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Old 03-12-2008, 08:20 PM   #1
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1968 28-footer $2,000.00 what do you think?

Found a 26 footer 1968 asking $2,000.00 needs work Does anyone out there know of problem they have in this year. I wounder about the frame I hear that in this year the frames are bad. Inside needs complete rework. Think its a fare price?
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:29 PM   #2
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It might have aluminum wiring. If it's gutted, price is too high. Is the original interior there, just needs work? Most likely needs floor work, and most likely rear cross member work and axles. Any outside dents? Must be an Overlander. Windows there? $$$ and time to replace.
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$2000.00 sounds like a fair price. But there are going to be many questions asked...

Ouside skin. dings / dents
hows the interior
tires
axels
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do you have any pics, that always helps
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Hey, what is fair? It's only money If the skin is good and the frame and running gear is good you may find it a good deal. Be nice to trim some off the price, but plenty of us have paid more for less. Actually my wife thinks that is my prinsipal, somehow the more you pay the more you save later...but that never seems to work well for me. Something about impulses.
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Windows are intacked, Skin looks o.K some dents not many, Inside need total replaceing, Floor seems soft, need lots of $$$$ .
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:20 AM   #6
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Windows are intacked, Skin looks o.K some dents not many, Inside need total replaceing, Floor seems soft, need lots of $$$$ .
If you can live with the skin as-is and the interior is mostly intact, but needs replacing as you say, it may be an OK price. As Rob said, it may have aluminum wiring that you would likely want to replace. If you can get a good look at the frame I would do so... The frame may be not bad or it may be swiss cheese...in which case you should stay away at any cost (unless it's a must have trailer).

While you're at it send a PM to Shacksman. He is not far from you (near London) and has lots of experience buying and fixings Airstreams. He may know of some good local options which would give you some perspective.

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Congratulations!

Look for posts here on aluminum wiring. You should be fine as long as the outlets are in good shape and are compatible with aluminum wiring. You need to check the axles/running gear, actual floor (deck), furnace, water heater, plumbing lines etc....

Post some pictures of the inside and outside so we can see what you are considering.

Good luck with your decision!!
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p.s..........

Also, you will need to probably replace the gaskets around the door and windows if they are older and brittle or compressed. The windows on the 68's are very unique and fun, however, they like to leak if they are not properly gasketed.
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