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Old 01-03-2016, 12:19 AM   #1
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I'm interested in purchasing a 1973 Sovereign 31' on Craigslist. The asking price is $7000 for a gutted trailer. Which is fine as I'm looking to do a frame off reno but $7000 seems a bit steep to me. The shell looks amazing and so do the chassis and frame! I did message them to find if there's any structural concerns. What are your thoughts?
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:22 AM   #2
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Hello,

I'm interested in purchasing a 1973 Sovereign 31' on Craigslist. The asking price is $7000 for a gutted trailer. Which is fine as I'm looking to do a frame off reno but $7000 seems a bit steep to me. The shell looks amazing and so do the chassis and frame! I did message them to find if there's any structural concerns. What are your thoughts?
i'm no expert here, but seems a bit high .. i purchased a '72 Sov about 18 months ago in CA (everything seems more $$ here), good frame & floor.. a couple of small areas of rotted wood. Good interior, 100% original inc green carpets. pluming good but needs new axles, water heater, heater & probably fridge which only runs on gas right now. windows need attention of course & it leaks ... I paid $6000 + delivery fees ..
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Seems high for a gutted trailer
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Old 01-03-2016, 11:22 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! I had a feeling it was a bit of a stretch. I appreciate your feedback!

I did find one here in town and they're selling it for $7500 with contents inside. I'm going to give them a call tomorrow and see if I take a gander.
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Old 01-30-2016, 09:54 AM   #5
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I just bought one last month from northern Michigan it was complete and had no stated issues other than some 'minor' rear rend separation (that was misleading of course). I paid $4800. It was almost half of that again to relocate it here, but shouldn't be factored into your costs. Gutted it myself over three weekends. Easy to do!
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Thanks for your feedback! I guess if I got one with the contents inside I could part it out. I would love to remodel it to fit my needs. Obviously, I'm not a purist but I love the vintage design but have an element of surprise with modern interiors . You'll have to post pics when you're done.
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Hello,

I'm interested in purchasing a 1973 Sovereign 31' on Craigslist. The asking price is $7000 for a gutted trailer. Which is fine as I'm looking to do a frame off reno but $7000 seems a bit steep to me. The shell looks amazing and so do the chassis and frame! I did message them to find if there's any structural concerns. What are your thoughts?
I just bought a gutted 1972 Sovereign for $1500.00 in North Carolina.
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Finding a good frame with a great shell is worth a few extra bucks. If you are going to build the custom interior anyway, it will save you having to take all that interior stuff apart. it's not as easy to get rid of as you might think, too.
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Those questions marks are supposed to be a happy face. Emojis don't transfer well on the forum
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Btyler48 I hope to be as lucky as you!
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Now I need to start rounding up all the parts to put it back together again. Starting with the sub-floor which has a few rotted spots.
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Sovereigns don't fetch as high a price as the smaller Airstreams. The price does seem high, but, is a relatively minor point compared to the price of restoration whicn will probably cost you $15K if you do all the work yourself.

Keep in mind that your will end up with a trailer you put 15 to 20 grand into, but if you sell her you will be lucky to break even.
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Lumatic I didn't realize they didn't fetch as much as the smaller trailers as my focus has solely been on Sovereigns. I need all the sq footage I can get as my goal is to live in it full time. I don't even want to think about the reno costs but I've been realistic about what I'll need to shell out. Thank you for your feedback!
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