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Old 04-23-2008, 11:16 AM   #1
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eBay Motors: 1986 AIRSTREAM MODEL 345 (DAMAGED REPAIRABLE )!!!!! (item 280220105842 end time Apr-24-08 11:30:20 PDT)

If you have repair skills, maybe this one is for you!
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:41 AM   #2
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"easy fix"?
Good for parts, but I'm not so sure how "easy" it would be. The price is certainly right, if the engine and genset work.
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:15 PM   #3
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I've become amused by the Airstream listings on Ebay and the ads on Craigslist that say things like this. If it were such an easy fix, then the current owner probably would have gone ahead and done it.

And then there are the VERY bold sellers who say things like, "You could easily polish this trailer and sell it for twice what you'll pay here." Again, if this were true, then I have no doubt that the seller would go ahead and polish it himself, and appropriate that revenue rather than let his buyer make those big profits.

But judging by the number of partial restorations and incomplete projects I see listed, I think some people actually fall for this.
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:41 PM   #4
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That's a mess. I see nothing "easy" about fixing that back to a useable condition. Worries me that the seller doesn't seem to speak english very well either.
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:11 PM   #5
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I think this is the unit that member gypsychris was about to buy, then it burst into flames the day he was supposed to pick it up! Talk about fortuetous timing!
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:16 PM   #6
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I just took a close look at the photos in the ad. In two of the photos, you can see the seat belt looped around the steering wheel. There is only one reason I know to do this, and that is to pick up the back end of the motorhome to tow from the rear. This keps the front wheels from moving right and left while towing. Something that long, picked up from the back, can't be good for it. Add that to the obvious condition of the interior, and it becomes more and more "parts".
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:27 PM   #7
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Couldn't even get a regular title, had to get a salvage title..........that thing must be a lot rougher shape than it looked!
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:36 PM   #8
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The smoke smell will never leave,
salvage title,
wiring damage,
appliances toast,
and every thing else....

Parts unit......
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:35 PM   #9
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Not even parts, that thing would eat a fortune in new parts even if you were some kind of rebuild specialist.
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:55 AM   #10
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:56 AM   #11
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Someone is going to get lucky.

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Old 05-27-2008, 03:24 PM   #12
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Just on the Surface - Pretty Nice

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Listings for Airstream floor mats have more information then this one. Two pictures and 8 words, makes you wonder...
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Sounds a bit iffy ...

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Listings for Airstream floor mats have more information then this one. Two pictures and 8 words, makes you wonder...
More pictures and a description have been added. It just doesn't "sound" right. Definitely a "let the buyer beware" vibe coming here.

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