Itty Bitty Foamie Teardrop Test Build Thread

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Re: Itty Bitty Foamie Teardrop Test Build Thread

Postby amandacreiglow » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:09 am

John61CT wrote:
If **you** have some rational basis, even if not disclosed, the prospect is more likely to accept it.



Probably a good point. I’ll keep that in mind. :)


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Re: Itty Bitty Foamie Teardrop Test Build Thread

Postby S. Heisley » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:08 pm

You could list a ball park figure of what you think you paid (plus a little wiggle room and remember to add in the cost of the chassis), and then add "OBO" after the price. (OBO = Or Best Offer)
Then, sit back and see what you get!

By the way, you've been very honest in your description, maybe even too much so.
You can explain some defects when the person is looking at it, so as not to scare them away.
Most people change things to "make it theirs" anyway; so, some things may not be a big deal.
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Re: Itty Bitty Foamie Teardrop Test Build Thread

Postby Don L. » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:43 pm

Hi,

Glad you are on to new things! I hope you are building another camper! I loved your thread about your build!

About a price, I'll guess, $1750. That should give you room to negotiate down some if needed.

I base that on the fact that I browse craiglist occasionally to see what is selling and I really never see anything livable or comfy for under $2500-3000. Anything in that price range are popups. And yours has the benefit of being lightweight which puts it in the range of more kinds of cars that can't tow a lot.
Your has a title too right? Also with popups you can't just open the door and go in, with yours you can. Just park and get in the camper, easy!
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Re: Itty Bitty Foamie Teardrop Test Build Thread

Postby amandacreiglow » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:42 am

Don L. wrote:Hi,

Glad you are on to new things! I hope you are building another camper! I loved your thread about your build!

About a price, I'll guess, $1750. That should give you room to negotiate down some if needed.

I base that on the fact that I browse craiglist occasionally to see what is selling and I really never see anything livable or comfy for under $2500-3000. Anything in that price range are popups. And yours has the benefit of being lightweight which puts it in the range of more kinds of cars that can't tow a lot.
Your has a title too right? Also with popups you can't just open the door and go in, with yours you can. Just park and get in the camper, easy!


Thanks for your estimate! I'll factor it in. And thanks for enjoying my build thread. I enjoyed making it a lot. :)

I'm definitely planning on another foamie camper-like project, although probably not on a trailer base. I'm thinking I want to do a popup, but haven't decided whether that will be in a truck bed, as a rooftop tent for a car, or a sleeping capsule to go on the roofrack of a short bus conversion. In any case, it's going to wait until I'm done with my next project, which is pretty involved, and isn't a camper... but will give me a ton of practice cutting and gluing and pmfing foam panels, so there's that.

S. Heisley wrote:You could list a ball park figure of what you think you paid (plus a little wiggle room and remember to add in the cost of the chassis), and then add "OBO" after the price. (OBO = Or Best Offer)
Then, sit back and see what you get!

By the way, you've been very honest in your description, maybe even too much so.
You can explain some defects when the person is looking at it, so as not to scare them away.
Most people change things to "make it theirs" anyway; so, some things may not be a big deal.


Thanks, Sharon. Somehow I forgot about OBO. Not sure how, but that will definitely be in the ad when I relist it. And the jury is in and I think you're right - definitely don't need the laundry list. It is nice to hear that those issues aren't likely to be as big of a deal to some others, though. I think they grew in my head a little.
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Re: Itty Bitty Foamie Teardrop Test Build Thread

Postby joshuag » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:24 pm

Hi! I loved your build. Thanks for sharing it. Hopefully you were able to sell it as planned.

With a rooftop, how will the dog get up there? I have a 70lb german shepherd and that stopped me from considering them. I even thought about building a flat-pack spiral staircase but she would probably be too afraid to use it :)

I'm hoping to do a pop-up as my first build. I'm in the cad modeling and "how big do I want this to be" stage. It's going to be a simplified clone of a Tipoon (which is linked in my sig).
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