Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-14-2015, 08:07 PM   #1
Queen of The Road
 
megank's Avatar
 
1968 24' Tradewind
Currently Looking...
Geneva , Florida
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 5
'67 Sovereign

I am looking at this to buy and renovate. I was gonna buy a 70s airstream but I can get a great deal on this one and I love it. Can you guys give me pros and cons/ things to look for and ask about for this year and model? I am new to this!
__________________

__________________
Proud owner of Phoebe the DreamStream
megank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 08:16 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Belegedhel's Avatar
 
1973 21' Globetrotter
Houston , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,514
Go to the Portal tab on the Forums, and download the buyer's inspection checklist. This list will help you to inspect a trailer of practically any vintage and to identify problems. It is always hard to say what is typical of a 50 year old trailer, as it has a lot more to do with the way it has been stored for the last 50 years, than the way it was designed. Any trailer can have rotting floors and disintegrating frames. These are things to be conscious of in a trailer that has spent much of its life in Florida.

Manage your expectations--practically any trailer that is 50 yrs old and hasn't had some heavy work done to it will require a fair amount of heavy work. We would all like to pick up a vintage trailer today and be camping in it this weekend. Most times, this just isn't possible (safe)!

good luck!
__________________

Belegedhel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 08:23 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Belegedhel's Avatar
 
1973 21' Globetrotter
Houston , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,514
Another couple of thoughts. Things you want to ask about is what work has been done, do you have pictures, receipts, etc.. You mention that you want to rennovate, but just realize there are "rennovations" that involve refinishing wood and replacing upholstery, and ther eare RENNOVATIONS that result in lifting the shell, replacing the sub-floor, and rebuilding the frame.

If you had your heart set on a 70's era trailer, don't change your mind just because you found a trailer that seems to be a good price. Usually the price you pay for the trailer is just a down-payment on all of the other expenses you will incur during your rebuild...not to mention the time that you will put into it.

good luck!
Belegedhel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sovereign


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1974 Sovereign Land Yacht :: 1974 Airstream Sovereign Land Yacht MyTwinkie Airstream Registry Discussions 0 01-13-2012 08:51 AM
Sovereign :: 1987 Airstream Sovereign tinkerinwv Airstream Registry Discussions 0 11-28-2011 12:12 PM
Sovereign :: 1960 Airstream Sovereign truckasaurus Airstream Registry Discussions 0 11-20-2011 11:53 AM
1973 Silver Sovereign 31! AIRSTREAM. LOW RESERVE S1973 Silver Sovereign 31! AIRSTREAM eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 09-22-2011 11:20 AM
1969 Sovereign :: 1969 Airstream Sovereign evers310 Airstream Registry Discussions 0 08-19-2011 08:31 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.