Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-19-2013, 07:47 PM   #15
2 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
Wellington , New Zealand
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 21
Hi Everyone, thanks for all the great comments. I am going to keep my eyes open for a smaller trailer 17-19' (i know they are harder to find) , ideally an abandoned project. After having kept my eyes on the forum for a few weeks now, I see that half done projects do appear every now and then and I might just have to be patient.

I am enjoying the forum though!

Sarah
__________________

__________________
Redraspberry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 08:08 PM   #16
Birdie Momma
 
NJtoNC's Avatar
 
1957 26' Overlander
1956 22' Flying Cloud
Vintage Kin Owner
Rutherford Co. , North Carolina
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 904
sarah,

something to keep in mind. i dont know about in NZ, but in the US, there are certain requirements for food vendors. now if you are just selling ice cream and not actually cooking anything, you might need less equipment. but in my research, nearly any vintage trailer you buy for food service will need the frame beefed up to handle the weight (and a new axle to handle the weight). So anticipate what you will need to put in the trailer and know what weight you need...

you may as well find one in the worst condition, already gutted, etc. you might also look at avions, i tend to see them sell for less $$ (but i rarely see short ones) and most people can't tell they aren't airstreams once polished. the accomplish the same end effect.

also...then you're not chopping an airstream

Agreed the price is far, far too high. I'd almost sell you my GT for that price.
__________________

__________________
'57 Overlander | '56 Flying Cloud | '51 Spartanette
NJtoNC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 11:19 PM   #17
Rivet Master
 
TG Twinkie's Avatar
 
1974 Argosy 26
Morrill , Nebraska
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,140
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 5
If you are not to hung up on it being silver. Look at an Argosy Minuet. They were made in the 70's. You could always have it painted silver.
It's much easier to keep a painted trailer looking nice. Keeping an A$ looking shiny all the time is a lot of work.
__________________
Knowledge: "A gift to be shared. A treasure to receive."
TG Twinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 12:48 AM   #18
2 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
Wellington , New Zealand
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 21
Hi NJtoNC
Thanks for the advice, that really makes sense. I feel that I need to use the services of a good, well respected restorer to help me refurbish an old trailer - definately new axel and ensuring subfloor is in good condition or rebuilt and making sure windows etc work .

I do like the minuet's aswell - good advice ! Then I can keep the airstream for myself

Sarah
__________________
Redraspberry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2013, 06:13 AM   #19
New Member
 
Currently Looking...
Napier , Hawkes Bay
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redraspberry View Post
Hi NJtoNC
Thanks for the advice, that really makes sense. I feel that I need to use the services of a good, well respected restorer to help me refurbish an old trailer - definately new axel and ensuring subfloor is in good condition or rebuilt and making sure windows etc work .

I do like the minuet's aswell - good advice ! Then I can keep the airstream for myself

Sarah
We have been told you can take a photo of a beautiful shiny airstream and you can have a digital wrap made and applied.
__________________
Behappy4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 12:55 PM   #20
3 Rivet Member
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 209
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redraspberry View Post
Thanks Melody, the max width for a container is 7.64 feet or 92inches. The safari is a bit long, but the globetrotter is a great size. Where on the forum can I find the volunteer inspector list, i cant seem to find it.
Cheers, sarah
Hi Sarah,

Two comments. One, if you need help inspecting a potential purchase please check us out. We are now signing up inspectors all over the US to inspect vintage trailers, and even if you can't find a trailer expert I know you could find a vintage car enthusiast who would gladly go look at a trailer and take photos for you.

Jewel or Jalopy - Pre-Purchase Inspections by Enthusiasts

Also, keep your eyese on the Portland, Oregon craigslist for good, usable trailers. Portland has a thriving food cart scene, many using vintage trailers, and they do come up for sale quite often. Some that have already been converted.

There are more Streamline and Silver Streaks that have been converted due to the lower purchase price.

In fact, The Grilled Cheese Grill (one of our favorite places just a few blocks from us) uses a vintage Streamline Countess.

Here's a blurry photos of it:



Good luck!
__________________

__________________
Ian Lomax
1966 Streamline Countess 26'
JeweloJalopy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1961, 1961 bambi


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's a fair price for used parts? Not Done Buyer Guidelines 8 07-29-2012 10:01 AM
Bambi II Price When New? AWCHIEF Trailer Values 2 12-27-2011 07:09 PM
1965 Globetrotter Advice on Selling Price guest234 Trailer Values 6 11-13-2011 09:33 AM
What's a fair price range bosshog Classic Motorhomes 4 08-11-2011 10:22 PM
Another VIN question....Bambi, but what year? Becky B. Title, VIN & Registration 6 03-09-2011 08:00 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.