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Old 07-02-2007, 06:06 PM   #1
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Caravels, why do they sell for so much more?

OK I'm new to the whole Airstream thing...I've been watching prices on some trailers for sale on Ebay and the older Caravels sell for 1 1/2 times to 2 times as much as a older Safari or Soveriegn or take your pick....Why is that? are they more rare?

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Old 07-02-2007, 06:13 PM   #2
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:20 PM   #3
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Really? WOW, you can get a Safari not to much bigger for a whole lot less... I was thinking they must be rare...thanks
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:31 PM   #4
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It's the size

Yup - the size. Caravels, bambi's - the smaller, the higher the price will be. The larger, not so much.

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Old 07-02-2007, 06:34 PM   #5
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Old 07-02-2007, 07:23 PM   #6
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Yep, easy to tow fun to use and they are so dog gone cute too...Rare could be part of it too. Supply and demand thing.. We all know how that goes!!! You do see more Safari's then Bambi's and Caravel's for sale. Most are spoken for way before they hit the market
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Old 07-02-2007, 08:12 PM   #7
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Maybe the Bambis & Caravels were manufactured for fewer years?

I remember someone telling me that fewer than 200 of the Bambis are left on the road, but that could be apocryphal.

I sure love mine.
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OK I'm new to the whole Airstream thing...I've been watching prices on some trailers for sale on Ebay and the older Caravels sell for 1 1/2 times to 2 times as much as a older Safari or Soveriegn or take your pick....Why is that? are they more rare?

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Small vintage trailer of all "kinds" are catching on in a very, very BIG way. Check out T.C.T. Tin Can Tourists - Vintage Trailer RV Motorhome Coach Club picture's of there 10th annual rally, very, very cool...............
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After 1971, Airstream no longer produced trailers under 21'. They finally resumed production of short trailers in 1999 with the re-introduction of the Bambi. That's a 28 year deficit of short Airstreams! No wonder there are fewer short ones around.
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I like that one!!! Can I use it or do you have the rights to it?? LOL..
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