Ok, let me first state that I am *NOT* a lawyer. This is what I used as the format of my agreement to buy my trailer, that I felt protected both of us adequately once I had decided that this was the trailer I wanted. It was a 10%/90% transaction, and I agreed in discussions with the seller that I would forfeit the earnest money if I didn't close the transaction as agreed, so the written agreement reflects that and you may wish to adjust it if it doesn't fit your situation. It's a good idea to include the trailer's VIN in the description in the agreement. I did this in Texas, where travel trailers are titled real property, I think that's not true in every state.:
Agreement to Sell <detailed description of trailer in question>
<Seller's legal name> of <Seller's address> (Seller) agrees to sell to <Buyer's legal name> of <buyer's address> (Buyer) the <description of trailer> titled to Seller for the sum of US$ <agreed price>. payable in 2 parts.
Part 1: Earnest money payment of $<agreed deposit> on <date> payable in <form of payment>
Part 2: Balance of $<agreed balance> on or before <agreed settlement date>
Seller agrees to convey the <described trailer> itself, its <state> Certificate of Title duly executed for transfer of ownership to Buyer and all of its installed equipment and accessories, the hitch mechanism and such spare or replaced parts as were shown during demonstration of the <described trailer> as well as all owner’s manuals, brochures, service records and other such documentation pertaining to the trailer.
Seller agrees that the <describe trailer> will be in essentially the same or better condition as it was in during demonstrations on <agreement date>. If the trailer is lost or significantly damaged, Seller agrees to return the $<deposit> earnest money payment to Buyer. Seller acknowledges the receipt of the $<deposit> earnest money payment.
Buyer agrees that the $<deposit> earnest money payment constitutes a promise to pay the balance of $<balance> as described above. If Buyer fails to complete the remaining payment, Buyer agrees to forfeit the earnest money in consideration for the termination of this agreement.
<seller's legal name>, Seller Date
<buyer's legal name>, Buyer Date
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