Came across this place today while researching the price I should offer for my neighbor's trailer. I've committed to buying it - gave him $300 last week and I can't wait to get it over here.
Long story short, I live in the Blue Ridge, Floyd County, Virginia on 250 acres. My folks recently re-occupied the house that was mine for ten years and we won't get around to building a place for me for a couple year. Because living with them would cramp my style and I've always wanted an Airstream, I am going head-first into trailer life. Fortunately I have access to a well and grid electricity.
The trailer in question is a '69 Sovereign
. It was used by a couple who live over the hill as their temporary residence while they built their cabin, subsequently they used it for some questionable cultivation practices (so some windows are painted over) and then subsequently they used it for storage. It hasn't been on the road since 1995 or so but I'm told it will go the 5 miles of dirt road to it's new parking spot. Long-haul travelling potential is not essential.
I wouldn't describe the interior as nasty, but it is somewhat dirty and maybe in some places slightly cruddy. It has some of the original built-ins but not all, and it lacks the awning deal I've seen in some photos. They had it hooked up to both an underground fuel supply and a household water heater which they are throwing in ( and which was built into an adjacent shed).
The current owners had previously sold it for $800 cash and $1000 labor-in-trade ("skilled" carpentry) but the guy never settled up. Was told yesterday that they wanted $1800 cash, but this seems like a bit too much, judging by the ebay auctions I've seen. Today we negotiated $200 work of tractor work pulling some trees out around their garden... Does anyone have any ideas about what this thing is worth? I want it so bad that I'd probably pay the $1600 eventually, but I'm pretty broke and to get the trailer clean and comfortable looks like at least 80-120 hours of work.