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Old 09-10-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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Need Advice on Selling

Hey Gang,

I've got a 1986 34' Excella that I"m considering selling in order to start a new project (by that I mean an Airstream renovation project, of course). This one's been revamped inside - mostly just surface stuff, such as new flooring, paint on the walls, kitchen counter, reupholstered couch and dinette cushions, among many other lovely improvements. I also stripped off the old blue stripe and painted on a solid black one.

But besides the new stripe, the outside could use some TLC (two dented panels, could use a buff, stairs need welding, etc.). And it needs a new refrigerator and A/C unit, or at least some A/C repair. I'm guessing it will probably need new axles and a thorough inspection of the bearings, new tires etc.

I live in this thing full-time currently, and have been dragging it all over the country and it's been amazing so far - no major disasters, totally road-ready.

My question is this: Would it be worth my time/money/effort to finish up these last projects (tires, axles, fridge, etc.) before I sell it, or let the buyer deal with it? Will the investment yield me a proportionately higher asking price than if I left it alone?

Thanks in advance for the help and advice!
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
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You're selling Loretta? I've been following you guys on your blog.
Is that the end of the Democratic Travellers?

I own a 1984 34' International, with the identical layout to yours. We bought ours in need of TLC and have just finished installing new flooring and re-upholstering everything.

I doubt you'd get your money back if you start renovating yourself. It's a labour of love, more than anything else. I'd sell and move on.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:40 PM   #3
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You're selling Loretta? I've been following you guys on your blog.
Is that the end of the Democratic Travellers?

I own a 1984 34' International, with the identical layout to yours. We bought ours in need of TLC and have just finished installing new flooring and re-upholstering everything.

I doubt you'd get your money back if you start renovating yourself. It's a labour of love, more than anything else. I'd sell and move on.
No! It's not the end at all! It's actually part of discovering that we love full-timing and plan to keep going beyond the one year that we set out to do. Plus we just haven't hit enough stops on our map to justify ending after a year.

Anyway, thanks for the input! I'll mark that down as a tally in the "don't bother" column. And thanks for reading our blog!
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