When you’re ready to buy a Toy Hauler, you’ll need to establish the blue book value. First, start with your budget. Determine the top dollar you can afford for your toy hauler. Take into consideration registration, license, insurance expenses. If the toy hauler is located at a distance from you, take into consideration the expense of transporting it.
Work backwards from your budget total, subtracting all possible expenses to arrive at your budget. With your budget ready, move to the second step to establish the blue book value of the toy hauler you have in mind. Make a list of everything you’d like to have in a toy hauler, such as the capacity in the cargo area, overall weight loaded, the age, the condition of the toy hauler, and the features of the camper portion. Rank these items in order of importance. It’s also important to check the tow vehicle for specifications regarding towing.
Now you’re ready to do some comparison shopping. You can search eBay motors for toy hauler currently on sale. You can also do an advanced search in eBay motors and look at sales that have been completed. Here’s the link to eBay Motors – Click here:
The kelly blue book site has a section for camper trailers. On the kbb.com website you’ll see a search box in the upper right hand corner on their main page. Just type “toy hauler” and it’ll bring you to the page for Motor Homes, Van Conversions, and Trailers. Here’s where you’ll find the link to order:
Official RV Guide – Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Folding Trailers
Used Values plus List Prices of new trailers.
$56 per year (2 issues – April, Oct)
Camping World is also an excellent resource for finding toy haulers for sale. Their site has quite a few listings and is easy to use. Here’s a link to the Camping World website – click here: New On Sale Now Products at Camping World On the Camping World site just look on the left side of the home page for the “Camping World RV Sales” box, and click on “Travel Trailer Toy Haulers” to do some comparison shopping.
A strong word of caution when purchasing a toy hauler, or any recreational vehicle: Make sure the person or business selling the toy hauler or other recreational vehicle has the legal right to sell it, and that you will be able to obtain clear title! Can’t stress this enough! If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is! Also, be prepared to take posession when you purchase it!!! Too many sad stories these days about folks buying a trailer or camper, and not ready to take posession right away and leaving it with the dealer. Then if the dealer goes out of business you may have a very difficult time gaining posession of your camper or trailer. So – be prepared to take posession when you pay, even if you only tow it to your own storage location! Buyer Beware!
Any experiences – good or bad – buying or selling a used toy hauler camper trailer? Please share your thoughts below. Thanks!