Unfortunately, my 66' Yellowstone restore has taken a 180 degree turn. I planned to use on a piece of land up north (Adirondacks, NY) and recently found out my building plans, in particular a road, may be pushed back for some time. Given this, I am looking to sell my Yellowstone. It is approaching the rebuild stage, roof is off, appliances out (stove and propane system worked so that remains), next step was to pull the skin. I have a handful of birch panels shellac'd, and a handful of tools and accessories (e.g., battery tender, jack stands).
I plan to post to the usual sites, Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace; however I spoke with Vik and she thought it would be OK if I posted here to get any guidance on sale price, I am thinking $1,800, but not sure if that is a fair place to start? Also, any guidance given I am in the Northeast, the time of year, the state of my rebuild, very much appreciated.
You have several things against your $1800 price. With the camper half disassembled it is worth much less than it was when you bought it. You lose the “stars in their eyes” buyer who thinks they can just paint the rot inside, Glamp it up and be camping in two weeks. Also, in the current condition it has to be sold locally. It can’t be safely (IMO) towed at highways speeds a long distance. This limits the pool of potential buyers. And knowledgeable buyers know a the mid-60 toasters are not worth as much as a 1950s ham once restored.
With that said, if you have time it’s worth taking a week or two to try to get your price.
I like this trailer. It's a nice size and has a great shape. I think "1800 or best in person offer" would be a good way to state the price. Or "will consider offers when you view the trailer". In other words, view the trailer and we'll talk turkey... I get online lowball offers all the time on fully rebuilt nice trailers. One friend was selling for 10K and received more than one "Will you take 5K?"
I think it's more likely to sell in the spring. People can rebuild over the summer without worrying about keeping it protected.