I think RV Trailers are very difficult to check.
Selling to a "friend", Buying from a "friend"
Does the seller have a"special/reduced price" for Derek?
Let's say you discover the price they paid, and it's the same price as they're selling for.
I don't see any way to not create friction.
I would do some research for exactly the same model and what others are asking.
1989 Fleetwood Wilderness
Might be a better way to ensure fairness.
If the buyer are seller are happy it's a good deal.
Sometimes ignorance is bliss.
Derek and Heather are considering buying a used tow behind rv from some people we know. These people are notorious for buying stuff used at a very low price and then reselling it higher. I've seen the rv and it's in very good shape but it's a 1989 Fleetwood Wilderness and I believe they are asking much more for it than it's really worth retail. I suspect they paid four years ago when they bought it the same amount that they are asking for it now, but can't figure out how to do a sale (resale) search to find the history of what they paid for it.
Is there any way to research the information I need when all I have is their name and license plate number for it? I'm hesitant to ask for the VIN number or request to see the title that might have the information on it from them because I know it will raise red flags to them and possibly cause problems on a personal level between them and my son. I'm trying to find out what I need as discretely as possible but not sure how to go about doing it and I don't want Derek to be 'ripped off' by 'friends' we've known for 18 years now.
Any suggestions would be really appreciated.