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Old 11-12-2004, 02:11 PM   #1
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Hi. I'm new on here but have been "lurking" for awhile! I have an Airstream Ambassador International LandYacht in my backyard and have been dreaming of doing something with it, but I don't think it is to be. It needs TLC and a good home. I don't know much about all of this. The plate says I283T211 Jackson Center, Ohio. A neighbor wants to see how much the scrap aluminum would a be worth, but I'd hate for it to be destroyed. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Old 11-12-2004, 02:32 PM   #2
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Take some pictures and list it 'for sale' in the classifieds section to find it a new home.


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Old 11-12-2004, 02:35 PM   #3
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Hello sunnyfish,

Haven't checked alum lately but, would guess $.40-$.60 per lb. I would guess that a 28' trailer weighs about 5000lbs. I would be surprised if there is 1000 lbs of alum in that total. $.60x1000 = $600. Not much for a 28 footer.

I would use a critical eye and take inventory of the unit. Your climate means to me the outside skin is probably very oxidized. Look at windows for water leaks and broken glass. How many dingers on the outer skin. Where are they by panel and how severe. What condition are the tires, wheels, brakes. Wiring condition? Propane bottles still there? Any type of weight dist hitch? What applicances are there and do they work?

Once I had an initial profile of the unit, I would post on this web site like you are doing and get some feed back from members as to condition and approx. value.

I personally wouldn't want to fight thru the E-bay routine.

Digital pictures are great whether you do them or get someone to take and post a few for you.

A 1962 28" Amb. deserves better than scrap metal unless it has some major problems. There are folks on this site that would give it TLC and a good home.
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Old 11-18-2004, 04:22 PM   #4
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Don't kill it!!!! Us Ambassador owners have to stick together.

I agree with SHari and Wingfoot1, If you don't want it get a pick or two and let us have a chance at it.
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