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Old 11-11-2005, 12:11 PM   #1
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I own a '65 Overlander [which I bought thinking bigger is better]. I have been thinking of buying something smaller and selling the Overlander. I have run across a '64 Safari, which the outside has no dents or tears and only the usual small dings. It is in desperate need of polishing, though. HOWEVER, the inside is not so grand. Present owner put plywood 1/4 inch over the floor, which I don't understand why. He said there were no soft spots that he knew of. Only 1 goucho remains. 2 have been removed. The fridge cabinet was removed with fridge moved over to where the drop in stove was. What a botch job... Sink still there. No A/C. Heater present but who knows what works. Lights do work. Is this something worthy of tackling or should I pass it on by? Any idea of what I should pay? I hope this is posted in the right place on the forum...
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Old 11-11-2005, 02:02 PM   #2
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If you are up for a challange and really want a smaller unit, go for it. From what you say about the Safari, I would think you could get it pretty cheap. You did not mention the axle condition or the tires and brakes, they should be considered also. As to the floor, I would be surprised if you did not find soft spots under the new plywood. I can not think of any reason the PO would use plywood on plywood, except to cover some weak areas. When I sold my SOB trailer, I put down 1 foot square peel and stick tiles, it looked great, was easy to do and did not cost much, but my floor was rock solid.
I do not know how you intend to use the trailer or how many people / pets you travel with, but I like the fact that I have a seperate sleeping area from the rest of the trailer (75 TradeWind). If you go with the Safari, you will be sleeping in the kitchen. My wife loves the fact that I can get up early (going fishing), make coffee and let her sleep in.
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Old 11-11-2005, 02:05 PM   #3
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True, smaller units you do kinda sleep in the kitchen...I like to say I can make my coffee without getting up in the morning!

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I like to say I can make my coffee without getting up in the morning!

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I could too, but I perfer to let her sleep in!
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Old 11-11-2005, 02:11 PM   #5
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Only 1 goucho remains. 2 have been removed.
The original configuration would have no more than two gauchos. I'm attaching original floorplans for reference. Good luck to you.
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Old 11-11-2005, 03:01 PM   #6
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The original configuration would have no more than two gauchos. I'm attaching original floorplans for reference. Good luck to you.
Rog, I think they are counting the two dinette halves as seperate gauchos. if they did, that would total three.
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