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Old 12-25-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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New and looking for an Airstream

I am John, living in the Netherlands and looking for an Airstream.
I now have a 26 feet (total length) Hobby caravan (German brand).
I am looking for a little bit shorter Airstream (becuase of the small European roads).
The best option is one with bunk beds (rare?!) or the possibility to create them.

Anyone suggestion which type is the best? And where to buy?

I hope to hear soon from you.
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. There are new Airstream dealers in Europe, and some older Airstreams which have been imported and modified. I am sure some of the forums European members will point you in the right direction.
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:38 PM   #3
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Import and modfying are no problems. I have my own company for import and registration solutions in the Netherlands.
I am looking for the best option so that's why I ask the experts.
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In older trailers (we call them vintage) you will find the costs for the shorter ones are higher than the longer ones and they are harder to find. There was a very rare bunk option (actually a canvas sling in an aluminum frame) made for Airstreams with twin beds, but they tend to be at least 25' long, so not much different than what you have now.

If you are looking at newer ones, there are quite a lot of 16, 19 and 20' Airstreams which have been made in the past 8 to 10 years. However, I know of none of them with bunk beds and can't recall anyone who has added bunks, but I sure could be wrong on that.

How to find one that is in good condition is always going to be a problem, be it a dealer or a private sale. You wind up putting trust in others to evaluate condition, and what you think is good vs. what someone else thinks is a common issue which is hard to resolve. Add to it the problem of scams and problem international sales and you are not going to have an easy time finding what you want, I fear.

I do wish you best of luck in your quest. How about a vacation to the US to find an Airstream? Might be a fun, but expensive way to do it.
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Old 12-26-2013, 02:13 AM   #5
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Thanks!
I have seen a few "nice" Aisrtreams in Florida.
Flying to the USA is no problem, I want to go
in january.
What I read about it is the bad conditions and I have got the problem with the length.
24 ft total length would be the best, a projec tAirstream is no problem because I want to keep this one for a lifetime...

So any info is welcome!
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