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Old 11-18-2015, 03:53 PM   #15
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Hello,

I am new to the forum and just purchased my first Airstream. I know it is 22 ft and built in 1955, but not sure the model? I think it is a Flying Cloud, but when I look at the interior, it doesn't seem to have the same kitchen and bathroom area as the other 55's I have seen.

After looking at prices listed, I thought I paid a fair price for one that was in decent original condition. Only has one crease/dent in the side and all appliances are working (I think) and furniture (while definitely needs to be refinished) is all in tact. The floor clearly needs to be redone and there is a broken window as well. I am also on the west coast, which seems to demand a higher price tag. But after reading the forums and what you can buy for under 10K, I am now not so sure. This trailer, while never abused, was sitting for years and has never had any updates. Before I list what I paid, what do you think something like this should have gone for? Thoughts??
A wise man once said something like: He who pays to much is a fool, but he who pays too little is the greater fool; for in the end he will have neither his money nor that for which he paid it.
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:23 PM   #16
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The price is right. You never pay to much for an AS if you enjoy and use it. I use mine every month and really like the state parks and US Army Corps of Engineers and their facilities. (25' Land Yacht - Trade Wind License: LAZRUS)
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:26 PM   #17
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In a couple of years you will be wondering how you got it so cheap.
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:22 PM   #18
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I love the simpler older ones (mine's a 55 Globe Trotter) w/o all the modern bells and whistles that everyone seems to complain about not working. !

Just think about how much less you paid for yours than new will cost, and how much easier it will be to keep everything working.




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Old 11-18-2015, 08:29 PM   #19
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You get what you pay for and what you want. Remember you can't take it with you when you go. I'm jealous! Now go and enjoy!
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:40 PM   #20
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We all see the greatness and payed too much..!!

Don't feel too bad.. Just think,, buying a 60 year old trailer for 10 times what it cost new... We all have had that moment of,, ""o heck what did I just do."".

I felt the same way, and more so once I got our A$ home and started to see all the goof ball mistakes the PO had done.. Like the black holding tank was a solid block of ice. Took 2 months to unfreeze.

BUT the first outing we had at a local lake a fellow came by and offered me $5000 more than I had paid for it.. CASH IN HAND.. !!

I had just ordered a new pair of axles the day before and he even offered to pay extra for them once shipped to Kansas.

You ended up with one of the best of the best A$ in my books.. A real treasure to hold..
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Old 11-19-2015, 07:36 AM   #21
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jlove: I paid $4,100 for my 1958 22' Caravanner because (1) had no step (2) never had A/C
(3) couch gone (4) stove missing (5) had no sink unit (6) gas frig, a later add on, was vented inside (7) no furnace (8) water heater not working (9) front floor bad (10) no title (11) was in MI and I'm in NE. But it was exactly what I wanted. Restored, your 22 footer will only increase in value. So whatever you paid is exactly right. My 22 footer, most Airstreamers, would not set foot inside. It's a morphodite. You see - I gutted it. so I now have 19' "open concept". I heat with wood . I carry water in 40 milk jugs. have no tanks. boil water in pressurized turkey fryer for shower etc.. couches inflate and become queens. carry gasoline. kerosene and a 20 pound propane bottle and wood etc in my tow vehicle's bed. refill my refillable 1 pounder propane which are used as "point source", have foam twin beds and each folds down at front and rear. all surfaces fold down or up or are unfolded, card tables, lawn chairs, many items "nest". 10 storage containers stack 5 high and have a side which folds open, house window air, generator on tongue and spare on bumper, fold out (down) slant ramp, independent air ride ( no 1 piece axle) so rig does full kneel to ground. Convenient enough for me and no complex systems and nothing to winterize. 2 Trojan T-105s, pure sine wave inverter, 100% duty air compressor. and more. A 1955 ,as built, is not for the faint of heart and you'll drop some bucks . But so what--- if it's what you want---- just "enjoy" I do!!!!
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Old 11-19-2015, 08:27 AM   #22
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don't worry about it. Where can you find a new trailer that is 1/3 the weight of all the other trailers out there, that is aerodynamic, that will turn heads wherever you go, and hold value and actually increase value the day you pull it home whereas all other trailers drop at least 20% the day you pull them off the lot and start to break down immediately.

can't believe I'm selling mine! :{
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Old 11-19-2015, 09:15 AM   #23
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Did you pay too much? Who knows. Just as a reference point, We have about $12k in ours,including the purchase price. Probably another $2-3k to finish the job (we actually sat down down and added it all up one weekend, based on receipts we've been keeping for the insurance company, in case it's ever needed). Completely gutted, put in all new stuff. Still need to buy a water heater and rerun all the gas lines and finish the cabinets (doors, drawers).

Enjoy the experience of bringing an American classic back to life, and all the wonderful adventures to come. Have fun with it!

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Old 11-21-2015, 09:16 AM   #24
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well something fishy here.
It is up for sale again....so not really bought by someone?
If it is real I wish I had a place to keep it
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/rvs/5324625140.html
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:29 AM   #25
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Yep, sumpin's up. The OP hasn't been back on the forums since the day after the thread was started. $18K is a lot-o-money, even in California dollars. Maybe they just backed out of the purchase. Or it could be owner/seller was fishing here to see if they posted a decent sale price (too high in my opinion). Oh well, it is Craigslist, after all.

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Old 11-21-2015, 09:48 AM   #26
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I don't think that is too much for that model. Pretty rare to find a 55' 20 footer whale tail with a straight body. It appears unmolested as well.
Yeah, I think maybe seller is feelin' up the market EXCEPT they never said how much was too much?? You'd think if the were fishing they'd put in the price they thought was too much.
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Old 11-21-2015, 04:56 PM   #27
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Hello,

I am new to the forum and just purchased my first Airstream. I know it is 22 ft and built in 1955, but not sure the model? I think it is a Flying Cloud, but when I look at the interior, it doesn't seem to have the same kitchen and bathroom area as the other 55's I have seen.
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Could you update us please? Thanks
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Old 11-22-2015, 12:09 AM   #28
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listing deleted, and new listing
1955 Airstream 20ft All Original Clean & Beautiful For It's Age !
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