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Old 04-07-2018, 02:24 PM   #2421
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Looked at it, solid low rust specimen would make someone a good project. Lots of leaks, interior was redone aesthetically well but poor craftsmanship, most of the interior would need redone, lots of leaks to address, the whole thing could use resealed. Soaked carpet means the subfloor is probably shot and standing water inside the table. Cheap garden shed type pegboard walls were flimsy. Bathroom door was about to fall off amd take the wall with it.

102,000 on the original 454 drivetrain (12k is a convenient typo on the website), didn't start it up because there wasn't a sales rep around, they were all too busy selling new stuff.

Layout was great though, and all the bits you need to restore are there.

Could make a solid restoration project, personally I'd peg it around $10k ish, give or take depending on lots of things I didn't look at
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:15 PM   #2422
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I'll sell mine for $120k... any takers? :-P
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:14 PM   #2423
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http://www.airstreamclassifieds.com/...-20-louisiana/

Not mine but an hour away from me if anyone is interested. I might be able to Go down and take a look for you. It is too high of a price in my opinion since it has original flooring and 100k on motor. Guy was on forums for a bit.

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This 20ft has a new name, Ruby and is currently being driven back to Boston by its new owners!

Last reported sighting was Hattiesburg, MS.....I think they are coming straight past your place Brad!
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Old 04-13-2018, 06:06 AM   #2424
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This 20ft has a new name, Ruby and is currently being driven back to Boston by its new owners!

Last reported sighting was Hattiesburg, MS.....I think they are coming straight past your place Brad!
I just got a PM from the new owners. I'll let you know if they wave when they pass by!
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Old 04-13-2018, 06:47 AM   #2425
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I just got a PM from the new owners. I'll let you know if they wave when they pass by!


Jami has also posted on the member introductions page.

I don’t want to jinx their trip but so far the only “on the road” issue has been the horn being a little temperamental....long may it continue that way!
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:30 AM   #2426
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'92 350 LE in Arizona:

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/r...563710093.html

and oddly, what I guess is a different coach of the same model and year in the same place:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/AIRSTREAM-S...19.m1438.l2649
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:21 PM   #2427
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'92 350 LE in Arizona:

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/r...563710093.html

and oddly, what I guess is a different coach of the same model and year in the same place:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/AIRSTREAM-S...19.m1438.l2649
Anyone interested in bidding on the Ebay one, may want to contact me. I spent $500.- on inspecting it and have information that may interest you. Must have been a member of the Airforum for several years or I will not reply.
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:54 PM   #2428
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Another 350:
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Old 04-19-2018, 05:03 AM   #2429
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The one in Baltimore seems doable. Regards, Bob
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I've been on this forum for a while but I'm not on owner. So, I sit and watch the comments and dream for my day to come.

Originally, I wanted a trailer. I remember how much fun I had camping as a kid and now that I have a 7 yr old daughter, I can't wait to start taking her on some cool adventures.

My wife is... less excited. ;-) She is from Colombia, there the guerilla's owner the mountains & forests. :-(
But, she is reluctantly giving in.

Now that we are getting close to purchasing, I'm seeing a MoHo would (31'-35') fit us better.

I'd appreciate some input from you all. Would you go after a cheaper deal and expect to put another $50k-$70k? Or look for something up to $50k-$70k and hope the previous owner did a good job of care/restoration?
- I saw a 310? In the south (Kentucky I think) that had a blown motor for about $6k.
- there's 3 in the forums classified ranging from $16k-$79k.
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Old 04-20-2018, 03:26 PM   #2431
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I'd appreciate some input from you all. Would you go after a cheaper deal and expect to put another $50k-$70k? Or look for something up to $50k-$70k and hope the previous owner did a good job of care/restoration?
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Try to find one in decent shape for around 20k and expect to put another 20k to make perfect for your needs. I do not recommend starting with a cheap disaster. If possible try to hire one of us to inspect it for you. Thats money well spent. Never buy unseen.
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Old 04-20-2018, 03:46 PM   #2432
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I've been on this forum for a while but I'm not on owner. So, I sit and watch the comments and dream for my day to come.

