Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-13-2009, 08:07 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
1984 28' Funeral Coach
scotia , New York
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 5
Help with Airsteam funeral coach

Hello Group,
my first post & need help. I have been looking for an Airstream trailer for some time. Just waiting for the right one to come along. Then this Airstream Motorhome comes my way. It's a 1984 Airstream FC270, 16 passenger Funeral Coach with only 3,551 miles! Fantastic condition & always garaged. It is a gas 454(?) Chevy engine. This is not really for me unless the floor plan can be changed to a more basic traditional setup. Is this easily done & how available are the parts ie bed, fridge, cabinets ect. What might total cost run, rough idea? I am not handy & will have to have someone do the work. I may also buy it to resell. Is there much of a market for these? If so, what is the price range? I have never seen on of these coaches before. They want $8,000, good or bad price? Thanks in advance for any information. Best, Jim
__________________

__________________
FC270 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2009, 08:47 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
flyfisher's Avatar
 
2004 30' Classic
Field and Stream , PA & MT
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 819
This may be the same unit that was listed on Ebay awhile back. As I recall the price was lower when I put in my offer, but ever after I think it got mor bid.
__________________

__________________
Flyfisher
flyfisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2009, 09:00 PM   #3
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
1984 28' Funeral Coach
scotia , New York
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 5
I am not sure about that. This is part of an estate sale. One owner & still located at the funeral home. If it was one with 3,500 miles & from upstate NY, then maybe it could have been the same. Do you remember what that one had brought? Did it meet reserve?
__________________
FC270 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 04:02 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
flyfisher's Avatar
 
2004 30' Classic
Field and Stream , PA & MT
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 819
I may be dead wrong, and yours is another one.

Before I replied I should have been more a wake.

Do a search on this forum of "funeral". You'll find enough to make you think you've died and gone to heaven.

I would do this myself, but whenever this subject comes up, I get a tickle in my throat and can't stop coffin.
__________________
Flyfisher
flyfisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 05:41 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
silverhawk's Avatar
 
1964 22' Safari
Elyria , Ohio
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 780
Images: 20
Send a message via Yahoo to silverhawk
Wow! What a way to go out... on the road, camping.
__________________
silverhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 09:19 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
funkill's Avatar

 
1973 27' Overlander
reno , NV
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,447
Images: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyfisher View Post
I may be dead wrong, and yours is another one.

Before I replied I should have been more a wake.

Do a search on this forum of "funeral". You'll find enough to make you think you've died and gone to heaven.

I would do this myself, but whenever this subject comes up, I get a tickle in my throat and can't stop coffin.

Oh - that was bad .....
__________________
funkill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 09:55 AM   #7
3 Rivet Member
 
Roblin , MB.
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 113
I wanted to make a reply after everyone is done coffin, is more awake, or wondering if they were dead wrong, or gone to heaven !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Actually and seriously - there is a funeral firm in Alberta (Canada)that I believe introduced this concept to their families when A/S first manufactured this coach. I also understand they upgraded in recent years and now have a tour bus (similar size to Greyhound) style coach in their fleet that was converted to transport families, casket, flowers, etc.
No doubt there are US firms using the same concept today.
Bob
__________________
nairnchyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 10:00 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
DanB's Avatar
 
1970 23' Safari
2005 30' Classic
1986 31' Sovereign
Lorain , Ohio
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,616
Images: 9
I'd kill to have a funural coach to covert.....
__________________
DanB
________________________________
Proud Member of the Wally Byam Airstream Club #24260

www.campnova.com

The “Ohio Airstreamer -- Informal forum for weekend camping” thread.
DanB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 10:38 AM   #9
Rivet Master
 
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,025
Images: 1
Gholish?

Twin bed coffins?
__________________
PeeWee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 11:05 AM   #10
Rivet Master
 
ts8501's Avatar
 
1990 34' Excella
1964 22' Safari
Savage , Minnesota
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 582
Images: 7
Please, stop the dead jokes, you're killing me!
__________________
"I've got aluminum fever, and the only prescription, is more AIRSTREAM!!!"

'64 Safari Resoration Blog ("May"):
http://ts8501.blogspot.com/

TAC MN-6
WBCCI/VAC 11736
AIR 25979
ts8501 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 11:15 AM   #11
Rivet Master
 
DanB's Avatar
 
1970 23' Safari
2005 30' Classic
1986 31' Sovereign
Lorain , Ohio
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,616
Images: 9
You're right. We should just bury this one.
__________________
DanB
________________________________
Proud Member of the Wally Byam Airstream Club #24260

www.campnova.com

The “Ohio Airstreamer -- Informal forum for weekend camping” thread.
DanB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 12:12 PM   #12
Rivet Master

 
1986 31' Sovereign
Miami , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,650
Blog Entries: 13
I think that the asking price coupled with the $$$ to convert to a traditional Airstream type interior would leave you with a very low mileage, very expensive 24 year old classic. It will be especially pricey if you indeed pay someone to do the interior work. Not too mention the appliances......

I'd keep looking for a good trailer.

mike
__________________
n2916s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 02:00 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
3 Dog Nite's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Cleveland , Tennessee
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 787
I'm a big fan of MH's & would love to have this rig. If you decide not to purchase, please PM me with it's location So I can come running with cash in hand. Ricky
__________________
"Sometimes I wonder if the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." Mark Twain

AIR 22749 WBCCI 2349 NOVA TAC TN-6
1989 345 LE Classic Motorhome
3 Dog Nite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 02:39 PM   #14
4 Rivet Member
 
jump's Avatar
 
2013 30' International
lubbock , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 261
funeral coach

You'll have to strip it to the skeleton...look for body parts...internal organs...

I'm dieing to see if you can bring it back to life...

you should think gravely before going over to the other side...
__________________

__________________
jump is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ebay - Funeral Coach disguised! ViewRVs General Motorhome Topics 27 07-24-2006 10:31 PM
Another Funeral Coach Chaplain Kent Classic Motorhomes 27 09-21-2005 07:34 AM
Funeral coach 4 sale? GlenCoombe Classic Motorhomes 2 08-05-2005 08:39 AM
AS Funeral Coach???? smallfry Airstream Motorhome Forums 3 01-04-2003 02:29 AM
Airstream MH Funeral Coach BobbyW Our Community 0 12-31-2002 12:39 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.