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Old 04-09-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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Real nice Airstream going to scrap heap!!

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New member here. I was referred to your forum by my RV forum.

This is NOT a for sale ad. Just hoping I can save an Airstream from going to the scrap heap unnecessarily!

Passing thru Florida on my way up north I stopped in a campground outside of Ocala and noticed a 'real nice' Airstream. Today they started taking the insides out. I asked the CG owner why and he said the CG is closing and he needed to remove it so they were going to scrap it. I asked why he didn't sell it and said he put it in the paper a couple years ago and had no luck.

Seems a shame to scrap a piece of RV history. So I got on line in hopes of putting an Airstream enthusiast in touch with what could be a REAL good find for someone and save this beautiful RV from the scrap heap!

I took pictures of it and they think it is a 1973 and the plaque on the side says its a Land Yaght Sovereign (sp?) Not sure if posting pics is acceptable but if it is I will upon request.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:34 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

Thanks for your concern. I recommend that you go ahead and post the photos. Just go to "manage attachements" (up to 4) and then load them.

Do you know the name of the campground or do you have a contact phone number?

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Old 04-09-2012, 08:37 PM   #3
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Thanks Vorian for your efforts to save a trailer!
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:44 PM   #4
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:05 PM   #5
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Vorian

Welcome to the forum.

Thanks for your concern. I recommend that you go ahead and post the photos. Just go to "manage attachements" (up to 4) and then load them.

Do you know the name of the campground or do you have a contact phone number?

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Wildwood RV Park ~ Wildwood, FL
on edit: > 352-748-2774
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:09 PM   #6
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Here are some pictures I took in the evening not the best.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:27 PM   #7
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Sorry the CORRECT phone number for RV park where Airstream is at is:

352-748-2774

Wildwood RV Park
Wildwood, FL

Just outside Ocala, right off interstate 75.

Here's hoping we find a home for this piece of RV history!
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:54 PM   #8
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:15 PM   #9
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Damn! Is this a joke? That skin looks to be almost perfect - maybe a small dent over the left front corner - but otherwise------! Was the interior totally trashed? If this is for real there's going to be a stampede to Wildwood, Florida.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:16 PM   #10
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What a great thing to do! Please someone go get that gorgeous RV so I don't have to schulff my 5 and 6 year old down from Memphis to save that trailer from it's death. PLEASE ADVISE and if no takers, guess I'll have to do it.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:28 PM   #11
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looks like a real find...for the price of a tank of gas...wow....better call quick and get moving down to Fl..
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:46 PM   #12
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It looks like mission accomplished, someone just got very lucky thanks to the original poster here! I called ready to pounce but e woman at the campground informed me that it has already been sold.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:31 PM   #13
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:18 PM   #14
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Since we're on the subject of Scrap & Value, there was an exchange on the Spartan mailing list just this week from someone that scraped a Spartan. First problem was that the actual weight of the aluminum was far less than they expected. Second it was a huge amount of work & time. Then the market price quoted is for clean aluminum and most panels had a tar sprayed on the inside of the wall, to hold the insulation during construction (just like Airstreams). So the per pound price was around $.12 a pound. So all in all, they got about $300 for selling their soul. They probably received several low-ball offers, but thought the scrap value was much more. Someone said they had seen it on CL, but couldn't go that far to buy it, but it had a perfect shell and nice interior.
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