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Old 10-22-2008, 05:16 PM   #1
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1966 GlobeTrotter, so sad, what should I offer for it?

Hello,

I finally have a reason to post, my first one.
I have been lurking for awhile and recently joined, I have been looking for a 1959 to 1964 Safari twin, my wife and I want something small but it also needs to sleep 5, don't care if it has a bath or not.
Anyway ran across this today a 1966 Globe Trotter, according to the current owner it as sat in this spot for the last 20 years.
The shell is in near perfect condition, all glass is there, the inside although complete is bad, the rear vent cover is missing and it has leak for a long time, to bad to because the floor is solid everywhere but in front of the fridge to the street side edge.
I like the idea of buying a trailer that needs to be gutted, unless I can find a Safari twin I'll need to gut it anyway to accommodated sleeping for 5.

My question is what should I offer for this and what is it worth in its current condition?

Photo's 1966 Globe Trotter - a set on Flickr

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Old 10-22-2008, 05:23 PM   #2
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My question is what should I offer for this and what is it worth in its current condition?
As little as possible. Unfortunately, from the looks of it, there is probably more wrong with it than you can tell at first glance...

Use this as a guide: Price vs. Condition - Airstream Values

Good luck if you decide to go for it!

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Old 10-22-2008, 05:51 PM   #3
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Redo or resell

Thanks for the info.
I have been studying the price vs condition guide but $1100.00 seems like to much. I would assume the whole floor needs to be replaced maybe even a shelf off redo and new everthing else.
If it is cheap enough I could afford to fix it myself or resell and puts funds towards a Safari.
I was thinking of offering $600.00
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:00 PM   #4
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My knee jerk response to the photos was $500. Additionally, since it has sat for so long, you will have to replace the running gear, tires, etc... The good thing is that it is complete and the smaller units bring a higher dollar amount when they are restored.
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:05 PM   #5
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Yikes! That's a total gut job.. did you see that mouse nest in the rear? I'm sure there's more somewhere else too!
Yuk! Considering what you'd have to do... yes, $600 seems about right.
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:08 PM   #6
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I wouldn't count on fixing it and reselling it for a profit.

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Thanks for the info.
I have been studying the price vs condition guide but $1100.00 seems like to much. I would assume the whole floor needs to be replaced maybe even a shelf off redo and new everthing else.
If it is cheap enough I could afford to fix it myself or resell and puts funds towards a Safari.
I was thinking of offering $600.00
Rarely will you get profit out of a "good restoration", most restore &/or customize them for their own use looking at it as a hobby or "pay as you go" proposition. The best advice is to find what you want in the best condition possible as your budget allows. It'll always cost more to fix it up yourself than if someone else already did. Same could be said about classic cars, boats or ???

But FWIW, $5-600 looks about right to me too. The premium price is because the smaller vintage trailers are very desirable, more so than their larger counterparts.

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Old 10-22-2008, 07:09 PM   #7
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Hello,

I finally have a reason to post, my first one.
I have been lurking for awhile and recently joined, I have been looking for a 1959 to 1964 Safari twin, my wife and I want something small but it also needs to sleep 5, don't care if it has a bath or not.
Anyway ran across this today a 1966 Globe Trotter, according to the current owner it as sat in this spot for the last 20 years.
The shell is in near perfect condition, all glass is there, the inside although complete is bad, the rear vent cover is missing and it has leak for a long time, to bad to because the floor is solid everywhere but in front of the fridge to the street side edge.
I like the idea of buying a trailer that needs to be gutted, unless I can find a Safari twin I'll need to gut it anyway to accommodated sleeping for 5.

My question is what should I offer for this and what is it worth in its current condition?

Photo's 1966 Globe Trotter - a set on Flickr

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I would pass on this one, even if it was free.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:13 PM   #8
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I just wanted to offer a fare price, don't want to get screwed or screw someone else.
If I bought it for resale it would be as it is now, I might take out the carpet.
If I refinish it, it will be for what I need for camping, the resale won't matter at that point as I would be keeping it for some time. After 10 years I could remodel again for camping just for my wife and I.

FYI: I would like a Safari twin but haven't seen one I could afford yet, I would like to modify a Safari to have 6 bunks. My intention would be to do this to the GlobeTotter if I get it.
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$500 seems like around what it is worth. I noticed there is what looks like a bicycle rack welded on the back bumper. Added to that, it looks like the left side of the trailer is almost resting on the ground. I would count extensive frame repairs into any cost estimates, and consider flatbedding the trailer out of its current location.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:55 PM   #10
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What "overlander63" said..
Put it under cover and, take stock of what you have.
Here's a link to a 64GT that I once owned and, how nicely it turned out.
You can get some idea of the detailed work involved.
about - airstream renovation pics
Be sure to watch the short video clip of the lifting of the shell..
Good Luck~!
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:55 PM   #11
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Wow!

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FYI: I would like a Safari twin but haven't seen one I could afford yet, I would like to modify a Safari to have 6 bunks. My intention would be to do this to the GlobeTotter if I get it.
6 people in a GlobeTrotter...yikes!

We have a '64 GT (19' instead of 20') and 2 adults is cozy ~ I can't imagine 2 adults & 3-4 kids! I can't even imagine how you would get 6 bunks in there...would you remove the bathroom?

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Old 10-23-2008, 07:26 AM   #12
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Yep 5 people in a Globe Trotter, this thing is huge compared to our 10' popup.
I most likely would remove the bath and put 6 bunks in the rear, we have a shower/bath in the popup but have only used it twice. We like them small because we go where no camper should be allowed to go and all we do in them is sleep and wait for the rain to stop
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:34 AM   #13
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IMHO, it would be wise to look for a Safari for the room and hopefully you'll locate a trailer needing less restoration.
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:08 PM   #14
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We are two and very comfortable. More people...I don't think so. Aria
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