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Old 06-14-2015, 06:09 PM   #113
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Just purchased an Airstream Skydeck from 2005. Needs some work, sad to say, but most 10 year old patio furniture looks pretty bad after sitting in the sun. I am now in the "did I make a mistake" phase of the purchase. I am shopping for comparable Airstreams and was hoping this thread would have regular updates. I am getting updates from rvt.com and google. Do people wanna see those posted here? Should I leave well enough alone? Just let others keep this thread going or not.

Anyway, it gives me a chance to say that A39 is SOMETHING. Please post more pics of the details. Tempted to gut the Skydeck and do a complete remodel based on it's layout. Wonder if Airstream would sell me all the parts necessary to do it, including the 2 additional slides!

Probably going to be lurking for a time while I settle into the new coach.

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Old 06-14-2015, 08:59 PM   #114
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Just purchased also a 2005 Skydeck. Which one did you get? And yes I looked at the A39 also what a nice Rig but just not a second level like the Skydeck.
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:40 PM   #115
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I got the beater, but it's what I can afford:

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Hopefully if I keep it in nice enough shape I can enjoy it for a few years and then resell it for not a loss. I am hoping it takes my heart and makes me wanna keep it forever, but it's a bit much if you are not full timing it.

I was thinking about renting it out, so I can keep it and have it pay for itself, so I can drive the little RV I already have. That one is quite respectable on MPG and has most of the features of a bigger RV like the Skydeck.

What are your plans for yours? I wonder if there is a club for crazies like us, there are so few of these out there I wonder if we could find each of the Skydecks ever made, watch their comings and goings. I only knew of 4 on the market, if I include the 1 in Europe that was for sale. If we both just bought we took half of the worlds supply of Skydecks away.

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Old 06-14-2015, 09:56 PM   #116
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Oh I looked at yours. Lots of work I hope you got it for a good price. Gutting was my first thought an it also but I could not convince my wife of doing it.
Yes we should get a Skydeck threat.
I will do full-time in it.
Got thing about it it is unique only 28 have been made.
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:17 PM   #117
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I keep hearing different numbers were produced, 44, 33 now 28. Which one was yours?

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Old 06-14-2015, 11:43 PM   #118
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I almost bought a sky deck but went with an XC instead. However my AS dealer is on notice to go ahead and buy one for me if he comes across one in decent condition. The one I passed on was mint and boy do I regret it. The sky deck is legendary.
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:17 AM   #119
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Hello Skydeck owners!
I aspire to own one of these someday! Our favorite event is the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in October and a Skydeck would be ideal for that! Alas, we own a lowly Classic 1986 Airstream 345 motorhome that has been there 5 times so we live with that.
Oh, and we have 2 other Airstream motorhomes and 4 trailers including a 35 foot 1960 Airstream made for the Southern Pacific Railroad. One of 3 survivors. It looks good behind the Airstream Bvan.
israndy - what was so "trashed" about the beautiful red Skydeck you bought? It looks great!
We have had the 345 for 12 years and with any motorhome, you make a list of priorities! If you have a big enough $$$ in the checkbook, I am sure Airstream will do whatever you want to yours!
I have heard that the Skydeck are subject to roof leaks after long use with lots of people on the roof. It makes sense and something to keep on top of.
Well, good luck with yours!
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:41 AM   #120
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Moving to it's own thread

OK, we are posting too much that is Skydeck and not enough that is Pushers Available. Feeling guilty.

Please join me on a new thread to continue this discussion of the 2005 Skydecks that two of us just purchased:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f313...ck-136687.html

I know there was that spate of discussion on the A39 purchase and it faded when people stopped posting. That unit was ready to go, but I am going to have LOTS of questions, so I don't wanna monopolize this thread for that.

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Old 06-15-2015, 07:18 AM   #121
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Aren't skydecks diesel pushers? Look good. Jim
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Old 06-29-2015, 02:40 PM   #122
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OK Since nothing has been posted since I split the Skydeck thread I am beginning the Available Diesel Pushers thread again with:

2007 Airstream Rv Land Yacht Xl 396 Xl, Wentzville MO - 115029363 - RVTrader.com

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A beautiful 2007 Airstream Rv Land Yacht XL 396 in Wentzville, MO for $129,989

Trying to figure out exactly how to do these posts I am reading back thru the old ones and it looks like one of the tricks it to grab the really interesting ones, but I do not yet know how to do that. The last two major Airstream ads that were posted here were for AirDan's amazing A39 and Peter's new Skydeck.

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Old 06-29-2015, 02:45 PM   #123
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Hello airdan! How beautiful your A39 is!! Sounds like a great unit! Well done!!
I have only ever seen the A37 in the same color scheme so you got a rare one!
ENJOY!
Either AirDan is having too much fun or they went off a cliff as that pic he posted was the last visit. Coming up on a year ago, hope he is OK.

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2005 Airstream Land Yacht Olympia, WA $98,000

And another, actually I get these all the time in my inbox:

2005 Airstream Land Yacht , Olympia WA - 114957431 - RVTrader.com

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Old 06-29-2015, 09:15 PM   #125
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This one looks good.

I have not been looking much lately, with all that has happened, but am following you guys with those collector SKYDECKS.

I hope to be on the TCA to the east, the middle of next month or so, and will keep a watch for interesting deals, and post if I find any.

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Old 07-01-2015, 09:40 PM   #126
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There is a A39 available on the West-coast I love the style and being all electric. Was my second choice after the skydeck. I am working hard getting it livable. No TV for a week now try to figure out where the TV antenna is and how the antenna cable are all routed.
Got the new water heater installed today and works ok. Many little water leaks from the shower to the kitchen faucet to the out side faucet.
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