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Old 12-05-2006, 12:16 AM   #29
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Axel replacement is to be expected on most all units over 15 years old, IMHO.

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Unless of course, a PO has already replaced them.
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Old 12-05-2006, 06:54 AM   #30
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Unless of course, a PO has already replaced them.
True, but only if the PO replaced them less than 15 years ago
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:18 AM   #31
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"I'll probably just watch and see what the unit goes for, paying for repairs will not make this AS worth its money."

If you're looking for no work, I think you'd better increase your purchasing budget.

Almost nobody gets out for less than $10K, counting their time and effort along with $$ spent.

(But I'm only a 3 rivet member)
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:22 AM   #32
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ebay again

I was looking at a unit on Ebay and made arrangements to go and see it. The auction stated that he was also advertising locally and reserved the right to end the auction. He said that he would sell it if I came out and wanted it. So I set an appointment for the next day.

That night someone bid it up to the reserve, so the owner called me and cancelled. He told me that the bidder not only had never seen it, they never even contacted him to ask a single question.

YIKES!
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:30 AM   #33
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Yeh - I might just hold out and spend a bit more on a real good 'restored' unit. Seems like their pretty hard to come by in S. Texas. Anyway, thanks for everyones help!
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:40 AM   #34
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Unhappy

Ya know, I recently bid on a motorcycle.


After much ringing of hands and hair pulling, I won the bid.


I was excited until 20 minutes latter when I received an E-mail stating that the seller removed the item and it was no longer for sale.



What's that about, what's the use of winning a bid if the seller pulls the item after you win the bid on it.

This seller had good feedback and a long history
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Old 12-05-2006, 11:17 AM   #35
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Just a quick update - I didn't bid on the AS. It went for $6000. I felt it was too much considering the body wasn't in that great shape and there were noticable problems with the axles. Ill keep looking. Kind of would of liked something slightly smaller (25ft) anyway.

Gotta find something by January though -want to go touring - don't want a ugly fifth wheel or a box on wheels!! Casitas are pretty nice
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Old 12-05-2006, 11:35 AM   #36
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Personally I think that you made the right choice. And you'll find one, don't worry. If I can find one in PA (where there are a lot less units) you'll find one too. Try posting what you want here on the forum, and on Craig's List in your area. I found several that way.

artlink - they are really not supposed to do that. It is perfectly acceptable if there are no bids, but not when the item has bids.
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Old 12-05-2006, 07:10 PM   #37
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Just a quick update - I didn't bid on the AS. It went for $6000. I felt it was too much considering the body wasn't in that great shape and there were noticable problems with the axles. Ill keep looking. Kind of would of liked something slightly smaller (25ft) anyway.

Gotta find something by January though -want to go touring - don't want a ugly fifth wheel or a box on wheels!! Casitas are pretty nice
Put this behind you and keep looking. IMO, ebay is not the best place to buy a trailer because of the bidding and such. Keep an eye on craifslist, the forums classified and the VAC classifieds. You will find the right trailer, it is just a matter of time.
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:33 PM   #38
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I found mine by watching the classifieds here. I went to see "it" and ended up sitting an aluminum buffet set by RichardT. Ended up coming home with something different than I went to see. Happier...but different!
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:15 AM   #39
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Yeh - I might just hold out and spend a bit more on a real good 'restored' unit. Seems like their pretty hard to come by in S. Texas. Anyway, thanks for everyones help!
Tough to find pampered Airstreams, that is. Living in N. Texas, I feel your pain. Over the past 2 years I found only TWO worth buying. I recently purchased a 1975 Argosy that was structurally sound, but needed a little TLC (like they all do). Certainly worth the wait.

In the meantime, continue your education here at Airstream Forums University. Lots of highly qualified professors who can teach valuable life lessons in airstreaming. Can't beat the tuition, either!
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