I'm posing this question, because I'm not sure of what I would do myself:
If you owned a 1986 Sovereign
that has been totally refurbished on the inside, has been totally recaulked and new gaskets on the outside, would you:
1. Keep it and buff the outside to an okay shine (not a polished shine) and tweek the little stuff on the outside.
2. Sell it and buy the 1979 Excella that's nearby that has been refurbished inside but not outside. With the extra proceeds from the sale of the 1986, a polish job could probably be obtained and I wouldn't have to do it (been there, done that). I love a polished trailer, but the 1986 would have to be sanded on the endcaps before polishing & I don't think I'm up to it anymore.
I like the cabinets in the 1986, I like the aluminum & rivets better on the older units. Guy says the frame is good (had it apart for floor repair in rear).
It's on ebay right now if you want to check it out.