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Old 01-04-2010, 10:28 PM   #29
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a real deal ! and for another 20,000 ? Like new, drive anywhere, any time

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classic airstream motor home - $3500 (antrim)

date: 2010-01-01, 10:10am est
reply to: sale-7rmtv-1532670448@craigslist.org [errors when replying to ads?]

1982 airstream motor home 31 feet long has rear bedroom, front living room middle kitchen seperate shower/tub room and toilet / sink room across hall, 454 v8 enging carborated 45,800 miles, trubo 475 trainsmission needs rebuilding or repplaced has been off road several years, this is a 1982 has 1982 furniture and appliances in it it has not been modernized it is original even has an 8 track tape player in it, must be towed, might consider trade for mobile home or newer camper in east coast florida or land,will take $3500 cash untilo jan 15.

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Old 01-05-2010, 07:25 AM   #30
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There is a Land Yacht Clipper on Craigslist in Sacramento, it can be seen on line;
foremostrecreation@hotmail.com is their email and you can see it at www.foremostrecreation.com . I spoke with the dealership and it is exactly like ours but they painted it. Really looks sharp if you like the flat front look. One of 25 made. Looks like they put in new carpet too. It has the 300hp cummins diesel like ours too.
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:18 PM   #31
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That is a beauty for sure
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:00 PM   #32
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It's a cause for celebration and excited waving when we see a silver mo/ho; which is VERY seldom.
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:51 PM   #33
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Yes Mike, I drive about 50,000 Miles a year and Hmmmm. can not recall EVER seeing one ! and many of those miles are in Ohio !
Other than our neighbors back years ago ! It is now sold !
Wowww, do we see allot of A.S. trailers though
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:17 PM   #34
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After looking at the motor homes last night I started thinking, "we could have one of those and the trailer. A Classic would be nice for a trip to Alaska." Before I did something stupid, I told my wife I was having bad thoughts and what they were. She just gave me a look that said "don't do anything!" That was close.

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Old 01-05-2010, 03:32 PM   #35
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Gene, I trust you have the abilities and tools to work on those shiny motorhomes. I was next to a very talented and mechanical fellow rv er in Norther Utah some time back and we got telling stories about our travels. He had a 345 and the damn thing was just beautiful. Most on the forum know how much I tow ours annually in all conditions. I carry a toy tool box compared to what this gentleman needed. He could set up a full service repair shop with what he was carrying. Impressive indeed.

His stories were of true survival, and anything and everything that can go wrong has been or he anticipated will happen. No easy ride, and if it had to be done by professional mechanic the cost would be, well just buy anew moho and save big time.

They are a great design and the problem is the aging chassis, that in many ways was inferior from day one. Anyway, I had the bug as well, but not knowing the difference between a phillips and star screw driver is a real problem. Now the cummings powered, pusher, full air ride unit on this thread is another story. Looks reliable and unique. I like it...
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:11 PM   #36
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We bought a trailer as one of life's many compromises. I didn't want to tow a car behind a MoHo, especially if I wanted to explore some remote area that needed a 4WD truck. We would end up with an full sized SUV, pickup and a little car—didn't need 3 motor vehicles. They are also very expensive new and I didn't want a used RV, something that may not have been a good decision. I didn't particularly want to drive something the size of a bus (I have driven a bus, a long, long time ago). So we bought a trailer and we don't need a trailer and a motorhome. Those aluminum ones are pretty though.

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We loved our '85 325.... everything but the expense of chassis and running gear repairs, and tires. Whew! that stuff can add up really fast.

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Old 01-29-2010, 03:54 AM   #38
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Classic Airstream MH's in the UK

We have the 310, and I have it on good authority that the original cost in '83 was nearly $130K. We are the third owners and have had it for about 6 years. It took nearly 4 years to find one! I bought it from Denton near Dallas and imported her myself.

It is certainly unique, particularly here in the UK. Apart from a Friends 250 and another 310 that we first saw about 7 years ago, we have been the only AS MH on the patch. There are others, but never seen them, and we do travel all over the UK in it, towing either a Vauxhaull Corsa on a KarKaddy, or a PT cruiser with the Blue Ox Aladdin.

Yes! it is a money pot..... plenty goes in .... but enjoyment comes out!

I have kept as near to original as possible but giving way to Solar (PV Power), removing the generator and Roof Air-con's and fitting auto-satellite TV - Normal terrestrial is getting worse!

I wouldn't have any thing else - Long live (my) Airstream 310! - Long live us to be able to continue enjoying it..............
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:24 AM   #39
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I Had a 1992 350 Classic for a few years. They drive nice, but you really need to tow another vehicle ..Its tough to go to the store for a loaf of bread driving a 35 1/2 foot motorhome...I asked the president of Airstream once (Met him at a dealer show) why they didn't make them any more...he said they were too expensive and couldn't sell them...I can believe it since the "sticker price" on mine was $142,000.00
I now tow a 28 foot Airstream and like it much more than the motorhome..Not as many features, but easier to use and much less to maintain..
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I am a "lurker". Admittedly, I have been active on the BlueBird Wanderlodge sites for a couple of years, but I'm rethinking that route. Anyone have comments on the 310? I guess I don't know what to look for, but growing up with Airstream Trailers - my dad had a 4 digit WBCC number - I am fascinated by this product. I am only interested in the classic style that looks like an AS trailer.

Please excuse my ignorance on this subject. I am just beginning my search.

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I am a "lurker". Admittedly, I have been active on the BlueBird Wanderlodge sites for a couple of years, but I'm rethinking that route. Anyone have comments on the 310? I guess I don't know what to look for, but growing up with Airstream Trailers - my dad had a 4 digit WBCC number - I am fascinated by this product. I am only interested in the classic style that looks like an AS trailer.

Please excuse my ignorance on this subject. I am just beginning my search.

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Stick:

Like you I was interested in buying a used Bluebird, even at the time we bought our first Airstream in 2005. Thus my screen name.

However, since having the Airstream trailer I have come to the conclusion that I am better off with a trailer / truck combination. The Airstream Classic motorhomes (that look similar to a trailer) have not been manufactured for many, many years. A motorhome will have a much higher cost of maintenance than a trailer.

I have also been studying the cost of maintaining an older Prevost. I have come to the conclusion that a mid 90's Bluebird or Prevost will cost between $5,000 to $8,000 per year on average to maintain. If there is a major repair it could be much, much higher. I believe that non-bus class A's average around $3,000 per year to maintain. I can't commet on the older Airstream motorhomes as I haven't owned one or researched them. Good luck in whatever you do.
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