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Old 09-19-2014, 11:59 AM   #29
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There are lots o good suggestions here. Here are my thoughts:

Texas may be OK for Winter Season in terms of marketing in a warm climate, but you simply can't beat Florida. Many more snowbirds come here and while campgrounds are packed, lots of folks are out shopping for RV's. There is the AlumaFlamingo show ( which attracts many more and its a great place to put yours up for sale while camping, and there are some Dealers at the show that will assist you in listing it.

Then there is the RV Supershow in Tampa which is a good place to chat with dealers. There are also several dealers that I have spoken to at that show that do not carry AS trailers, but love to have used ones on their lots (some only carry Interstates, or none at all).

Lastly, some of the Airports have covered parking available on short and long term for storing RVs. If someone from out of state wants to see it, you can easily meet them there for a tour (offer to buy them a ticket if you think they are serious.). I have my RT van stored at a Wally Park @ JAX, but I used to store my AS there as well. Many snowbirds do this instead of driving all the way home and back.

That's my 2 cents worth.

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Old 09-19-2014, 04:33 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by SCOTTinNJ View Post
In the spirit of full disclosure, I bought my 2014 25' FC used only a few weeks ago. So I have some very relevant experience in this area...
So what did you pay?


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Old 09-19-2014, 05:14 PM   #31
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Hi Thomas,
Your situation is... your Airstream is too new.

Many people would prefer to pay the extra money and get a new, unused trailer. Even if yours appears to be perfect, your price range makes it difficult to find a buyer of a late model.

I sold our 2006 23 foot Safari on Craigslist for about 75% of what we paid for it in 2006. You take the biggest "hit" towing the trailer off of the Dealer's Lot. The longer you own the trailer there is a sweet spot for "use" and for "price".

Most people will want you... to finance them. You will have to decide how big a hit you are willing to take on the sale and hold firm on that price. At least you can use it in the meanwhile, but I think FIVE years or more is the beginning of the sweet spot for price.
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Old 09-19-2014, 05:17 PM   #32
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Is it possible to consider keeping it, enjoying some camping for a few years and then selling it? At least you'd get a few thousands of dollars worth of fun from it before getting hosed selling it (right now).

Good luck whatever you choose to do!
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Old 09-20-2014, 01:14 AM   #33
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The buyer will need to pay sales tax on the trailer to get the title and license plates in IL. Check the rates in TX. Perhaps one location is cheaper to sell in than another - IL counties often have different tax rates.

As far as a budget number for relocating the trailer goes, I had my trailer delivered for $1.00/mile.
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Old 09-22-2014, 04:35 AM   #34
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For shipping you may want to try Black Mustang Transport (Black Mustang Transport Inc USDOT 2474782 - Auburndale,Massachusetts Trucking Company).

I have no connection with the company other than they bought my Argosy MH up to NE from Florida and did a good job when uShip and multiple listings on the centralized shipping distribution system failed.
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:07 AM   #35
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Hi all. So I used uShip per the suggestions here and had a wonderful experience with the shipper HangerG. SUPER professional and delivered quickly and in perfect condition.

I have 4 people seriously interested in TX and one is asking for full spec sheet and VIN so he can get approved for financing. Does it seem reasonable to give the VIN out?

Many thanks!!!!!

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