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Old 08-03-2015, 11:10 AM   #15
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Nobody can make that call but you. We are on our second vintage trailer (current one is an older but larger trailer). In each case, trailer was basically sound (floor, frame, etc) but needed a lot of plumbing, electrical, appliances and cosmetic work which I did myself over the course of 6-8 months and then started camping. Of course, there is always a "to do" list but I suspect that would be true even for a newer unit. The best argument I can advance for vintage trailers (aside from the cool factor of course) is that they do not tend to depreciate the way newer ones do. If anything, vintage trailers tend to slowly appreciate in value.
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:50 PM   #16
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Thanks for your thoughts Streaminguy and Bambitex. There are some good points made in your posts. I think the main reason that I want to change things up is because a bed would be nice. The gaucho in my current Airstream does make a very comfortable bed so that's not the challenge. I would like to have something more updated with an actual bedroom, so to speak.

I will continue to think this through before making any decisions.

Thanks again to everyone who responded with their thoughts!!
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:01 PM   #17
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The main reasons we sold the Bambi II and bought the Flying Cloud was to have a dedicated bed. Making up the gaucho every night and tearing it down every morning got old pretty fast... Current trailer seems to be ideal in size and function for a couple.
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:28 PM   #18
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Exactly....that's the discussion we have been having. A separate bedroom/sleeping area would be a nice thing to have. Not having to get up and make up the gaucho would be great! Of course, if company isn't coming over...who cares?
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:40 PM   #19
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In the case of the Bambi II it had to be converted every day for practical reasons, like being able to open the fridge :-)
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Old 08-04-2015, 07:54 PM   #20
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We've dumped lots into our 72 and are considering more upgrades and look at the newer coaches and ask? Do we put $12-15K more into it or bite the bullet (no pun intended) and just eat $40-50K and hope we don't have any repairs new or used.
I think we will do the upgrades. WE don't worry about what happens as we do have it insured for replacement and we get to enjoy it with the little things that do happen due to more lack of use than just breaking.
I'd keep it as there are many memories with it and many more to be made.
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:15 AM   #21
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Inconvenient gaucho

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Exactly....that's the discussion we have been having. A separate bedroom/sleeping area would be a nice thing to have. Not having to get up and make up the gaucho would be great! Of course, if company isn't coming over...who cares?
Hey guys,

I agree with both of you 100%. Please consider this (see video) as an option to make your gaucho easier to live with. I know this would eliminate most of the problem with ours. I haven't gotten around to doing this to ours yet but plan to. In addition, we plan to try some different foam as one side is very comfortable...but the other side has an uneven spot in it. I put our current upholstery/foam in there in 1999...so I plan to explore other options for it soon as well.
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