How do you determine the book value of a trailer?


Quick Answer

National Automobile Dealers Association Guides is a source for book values of trailers. On its website, NADAGuides.com, search virtual databases for free, and print or email results.

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At NADAGuides.com, select from a number of icons and categories to browse by RV type, such as travel trailers, camping trailers, motorhomes, park models and tow vehicles. You can also click Start Here under RV Prices and Values. Enter your ZIP code to obtain geo-specific results, or check the Outside the United States box for results from abroad.

Click the manufacturer's name from an abridged list, or peruse a full list within an adjacent drop-down menu. Each manufacturer's page consists of the most recent information, which may be at least three or more years old and may also only reflect a percentage of the original equipment manufacturer's retail price. Click on an individual model, and then designate the relevant specs.

For trailer book values that are more up to date, check to see what trailers like yours are selling for. Combine the prices of comparable models for sale with predominant resale values. NADAGuides.com provides this info as well, under RVs and Recreation Vehicles for Sale.

RVTrader.com is another potential source of current resale values of specific and similar trailers. RVTrader specializes in trailers, and its categories include classes of RVs, pop ups, park models, truck campers and toy haulers.

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