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Old 07-20-2012, 02:38 PM   #15
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The "starting bid" of $12500 is what scares me.
I guess I need to read and memorize the Price v Condition guide.
We're looking forward to making it our own!
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:40 PM   #16
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I'm biased, but I think the caravel has the best layout of all the little trailers - new or old! It feels very roomy inside, the gauchos and dinette give you a lot of flexibility, and the bathroom is huge. You might also like the argosy minuet, which has a similar layout with more windows so it's light and airy inside.

Just don't get in a hurry and pay too much. I've got about 12 invested in mine, but I wouldn't want to have paid that much to start with. It was unrestored and needed a lot more work than it looked like! Getting an experienced eye to help you look at it would be a good idea. I bate to see folks get in over their heads, it's a fun hobby if you get a good start. Don't get a project if you really don't like tinkering and just want to camp (and there's nothing wrong with knowing what you want)! Good luck!
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:46 PM   #17
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Yes! "experienced eye" is a key. There are plenty of people here that would be happy to look at anything for you. Check for inspectors in you area. They will give you an unbiased opinion.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:46 PM   #18
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I just check ebay. I only see the 1965 Airstream Caravel "Bambi" .
The one we are looking at isnt anywhere near that.
No sun glasses needed to see it.
And not so "fancy" inside.
To me, that sink doesnt belong in an airstream, but that's a different discussion!
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:50 PM   #19
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Seriously, everyone is so helpful.
Thank you all so much. We cannot wait to become even more entrenched in this community.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:50 PM   #20
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oh. now i see the Michighn 67 caravel on ebay....
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:51 PM   #21
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Look at this on eBay:

1967 VINTAGE AIRSTREAM TRAILER

http://bit.ly/LyagWx
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:58 PM   #22
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yes, thank you.
anybody want totake a ride to upstate NY this weekend?
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:45 PM   #23
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I own a 66 Caravel and love it

I own a 66 Caravel and love it. I got it off ebay in NJ back in 08. It was in all orig cond. It was used very little before I got it. I have put a new water heater and water pump. I also have had it polished. I just ordered a new axle to be installed at Franks Trailer Works very soon. I paid almost 8k for it then. Last year I was offed $12,500 for it. I turned it down because there is no way I could replace it for that price. Saying all that 12k for a nice Caravel sounds fair to me.

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Old 07-20-2012, 04:58 PM   #24
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This one was bid up to $8600. The seller wanted more. I feel that was about what it was worth.

AIRSTREAM 1966 CARAVEL 17FT TRAILER in RVs & Campers | eBay Motors

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Old 07-20-2012, 04:58 PM   #25
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wow@aceflys. that's beautiful!
used very little before you got it sounds like a find, indeed!
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:13 PM   #26
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OK....here is your first lesson. See how the top of the wheel well is laying below the top of the wheel rim? There is your first 1 to 2 thousand dollar fix. Axle is assuredly bad and most likely the brakes and tires.

Being familiar with Caravels, I have no idea what that modification above the front window is.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:00 PM   #27
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I disagree about the price... in the past 2 years I've watched prices for these little trailers skyrocket. IMO, if you can find a mid sixties caravel in decent shape, even if it needs updates 12 K isn't unreasonable. A good skin, solid floor, and frame and no leaks, in acceptable interior condition might be enough.

Caravels from this period had some issues with under engineered spindles so, unless you are certain this has been replaced, I would be sure to factor that into a purchase price.
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