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Old 02-26-2010, 01:10 PM   #1
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Used 1987 Airstream Airstream 25 Travel Trailer For Sale - Camping World RV Sales - Chicago#

The model I am looking at the dealer sells "as is" It has all I want except for needing some paint, mattress and new couch ?

Any opionoins?

I plan to look in person and may not buy but who knows
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here is the reply I got:

Hello Karen,
Thanks for inquiring about the 1987 Airstream Soveriegn 25 .
http://www.campingworldofchicago.com/travel-trailer/1987/airstream-airstream/128026

Karen,
Older Rvs are always sold "as is", which means nothing has been checked so there's no way to know for sure what works. Previous owner said everything works.

Would you like to come out to see it, Karen?

We will follow-up to get your thoughts and questions.

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Old 02-26-2010, 02:24 PM   #3
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Used 1987 Airstream Airstream 25 Travel Trailer For Sale - Camping World RV Sales - Chicago#

The model I am looking at the dealer sells "as is" It has all I want except for needing some paint, mattress and new couch ?

Any opionoins?

I plan to look in person and may not buy but who knows
Thanks!
Karen
Karen, it doesn't look BAD but remember that RV appliances are expensive - and on a 23 year old camper you need to know how old they are. The A/C shroud on the roof looks new so that might have been replaced recently. The refrigerator can still be fine, but make sure it works on both AC and propane - it's $800 to $1100 to replace if you can't do the installation yourself.

The water heater if original as past due for replacement. Be sure YOU inspect every appliance carefully. Oh and be ready for the "I don't have any propane in the tanks" - bring a spare cylinder! Run the stove, oven, water heater and furnace (if the salesman starts to run away when you turn those on... don't continue the test!) Insist on hooking up to a water line and testing for plumbing - or if you know an RV tech you can trust (HA!) pay to have a certified evaluation of your systems. $10K... well it could be worse, but remember that's their price not what you're going to pay.

The axles look fairly decent - not really sagging down, but you need to ascertain that they haven't taken a "set". Here again these do have a finite lifespan so if they are original they've got some serious years on them. The damage on the lower front panels is not as expensive as the upper segments to replace if that's an issue for you. One thing I noticed on the exterior was some wrinkling on the lower skin near the back on the roadside. That could just be the angle of the shot - or it might be an early sign of the dreaded rear frame separation.

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Actualy, I see;
New fridge
New stove top
New flooring
New counter tops

From what I can see, this appears to have been VERY well maintained. However, that does not mean you shouldn't check everything very thoroughly.

Spend $100 and bring an independant RV Tech w/you. It will be money well spent.

Good luck, this looks like a beauty!

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Wow thanks for all the info! I did not think of bringing a propane cylander with me!

This model is also on Ebay and right now is at 2,500. They have a reserve but not met yet. I assume they may go lower on the price.

I asked them if I can hook everything up and test and they said sure.
If they said no I was not even going to look at it

Thanks both of you!


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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/87-Airstream-Sorveign-25-Classic-Low-Reserve_W0QQitemZ310203069547QQcmdZViewItemQQptZRV s_Campers?hash=item48398b346b
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