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Old 05-11-2006, 08:35 AM   #15
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Having owned our trailer for almost five years now, we couldn't browse ASForums because the it wasn't up and running yet. I guess we're 'pre-forums.' I did my research and was thoroughly happy with our purchase and have only one regret. That is not securing the entry door enough. As most of you know, it flew open on the freeway and then came off leaving a dent on the side of the trailer from the handle. Idf you have a vintage trailer with a suicide door, take every precaution to keep it closed during transport. Install a deadbolt.

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Old 11-08-2006, 09:03 PM   #16
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We would have spent a little more and bought a beter AS trailer, we've already doubled what we spent on a vintage 79' model. Also do a complete systems check on all the water, electric and battery systems. Like a house go on a rainy day, our unit leaks.
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Old 11-09-2006, 12:02 AM   #17
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My SOB was a 1979 that had dry rot issues of it's own - the skin/side panel was seperating because the srews could no longer find a good purchase point.
I found a real nice '98 Safari that had a top-notch solar set up, a catalytic heater and some other nice improvements. I have never looked back. That trailer was totaled - we got hit by a semi - and we found a vintage GT in real nice shape. We love it!
Between the two Airstreams, we found the forums. This site kept us out of trouble on at least on potential purchase, allowing me to recognise some indicators of a failing sub-floor. Thanks to all who post here!
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