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Old 11-17-2014, 04:52 PM   #1
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Help a newbie Negotiate on a 2006 International CCD 28 from dealer

I'm looking at purchasing an '06 International CCD 28 footer from a dealer that's a few hours away from me. The outside of the trailer appears to be in good condition with the exception of a mid-size dent/crease on one of the rear panels (which doesn't really bother me) and a few other minor scratches. The dealer is going to be repacking the bearings and the tires appear to have at least a few more years left on them.

The interior is in very good shape but has been modified (by Airstream in Jackson Center). The original L sofa was taken out and replaced by a console on the side and two euro style recliner chairs were put in. I kind of wish the original L sofa was still there but figure if the current setup doesn't work for me then I can probably find one from someone who is tearing theirs out. Everything is in good order cosmetically and mechanically inside. It's pretty much a factory setup except for the console and chairs that were put in in place of the L sofa. The only other addition I can see is that an inverter was put in and the skylight was changed to non factory one that is supposedly more resistant to weathering.

Right now the dealer has offered it to me for $25,950, or $26,700 with an equalizer hitch. But I'm going to forgo the equalizer and have them install a Hensley I've found used that I can get for $900.

I feel like this is a pretty good deal, but wanted to see what others thought. Also, since this is coming from a dealer and since this will be my first trailer purchase, are there some things that I should try to get them throw in that I'm just not aware of?

Any input, ideas or thoughts are welcome. Unless something just jumps out that screams terrible deal then I'm planning on trying to finalize the purchase tomorrow.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 11-17-2014, 05:39 PM   #2
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Check the interior of all the outside storage areas - prime leak area = soft ply wood.
Don't be shy at looking at every accessible place where shell meets floor.
Really look hard at the under belly, axels for damage. Check for un-even wear on the tires by feel.
Sounds like a fair deal if all is in order.
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:51 PM   #3
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Agree that the price is not bad if the trailer is in good clean working order.

Ask the dealer to warrant that the plywood subfloor is dry. 2006-07 models were particularly prone to leaking where the bottom trim meets the rear bumper. The area can be tested using a moisture probe.
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Check the manufacturing date on the tires. If approaching 5 years or more they should be replaced.
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:55 PM   #5
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Very fair price, and close to what we paid for our 07 27FB. But don't be afraid to ask for less. All they can say is no. They need to sell, you don't need to buy, the power is with you. I'm surprised that's a dealer, and I got a rotten floor!!! Like Tintin said, 06-07 are prone to a rear leak. Have the dealer guarantee the floor is solid. And try to get an independent 3rd party inspection.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:54 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input everyone. And keep it coming.

It seems like the consensus is that I need to make sure that their are no leaks around the rear bedroom and that the floor there is solid. Is there any specific area inside or outside around that rear area to check for rot?
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:04 PM   #7
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The floor around and near the rear pano windows and bumper. You can check with a moisture dectector too.
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Old 11-18-2014, 03:14 PM   #8
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I think you will enjoy the recliners much more than the L lounge.
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:29 PM   #9
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After a LOT of research and watching airstream classifieds for months we just bought a '05 28' ccd. The owner was asking 25k. It has some hail dents on the back and two soft floor sections. I was able to get him down to $18k. A perfect version just sold for $ 35k. So I agree if there is no floor damage or anything else wrong I think $25k is a good price. Depending on where the dent is it could cost thousands to repair. But if you are like us and some dents dont bother you, thats a great negotiating tool. Id try and offer a bit less and see what happens.. good luck!!
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:36 AM   #10
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Thank you to everyone who shared their advice. I've finalized the deal and am excited to take delivery of our new trailer next Wednesday!
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Good decision. Nice trailer at a good price.
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