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Old 08-22-2008, 05:38 PM   #15
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This is my clients airstream. He had it customized the way he wanted. Some people like it, others hate it. Everyone customizes to their own taste, and their own price. Ever take a look at the Lamborghini's on ebay? They are over 200k and selling like crazy still. The local dealership here is ordering new ones constantly. The economy doesn't affect everyone the same. He's put over 500k into it and selling for less than half that and it was only used 1 time. So it may be way overpriced to some, but not to everyone.
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:21 PM   #16
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Ok,

Personaly I think the interior is way to dark, but that's my opinion. way to heavy to tow, and for that money, I would be scared to use it!

Just my thought's.

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Old 08-22-2008, 06:33 PM   #17
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Hey everyone,
I am new here and just starting to explore the Airstream. My husband and I have been RVers for years in various rigs but never an Airstream. The more I read the more hooked I get. Now, to the current post - I am so stupid I thought the price might be a mistake??? I guess not. I can't imagine??? Maybe we can't afford an Airstream! Ha! Ha!
Looking forward to being a part of this group.

You can afford an Airstream and yes, that EBay ad is catering to (or hoping for) those who have much $$ but no sense nor imagination... $250K... let's talk bridges for sale... Better yet, let's talk Edsels... I love the dealers remark regarding "the economy doesn't affect everybody the same" as if dollars alone is the criteria...

Welcome to the forums and hope you find the "Stream of your dreams! Check out the classified ads here... lotsa good stuff and good values. Use the search function for any questions you might have...
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:56 PM   #18
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Happytrailsga,
Welcome to the forum. As I am sure you will see from the forum the Airstream community is probably far more diverse than most people realize. Use the forum to educate yourself, recognize what you are looking for and then buy what you want. You will also see most of us did not pay anywhere near 250,000.00 or even 2500.000 for our trailers. Yet we all have one thing in common, a fascination with aluminum. Keep looking you'll find what you want and can afford.

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Old 08-22-2008, 10:23 PM   #19
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This is my clients airstream. He had it customized the way he wanted. Some people like it, others hate it. Everyone customizes to their own taste, and their own price. Ever take a look at the Lamborghini's on ebay? They are over 200k and selling like crazy still. The local dealership here is ordering new ones constantly. The economy doesn't affect everyone the same. He's put over 500k into it and selling for less than half that and it was only used 1 time. So it may be way overpriced to some, but not to everyone.
I actually like a lot of the look, especially the faux zebra rug. It's very well done with obviously top notch materials. Too bad the owner has changed his mind. This is one of those examples where you've got to have deep pockets AND very similar tastes to even consider something like this unit. There's nothing "generic" about it, so there will be few if any takers.

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Old 08-22-2008, 10:30 PM   #20
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It's like building a palace in a middle-class neighborhood. Doesn't make sense to me.
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:33 PM   #21
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I think it's kind of pretty. Too bad the owner who spent all the time and bucks to get it into this unaffordable condition didn't end up enjoying all that it (maybe) had to offer.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:11 PM   #22
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Something the might help it sell, would be removing the generator and fuel tank from the front, and installing a more stock-appearing tongue assembly.
IF I had the money, and was looking for something like it (knowing what I know about these coaches), I would be leery of this one, for the reasons stated above about the added tongue weight.
From all the money spent on it, spending another $1000 or so to remove and put the tongue back to rights may be worth it to sell.
It is the most obvious alteration, and probably the easiest to "fix".
Of course, my free advice is worth what you paid for it...
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:01 AM   #23
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I might as well jump in here...........

I've worked on lots of high end motor homes......$500K and up are my main stock in trade. The folks who have them custom built usually do so within certain 'parameters' that maintain the re-sale potential of the unit when they 'tire' of it and move on to a newer, bigger, better whatever.....'cause they CAN!

This trailer is SO OVERDONE that I would be surprised if anyone bought it. The huge tow weight is a certain drawback for the sale....unless the potential buyer happens to own an F-450 dually or Freightliner Sport Chassis tow monster. And like Gary says.....who thought up the generator placement and outrageous tongue weight? Obviously.....they weren't thinking at all!!

Plus, for the kind of $$$$$ the owner spent (probably 'cause he could!) he had the option of having a custom motor home interior done on a diesel pusher chassis..........with a far better resale potential and no towing issues at all!!!!

Might make a nice beach house or cabana for someone....though!

I sure wouldn't tow it....even if I could!
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:47 AM   #24
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Might make a nice beach house or cabana for someone....though!

I sure wouldn't tow it....even if I could!
you might be on the money. if left at a site, the fuel tanks could be kept empty/low an been filled on site. with $$$ not being a factor, the tv could have been a peterbilt!
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Left intact I would have major concerns that the frame has been reinforced enough to handle the extensive amount of weight. I think it is pretty sharp but frightening to pull down the road. More than adequate as a park model but no towing.


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Old 08-23-2008, 11:17 AM   #26
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Man for $250,000 minus the $5,000 i paid for my airstream... I could deck mine out for probally $50,000 and have more taste in my little finger than that thing does.

But thats my little finger and my taste, to each his own..
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This is my clients airstream. He had it customized the way he wanted. Some people like it, others hate it. Everyone customizes to their own taste, and their own price. Ever take a look at the Lamborghini's on ebay? They are over 200k and selling like crazy still. The local dealership here is ordering new ones constantly. The economy doesn't affect everyone the same. He's put over 500k into it and selling for less than half that and it was only used 1 time. So it may be way overpriced to some, but not to everyone.
It just goes to show that having money is no guarantee of either good taste or common sense. You may find another fool buyer like the one who had this White Elephant built and then when they get bored and tire of it you can start the whole process over again. Put over $500K in it and used it one time you say. Delusional I'd say.
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There all overpriced, they are only worth what you will pay for one.
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