Weir, first off, the seller needs to learn how to take a photograph using a cell phone. Then s/he needs to curl up in a corner of this abomination and stay there until s/he feels the shame.that putting this “nice little camper” out there for all the wold to see. Shame!
Maybe I was too harsh. All it really needs is an exterior wash. And heck, it has a new spare... tire, not a new spare trailer.
I always appreciate listings where people share the details, good and bad. Do they have a title, have they done work to it, if they even know anything about the camper, etc.
Its could honestly be they don’t know what they’re doing. “The outside needs washed” “Has a new spare” These things have nothing to do with the condition of the camper. It’s like saying “My car really tows it well”. Again, this could just be a kindhearted person trying to be upbeat about what they're selling but after years looking at listings, my warning bell goes off with ads that don't seem transparent.
I recently saw this in a listing and really was impressed: “Understand that this trailer does have significant water damage that will require proper repair and is being sold as a restoration project. The back wall below the rear window needs repair and one should assume all the lower corners need repair as well. These repairs cannot be done with a couple quick patches and a coat of paint, and are best suited for someone who understands how to properly maintain the structural integrity of the trailer and a working knowledge of what they are getting into. I cannot guess the total scope of the work needed as that can only be done by removing the skins. I have tried to show the general condition in the pictures but a firsthand inspection should be performed and you can make your own assessment.”
In a different ad I was impressed by this statement: "Call me. I’ll be happy to answer any questions and disclose all I know about this camper" And... "I know nothing about this camper. Come take a look!"