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Old 08-06-2006, 01:51 PM   #15
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i dunno, i have seen an airstream that was tounge dropped. this one doesn't look like it was. all i see is the usual dings and dents.

i agree there was some kind of protector that has been removed.

overall i would say it is a nice clean trailer from the pictures, nicer than alot that i have seen from this era.

too bad you cannot give it the sniff test over the internet. bad smells tell alot about the condition of the floor and soft goods.

i would give it a tenative thumbs up if you can hold back a considerable amount if it is not as presented.

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Old 08-06-2006, 02:00 PM   #16
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Segment Protectors, sometimes incorrectly refered to as rock guards. Rock guards are for protecting windows, segment protectors protect the skin.
I borrowed this image from another post....
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:00 PM   #17
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Segment Protectors, sometimes incorrectly refered to as rock guards. Rock guards are for protecting windows, segment protectors protect the skin.
Sometime in the '80s, somebody sold kind of a padded, black, nagahyde segment protector that actually adhered to the front panels. Then alas, nagas became a protected species and Airstream was required to design and manufacture the more elaborate aluminum segment protectors that are common today.

Again, that appears to be a darn nice Airstream.
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:24 PM   #18
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Wow,so....


we won!

Not the one we've been asking about... but this one!
We felt good because this was his personal unit, he was very up front about what needed to be fixed (and what would be a PITA to fix, even).

We're planning on re-doing the interior. We got it for much lower than the reserve on the original contender.... AND it's about half the distance.

Here we go! The ball is rolling! We're paying the deposit & going up w/the balance on Saturday!
I am breathing so much easier, I know it's still early but I'm so excited to get started! Here comes the fun part!!
Thanks so much for all of your replies & advice. And the search tool here is awesome, too! It's reassuring to know that all of this info is here for when we get down to repairs/particulars!! This sight has been such a blessing!
So excited> SO EXCITED!! Look forward to seeing you all around!!
Bee well!! Kelly
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:35 PM   #19
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It looks like a very nice unit. From the list of things to fix, everything is minor. The dent might even pop out with a suction cup. The LP tanks can be upgraded or replaced when they run out. I replaced mine with aluminum, just to give me some practice with polish. Give it a good going over with the owner and get as much info from him as you can. Good luck!
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:05 PM   #20
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Yeah, thanks! The seller wants me to leave plenty of time for the grand tour so I know he'll be giving us lots of info. He even offered his new(er) airstream & 30 amp hookup if we need a place for the night so we don't have to rush back. We'll probably stay elsewhere but I feel comfortable with the deal so far!
Yaaaaaaay!
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:10 PM   #21
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When I picked up my trailer I was about 500 miles from home, but at one of the best fly fishing locations in North America, the San Juan River in New Mexico. I had to camp a few days (go fishing) to check it out. I remeber being parked on the top of the Navajo Dam (only cell phone spot around) calling my wife to tell her how great the camper was. An Airstream moment! I am sure you will enjoy your new trailer.
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djafrofunk? Cool! Looks like a nice, very workable unit. Congratulations Kelly!!
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:43 AM   #23
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Yippie!

Congrats!

It is very exciting! I still go out and look at my little Airstream and get excited. I hope it will bring you many years of pleasure and joy!

Be sure and have the fellow show you how everything works! I am sure there will be more questions, but you will find answers.

Have fun with your redecorating plans!

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Old 08-07-2006, 12:45 AM   #24
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Segment Protectors, sometimes incorrectly refered to as rock guards. Rock guards are for protecting windows, segment protectors protect the skin.
I borrowed this image from another post....
Thanks for explaining. I thought that might be the case... but as the owner of a vintage Airstream with "real" segments.... I just wasn't sure.

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Old 08-07-2006, 08:06 AM   #25
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djafrofunk? Cool! Looks like a nice, very workable unit. Congratulations Kelly!!

Yep, djafrofunk.
My husband started that account with the intention of selling records on ebay.

Thanks for the congratulations, everyone! We're so excited. Had a hard time getting to sleep last night & woke up early just to get down here to look at the pictures.
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Off to the bank to get the deposit squared away. Kelly
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Kelly -- Looks like the rest of the country is filled with doubters also. Fifteen minutes to go on the first Airstream -- bids aren't moving and it still hasn't met the reserve price. Good choice to walk away from it!
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