Finding information on used trailer values in itself is not that difficult. However, it can be a very tedious, time consuming exercise. To help you, Dan the Trailer Man has outlined the step by step process for getting used trailer values from the industry experts at Nada Guides. If you're short for time, and looking for travel trailer values, Dan the Trailer Man is happy to do the work for you.
Always keep in mind that once the baseline price for a specific make, model and vintage is determined, the valuation should always be adjusted either up or down depending on the condition of the vehicle. For example, ask yourself questions like: Has there been any updates made to the vehicle? What options are included? Is it being sold as is? How much wear and tear has the vehicle sustained? Knowing the answers to these types of questions will allow to get a good read on the market value of a particular vehicle. The key is to try and get an "apples to apples" comparison...or as close to one as possible.
Whether you're buying or selling, follow these simple steps to get a valuation of your used trailer. To help, we've provided screen shots following each step:
These values are explained in the fine print below the valuation, but for ease of reference here are the definitions of each value type as provided by nada.com:
Suggested List — The value listed reflects the approximate price of the unit when it is brand new. The prices listed are furnished by the manufacturer and are assumed to be correct. The list price does not include freight charges.
Low Retail Value — A low retail unit may have extensive wear and tear. Body parts may have dents and blemishes. The buyer can expect to invest in cosmetic and/or mechanical work. This vehicle should be in safe running order. Low retail vehicles usually are not found on dealer lots. Low retail is not a trade-in value.
Average Retail Value — An average retail vehicle should be clean and without glaring defects. Tires and glass should be in good condition. The paint should match and have a good finish. The interior should have wear in relation to the age of the vehicle. Carpet and seat upholstery should be clean, and all power options should work. The mileage should be within the acceptable range for the model year.
An Average Retail vehicle on a dealer lot may include a limited warranty or guarantee, and possibly a current safety and/or emission inspection (where applicable).
Note: Vehicles/Vessels in exceptional condition can be worth a significantly higher value than the Average Retail Price shown.
When trying to determine used trailer values, information is power. If it sounds like more work than you bargained for, why not let us do the research for you. If you're looking to get market values on travel trailers, campers, cargo trailers or horse trailers allow us to help you with your research. The information we gather will be used to create additional content for this site. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.