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Old 03-28-2014, 12:18 AM   #15
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Thanks for all the replies. I hope all goes well with the inspection this weekend.
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:41 AM   #16
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Sounds to me like you did your homework, offered a price you could live with and if the seller accepted, good for you! Start enjoying the Airstream life!
Great advice above! If YOU are happy, no one else's opinion matters. There will always be somebody ready to tell you that you paid too much, could have got a newer one for that price or should have waited...

If it checks out well and you buy it, enjoy it!
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:32 AM   #17
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Hi,

It all depends on the condition of the unit. But I generally think this is a good deal if the unit is in good condition, no floor rot, no leaks, no rust and not too much filiform.

As a point of reference, in March of 2012 I purchased a 2004 19' Bambi for a little less than $22,000 and while it had a few scratches and filiform corrosion it was in great shape. A year later I upgraded to a 20' Safari SE and was able to sell my 19' for $24,000. I made a few small improvements but not much.

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Seller confirmed the warranty is transferable and there's still 3 years. There's no rot to the frame or floor. What do you guys think? for $22,500? is it a good deal?
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:34 AM   #18
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Hopefully all will go well and you will get a unit in good condition for the agreed upon price.
Buy you that shiny silver trailer.
Go campin'.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:24 PM   #19
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Thanks everyone. I'm in very good communication with the seller and a forum will take a look at it tomorrow for me. Crossing my fingers for a good condition trailer.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:06 AM   #20
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What a great forum with great members and invaluable information about airstreams. Special shout out to Belegedhel (from Houston). He took time out of his schedule to drive 30 mins to inspect my potential airstream purchase. He took numerous detailed pictures and did not expect anything in return. Thank you for making me feel "At Home" in this forum! Because of your efforts, I am now a proud owner of my very first Airstream
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:59 AM   #21
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Awesome! Best of luck and make sure to get out as much as possible!

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What a great forum with great members and invaluable information about airstreams. Special shout out to Belegedhel (from Houston). He took time out of his schedule to drive 30 mins to inspect my potential airstream purchase. He took numerous detailed pictures and did not expect anything in return. Thank you for making me feel "At Home" in this forum! Because of your efforts, I am now a proud owner of my very first Airstream
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:16 AM   #22
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YES!!!!!!!!

Tell me much more about what you think of the 19 foot model....a friend of mine is lurking for a 19 footer....if you get a chance to PM me pics to share, that would be great....better yet....put us pics on here!!

CONGRATULATIONS!! get out and enjoy!
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:03 PM   #23
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Dealer has a same one asking $23k.


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Old 08-11-2014, 12:23 AM   #24
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Question about checking for floor rot...

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When it comes to rot, you can't trust ones word. You have to get on there with an ice pick and Yank up carpet and vinyl.
I'm in the market for a used AS too. How does one really inspect for floor rot under a vinyl floor? Do you stomp around the floor for soft spots due to water leaks? I can't seed a seller allowing one to pull up flooring.

Also, how does one contact a fellow AS forum member who has experience to help with an inspection? I think that's a great idea for a noob like me and I'd be willing to pay for that member's time.
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:22 AM   #25
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How does one really inspect for floor rot under a vinyl floor? Do you stomp around the floor for soft spots due to water leaks? I can't seed a seller allowing one to pull up flooring.

When I worked in a marina, we used a slightly dulled ice pick or awl. If good wood is covered with fiberglass it was nearly impossible to push in. With rotted wood not so hard.

With marine vinyl or carpet over good wood you may be able to push a small depression or at worst, a tiny hole through to good wood. If the wood underneath is rotted, it goes right through.

You can do this in an inconspicous place like near the edge of a bulkhead on the exposed vinyl, or in the carpeted area in the storage lockers.
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