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Old 07-18-2009, 03:38 PM   #15
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just an update here: we have not been able to contact the owner of the airstream up here that we looked at and are looking elsewhere. Our biggest concern is that some we are looking at are quite a distance from where we thought we would spend the winter -which is the southwest. Has anyone ever bought one sight unseen? we have a list of questions that we are asking from the fedback we got on this forum. Its been very helpful. Thanks

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Old 07-18-2009, 04:04 PM   #16
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You can ask inspector to look at it, but I'd want to look at it myself too. It's harder to sell them in the winter (except maybe in SoCal and Arizona), so the prices should be lower. Once I make a decision, I want to act on it right away, but sometimes it's better to be patient. If you miss one, there will be others coming along soon enough.


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Old 07-18-2009, 04:21 PM   #17
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Don't buy anything sight unseen. We looked at one from Craigslist and bought it. We also looked at one that was on Ebay that seemed a possibility from the description and pictures. What a difference between that and the reality. The trailer was trash and unusable without major work. It was overpriced for its condition. Nothing in the photos would have suggested how much work would be required. This is our second Airstream. The first one we bought in the mid-70s by placing a want-to-buy ad in the local paper. Don't know if something similar would be as feasible today.We pulled it to Alaska and back before the Alcan was improved. What a trip!
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:47 PM   #18
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On rare occasions I've found Airstream with factory installed thermal windows.
You might want to put out a hunt and see if you can turn one up.
With the price now and future price of LP fuel it might be well worth waiting.

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