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Old 10-22-2016, 05:06 PM   #813
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Hi Mortland!
Your plan sounds great. We removed the mouse fur from our Safari and kept all the aluminum behind it. Removing it and washing off all the glue is tons of work. Most of the aluminum that is behind was in pretty good shape but sometimes it didn't look too great and sometimes it had a lot of rivets in a non-organized pattern but it still looks "cool". We added a few pieces of aluminum in a few "ugly" spots.

When removing the mouse fur, it also goes behind the closets, etc. and sometimes one can cut it and get a lot of it out.

However, when removing the mouse fur, it does leave a gap between the wall and the closet so we installed some PVC trim to fill the gaps.
One could also add a new fabric, another sheet of aluminum or something to the wall and that would solve that problem.

Let me know if you have any other questions about your renovation.

I apologize for my delay in responding to you.
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Old 10-28-2016, 06:30 PM   #814
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Hi Bunkhouse owners!!! We're looking at a '05 Safari Bunkhouse for sale and are hoping to get some insight from you guys on what you value your trailer at. There's one listed on the classifieds here: http://www.airstreamclassifieds.com/...ri-30-texas-3/.

Pretty sure this is also it before an upholstery change: http://www.airstreamclassifieds.com/...i-30-oklahoma/

Since these are a bit of rare model, I'm having a hard time pegging a value for a clear title one. If any of you guys are willing, would you mind PM'ing me to let me know what you'd value yours at if you were to sell it? Not interested in trying to talk you into selling, but I'm at a loss in trying to figure out if I'm getting a fair deal. I know that value is only determined by what someone is willing to pay, but figuring out if we are in the ballpark would go a long way in helping us understand if we're in the right lane. Thanks in advance!!!!!

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Old 10-28-2016, 11:15 PM   #815
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2005 Bunk House

Hello we own a 2005 Bunkhouse model and we had actually thought about looking for something a little smaller. All of our kids are grown now and I'm thinking we could get by without a bunk house model. My insurance made me take mine to an RV dealer that deals in used Airstream's to put a value on it. They had written me a quote for $35,000 which they said was what it would cost to replace it. I've seen them from 32,500 to 40,000. Ours is all original with the 2 chair and fold up table on door entry side and dinette that folds into a bed. It's sleeps 6 comfortable. We don't travel with it much so it has very low miles on it. Had the roof sealed 3-4 years ago. We love the camper but as we get old it just seems we don't use the top bunk at all and becomes a catch all. Our kids are 20-27 now and they never all get to come visit at the same time. The last 5-6 years we have used the camper about 25-30 days a year. You can inbox me if you have other questions but Roger back to your question I would guess 30-38k on a Bunkhouse. With the new runs running 90k it's really helped the value of the 2005-2006.
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Old 10-28-2016, 11:25 PM   #816
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Ours has a clean and clear title. We are the second owners.
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Old 10-29-2016, 07:13 AM   #817
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Hi Bunkhouse owners!!! We're looking at a '05 Safari Bunkhouse for sale and are hoping to get some insight from you guys on what you value your trailer at. There's one listed on the classifieds here: http://www.airstreamclassifieds.com/...ri-30-texas-3/.

Pretty sure this is also it before an upholstery change: http://www.airstreamclassifieds.com/...i-30-oklahoma/

Since these are a bit of rare model, I'm having a hard time pegging a value for a clear title one. If any of you guys are willing, would you mind PM'ing me to let me know what you'd value yours at if you were to sell it? Not interested in trying to talk you into selling, but I'm at a loss in trying to figure out if I'm getting a fair deal. I know that value is only determined by what someone is willing to pay, but figuring out if we are in the ballpark would go a long way in helping us understand if we're in the right lane. Thanks in advance!!!!!

Dave
My opinion...

The ad states that the salvage title was due to hail damage. So long as that was the only reason for "salvage"...then to me it would be no biggy. If the frame was straightened (don't know if that can even be done on a camper!) or there were major functional replacements...OK, then problem.

Otherwise, it looks nice and $30k seems like a good starting point. If the two links really are the same camper, then good job by the owners on renovating. I like the removal of the mouse fur in the bunk area. It looks like they did a really good job of it. We recently had the dinette and the chairs reupholstered in ours and even buying surplus for the ultraleather it cost us a bit over $1000 to have re-done (including Amish labor). That with the other reno's in the camper...looks good to me. If I were to try to sell mine, I would start at $35k.
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Old 10-29-2016, 08:43 AM   #818
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Hello we own a 2005 Bunkhouse model and we had actually thought about looking for something a little smaller. All of our kids are grown now and I'm thinking we could get by without a bunk house model. My insurance made me take mine to an RV dealer that deals in used Airstream's to put a value on it. They had written me a quote for $35,000 which they said was what it would cost to replace it. I've seen them from 32,500 to 40,000. Ours is all original with the 2 chair and fold up table on door entry side and dinette that folds into a bed. It's sleeps 6 comfortable. We don't travel with it much so it has very low miles on it. Had the roof sealed 3-4 years ago. We love the camper but as we get old it just seems we don't use the top bunk at all and becomes a catch all. Our kids are 20-27 now and they never all get to come visit at the same time. The last 5-6 years we have used the camper about 25-30 days a year. You can inbox me if you have other questions but Roger back to your question I would guess 30-38k on a Bunkhouse. With the new runs running 90k it's really helped the value of the 2005-2006.

It's cheaper to keep her and use the bunk as storage.
It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
You'll just spend more money to trade out of it.


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Old 10-29-2016, 10:24 AM   #819
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Ours was also $35k and we thought that was a fair price. There was no remodeling done on ours but it did come with solar panels and an upgraded audio system.

On the classifieds post it mentions an upgraded electrical system. Any ideas on what that is?
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Old 10-29-2016, 10:58 AM   #820
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The price seems very fair to me, even with the rebuilt title. We bought ours over the summer for $36,000. I would definitely get it inspected by an RV inspector. We did that for ours and it was worth every cent.
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Old 10-29-2016, 03:36 PM   #821
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Thanks again, everyone! Rosmuck3- Manhattan in on our short list of places to pass through and camp next summer! I lived there for 8 years (3 Army & 5 @ K State), my wife lived there a little over 2 years getting her Master's at K State. Our kids are 9 & 10 and they can't wait to see where we lived before they came along! I appreciate everyone's advice!

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Old 10-31-2016, 07:28 PM   #822
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Let me know Dave if you are in Kansas in the future (hopefully with your new Airstream). We would love to see it! We'll be living full time in ours come March.
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What part of KS?

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Let me know Dave if you are in Kansas in the future (hopefully with your new Airstream). We would love to see it! We'll be living full time in ours come March.
We are located in SW Missouri right on the Kansas line.
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Old 11-04-2016, 11:19 AM   #824
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We have decided to list our 2005 BunkHouse Safari LS if you know anyone looking please share. Thanks in advance and have a blessed day.
http://www.airstreamclassifieds.com/...30-missouri-2/
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Old 11-04-2016, 08:42 PM   #825
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We have decided to list our 2005 BunkHouse Safari LS if you know anyone looking please share. Thanks in advance and have a blessed day.
http://www.airstreamclassifieds.com/...30-missouri-2/

Sold pending inspection and pick up.
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Old 11-05-2016, 06:31 AM   #826
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Sold pending inspection and pick up.
Amazing how much these models are still in demand. There was a whole 9 hours between your post for sale and the response that it's pending sale.

I posted to this same thread a few years ago that we were looking for one and within 48 hours I was PM'ed, we exchanged pictures, agreed on price, and transferred a deposit to hold it until we could get there to inspect.
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