Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-09-2019, 11:10 AM   #1
New Member
 
2014 27' Flying Cloud
Orlando , Florida
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 3
Help Me Sell My Flying Cloud

Hello everyone. I purchased new a 2014 27FB Flying Cloud. It has been in indoor storage since purchase and it literally still looks like the day it rolled off the showroom floor. My wife and I have used it only six times and we have come to the realization that we purchased it far too soon in our lives. So we would like to sell it to a good owner. I have contacted several dealers and it is truly insulting what they offer, not even 50% of it's book value. I don't get that. If anyone can help me with the ins and outs of trying to sell on my own, I will be forever grateful to you for helping me. I am soon to be moving to another state and would like to get this all behind me soonest. I live in Orlando, FL. --Bob Bois
__________________

BobBois is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 12:31 PM   #2
3 Rivet Member

 
2014 25' FB Flying Cloud
Kingwood , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 127
Blog Entries: 1
Post it on the Classifieds on this site.
__________________

DoubleR is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 12:47 PM   #3
Well Preserved
 
overlander63's Avatar

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,812
There are several options for selling. Some are better than others. "Selling to the dealer" means they will sell it for what you would, and they have to buy it cheap enough to make money. For a 2014, it is 6 years old, and would need new tires, for example, that they would have to buy in order to ensure it's roadworthy.
Selling here on the classifieds is probably a better option, in that you would get all the money when it sells. You can also post it on Craigslist and Facebook, just bear in mind there are risks in selling in a private sale.

Another option would be placing the trailer for sale on consignment at your dealer. They would take a percentage as a seller's fee. If, again, the trailer needed tires, they would put them on, and depending on the agreement, would take the money for replacing them off the top, or collect their fee, then charge for the tires from your portion of the proceeds.
Each of the above has its attractions and shortcomings, which way you go will be for you to decide.
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 12:50 PM   #4
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,022
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
I would definitely use the classifieds on the forums. When I listed my last trailer I was contacted by many people who had interest in buying. I had an asking price offer and the trailer was sold in 2 weeks.

Please be careful as there are scammers out there. Payment forms can vary but in my opinion:
Personal Check = Bad
Cashiers Check = Bad
PayPal = Bad
Cash = Good, but having too much cash can be and issue, this is how i bought my current trailer
Wire Transfer = Good, this is how I sold my last trailer

Also, there are no living relatives of the King of Nigeria with 63 million dollars of gold under their mattress looking to buy a used Airstream...
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 12:54 PM   #5
New Member
 
1967 24' Tradewind
Miami , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 3
Can you post pics and what is your asking price?
terrikana is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 12:57 PM   #6
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,022
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by terrikana View Post
Can you post pics and what is your asking price?
This thread is about exploring the options to sell an Airstream. Buying and selling are only permitted in the classified area.
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 01:03 PM   #7
Full time Airstreamer
 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Anywhere , USA Living.Somewhere.Yonder
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,352
Quote:
Originally Posted by azflycaster View Post
I would definitely use the classifieds on the forums. When I listed my last trailer I was contacted by many people who had interest in buying. I had an asking price offer and the trailer was sold in 2 weeks.

Please be careful as there are scammers out there. Payment forms can vary but in my opinion:
Personal Check = Bad
Cashiers Check = Bad
PayPal = Bad
Cash = Good, but having too much cash can be and issue, this is how i bought my current trailer
Wire Transfer = Good, this is how I sold my last trailer

Also, there are no living relatives of the King of Nigeria with 63 million dollars of gold under their mattress looking to buy a used Airstream...
You can also use an escrow agent, like escrow.com.
SCOTTinNJ is offline  
Old 02-10-2019, 10:04 AM   #8
Married with Airstream
 
drbrick's Avatar

 
2004 25' International CCD
Vancouver Island , British Columbia
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 53
Images: 2
You can also accept a Bank Draft - which is drawn directly from the Banks Funds not the Purchasers.
__________________
_________________________________
La Dolce Vita Brick & Mona
2004 International 25CCD "Blue Streak"
2013 F-150 SuperCrew FX4 Lariart (MaxTow) "Red Dragon"
Married With Airstream Blog Click Here
drbrick is offline  
Old 02-10-2019, 11:49 AM   #9
Retired Navy Veteran
 
1964 26' Overlander
Warner Robins , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 21
Another Option for selling

Call Land Yacht Harbor in Melbourne, FL and ask them to place a 3x5 card on the bulletin board with your contact info and asking price. Over 200 Airstreams (and their owners) are in that park right now and trailers are bought and sold on a regular basis. Everyone down there seems to have friends who are interested in a used AS. Good luck and your story sort of emphasizes how gently used ASí are the best value over depreciation of a new trailer.
superChop is offline  
Old 02-10-2019, 11:56 AM   #10
1 Rivet Member
 
2016 30' International
Redmond , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 6
Selling

I endorse the A/S classifieds. Recently bought a trailer and sold the old one via the classifieds. The classifieds get you national coverage is important.

