Giving up on 17 or 15' Hi-lo for now...
I had a T17 I was really interested in from Craigslist. So interested I was willing to just send the money to the seller and coordinate a transport service.
Some good people here mentioned people being burned here on Craigslist scams, so I decided I should have someone check it out. I am 1500 miles away. Understandably, this group is small enough - it seems there is no one is local or able.
Another mentioned just driving out and hauling it back myself (UT-Michigan). 3 day weekend, I seriously considered it...but that is 3-4 days of driving to find out it is a scam, or a mess. Not good.
I think I will keep looking to find something in the West. California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico.