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Old 04-18-2008, 01:26 PM   #29
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So, we changed direction and now found a 67 Ambassador less than 5 miles away!! We are so excited and are going to check it out tomorrow. Any advice on this model or things to look for? I feel alot more informed about our purchase thanks to the forum and a little more time. The owner is selling it for a starting bid of $6,000. Think it's worth that? Can I PM you with more details? Thanks,
Lucy
I hate to sound like a broken record but the integrity of the trailer depends upon the floor being sound in the rear. Because of the age of the trailer it is possible that the water heater may have leaked and the floor could be rotten. Please see if you can find an inspector in your area to check for this. It is not an inexpensive repair because the bathroom might have to be removed to replace the floor...... Hope it works out for you.....oh, yes, and then check the axles......Hope to see you on the road. pj
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:05 PM   #30
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So, we changed direction and now found a 67 Ambassador less than 5 miles away!!
Lucy
Lucy,
Is this the trailer you are looking at?
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:17 PM   #31
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there is NO substitute for a complete inspection by someone with a lot of experience owning and/or renovating airstreams... I did the "fools rush in" thing and came out OK (bath floor replacement..HUGE JOB...probably axle one day...new furnace..) but never take any owner's word for anything..sorry if that sounds harsh but it's human nature for the seller to think: "this is a great trailer "everything" works" and for the reality to be not even close to that...remember "caveat emptor" from Latin class?

take your time..try to get an experienced inspector (tip them 50 bucks if necessary...not pay, tip) worth way more in pain avoided...
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:19 PM   #32
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Lucy,
Is this the trailer you are looking at?
If so...I would really check it out. The seller seems to have glossed over some details like the weight they listed as 2800lbs is actually more in the neighborhood of 4470lbs. That misinformation along with a lack of exterior photos and negative feedback after only 7 transactions, would make me a leery bidder ~ I would DEFINITELY go check it out before bidding.

Seems to me if I were trying to sell an Airstream for $6000+ (top dollar for the condition) I would give as much information as possible to the potential buyers to help make their decision rather than a short little blurb with misinformation. You are fortunate you are nearby...that advantage of that. It could be a diamond in the rough or ?????

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