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Old 07-25-2019, 08:49 PM   #1
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need some pricing help

hey guys, i know this is not a forest river Pop-up it was my neighbors parents and they have passed, an its hers now, this thing is amazing built in 1971 has the original canvas and it look like it is new. it has 2 small holes in the screen has an awning, guys this thing is totally original and it looks new, parked in the garage. she needs to sell it and i know somebody here will be able to know what it is worth, maybe a collector of vintage stuff anyway thanks in advance.
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Wow! It does look pristine...'though I don't have a clue as to worth. Maybe an Ebay item...or, search the internet for collectors?
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Old 07-25-2019, 09:19 PM   #3
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It is worth what someone is willing to pay and what you are willing to accept.
That needs a pristine 1968 Ford Country Squire wagon to pull it.
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It is worth what someone is willing to pay and what you are willing to accept.
That needs a pristine 1968 Ford Country Squire wagon to pull it.
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The dealer I bought my TT from had one just like it in their showroom. It was a nostalgic eye catcher for sure. It had a rope around it, 'cause they didn't want people tramping through it any more than if you had a custom car at a car show. I think I'd offer it to a RV dealer for a similar use. Heck, could be the same one, can't be many of them. That dealer up was in Antioch, Ill. and has since been bought out by guess who? CW! Nice piece though!
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Old 07-26-2019, 12:38 PM   #6
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I know she'd like to sell it but how about donating it or loaning it out to the RV Museum in Elkhart, IN?

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Old 07-26-2019, 01:22 PM   #7
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first, i will say that is a super neat camper and its in excellent shape!

around here i see similar vintage popups for sale for around $2000. there are two markets for a camper like this, one is the collector market where you may just get a few grand for it. the other is the family just starting out, and they will probably not be interested in it for more than $500-$800. consider that you can get a mid/late 90's ~ early 2000's popup for around $2500 in great shape with more modern amenities.

there are vintage car/camper shows where something like this is very desirable! the link below has an entire section for vintage campers.

https://www.mississippimayhem.com/
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Old 07-26-2019, 01:29 PM   #8
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There are a couple of PUP-specific forums and I'd recommend going there. I think you'll have a bit more luck getting insight from that more targeted forum.

Unless someone is trying to recreate the Brady Bunch Camping Trip, then I'm not seeing much more potential than $2-3K.

A 1971 Hemi Cuda Convertible in near-mint shape? Lots of money for that. A 1971 pop up trailer in near-mint shape? Hmmm. Maybe less demand for that.
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This will get you close

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NADA Guides says it is worth between $750 and $900. Good luck getting that on a unit that old, though. I've recently been trying to sell a boat that is from 1976. Nada Guides says that it is worth 3500. I haven't gotten a single call at $1000.

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NADA Guides says it is worth between $750 and $900. Good luck getting that on a unit that old, though. I've recently been trying to sell a boat that is from 1976. Nada Guides says that it is worth 3500. I haven't gotten a single call at $1000.

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Having sold many items throughout the years, I have learned several things. The first is that condition is paramount to getting the best price. Second, promoting what you are selling with the most information available. Third, as for value, it runs in cycles. Purchase price, diminishing value over the years (based on condition) and then a resurrection in value where condition dictates price. Fourth, collectors items are a niche market-those looking for the items are most often willing to pay the price, first testing the seller (considered low balling) and then coming to reality. Fifth, one must realize that an ad must be seen by the buyer. Sixth, as I have suggested many times, I don't want or expect the phone to ring off the hook with looky-loos. I want one good call. It all comes down to research, a great presentation, and patience.

I would be looking for two types of buyers. The nostalgia camper cult or a business looking to display this. Both would bring the best price. What I most often see people do is to take a defeatist attitude. When that happens, they are beat before they start. As the adage goes, there is a market for everything-find the customer.

At a recent auction, an old upright air stations was being offered-the type that gas station had in years past. The white paint was faded, it had some rust, and there was no indication that it worked. Not being in the market, I would have guessed maybe a hundred or two. Well, the bidding was hot and heavy and the bidders got down to two. So at least two people amazed the auctioneers with the air station topping $2,000. A gas pump globe at another auction topped $2,000. Who would have thought?
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:35 PM   #12
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Looks like in 1969 the sold for under $1200. I think it belongs in a museum or with a vintage collector.
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There's a show on cable TV about a company in Oregon that restores RV's, can't remember the name of the show or company. I believe the network is the Great American Country (GAC). If you could catch the show (RV Restoration or something like that) you might be able to contact them and get a value. Heck they may even buy it or sell it for you. The other suggestion about the RV Museum in Elkhart would be a good place to check too.
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I would start high and then you can always come down if there’s no interest.
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There's a show on cable TV about a company in Oregon that restores RV's, can't remember the name of the show or company. I believe the network is the Great American Country (GAC). If you could catch the show (RV Restoration or something like that) you might be able to contact them and get a value. Heck they may even buy it or sell it for you. The other suggestion about the RV Museum in Elkhart would be a good place to check too.
I was just about to suggest that show, I watch it all the time so cool. It's called FLIPPIN RV'S - and the owners are Justin & Anna Scribner, their company is Flyte Camp (think that's how it's spelled). They go out to "rv boneyards" and buy really bad rv's and fix them up to look vintage, love that program.
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Condition is everything in old vintage trailers. This is one is very unusual. You have to find the right national market, but I think it is more like in the $5,000 range.
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RV manufactures should study that great piece of work and learn how they should be building their pop ups today.
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