Should everything that is buy be new? I don't think so, especially for something as expensive as a motorcycle camper trailer. Is there a difference between a used trailer and a new one? Yes, you may find more wear and tear from a used trailer but in most cases this is all that you will find. But these wear and tear problems are perfect opportunities to negotiate better prices.
So how should you evaluate a used motorcycle camper trailer that is for sale?
There is not a book that explains what the value of a used motorcycle camping trailer is supposed to be. Do you have to look at how much you want to buy a camper for and look for trailers in the price range. Now, if the trailer in that price range doesn't have what you're looking for and the higher priced trailer do you may need to get your negotiation shoes out of the closet.
Now, when evaluating a trailer you first need to look for the most obvious problems. Does the trailer has any holes in the roof or along the side and seems. Holes mean that you will have leaking into the cab. And if the camping trailer is insulated you may have to repair the holes and replace the insulation. The insulation may have mold and that is not something that anyone wants to play with. Replacing mold in the insulation could be an expensive ordeal, especially, if it is a major mold problem.
Look for wear and tear, any holes in the wall panels. If you find any holes be sure to make mental notes or jot them down for later use. Does the roof need to be repainted or resealed. Resealing a roof does not take a lot to do, but your seller may not know this. If the roof needs to be resealed make a big deal of this to make the seller lower his / her price. Check out the wheels and the suspension. A rusted suspension could be a headache to fix and an extra cost you may not want to take on when first purchasing a used motorcycle trailer.
Make sure the wheels have bolts that are easy to find at the local hardware store. There is nothing worse than having a tire blowout and not being able to change the tire because a bolt gets striped while you trying to change it. You manage to get the bolt off but you are unable to replace it nor is the local service station.
Finding a Used motorcycle camper trailers for sale can be a great experience. The money savings can be extraordinary over buying new and it is possible of getting even more options for the buck with this option.