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Old 08-23-2008, 04:49 PM   #29
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Anyone who can afford to buy one of these should just give it to charity and take a tax write off..... signed Tommi "charity" .......aka Msmoto
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Old 08-23-2008, 04:51 PM   #30
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I'm not going to debate whether it is worth the price or not......don't see it to be any worse than paying a man millions of dollars to knock a ball around a court, field, etc. Just glad that the common man like 63silver can afford one.
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:28 PM   #31
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Playing the devils advocate here, but I don't see any problem with the seller asking for what he/she wants out of this unit. If someone has that much money to put into upgrades on a trailer, then they're rolling with a much bigger wallet than I have.
To bmcmotorcars, I suspect that if you did the renovations to the trailer for your client, then you must have pocketed quite a bit yourself. It's the capitalistic way our society is set up. If you don't like it, move on and find something else, even something affordable.
Pertaining to the trailer though, all I can say is wow... The unit is basically decked out in the nicest stuff that someone can find, but the likelihood of finding another person, with money, that has that same taste is about the same as finding a needle at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean...

I've seen on Unique Whips that they did a trailer for Pamela Anderson. I can only surmise that insidious amounts of money were put into the upgrades and renovation, and if she ever goes to sell, it's most likely going to be hugely expensive, but again, the likelihood of finding the correct buyer, other than a Pamela Anderson stalker, would be slim to none...

Of interesting note, it would be interesting in knowing who owns this trailer and finding out the reasons for the sale... :~)
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:49 PM   #32
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Playing the devils advocate here, but I don't see any problem with the seller asking for what he/she wants out of this unit. If someone has that much money to put into upgrades on a trailer, then they're rolling with a much bigger wallet than I have.
To bmcmotorcars, I suspect that if you did the renovations to the trailer for your client, then you must have pocketed quite a bit yourself. It's the capitalistic way our society is set up. If you don't like it, move on and find something else, even something affordable.
Pertaining to the trailer though, all I can say is wow... The unit is basically decked out in the nicest stuff that someone can find, but the likelihood of finding another person, with money, that has that same taste is about the same as finding a needle at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean...

I've seen on Unique Whips that they did a trailer for Pamela Anderson. I can only surmise that insidious amounts of money were put into the upgrades and renovation, and if she ever goes to sell, it's most likely going to be hugely expensive, but again, the likelihood of finding the correct buyer, other than a Pamela Anderson stalker, would be slim to none...

Of interesting note, it would be interesting in knowing who owns this trailer and finding out the reasons for the sale... :~)
I agree with you. I didn't build this or have anything to do with it besides helping him list it for sale. I agree there may never be a buyer with the same taste and same type of money for something like this. If he never finds a buyer, thats fine, he will keep it. But your absolutely right that he has every right to ask what he wants for it. It's not my taste either, but I won't bash his personal character like others have done because of it.
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:51 PM   #33
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things like death or illness often change lives. whatever the reason, so what?

it might be a quick sale if it came with a lot somewhere :-)
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:36 PM   #34
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I think when the most expesive Airstream from the factory lists for just over $100,000.00. and you see that someone has a half a millon invested in a renovation and has used it once and has it up for sale for half that ,you have to question their judgment.
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:34 PM   #35
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I think when the most expesive Airstream from the factory lists for just over $100,000.00. and you see that someone has a half a millon invested in a renovation and has used it once and has it up for sale for half that ,you have to question their judgment.
Judgement is one thing.....getting raked over the coals is quite another. I don't care if they have solid gold fixtures in the bathroom.........someone made a huge pile of cash on that restoration. I've been in 45' motor homes where the owners spent 100K and had superior finishes, design AND equipment to what is in this trailer.

One could commission a design and engineering firm to build a trailer with a titanium frame, custom interior using the latest and greatest materials and appliances and still have a large chunk of change left over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lots of luck finding ANYONE who will buy this for over 100K!!
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Old 08-24-2008, 12:29 AM   #36
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Some things I like about this trailer and some I don't. Not really an issue though as I can't afford it.

I do have friends and relatives who could easily buy this unit without it causing a blip to their overall net worth.

Many people in that rarified financial level spend for what they want whether you or I think it's foolish or not.

A friend of ours has a $150,000 moho because she likes it. She also just added a Bentley convertable ($350,000 ish) to her garage full of high end MB's and BMW's.

If she wanted an A/S and liked this one. She'd buy it and a tow vehicle and be happy. If she asked my opinion I would recomend removing the tongue additions and wish her well.
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:31 AM   #37
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While they report replacing the axles with heavier duty axles, I would still be afraid of the weight on the frame. It seems that the semi-monocoque system design that Airstream uses wasn't engineered to carry that much weight even with heavier axles.
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:57 AM   #38
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Seems to be very small but growing number of these types of units out there. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous I suppose.

Too rich for my blood, but maybe not for someone else. In the meantime, I'll just have to make due with my plain old production Safari.
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:49 AM   #39
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Why the attitude?

I ordered a 2008 Classic 31 shell and am having it custom outfitted. I've been warned that it will be commonplace for people to ask to see the inside. After reading these posts I will be reluctant to do so - even at AS gatherings. People buy AS's because they have a unique outside appearance. Is there some unwritten rule that if you take one and outfit it as you wish - regardless of the price - that you've committed some sort of "neighborhood" sin? I'm putting exactly what I want in my AS (within weight limits, of course) because I plan to spend a lot of time in it and I can afford it. I'm not buying it as an investment, or for resale, or to impress anyone or to prove a point. Just to enjoy it.

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Old 08-24-2008, 10:53 AM   #40
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Good for you.... Do what you want with the inside... I'm gonna redo mine and I'm sure not everyone will like it as we all have different taste...

and you are gonna use it and enjoy it. Good for you..... It's not a sin to redo the inside..."It is however a sin to do it and use it once... (thats a joke bmcmotorcars).."

I just think it is a waste to buy it and leave it parked... Get out and enjoy it...
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It is however a sin to do it and use it once... (thats a joke bmcmotorcars).."
I completely agree!
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People’s taste and liking change, sometimes overnight.
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Long time ago, I was smitten by the ’65 Mustang. At that time, it was a radical change from existing cars, and I had to have one.
Bought it, and used it to commute to work. Since I lived in Las Cruces and worked at White Sands Missile Range, I drove over the Organ Mountain Pass.
After 6 months of this, my young back began to hurt. The doctor told me to get my spine fused because I had a slipped disk. I didn’t like that. Went to a Chiropractor who axed me some questions, then, since he was a sensible man, took a look at the Mustang and sat in it. He told me that was the problem. Charged me $10 bucks, and didn’t even touch my spine.
Sold it.
Never (knock on wood) had another back problem.
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So the long-winded moral of this is:
Maybe the owner was smitten by Aluminumitis, spent his bucks, and then found out he really wasn’t comfortable in his creation.
No problem.
His Money.
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