profdant it's much appreciated. I agree lots of factors come into play. And the how the market is so hot right now. I'm not sure if I'll be able to talk this guy down too much. Thanks for again for your input, much appreciated.
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So, here are a couple of talking points. A 2004 unit is really old -- does the owner have the service records? Were the bearings repacked annually? And check the anode -- if it is corroded, the water heater may be on the way out.
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So, here are a couple of talking points. A 2004 unit is really old -- does the owner have the service records? Were the bearings repacked annually? And check the anode -- if it is corroded, the water heater may be on the way out.
The tires are like new with a few miles on them, the axles are ez lube and had been repacked. Not sure about the hot water tank, as it seems they hadn't really used the shower or sink much. But still could be in poor shape. It had some delamination on the front side, but had been repaired. He showed me photos. No funky smells or mold, and the floors seem solid. I think they more less used it just to sleep in. Everything is in immaculate shape. I agree with being this old it should fetch a smaller price but being as the market is really hot he is asking 9000. For what it's worth im in Canada. I seen an identical unit in texas going for 7777. Again thanks for your time its much appreciated.
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I take it that since it is in Canada, it has been stored inside, right? Otherwise, the roof could be problematic.

If you don't live too far from the seller, do take the time to pull the anode and check it for corrosion. A new water heater is several hundred dollars.
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I take it that since it is in Canada, it has been stored inside, right? Otherwise, the roof could be problematic.

If you don't live too far from the seller, do take the time to pull the anode and check it for corrosion. A new water heater is several hundred dollars.
will do I'll contact the seller and check out the anode. He has told me that he had always stored indoors over the winter months. So roof deterioration should not be too much of a factor. Thanks again for your help
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I can't be the price of trailers. I bought my 2010 189FBR -X for $7200 in 2015. It's been a great trailer and we plan to keep it for at least 10 more years.
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I can't be the price of trailers. I bought my 2010 189FBR -X for $7200 in 2015. It's been a great trailer and we plan to keep it for at least 10 more years.
Unfortunately that what they want. I tried to deal with the guy in town here but wants way too much. He is only wanting to come down a few hundred dollars. So unfortunately I may just pass on the trailerl, even though it checks all the boxes for everything that we want. Thanks again everyone I appreciate your imput
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We bought our off of Craig's list. A dealership would be the last place I would go to buy a used trailer.
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Hang in there, Al, and keep looking!
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Thanks, guys im going to keep looking for sure. I know twisty the las thing I want to do is buy from a dealer and pay all those fees.
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ended up buying that unit t160. Just put it away for the winter. cant wait till next spring/summer.
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This is the new rig. Better pictures to follow
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Al, what modifications are you planning?
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Al, what modifications are you planning?
In the spring I will probably clean up the roof with that dicor roof roll on system. I already touched up the lap sealant with dicor self leveling sealant before putting it away for the season. And maybe replacing all the exterior lights with LEDS. Will see how it goes, probably live with it for awhlie and go from there.
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