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Old 11-10-2008, 08:05 PM   #15
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From bad to worse

Well the guy selling the GT told me he'd sell it for scrap price, went to see him today to see if he had come up with a price yet, said he hadn't. He informed me he is going to give it to his brother who is going to make a deer blind out of it. He wished me a good day, told me how rotten the weather was and then closed the door on me.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:38 PM   #16
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Im sorry to hear that the owner was like that...But, maybe its just as well...this may have been more work than you anticipated...
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:10 PM   #17
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I finally got it

Was deleting phone numbers from my cell phone and ran across this guys number again and thought what the hell I'll call.
I called and left a message saying I would give him $600.00 it he still had the trailer and then deleted his number. Two days later he called and said I could have it, I promptly when to his house and paid for it.
This was missing the rear roof vent for many years and the carpet that was in there was still soaking wet when I took it out and we have not had rain for weeks. I took the carper out and have had a dehumidifier running for two days and its getting pretty dry in there but the amazing thing is the bottom of all the cupboards are rotted out but I can find no rot in the floor except for a few inches in front of the door. It does smell real bad.
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:22 PM   #18
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With all that moisture for all that time, I would count on having mold between the inner and outer panels in the trailer. Need all those inner panels off to get that out.

Major work to come, but I wish you well with it. You sounds just stubborn enough to make it all work.
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Nice rescue! You are to be commended.
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:13 AM   #20
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Looks like ya got alot of work to do there Pilgrim. At least the price was rite.
Great Find Nice Rescue.
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Congratulations! Any old Airstream that can be saved is a blessing. You have lots of work ahead. Please do keep posting your progress on the renovation and give us lots of pics
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