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Old 02-03-2010, 07:17 PM   #1
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Found another one....

Ok tell me is this one worth 1900$ ?? It looks like its missing a window.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:39 PM   #2
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Ok tell me is this one worth 1900$ ?? It looks like its missing a window.
Probably, but from the photo's, the Ac doesn'y belong where it's at.

Also it appears, best I can see fram an expand photo, that it needs axles.

Considering those things, and adding in some unknowns, the price seems ok.

But a big go no go, could be if the trailer has "rear end" separation, which can cost a large sum of money to repair.

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Old 02-03-2010, 10:47 PM   #3
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How can you tell about the axels and the separation?
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:57 PM   #4
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The missing window looks like it is just the reflection of the sun shield in the front windows. It has a second, aftermarket a/c in the front vent hole, and the original is still riveted tot he roof where it belongs.
For the separation, take a look at the frame at the rear, where it goes into the trailer. If there is separation, there will be a gap there, and/or the bumper will move relative to the body if you hop on the bumper.
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I'm not to sad about the second AC, we do live in AZ and it gets so very hot in the summer! Maybe I will take some pictures tomorrow and post them. Thanks for the help you all! Your keeping me from buying a lemon!
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:34 AM   #6
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I'm not to sad about the second AC, we do live in AZ and it gets so very hot in the summer! Maybe I will take some pictures tomorrow and post them. Thanks for the help you all! Your keeping me from buying a lemon!
Unless the trailer has wiring different from they way it was built, you cannot run both AC's at the same time. The wiring won't handle the currect requirement.

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The vista view window below the forward street side windows in the sitting area appears to be missing. They are available, but pricey. Inland Andy can probably hook you up with a source through PM. The front "wrap" window appears to have a reflective film in the window/stone guard that is not attached to the window glass.

As Andy alluded, the $1,900 may be fair but consider it the down payment as there will be lots of things to replace/repair. At the age of this trailer, most of the systems are at or near the end of their service life and they really add up when your start replacing especially if you are having it done at a dealer's repair shop. Also, there are a lot of things going on on the roof. Inspect those areas very carefully for leaks.

Let us know what you decide.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:19 AM   #8
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If there is no rear separation I think it is OK for $1900. If all the appliances work it is a better deal.

There are 2 tests for the axles:
1. Slither under the trailer far enough to see if the torsion arm the wheel attaches to has a downward (good) horizontal (marginal) or upward (bad) angle.
2. Jack up the side of the trailer at the axle mounting plate (be careful you get the right spot) and the trailer body should jack up at least 2-3" before the tire starts to come off the ground.
If the axles have never been changed there is a good chance they are shot.

Rear end separation is more of a problem. Watch the point where the bumper joins the trailer body when a 300# friend jumps on it. There should be very little or no movement of the bumper independant of the trailer body. Get into the storage areas in the back of the trailer and look for any rotten floor. Also the front of trailer under the gaucho, under windows, around fender wells and under the galley cabinets.

If you need that window I might have one.

There are still a lot of 70s out there. The 60s, like the other one, are a bit harder to find.
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Well dang that bites if you can't use both ac's! I'm on my way soon! I'll be taking pictures and maybe a short video! And jumping on the trailer, LOL! Thanks again. I'll be back in a few hours!
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Well dang that bites if you can't use both ac's! I'm on my way soon! I'll be taking pictures and maybe a short video! And jumping on the trailer, LOL! Thanks again. I'll be back in a few hours!
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Unless the trailer has wiring different from they way it was built, you cannot run both AC's at the same time. The wiring won't handle the currect requirement.

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The Airstream might have been wired to support the operation of both A.C. units.
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It does not make sense that a 2nd AC would be installed if only one can be used. But the point is well taken, make sure so you don't burn something up.
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Assuming that something electrical that is not original equipment, is properly wired, is potentially asking for a huge problem, maybe even a fire.

Check out the system, "TOTALLY" before you flip a switch.

Electricity can be a friend or an enemy.

Best you find out, before hand, for your safety.

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It does not make sense that a 2nd AC would be installed if only one can be used. But the point is well taken, make sure so you don't burn something up.
If the wiring has been properly modified to use both A/C's at the same time you will need 50 amp service to use them at the same time.

This is the case in some of the 34 footers. The theory is that you are occupying only one end of the trailer at a time so it is necessary to cool only one end of the trailer at a time. Also, I think the other idea is that by keeping the system at 30 amps, the trailer can be used in more campgrounds than if 50 amps were required.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:35 PM   #14
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Geeze. So I got there to look at the Airstream. It is missing a side window. Theres no problems in the bumper area, maybe needs axles, I took pictures on my phone I'll try to post them. The weird part? As I was leaving a lady from the dealership a lady came up and started changing the price tag which was $2500. When I asked about the change she said they were raising the price to $4000!!! Geeze. I told her it most likely wasn't worth it and from what I had been advised it could possibly need new axles. She just shugged and siad she didn't know and that it was a consignment and thats what they were doing. Shady Shady!
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