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Old 01-12-2014, 07:10 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by wkerfoot View Post
Financially you are correct. but what is it worth to save a piece of history and a unique trailer. The latter is what I considered when I took on the task of restoring my 1954 Double Door Liner.

I consider my efforts a caretaker of history not a financial investment. I hope my children feel the same way.

But then I have a 37 year old tow vehicle.

Then we are in perfect agreement. You feel your trailer project is worthwhile and are willing to see it through no matter how long it takes, no matter how much it costs. Whether you can make a profit or even recoup your investment, is irrelevant.

That is not the question in this case. The questioner, very wisely, wants to know if this would be a good trailer to buy and fix up? Or would it be a money pit?

The answer is, it would be a money pit. If he wants a good Airstream he would be far better off in both time and money to go buy a better one.

If reading this board has taught me anything, it is that fixing up an old Airstream is always harder, takes more time, and costs more money than anyone anticipates.

In this particular case the project would only make sense for someone who wants that style of trailer, with all its advantages and disadvantages, and is willing to pay a high price for it. The cost of the shell as it sits, is only the down payment so to speak. Once you buy that you have to buy a whole trailer, piece by piece to go in it.

Living in the trailer park of sense, looking out the window at a tornado of stupidity.
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