Originally Posted by Distantdrummer
I guess I missed the threads that revealed the possibility of the selling of the "famous" '64 Globetrotter.
Well, sorry about that, but Maxwell was listed in the AirForums Classifieds and his long running website was re-vamped with details of the offering. There wasn't a "For Sale" thread, as threads of that sort are not permitted to sell trailers...even "famous" ones - that's what the classifieds are for. Besides, he wasn't "For Sale" for long...less than 10 days.
As far as "why?" - soon after we bought Birdy, we knew she would take a lot of work to get to the level we wanted and we couldn't be without a trailer to camp in, so we held onto Maxwell through the duration of the restoration. It was never really our intention to be a multiple Airstream household, although, I would have loved to keep both - and had a full-time hired hand to maintain them!
But the reality of doing all the work to maintain them ourselves, we both realized we wanted to camp more and restore/maintain less - so one had to go. The decision was not easy as to which one to keep, but our lifestyle has changed in the 9-1/2 years since we first got into Airstreaming with Maxwell, in that we plan on taking longer trips rather than the "just weekends" we started off with. We really have come to enjoy the layout (full-time beds w/o sacrificing the same open layout as Maxwell's) and the extra couple of feet that Birdy has - especially on these longer outings.
So, that's it no big "reason" - we appreciate all the kind words about our work and we are thrilled to pass him on to Kevin & Prim to enjoy now ~