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Old 05-09-2019, 10:15 AM   #1
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So my mom came across a deal on a 1981 Jayco travel trailer. The owner originally wanted $2000, but was talked down to $800 sight unseen because he needs it out of his driveway by this weekend. I went by to tow it home for her and looked it over. It had the expected old appearance, but after we walked around in it, we found some soft spots in the floor. One concerning one was where the water heater is. I told her to pass on the deal, because we weren't going to be sure how much damage there was going to be.
The owner then haggled down to $200 if we'd take it. We talked it over, and at the last minute I remembered I hadn't checked the roof. Sure enough the roof was in horrible condition. The owner said just throw some tar roofing up there and it will be fine.
To her bittersweet disappointment I told her to walk away from the deal. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-09-2019, 10:21 AM   #2
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For $200 it might have been a good project.
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Good move. Sounds like owner was charging you to remove his junk.
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For $200 it might have been a good project.
Yeah we agreed on it being a good project, but she doesn't have the time or money, and wants something to go camping in within the near future.
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Old 05-09-2019, 10:27 AM   #5
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The drop from $2000 down to $200 gives me a clue!
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Good move. Sounds like owner was charging you to remove his junk.
Yeah kinda felt that way.
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The drop from $2000 down to $200 gives me a clue!
Yup exactly, just one of those deals that didnt feel right.
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Old 05-09-2019, 10:33 AM   #8
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So my mom came across a deal on a 1981 Jayco travel trailer. The owner originally wanted $2000, but was talked down to $800 sight unseen because he needs it out of his driveway by this weekend. I went by to tow it home for her and looked it over. It had the expected old appearance, but after we walked around in it, we found some soft spots in the floor. One concerning one was where the water heater is. I told her to pass on the deal, because we weren't going to be sure how much damage there was going to be.
The owner then haggled down to $200 if we'd take it. We talked it over, and at the last minute I remembered I hadn't checked the roof. Sure enough the roof was in horrible condition. The owner said just throw some tar roofing up there and it will be fine.
To her bittersweet disappointment I told her to walk away from the deal. Attachment 204159

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Yup exactly, just one of those deals that didnt feel right.
I'm predicting some unsuspecting person will pay $1500 for it w/i 10 days!
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Great job looking out for your mom!!!!
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