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Old 05-14-2015, 09:03 PM   #1
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This Overlander price seems too good to be true!


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"I have made a few upgrades for comfort, but the trailer is original down to the plasticoat which is not peeling. All appliances and systems are original and 100% functional."

This almost seems too good to be true. Everything intact and working, plus awnings and a nice interior? For $4,000?



If it is true I'm super bummed it's a Twin '68 and not a Double '68. I don't know why but I really prefer when the stovetop/sink are on the curbside. Am I alone on that?

I sent an ask to see if she had any info on the frame and subfloor. There's got to be something seriously wrong with this thing! Is it bent axels? Or a broken frame? or because it can't be towed? It just seems so cheap!
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:09 PM   #2
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Found an older listing with more info -

"This is a vintage survivor with real wood cabinets veneered in real walnut, not pressboard with vinyl like the airstreams built in the 70s, 80s and90s. This unit was built when Wally was still living. I have made a few upgrades for comfort, but the trailer is original down to the plasticoat which is not peeling. All appliances and systems are original and 100% functional, even the 8 track tape player ( tapes included). Everything works a/c, furnace, water heater, refrigerator, electrical, plumbing, lights, brakes, bearings, axles etc. It is nearly museum quality. Things that I have added are; 2 digital flat screen TVs (no cabinet alterations), TV antenna on the original mast, tv switch box so a DVD can be used, WilsonArt walnut flooring, glass tile bathroom floor, shades, 400 watt inverter..."

I'm amazed they haven't sold it yet. I have no idea what the price was on the first listing, maybe it was more and they're desperate? I guess we'll see...
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:23 PM   #3
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Questions....

One right off the bat.... a '68 trailer is several years after Wally Byam died! The WilsonArt flooring may cover up a rotten sub floor. The axles are in need of being replaced. Check the InlandRV.com website for ways to check if your axles need to be replaced. The wheels are sitting too low in the wheel wells and that is a sign the axles have taken a set and no longer function correctly. That being said....4,000.00 is still a good price for this trailer if there is no rear end separation! Get a trailer inspector in the area to help you determine if the trailer has any other issues. Ed
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:19 AM   #4
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Agree with Ed. But it still may be legit and for the price may be THE ONE. Having a full set of awnings is a big plus. Mine had 3 on it and I consider myself lucky to have them as they are very expensive to replace. Take a ride to see it if you are interested and I wouldn't wast much time at that price. But do your due diligence and inspect it carefully before you plunk down a deposit.

BTW, how did that other trailer you looked at work out?
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:21 PM   #5
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I saw the same kind of deal on Oodle. Pay by Google wallet, delivered free, money-back guarantee, etc. "Unfortunately, the trailer is in storage in Las Vegas so you can't [check it out ahead of time]." The BBB says this is a common scam that's been around for a couple of years. The scammers send something that looks like an real invoice, take your money, and hit the road.

Still, there are always deals. Until you hand over your cash, you haven't lost anything.
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:41 PM   #6
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Agree with Ed. But it still may be legit and for the price may be THE ONE. Having a full set of awnings is a big plus. Mine had 3 on it and I consider myself lucky to have them as they are very expensive to replace. Take a ride to see it if you are interested and I wouldn't wast much time at that price. But do your due diligence and inspect it carefully before you plunk down a deposit.

BTW, how did that other trailer you looked at work out?
Exactly. They did email respond, but they asked me to email them directly, and right above that there is a big warning from Oodle Marketplace to NOT do that. So I'm asking questions that will make it obvious if they are a scammer or not, haha. The fact that it has had to be listed multiple times in the last few months at such a good price tells me something's fishy about it.

And the other trailer was decent shape, but there was more broken than not and it would have been quite a project horse. And at his price (he wouldn't come down on it to anywhere near my budget), it probably wouldn't have been worth it. I had a sneaky feeling that I could make all the offers I want, and he wasn't going to take them. So it was a very SAFE first inspection because I couldn't be tempted to pay the asking price because I literally didn't have the money.
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:42 PM   #7
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From the email:

"The RV is still for sale and is in perfect condition as can see from the
pictures. No scratches or any damages also never been involved into an
accident, non-smoker motor home, clear title. The price is $4,000 including
shipping.
E-mail me if you are interested to buy at @@tonya39gluck@gmail.com@@
Where are you located?"
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:46 PM   #8
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including shipping, total scam.
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When something sounds too good to be true, it likely is!
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:10 PM   #10
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Yes a scam
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:14 PM   #11
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That's what I figured. Thanks!
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:38 PM   #12
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Unless you can go in person and see it, dont waste your time.
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"I have made a few upgrades for comfort, but the trailer is original down to the plasticoat which is not peeling. All appliances and systems are original and 100% functional."

This almost seems too good to be true. Everything intact and working, plus awnings and a nice interior? For $4,000?



If it is true I'm super bummed it's a Twin '68 and not a Double '68. I don't know why but I really prefer when the stovetop/sink are on the curbside. Am I alone on that?

I sent an ask to see if she had any info on the frame and subfloor. There's got to be something seriously wrong with this thing! Is it bent axels? Or a broken frame? or because it can't be towed? It just seems so cheap![/QUOTE]
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Its a scam, you will never be able to get them on the phone. All text or e-mail.
They will have some story like they work on a cruise ship or are deployed in middle east. RUN
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