How to Determine Used Trailer Values

Finding information on used trailer values in itself is not that difficult. However, it can be a very tedious, time consuming exercise. There's a ton of useful information available at sites like Nada Guides, RVTrader, Craigslist, Kijiji and eBay. Additionally, there is a wealth of information in print publications such Kelly Blue Book, and Black Book USA.
In order to get trailer blue book values you would need to actually go out and buy the book. In the case of Black Book, you can purchase the print version or sign´╗┐ up for internet access to their database for $200/year. However, when looking at these types of guides for valuations, keep in mind that they really only take a percentage of the OEM's original suggested retail price. The best way to get a more accurate reading on the value of a used trailer is to combine resale values with actual comparables for sale in the current market.

Having a clear understanding of what comparable makes and models are currently selling for in the open market will provide you with the most accurate valuation of your used trailer. Similar to house values, a trailer in one region of the country may fetch a higher or lower dollar value than in other areas. It's also important to compare numerous prices from multiple sources in order to get a large sample size.

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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.

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