Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-23-2009, 09:01 AM   #1
New Member
bullhead city , Arizona
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4
Cool new here and looking for buying advice

hi from tim t. looking for 28' airstream to travel in with wife after her may retirement from teaching. Newbys at this so all help is great. I posted acouple of blogs and threads on here and got a response from Brad on a unit in Phoenix i am checking it out today. Little $ as teachers are all poor but mean well. just soc sec and small pension to live on AM I OVER OUR HEADS???????? thanks for any help and info or sug. Tim t.

tim tierney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2009, 09:45 AM   #2
Site Team
Janet H's Avatar

1964 26' Overlander
1964 19' Globetrotter
Eastern , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 11,932
Images: 90
Tim - check out the classifieds. You might even consider posting a wanted ad. If you are patient you can probably find an airstream to meet your price point - but being patient is tough. Good luck.

1964 Overlander | '08 Touareg V6
Current Project: 1964 Globetrotter

Let's have a polishing party: I'll supply the trailer and buffing supplies. BYOB (bring your own buffer)

AirForums Custom Search
Janet H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2009, 10:01 AM   #3
4 Rivet Member
1998 28' Excella
Dolores , Colorado
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 324

Welcome to the forums. Glad you got a response from Brad. You will run into a variety of prices. We have a 28' unit and we really enjoy it. Was a step up from our 27' a few years ago. You should be able to find a gently used unit in the mid/late 90's that would be affordable. They should book out in or around $15,000. Since you are from Phoenix you need to watch for the rallies the Four Corners Unit is having. We have one coming up over President's Day at Cottonwood which is just a little up the road from you. It would be an advantage for you to stop in and see what's happening.
Wish you luck and hope to see you at Cottonwood.
Bob and Lou
Members of Four Corners Unit/CAC
WBCCI # 10105
AIR # 28748
dogpound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2009, 10:38 AM   #4
New Member
bullhead city , Arizona
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4
thanks much ! your sug are well taken tim t.
tim tierney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2009, 03:24 PM   #5
Rivet Master
Fyrzowt's Avatar
2000 25' Safari
West of Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,697
Images: 8
Hi Tim and welcome.
I agree that a rally would be a great place to gather lots of first hand info. Friendly folks, willing to talk about Airstreams (or other trailers) and what's good/bad about them.
The classifieds are also a great area to browse and get a feel for pricing for various aged trailers. Keep in mind that most of the prices are negotiable.
AIR #15800

"Wimpy" 1/2 ton 2002 GMC Sierra 4X4 Z-71 Gasser
2000 Safari SS 25'
Fyrzowt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2009, 04:49 PM   #6
Rivet Master
Gene's Avatar
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Grand Junction , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,814
Tim, check out threads on tow vehicles and newbies (the search function sometimes works or just go through topics and subtopics to find threads). You will find much heat and occasional light about the best tow vehicle for a 28'.

Read about weights, payload, hitches, so you can match the right tow vehicles to the right trailer. If you already have a truck, and don't want to buy a bigger one, you may have to buy a smaller trailer, or an older one (they were lighter in the '90's). Classics are much heavier than Safari's and Internationals in more current models.

You indicate price is an issue (isn't it always) so get it right the first time so you don't have to change trailers in a few years. You have to find the right trailer for you so sometimes people have to trade a perfectly good truck for a bigger truck. It's good to look through the classifieds and you may find just what you want, especially since there are a lot of Airstreams in Arizona and SoCal. Forum members will inspect a potential buy for you. Since everyone in Phoenix is at least 85, there should be some trailers in good condition for sale from time to time.

Gene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2009, 05:20 PM   #7
Rivet Master
Diesel1's Avatar
1967 24' Tradewind
Wickenburg , Arizona
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 543
Since everyone in Phoenix is at least 85, there should be some trailers in good condition for sale from time to time.

Hey,hey,hey, now that is a major generalation! However it is a balmy 70 degree's right now. Adios, John

Diesel1 is offline   Reply With Quote

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
Airstream Buying advice? elmtx Buyer Guidelines 13 11-04-2006 10:20 AM
Buying Advice Needed ericabjorn Our Community 11 04-26-2004 12:34 PM
Need your advice-buying a vintage A/S randomnoise Our Community 7 11-08-2002 09:19 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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