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Old 12-09-2013, 07:12 AM   #29
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When we bought the AS I transferred a lesson learned years before...

After 'modifying' several auto's to my own fancy and loosing my shirt when it came time to sell…don't do it to improve value.

Your personal preference may not be easily transferable, then again shirtless may work fine for you.

Realizing that at our later stage in life we will at some time need to efficiently rid ourselves of the AS it was agreed that OEM left stock with only improvements to functionality will the best route to take.
The interior/exterior appearance of 'Cloudsplitter' is Factory.

Spritely Streamers may not agree.

We are all on the same road, some of us just further along than others.

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Old 12-09-2013, 09:18 AM   #30
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Bob,

I couldn't agree more. "Changing" things will often reduce the value of your trailer and at best, it will reduce your customer base. Here is another example of personal preferences producing a liability.

2010 Airstream Flying Cloud 27 for sale in Pasadena, California

There is probably someone out there who wants a smaller bed pushed up against the wall in a 27FB, but it might be difficult finding that person. I suppose you could talk the price down and take the money and have it all rebuilt to the original setup but then that is the point, isn't it? If you want to make changes for you, that is a good thing. If you want to make changes for the next owner you should be very careful.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:53 AM   #31
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Resale? Next owner? Maybe, but it is possible to make major exterior/interior alterations and still appear "factory". Our goal was long-term living room comfort expressed as a 2012 Flying Cloud Recliner. The 2012 FC dinette/lounge seating is stored, for sale next spring when we get home.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:07 AM   #32
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Why would you spend extra for the EB Airstream, then block the rear door?

Also, nice useless shelves. They're fine when you aren't moving, but they'd have to be cleared every time you want to move the trailer. If you're going to go permanent somewhere, then it makes sense, but otherwise they seem like more headache than they're worth.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:39 PM   #33
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When we bought the AS I transferred a lesson learned years before...

After 'modifying' several auto's to my own fancy and loosing my shirt when it came time to sell…don't do it to improve value.

Your personal preference may not be easily transferable, then again shirtless may work fine for you.

Realizing that at our later stage in life we will at some time need to efficiently rid ourselves of the AS it was agreed that OEM left stock with only improvements to functionality will the best route to take.
The interior/exterior appearance of 'Cloudsplitter' is Factory.

Spritely Streamers may not agree.

We are all on the same road, some of us just further along than others.

Bob
Hi, as someone [me] who remodeled his living room and made many other small improvements, I agree, and disagree with east coast Bob. What he says is true; But for me, when I decide to no longer own my trailer, it will be old enough to not be a concern with the value difference that my modifications caused. I also made our trailer for our long term enjoyment and could care less what the next owner does or thinks about it.

Who knows, it might be in my will to one of my relatives. I don't think they will be too concerned with what they had to pay for it.
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