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Old 01-29-2009, 05:04 PM   #1
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Price for '74 Land Yacht 35'?

I ran across an ad for the following:
1974 Airstream Land Yacht 35'Sovereign Aluminum Travel Trailer
1974 Airstream Land Yacht
35' Sovereign Aluminum travel trailer.
Sleeps 6, full kitchen, rear bath. All original, very good condition. Ready to go anywhere! 2-5/16 ball, Very light tow with any medium sized vehicle.

I cannot find any info on a 35' model ever existing, is the ad wrong? Also, ballpark price in decent condition? Thanks for any and all help!

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Old 01-29-2009, 05:22 PM   #2
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I haven't heard of a 35' either - except in motorhomes...which doesn't sound like this is.

You can get pricing info here on this Price vs Condition website.


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Old 01-29-2009, 05:28 PM   #3
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have you heard of anything over 31'? It appears larger than 31' in the pictures when comparing to other 31 footer pics.
Take a gander:
1974 Airstream Land Yacht 35'Sovereign Aluminum Travel Trailer
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:51 PM   #4
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It seems like a fair price. But you need to know what you are getting into. You should search tail sag/rear end seperation. Most 31 fter's with the rear bath have had or will have one or both of those problems. Then you have to decide if you are brave enough to fix the problems. But there are alot of other people that have documented the repairs here on the forum and although not too difficult, they are time consuming and cost $$.
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:26 PM   #5
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Looks like a 31ft Sovereign to me. I agree that the rear looks a little odd. I have a 76 Sovereign with the center bath and I don't have that shadow under the rear of mine. Could be just the light, but I would ask or look at it in person before buying. The 31ft Sovereign is a great trailer with a lot of room. We certainly have had fun with ours. Good luck giving this one a home if you decide it's the Airstream for you. To answer your question, that's good price if the trailer isn't in need of structural repairs and has working appliances. You can't honestly expect all the appliances to work indefinitely; however, know that replacement can be expensive. Looks like a newer A/C unit, so there may be other upgrades too.
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:47 PM   #6
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Id go careful. Although Im not and expert on Airstream,definitely a 31 and has a definite tail drupe. If it is a 74 Which can only be determined with the vin number,I would not put any money on it till I got a look at the plumbing and the floors and axles. Also remember photos are some times deceiving. Go an look first hand or have a Forums member go and do an inspection for U.
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:59 PM   #7
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I have never seen an Airstream trailer longer than 31 feet before the 1983 model year, and unless the center twin beds have bunks mounted over them, the trailer will only sleep four.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:38 PM   #8
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thanks for the insight folks, much appreciated. I'm in the market for a 31 footer because I am entertaining living in it for awhile. So 31' ers with rear baths are commonly afflicted by rear end sag, good to know. So I am assuming mid bath would be more desirable? I should have known there would be plenty of gotchas with these, like evry other camper / rv / vehicle. Looks like I have a lot of time to spend researching. Is there a section on here of frequently asked questions or a better place to ask what years and models I should consider? I can fix almost anything, but trying to avoid a basket case for obvious reasons. Thanks again.
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I'm pretty sure that it's a rear bedroom model because of the location of rear side window and rear vista view window. Definitely check it out in person... but just because it's old doesn't mean it's in bad shape. I have a '74 27' and it's in great shape. It has all original appliances (except for furnace, which was replaced before we bought it) and they all work perfectly! To me, that just reflects the quality that is built into Airstreams! Good luck!
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Mikethefixit is right though, it does seem to have definite rearend sag. I have to read up on how to fix it more, but my assumption is that it from rusting outriggers on the back of the frame.

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