Originally Posted by RUSSELL5000
Here is some further experience. I went through the classified and asked on any trailer east of the Mississippi river in my length and price range. Only one is still for sale; all the others are sold or pending.
Looked at four dealer websites. Again, all late model in my length range sold or pending.
So how do you buy a used Airstream?
Watch the classifieds and catch new listings when they come up (there's a way to subscribe to a new-listings email so you get a message listing all the new ads, that's probably what a lot of other people are doing so give that a try.)
When you find one that seems like the one, check it out ASAP. You may find out it's not really the one, but you may also catch the deal you've been looking for.
Also check craigslist, wbcci and local listings, etc. There are smartphone/tablet apps for craigslist that will let you define a search that you can execute regularly, so you'll get all the new listings in areas you care about.