Originally, I wanted a trailer. I remember how much fun I had camping as a kid and now that I have a 7 yr old daughter, I can't wait to start taking her on some cool adventures.

My wife is... less excited. ;-) She is from Colombia, there the guerilla's owner the mountains & forests. :-(
But, she is reluctantly giving in.

Now that we are getting close to purchasing, I'm seeing a MoHo would (31'-35') fit us better.

I'd appreciate some input from you all. Would you go after a cheaper deal and expect to put another $50k-$70k? Or look for something up to $50k-$70k and hope the previous owner did a good job of care/restoration?
- I saw a 310? In the south (Kentucky I think) that had a blown motor for about $6k.
- there's 3 in the forums classified ranging from $16k-$79k.
It's always best to buy one that hasn't sat unused for a period of time. Try and find one that has recently been on the road and "used". It's hard on the systems and mechanics to sit idle. It sounds "great" to find a lower mileage rig that has sat in grandpas barn for the last 10 years but it poses a host of issues.
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I've been on this forum for a while but I'm not on owner. So, I sit and watch the comments and dream for my day to come.

Originally, I wanted a trailer. I remember how much fun I had camping as a kid and now that I have a 7 yr old daughter, I can't wait to start taking her on some cool adventures.

My wife is... less excited. ;-) She is from Colombia, there the guerilla's owner the mountains & forests. :-(
But, she is reluctantly giving in.

Now that we are getting close to purchasing, I'm seeing a MoHo would (31'-35') fit us better.

I'd appreciate some input from you all. Would you go after a cheaper deal and expect to put another $50k-$70k? Or look for something up to $50k-$70k and hope the previous owner did a good job of care/restoration?
- I saw a 310? In the south (Kentucky I think) that had a blown motor for about $6k.
- there's 3 in the forums classified ranging from $16k-$79k.
IMHO if you want to take your family camping and have fun, I would take the $50-$70,000 you plan on spending on a moho and spend 1/50th of that to rent a cabin or even a Yurt at any campground and spend some quality time with your 7 year old, and your wife. You'll spend a lot more time with both, save a whole lot more money, and your marriage.

The amount you'll spend on a moho is only the down payment, especially with a Classic moho; there's $1,000+ for gas, for the season, money for campground sites and hook ups; budget at least $1,000 a year for maintenance, more still if you someone else do the work, storage fees if you can't park it in your driveway; the list goes on and on.

The reason I have a Classic motorhome is not to camp in, but to work on, and talk to other like minded (insane) people; it's an ongoing project that has taken 10 hours of working on it, for every hour of camping. Yes, I don't have to do as much now, as most of my restoration is done, (at least on the inside), but I still have rear airbags, four new rear tires, shocks, steering damper, taking apart all the sliding windows and replacing tracks, felts and sliders on this years list, ($2,500-$3,000 for just parts alone). The list never ends, and occasionally we go camping......with me praying that we make it there and back with no issues.....there are always issues.

At no time in your post do you mention you want a project.......you want to camp; DON'T GET A MOHO.

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If that didn’t change your mind: some excellent advice above, although I have bought two of these sight unseen and lived to tell the tale. One thing to consider is how far afield you plan to travel. Most of the classics were built before ‘91, and are not practical to drive on the interstates. Our ‘84 stays off of the freeway as much as possible, if I try to keep up with the trucks I will break it. It has been across the country a few times at 55-60 mph, but it took awhile. It would be much more practical for shorter trips closer to home. Fuel injection and overdrive transmissions started in ‘91, those can keep up with traffic. The Viewrvs.com website has a few more classified listings and a great reference library.
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Old 04-21-2018, 04:47 AM   #2435
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Tony, you hit the nail right on the head....could not have said it any better, Regards, Bob
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:38 PM   #2436
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That was a lot of sage advice from a lot of folks who have walked the walk.
At some point or another we all said "why not?" We each took the plunge for the first time, and went out and bought Classic Motorhomes, and I'll bet none of us regret it.
If this is your dream, start living it! You're only going around once, and I'll bet your seven year old will think it's super cool.

