WWYD?????

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Registered: 01-13-2005
WWYD?????
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Fri, 07-17-2009 - 11:11am

Hi Guys,


So a while back I posted something about a tent trailer, asking what you thought of it. I alot of you have used them and really had good things to say.... so here is my next question. DH and I are pooling our birthday money and other money from differnt places and looking at buying a older used one. THis is what we have found.A much older 1980 in good condition for 800. or we have found 1993

Erin
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Registered: 05-20-2003
In reply to: erinmom2005
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 12:55pm

My answer involves alot of questions lol


Does either one have a mini fridge in it?

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Registered: 01-13-2005
In reply to: erinmom2005
Sat, 07-18-2009 - 11:33pm

Thank you so much, We did it... we bought a 1991 viking 12 ft pop off Craigs list.... we spend the entire day taking it apart and see what works / doesn't work.

Erin
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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: erinmom2005
Sun, 07-19-2009 - 10:53am

I'd either buy the 1993 and put the new top on or keep looking. If you buy the older one, it's almost 30 years old. In addition to it being somewhat dated in appearance, the axles and other structural/ mechanical components may be rusted and unreliable where you can't see the condition. Obtaining parts for a 1980s trailer will be nearly impossible and you may spend a lot of money making it compatible with today's parts.

Honestly, I'd keep looking. There are a lot of people selling tent trailers, and for $1-2k you can get something almost new.



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Registered: 05-20-2003
In reply to: erinmom2005
Sun, 07-19-2009 - 11:31am
I'm glad you were able to pick one that will make you happy.

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