Originally Posted by PhilMateo
I have just purchased a 65 Overlander, seems to have original appliances and interior.
Is there a value in gutting and selling it?
If I read this correctly - I think he/she meant gut the interior and sell those items - not the trailer???
To each there own.
A hunt camp type trailer for use - would not be much of anything after a few years to gain any sort of value. These are the ones many here are picking up for under $1000.00
Trailers found with good intentions to use as a hunt camp-but even the hunters end up wishing they had all the conveniences of a full working trailer.
If you are into restoring back to original - then she may be well worth the effort with some work but with some used appliances you could turn a bit of a profit on her.
But from a little experience - unless you hold out for the 10+ figure for resale - you are not going to make much money on these babies - they just need too much work and lots of spare change.
Our 61 - is in fair to rough shape and we will try to keep as much as possible original - but that is us.
You go for what you want - but only keep in mind that when the wrecking bar comes out - have second thoughts and take a bit of extra time to remove things carefully - why not make a few bucks and sell the items off to those here that are in need.
Good luck with what ever your decision is - regardless you will still have a time piece and a little piece of North-American history in your yard.