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Old 03-19-2008, 10:08 PM   #15
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i had to laugh

"very ultra sleek, very south beach"

they spent $128,000 and believe it's worth $250,000!

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Old 03-19-2008, 10:11 PM   #16
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Doggone it, I just got outbid by three dollars.


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Old 03-19-2008, 10:22 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Silvertwinkie
But, if you bought it, what would you tow it with?

What do you say the first time you scrape a tree backing in...

I called my bank, the loan value is $2,500. I would need to come up with the remaining $167,500 in cash. On, never mind...I think it's I'm not buying it.
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Old 03-20-2008, 03:04 AM   #18
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I must say I am impress by the restoration. I wonder if it would win the best of restoration at an international airstream rally? Anyone as seen a nicer one?
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:45 AM   #19
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And I was upset paying $52.00 for a new light over the sink. (Which I might add, still doesn't come one when I use the rocker switch by the door.) Now I've ordered a new switch. All this money when I could have just bought one already restored. What was I thinking?
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:51 AM   #20
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I guess this one will be review in Airstream Life.

Nice makeover but I am curious about the reserve.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:57 AM   #21
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Well its purrrttyyy. A lot of work and pretty cool but way too much cash. And as mentioned the weight has got to be off the charts. The on the human side of camping, I wouldn't want to be kicking a flat screen all night while trying to sleep, the reading lights would last one weekend. Whats with the limes? A $2,500 coffee maker? I'm happy with my little percolator! Yes, a fun looking AS but let's be real, can you tow it and can you 'camp' in it? This one doesn't fit into my Airstream Life style!
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:39 AM   #22
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Oh hell, for a country that's got people willing to offer over $1,000 for a single corn flake - see The Great Illinois Corn Flake Coupon - eBay (item 110235071660 end time Mar-21-08 20:16:33 PDT)

the asking price on that Airstream would obviously be just chicken feed.


p.s. Do an Ebay search for "corn flake" and you'll see there are plenty of flakes out there.
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:05 AM   #23
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Posts: 1,321 about if we all pool our money together, buy the cornflake, have it framed and then we can share it on a scheduled basis. We could afford to share it easier than forking out the $$ for the trailer.

As for the beautiful!!! But way out of my league.
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:13 AM   #24
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I sent this e-Bay listing person an inquiry asking where he gets the moxie to ask $170,000 for his trailer. I continue that it has no marble or granite floors or counters, no sophisticated computer controlled lighting and monitoring systems (ala Prevost MoHos), no outrageous eye-popping electronics and other super expensive goodies found in th megga bus-type RVs, and could he please provide the name of the stuff he is smoking!!

So he send back a very nasty (rightly so) reply saying that it has been appraised for $250,000 and that he has over $140,000 of materials in it. He sure does hide it well. His 'appraiser' must be smoking the same stuff!!!

He might find a sucker (read buyer) who has that kind of disposable cash to plop down on his precious creation, but no intelligent person would ever consider it!.........not from this board anyway!!!!!!!!!!!

Nice work....sure! $170,000 worth.......FUHGEDDABOUDITTTT!!!!!!
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:49 AM   #25
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I really liked the little plastic army guys in the trailer. Now I wish I had kept mine, I could put them in my trailer. I wonder if they fall over while traveling?
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:50 AM   #26
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I couldn't help but notice- in both the ebay listing and u-tube video- that there are no propane tanks! The joker that redid this trailer had no concept of camping. Forget about boondocking- nothing would work. And really- a wet bath in a 31' trailer- what the heck were they thinking!
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:59 AM   #27
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I took a look at the video, am I looking at the video wrong or did the guy spray on the insulation.

Didn't Inland say that Airstream tried this and the spray on stuff eventually wears down to powder with all transit and such.

There is no question it's a unique trailer, but I have to ask the question that Lew sort of eluded to. Folks that buy $100k+ luxo barges typically by MoHos with washer, dryers, electro this, automatic that. I don't see much of that in this trailer, though I will admit it has a lot of neat stuff in it. I would have to agree, the gross weight must be beyond what's listed.

IMHO, the trailer crowd is a bit more frugal, I'm keenley aware of the Ralph Lauren units that sold, but in this economy, is something like this even practical? I guess practical would be in the wallet of the buyer. To me though, someone with $170k isn't gonna want to do the trailer thing IMHO.

Everyone has also brought up good points. Insurance? Future service? Depreciation?

Can you imagine boondocking in this? I guess the idea is that you don't with something like this.

Nice job on the unit, looks sharp, but as you can see, no bids yet, and I'd be shocked if someone did honestly really bid this one. I can't see some person with the $$$ wanting to go through the trouble of hauling.

Whadda pull it with? Something like this??

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PS- the guy has good taste in computers...I noticed what I thought was a Mac on the countertop in the video....guy can't be all that bad if he's a Mac owner too....a dreamer yes, but all we Mac users are.
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Old 03-20-2008, 07:39 AM   #28
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Gosh for that price it even comes with bad axles...........

Gee I'll sell my 58 for only $45,000

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