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Old 03-26-2002, 05:23 PM   #1
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Just found a 1983 24' Classic Airstream Motorhome. The price is $16,000. Just wondering if this is reasonable. I have an Airstream Trailer and I am not familiar with the MH'S I understand the 24' is a rare length.

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Old 03-26-2002, 05:38 PM   #2
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That depends on the condition. Is it a '240'? The '83 and '84 models have numbers like 280, 300, and 310 that indicate the length. I would check the VIN and confirm that it's an 83. Use my site to try to identify it.
http://www.geocities.com/fredhinds/a...airstream.html

The $16,000 price may not be far off base. You could check NADA book value. The condition is the critical measure. At 18 years, what's a year or two off.

Kick the tires. Test drive it. Most importantly, reserve some $$$ for repairs and get your tool kit ready (and maybe a Dremel tool!).
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A 1983 240 would be a new addition, Fred?
16k plus the 10K you are going to spend in the next year or so, makes it a decent deal.
It's all about cost of ownership.
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The Motorhome is a 1 owner. Elderly. New 454 Chevy engine with 10,000 ,new auto transmission, new tires,battery,awnings all sides.Seems like most everything is new and very well taken care of. Her husband died and she does not want to keep it. TV,Sattelite, Micro.All records.Thanks everyone. This is the greatest.
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Patricia,

You forgot to tell us the telephone number of the seller.
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$16k for the coach you describe sounds like a good deal, especially if the skin is in reasonable good condition and all the appliances work.

Good luck.

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The only 24 footer I have seen for sale was here in N georgia, a 1979 priced at 19,500. It was in good shape, but needed a complete interior update.
If it checks out I would jump quick as they do not stand around long waiting to be sold.
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