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Old 05-17-2005, 12:15 PM   #1
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1966 Globetrotter value?

Hi,
I was looking into buying a 1966 20' Globetrotter in decent shape. The only thing that is not working (that I know of) is the furnace. Floors appear solid and exterior/windows are sound. Is there anything else I should keep an eye open for when inspecting the trailer?
What would the camper be worth?
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Old 05-17-2005, 12:16 PM   #2
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$4000-$4500 around there. All original?

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Hi Adrain,

welcome to the forums!!

Rob is right and you might like to take a look at the price vs. condition page.

All the best for your search!

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Old 05-17-2005, 01:07 PM   #4
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I've been tracking the value of the GTs and Safaris on eBay for the last year and $4 to $5 k is around the going rate for the auctions. An exact match of mine went last month for $4.7k! If I remember right (which isn't very often) there was a near mint example, polished, that went for $10k.
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Old 05-17-2005, 01:15 PM   #5
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Seems the smaller the trailer the more $$$ they cost. When you look at it - think about how much you are willing to spend AFTER you buy. Ye Olde trailers are cool but often need substantial TLC. If no work has been doen over the years, items that may need attention include:

Tires
Axle
Water heater
Fridge
Stove
plumbing
wiring
upholstry
Any rubber or plastic parts including gaskets
Gas bottle update
heater
univolt (converter)
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Some of these are cheap - some aren't. And if you're handy - you can do most of this stuff yourself, overtime, as budget allows - and there's loads of advice available here on the forum.

and most likely....

You'll have fun and personal satisfaction doing repairs and you'll have a great, lifetime trailer when you're finished.
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Janet, you are absolutely correct. My old girl had been half gutted and used as a mobile office by an ultra light parts reseller. I am quite sure that I have put in more time and money into the coach than I will ever get back, but, that has never been a concern when I have ever rebuilt anything.
Repairs are par for the course for any vintage project from cars, boats, trailers ect. For me, that's the fun and challange.
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I have opted not to buy the Airstream. Price is $2500 firm and is located near Columbus Indiana. Camper is all original, but owner doesn't know if everything works. It is in pretty solid shape otherwise and would fix up really nice. email me if you would like the phone#. It will be on site at a real estate sale this Saturday, so will probably be sold by then.
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Check the condition of the floor for loose tile, cracks, and soft spots. Check the rear for water damage, leaks from the toilet, floor condition, battery security, check the smell for any black water tank damage or leaks. Check the dump connection and dump valve fuctionality. Check the power supply and fuse box for any abnomalities. Check underneath the trailer for any damage or sagging.

Check the interior roof for water spots and leak damage. Check the wheels to varify they're not the old split rim style which will need to be relplaced. Check the electrical plug that connects the trialer to the toe vehicle for any damage or rust. Check the propane gas line and valves for abnormalities.

Check your sanity to make sure you want the trailer.
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