Use common sense and good buying procedures at all times.
- If you can't inspect the trailer personally or a trusted friend inspect it for you, don't buy it! We repeat - Do not part with your money on a trailer you or a trusted friend have not viewed in person. Photos don't count as "seeing" the trailer. They could be stolen photos off of the Internet.
- If they want to ship it to you through a service sight unseen, don't buy it! They will assure you that some type of shipping service like Amazon or Ebay Motors (read detail post on this below) will ship with a guaranteed money back offer. You will NEVER see your money again! Another ongoing scam is the "I'm out of the country for a wedding, or some type of crisis, and will need to use a shipping service." Many times they pose as a U.S. Military person to gain your trust.
- Never send money in advance of any amount, not a deposit and certainly not the entire trailer price. You risk losing it. Most all legitimate sellers will allow you a day or two to drive to their location to inspect the trailer before payment is expected. But please understand legitimate sellers also have the right to refuse to wait for an out-of-town buyer and choose to sell it locally.
- Verify the VIN on the trailer matches the VIN on the title. Otherwise, don't buy it! (Some states don't issue titles on trailers this size, so be extra cautious if dealing with one of those situations.)
- The name on the title should match the valid picture ID of the seller you are dealing with.
- Verify title and title procedures with the state motor vehicle department prior to purchasing, both in the seller's state and title requirements in your state.
- Familiarize yourself via our Sold Archives with the current market values of these highly sought after, collectible trailers. If it sounds too good to be true, then it is! Molded Fiberglass RV's bring very good resale prices based on condition and usually sell very well. Make sure you are an educated buyer before pursuing the "deals." There are occasional super deals, but there are so many seasoned molded fiberglass hobbyists, restorers, etc., pursuing them that they are usually gone within four hours of listing if they're legitimate.
- Another buying tip and this is a BIG ONE: Do not ask the seller "Is this still available?" or "Is this still for sale?" or any version closely related to that. We know this seems like a harmless question, but when you are trying to sell a trailer and every single contact you get asks "Is this still available?" it becomes very annoying to the seller. Some sellers get so fed up with it they won't even respond to a buyer who asks that question. Trust us on this one!!! So just proceed in your email or phone call like the trailer is available. If it is not, the seller will tell you then.
- Directly Contact Seller! If you see a trailer you are interested in purchasing, we recommend that you never waste time with posting comments on the ad. We have seen time and time again that while a buyer messes around with posting a comment and waiting on a response, another buyer is directly contacting the seller using the contact info posted in the ad and they get the jump on you. If you want the trailer, please directly contact the seller.
- Familiarize yourself with our Scam Alert section to you can begin to see how scammers work. https://www.fiberglass-rv-4sale.com/rv-scam-ad-alerts
While we're not responsible for the content of seller or buyer posts (See our ad disclaimer), we are part of the Molded Fiberglass Family and we want this experience to be as legitimate and as enjoyable as it can be for each and every one of you. We won't tolerate illegal or objectionable postings and will take action as quickly as we can when we become aware of these type of activities.
Again, please be careful in your transactions and make sure they are legitimate sellers before proceeding. If you have questions about a transaction, please feel free to ask us about it.
Happy camping, and we hope to meet each of you out there in your new "eggs" over the years ahead.