For local coverage I used Craigslist. That brought in some interest but I live in a low population area (Central Oregon) so the audience wasn't large.

Using either method, expect some Paypal scams and "my trucker will pick it up in a week" scams. Selling it yourself means you have to wade through those scams.

When advertising, get good pictures and lots of pictures. Identify equipment that's included. Be realistic about the price.

For both my buying and selling experience, I used wire transfer. Easy, fast, safe. In both cases I was face to face with the other party - another good requirement.

Good luck!
davet1 is offline  
Old 02-10-2019, 12:01 PM   #11
1 Rivet Member
 
2018 30' Classic
1994 36' Classic 36 Diesel
Eagle River , Wisconsin
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 15
Use AirstreamClassifieds.com

We just last month sold our 2011 FC 30 foot in essentially the same condition as yours - no dents, scratches, always stored indoors and looking like new. Used AirstreamClassifeds.com and got three calls the first day, and sold immediately to a party in California. The Buyer wired the full payment the same day and then hired someone to pick it up a couple of weeks later and trailered it to northern CA. Paid $49K for it in 2013 and sold it for $42.5K after a great deal use and enjoyment of it for 6 years. Best dealer offer on trade-in was $35K. Used the same website to sell our first Airstream (1974 Overlander 27 foot) which we bought in 1999 for $5.5K and sold it to a Florida couple for $12.5K in 2013. Kept it in very good shape and did have it polished, and nice vintage units definitely appreciate in value.

We are in northern WI and trying to sell a winterized unit this time of year made the quick sale of our 2011 FC a terrific deal for both us and the buyer. I would think you would have an easier time selling in FL since the unit is fully operational. We probably could have sold for closer to what we originally paid for it but probably not until summertime.

i think you'll find it pretty easy to sell, especially given the increase in prices on new 2019 Flying Cloud units.
ktgsmokey is offline  
Old 02-10-2019, 12:14 PM   #12
4 Rivet Member
 
2019 25' International
Washington , Washington, D.C.
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 299
Blog Entries: 1
I second everyone above who says to post your Airstream in the AirForums classified section. It is how I sold my first Airstream. It's free and you can post up to 12 photos (I think). Be sure to list your Airstream's features, using the dealer sheet that came with it as your starting point; and include anything you did to it that provided additional value i.e. tires, rims, modifications inside, etc. Include how many times you took it out and mileage on it. You will get a lot of calls/texts from interested people. You say you just want to get it all behind you but remain patient and stay firm on your price for a while (like a month).
PatLee is offline  
Old 02-10-2019, 03:53 PM   #13
thewolffman
 
2014 25' FB Flying Cloud
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4
Cool Post your Airstream on this forum classifieds

We have purchased three brand new Airstreams (25FB, Classic 31, 25FB) and sold the first two on the Forum, both within a few days. In both cases they sent us a non-refundable $1,000 deposit to hold the trailer for 7 days. During this time they purchased tickets and flew into Phoenix to look at the trailer. I did stipulate that if I misrepresented anything or if they found something wrong with the trailer I did not mention I would refund their deposit.

In both cases they brought the trailer at the price I advertised. They came back a week later with a cashiers check for the balance and we went to their bank to cash it. I then deposited the cash into our account. Never give out your account information, period.

Lessons learned, in both cases I got back my entire investment, did not lose a dime. However, I actually sold it them too cheap because the new models prices had gone up a lot in just two years AND they would have had to pay sales tax. So do your homework and in addition to looking at current NADA values make sure to check out how much a new one like yours would cost today with sales tax, doc fees, etc.

Remember you can always go down in asking price but it very hard to raise the price later. Good luck!
thewolffman is offline  
Old 02-11-2019, 06:47 AM   #14
1 Rivet Member
 
2018 22' Sport
Allentown , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 17
Images: 1
Thank you for a great laugh this morning. It's been a crappy morning here in PA with 1" of snow and your coming about the king made me laugh out loud!! Thanks!!
__________________

The Flamingo is offline  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
To Sell or Not To Sell? DeepSouth Dollars & Cents 14 08-17-2015 03:03 PM
MUST SELL, MUST SELL--BUY NOW 1994 Airstream Land Yacht eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 07-31-2009 08:00 AM
To sell or not to Sell ?? osolow Dollars & Cents 5 05-04-2009 01:39 PM
Sell it? Keep it? Restore it? Use as is? HELP! georgiagirl Community Polls 12 03-15-2005 06:39 PM
Help pricing Argosy to sell LakeCityBoop All Argosy Trailers 2 02-14-2005 07:52 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.