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Old 11-23-2006, 11:31 PM   #1
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1973 Globetrotter Fair Price?

I have the opportunity to buy a 73 Globetrotter which has been parked for 5 years but seems to be solid (at least floor wise). I have pass it on the way to work for years and tried to buy it several times. All windows ok, everything inside seems to be original. One small dent on the backside, one larger on the front corner. Buying from the original owners - it seems taken care of (battery still charged and lights work). Owner asking $3000 and I don't have the heart to negotiate a different price because he is old and very frail. Is $3000 too much?
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:48 AM   #2
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Hi Cos,

welcome to the forums! Maybe this link can help you to determine a price for your wannaown trailer...


Best of luck!

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Old 11-24-2006, 09:08 AM   #3
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Hello Cos -- and welcome to the Forums! Bjoern provided a link we refer to fairly regularly. That looks like a more than fair price for the condition you describe. Let us know how it turns out! There are many, many issues you'll be looking into if you buy -- and this is the place to research & ask questions! Glad you found us.
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:10 AM   #4
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It Depends

How much are you willing to put into the trailer after you get it? An early 70's single axel sitting for 5 years is going to require some post purchase investment. Most likely the axel will need to be replaced. Tires for sure and most likely the brakes and bearings will need work. The propane bottles will need to be upgraded or replaced as well. Refrigerator, water heater, water lines and everything else need to be tested. As far as the dents go, are you willing to live with them or will you want to repair / replace the dented pannels? I don't want to scare you away from this trailer, but you need to look at the total cost of owning a vintage trailer.

I suggest you do a good inspection of the trailer, see what needs to be replaced and do the math.
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:53 PM   #5
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it sounds like a good price only IF you are willing to put in time and money as richard described. it's not the kind of thing you can hook up and go and not worry about it. at the very least it's a small renovation/upgrade candidate.
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Old 11-27-2006, 02:49 PM   #6
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Check and re check. Yes it sounds like a FAIR price. But you should be ready to spend MORE before you hook up and travel. We purchased a GT in July and we have put in $ 3,000and more to go.
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I have the opportunity to buy a 73 Globetrotter which has been parked for 5 years but seems to be solid (at least floor wise). I have pass it on the way to work for years and tried to buy it several times. All windows ok, everything inside seems to be original. One small dent on the backside, one larger on the front corner. Buying from the original owners - it seems taken care of (battery still charged and lights work). Owner asking $3000 and I don't have the heart to negotiate a different price because he is old and very frail. Is $3000 too much?
Hi Cos if you search the forums you might find someone in your area that would be willing to inspect this A/S and help you determine a valve. Lots of helpful people here. Carl
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:10 PM   #8
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1973 Globetrotter Fair Price?

Just wanted to thank people for their advice in this thread. Yes I did end up buying the trailer. Here are some pictures before we moved it. Still figuring out what is working and spending some time with the service manuals. I have that 3 inches of mushy plywood at the rear bumper but she was only two miles from home and looks great with some Xmas lights in the front window.
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