If you can afford it, wait for Bob Miller to list his 325 for sale!!
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Tony.
I'm not sure we're going to be the friend's I'd hoped but I'll still listen to your sage counsel (as with everyone else in the forums).

I'm a Navy Vet, so I'm used to...
- things breaking when you need them most
- jerry-rigging the stuff that breaks
- not taking no for an answer until I've exhausted all options
- whether I buy something refurbed, do some or all ourselves I'll figure out a PM (preventative maintenance) schedule that works for us to be on the road when we plan to be. Even Navy ships go into the "yards" every few years. ;-)

I love the outdoors and I'm planning on passing that to my daughter, so we may boondock a lot.

As a disabled Vet, I also have a lifetime pass to all of the National parks and I'm expecting to wear it out. :-)

As a Submariner, I got over people being moody or having different opinions long ago.

Who knows, you might be right. If we try it and don't lime it, stay alert for a discounted MoHo - just to get rid of it.

Hahaha... probably not. ;-)
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Old 04-24-2018, 06:13 AM   #2438
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Hey, if you're willing to take on a high maintenance project because these things are so darn cool, welcome to the asylum!

Your budget is in the right range, 70k will go a loooong way!

I got mine in the 20s, I'm daydreaming about where I would even put 50k. New generator, new floors, dynamat everywhere, new awning, pay someone 5k to polish it, 15k for solar and a lithium bank, paint my toad while I'm at it...
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Old 04-24-2018, 07:54 AM   #2439
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What tony says is best advice ever. I wish I would have read this before I bought my moho. I bought mine. For $9100usd. Got it to my house with water pump, rad, and alternator sent off and I was $27-28000cad lighter. I’m looking at a 67% loss right now. ( I’d be lucky to sell at $10g locally). Dollar was at 80% usd approximately. My expectations was $18000cad to get home in a great case scenario ( in perspective for a long distance and out of country purchase)

I have the diesel so I’m happy but if I had the 454 I think I’d be taking myself behind the woodshed to put myself out of my misery. Also I’m a red seal carpenter, my career,and hobby this was my majority driver to take on my project.

Right now I have a tent on wheels, sticking to going to the lake within free towing distance. My price at $9100usd was probably way to high given the actual condition. My plans long term are 50g plus to go into mine over the years I’m 35 so I got that covered being able to use it for hopefully 40 more years.

I’m not going to say buy or stay away. But there is great advice from experienced members here and it’s not full of dicks like some forums and groups. Educate yourself on the costs of the components that may need to be replaced( not a question of your ability to pay with your wallet; however some stuff is obsolete which can derail enjoyment; and can also help make a decision to stay away from say a tag axle?) windsheilds were a shocker for myself at $5500cad currently to be done locally. don’t let emotion get in the way of a purchase( there is no shortage of these units typically if you’re willing to travel).

Would I do it again? I’m not sure, probably a few things differently. I had real world experience so far, it’s been a nightmare kind of. Btw I finished with a $3300 tow bill on my maiden voyage was one of the worst bills. Thank god I have a diesel is where I currently stand.

If you have a large budget I’d rather spend a bit on the lower side and hire people to do the work vs relying on lies from previous owners about its status. This scenario is want excellent body, glass and decent window slides
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:10 AM   #2440
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Classic MoHos For Sale?

As a submariner you’re used to being “underwater”!

We’ve had very good luck on or classic MoHo. I bought it from a family that had just returned from their last vacation in it. We drove it from Seattle to home to Boulder after a thorough inspection and filling it with fuel. I maintain it like an aircraft. Did that work for a bunch of years.

Going on 25,000 miles of reliable travel. Usually get home with a squawk list. I enjoy working on it as a hobby/distraction.

As long as you realize what your getting into, you will enjoy it. We sure do.

Some of the “cautions”, and we’ve all seen them, are directed to those think they can buy one of these classic vehicles, drop it off at camping world for an oil change and and join the ranks of us demented AS junkies that spend our free time and money tinkering with rich folks hand me downs. I’ve been doing that with classic vehicles, airplanes, and boats.

I’ve even bought a second classic AS MoHo Incase I run out of projects on this one.

Good luck...

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