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Old 10-17-2008, 12:14 PM   #21
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So around 4?
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:24 PM   #22
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You can use this document as a guide: Price vs. Condition - Airstream Values

It puts the value much lower, in the $1800 to $2400 range.
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:31 PM   #23
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You can use this document as a guide: Price vs. Condition - Airstream Values

It puts the value much lower, in the $1800 to $2400 range.
Agree not more than that!
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:50 PM   #24
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Really? WOW!!! Don't think he'll want to let it go for that little. Does having new AC/Heat add to that value? What about the hard wood floor? This is really a shell ready to start my master plan....
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:52 PM   #25
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Do I have to worry about the frame and undercarriage at all? Anyone in the CT area able to go with me to check this out?
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:13 PM   #26
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What is under the Hardwood floor?

One of the most important issues is what is under the new hardwood floor? If the subfloor is rotten, the hardwood will have to be removed to replace the subfloor which is an integral part of the structure of the whole trailer....you may need to remove the belly pan to see what is underneath......does it have new axles? pj
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:14 PM   #27
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Are you sure that the AC and furnace are new? How does the owner define the word 'new'?

There are no propane tanks pictured on the AS, if they are not there the furnace is certainly not functional. New aluminum propane tanks are quite costly BTW.

I can't imagine that the flooring would be very costly, there just aren't that many square feet in an AS.

I think you would be best off following the pricing advice given by others here, and that is assuming that the exterior not visible in the picture is in good shape.
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Really? WOW!!! Don't think he'll want to let it go for that little. Does having new AC/Heat add to that value? What about the hard wood floor? This is really a shell ready to start my master plan....
The guys are right....Way too much $$$. He might not want to come down that much on the price. I'm betting with the economic woes he'll have a hard time moving it unless he finds a sucker... I hear these's one born every minute.

Just my two cents.

By the way...If someone asks you "Penny for your thoughts"...And you give them "Your Two Cents Worth...Where does the extra penny go?
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:24 PM   #29
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....does it have new axles? pj
Not sure. This can't be an emotional purchase.

I have no idea what is under that floor. I'm planning on converting it into a kitchen, so I like the idea that its already gutted. I do not like the price. So perhaps a little negotiation is in order.
Hopefully other people will look at the trailer and offer him less and he'll come to his senses..
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:27 PM   #30
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$2500 absolute top dollar, if he covered up a rotted subfloor you're screwed.

But when you drop the two belly pans you'll know for sure,
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$2500 absolute top dollar, if he covered up a rotted subfloor you're screwed.

But when you drop the two belly pans you'll know for sure,
I totally agree with this.....and if you buy it.....please please do not do anything further until you find out what is under the hardwood......we put a new floor over a rotten floor that we were unaware that it was rotted.....once. Never again. The rotten floor fix is not easy, in other words, it cannot be fixed by putting a new floor on top........ pj
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With the right tools, a rivet remover and a wrench to remove the 4 stabilizers, you'll know what you have to deal with in less than one hour.

See my pics been there done it.

If you wish to call me I can tell you a few others things about this puppy.
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Old 10-17-2008, 04:02 PM   #33
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I think I should give him some time. He's just listed this trailer yesterday. So I'm sure he won't come down in price.
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I talked with the seller of the 77 near me and he's stated they put over 9K into the trailer. Do I take that into account? I asked him about looking at it again with particular interest in the axles, and to find out what is under the sub floor.
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Sellers will say many things to justify the price. Base the value on what it is, a gutted trailer with no plumbing and a new floor. There is nothing wrong with walking away. I would let the owner know what I was willing to pay, leave my number and walk away.

What did he spend 9k on?
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:14 AM   #36
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I talked with the seller of the 77 near me and he's stated they put over 9K into the trailer. Do I take that into account? I asked him about looking at it again with particular interest in the axles, and to find out what is under the sub floor.
Ask to see the receipts, I don't see how that can be.
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Probably the cost of gutting it. I imagine. I offered him 2K. I also think that he's asking a premium since we're in Fairfield County.
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It is easy to drop 9k on a trailer.......

But it might be a waste if the sub floor has not been replaced......if not, 2k is about right.....pj
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yes too much money ,check out the axels too.
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:17 PM   #40
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Thanks everyone. I've decided to pass on this one. I did tell him that if he decides that he wants to lower the price to my offer I might be interested. However, 31' is huge. I'm thinking about going smaller, perhaps 24' or 22'. Again, thanks for the help.
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