How to Find the Value for Travel Trailers

Several of our readers have left excellent comments requesting assistance establishing the kelly blue book value for used travel trailers.  The kelly blue books are available through subscription with the kelly blue book site, and are also available in larger libraries.  You can also find some older versions of the kelly blue book available on eBay.  Although the kelly book value is an important bit of information when it comes to camper for sale, the true value of used travel trailers for sale is like hindsight; 20 – 20!  What you sold it for (or bought it for) is the value.  Not meaning to present a conundrum here, let’s take a few thoughtful comments and check one of the best ways to check campers for sale; you can find used travel trailers for sale on eBay.  Here are 3 travel trailers questions regarding the possible values in today’s market.

Comment 1:  (Thank you Big B for this comment on the Vintage Campers and Trailers Sales Prices post.)

Can anyone help me with find out if my 66 hi-lo is worth any thing ? all original acc. holding tank /1 bench seat -bed / 1 dining table-bed. lift motor stll works all windows and screens needs some tlc. big b

There are a couple of very nice resources on the internet for used travel trailers for sale for HiLo trailers, have you checked this site?  HiLo Trailer Parts.  They have some newer HiLo travel trailers noted on their sales pages, and have resources for parts.  Were you looking to sell your travel trailer or wondering if it’s worth holding onto?  It’s be nice to see a picture, if you have one available please let us know and we’d be glad to publish it for you.  Lots of people love to work on vintage campers, and it sounds like you have a very nice vintage travel trailer.  If you were to sell it you could do a search (after logging in) on the eBay Motors site to see the comparable sales prices in your part of the US for similar travel trailers.  You didn’t mention the condition of the tires, electrical system, and whether or not the trailer has had any water damage.  If it’s in towable condition, which it sounds like it is, then it most likely has a value, and it would make a fun and practical starter camper for someone entering the market.  Camping is a fun vacation, and can be very economical.  Lots of people are looking to buy used campers for sale, so if you’re looking to sell it you will most likely find a market for it.  Both Craigslist and eBay have strong camper sales listings.

Comment 2:  (Thank you Lynn for this comment on the Vintage Trailer Restoration Tips post.)

I have a 1951 Silver Streak Clipper. It is fully vintage complete with a full bath in the front. I would appreciate thoughts on its restoration
1) value of restoring it to vintage origional condition
2) thoughts on keeping all the “cool vintage stuff” but modifying it with greater usability such as removing the bath and placing a dinette in its place
3) a source to find aluminum molding that seals around the outside (alien eye) windows

Wow, this sounds like a terrific travel trailer!  There is certainly a huge following for vintage travel trailers, and it sounds like yours is gorgeous!  For starters, were you planning to keep your Silver Streak Clipper travel trailer for your own use, or is this an investment for resale?  Let’s say you have a goal of selling it, and would like to receive top dollar.  Lots of vintage trailer buffs do appreciate original details in excellent condition.  If you’re looking to sell it, you might lean in this direction.  If you’re keeping it for yourself, and you’d prefer more seating instead of the bath area, then by all means make your Silver Streak Clipper your home away from home and customize to your heart’s content.  I do wonder if down the road you might wish you had the indoor bath, streaking to the public showers in inclement weather might be less than desirable!

Have you checked out Vintage Trailer Supply, Inc. for you question regarding the aluminum molding that seals around the outside windows?  I’ll give you a link to their site, they have a fabulous inventory, and would most likely take a special request.  They have a true love of vintage travel trailers!
Vintage Trailer Supply
You’re sure to find the parts you need for restoring your vintage travel trailer on this site.

Comment 3:  (Thank you Chace for this comment on the Camper Blue Book post.)

Looking 4 the value of a 1981 Terry 23ft. Pull Behind Travel Trailer

I’d suggest that eBay would be a good place to start when finding the value for your travel trailer.  The best way is to look at the sales prices for comparable travel trailers that have sold through eBay Motors.  To see the actual sales data, you’ll need to have an eBay account.  You’re required to log into eBay first, and then you can navigate to eBay Motors, and do an “advanced search”, where you will search for the similar unit.  You can see exactly which travel trailers have sold, and then compare them to your travel trailer.  If you need to replace any parts, you can check with Vintage Trailer Supply.

Thank you Big B, Lynn and Chace for these questions regarding travel trailers.  I’d like to open these questions for comments.  Readers, please feel free to join the conversation, and respond to these questions in the comments.  Thanks for your input!

22 thoughts on “How to Find the Value for Travel Trailers”

  1. I have a 2007 Fleetwood Williamsburg pop up camper in great condition. 1 queen & 1 king size bed, kitchen table that lays down into a bed & sitting bench that my be used for bench. Runs on propane, gas & electric. Has shower/potty combo, stove, mini refridge., extra storage in front of camper, spare tire, outside shower, awning. I am trying to sell this & would like to know what the value is vs the payoff that I owe. Ty

  2. After years of research I just found out that what we have is a 1955 Cal Craft 12′ beauty. Over the years we have added numerous upgrades etc. Now I am trying to determine the value, I understand they were only made for 3 years and I am not quite sure if that could be a + or -. I have several photo’s if anyone can shed some light on the value I would be very appreciative

  3. I have a camper that mounts on the back of a pickup. I was just wondering how much or wats the most I can get for it? Its really clean inside a well taken care of. Has a full bed and a half bed, nice lil fridge,sink, stove, tv, dining table sits 4, 2 propane tanks, toilet, also built in sterio. Its a 1978 WOLVR 10/CMP and its color is WHI/BRO.

  4. How can I find out what year my little Al Joa Sportsman is? It has a Vin#5139593 but I don’t know how to go about researching it. Does anyone have any ideas where I can look this up?
    Thanks,
    Paula

  5. I have always wanted to travel around randomly in a camper/trailer/rv, vintage or otherwise. Just pick up and drive until we stop, then stay awhile and see how people live there. Unfortunately, that is a little too unstructured for my husband – he would hate the uncertainty.

  6. Trying to establish book value for 2005 Jumpin Jack pop up camp trailer. One owner in good shape.
    Can’t seem to find it anywhwere in the blue books.
    Can you help?

  7. I’m currently looking into buying a used (very) truck camper like a toyota SunLand. I want a small truck with camper attached and walkthrough, forgive my ignorance. I just looked at a Class C RV– compact ’86 Toyota SunLand camper, they want $7,200 for it, this sounds awful expensive when I had a friend who was going to give his for free. What price range will I be looking at? What are some names to put in search engines to help with my search.

  8. Could you please give me the Blue Book Value on a Jayco 2009 1206 popup? It is fully loaded with a bath, kingsize bed on one end and a queen on the other with heated mattress pads.

  9. Hi

    We have a 1994 Shasta Tag Along. It is in excellent condition. Can you tell me what it may be worth or point me to a Web Site?

    Thank you

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