Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-16-2009, 08:01 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
kristen_w's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Crawfordsville , Indiana
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 14
Question Anyone bought from "vintage-airstream.com"?

Hi fellow AS fans!

I am looking to be an owner and take the romantic Pan-American roadtrip this summer (within the next four weeks!!). I have been looking at 1960s models, and trying to find on I can handle alone (under 24'), can haul pretty easy, and doesn't need too many upgrades. AC is a must (heading to the desert) as is heat (heading to northwest mountains).

[FYI, also want one with a separated sleeping area from sitting area-- bed becomes couch, and a separate table/banquet or area for a free standing table; don't like the twin bed/bunk models-- prefer the storage; kitchen stuff needs to be working; must have functioning bathroom/shower/water heater, and willing to deal with the portable gray water tank situation. Don't have tow vehicle yet, but planning on a big V8 to get it over the Rockies.]

I have gotten some invaluable advice on here so far, and after looking at all the "needs TLC" models, I am looking for one already fixed up and ready to roll (willing to do things like add the AC, fix curtains, or install flooring, but not much else).

I have seen several models I like on "vintage-airstream.com". They are a 10+ hour drive for me. I am willing to make it, but want to know if anyone has had experience buying there. I see their prices vary between the high end of the price guide, to $5K over (Price vs. Condition - Airstream Values) (meaning if the guide says a perfect one is 12.5K-17.9K, vintage-airstream.com will list it for sale between $18K and $23K). How are they at negotiating? How is the service as a buyer?

Any first-hand (or even second hand!) accounts would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for all the help you have given me so far!!

Kristen
__________________

kristen_w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2009, 08:52 PM   #2
3 Rivet Member
 
1965 26' Overlander
1990 34' Excella
Vintage Kin Owner
1975 20' Argosy 20
Upper Black Eddy , PA
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 100
Images: 1
You may want to check out vintagecampers.com. They are in Peru, Indiana and have a wide selection of all kinds of cool vintage aluminum travel trailers. The owner, Dan, is a really good guy. I purchased my first vinatge AS from him a few years back. The deal was done over the phone an internet, as I'm in PA. Dan was great to work with, and was very patient with myh newbie questions. The trailer was as was indicated--and I was happy with the deal. I would definately purchase from him again.

Kathleen
__________________

kdenault is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2009, 09:28 PM   #3
3 Rivet Member
 
blacksheep's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
1962 24' Tradewind
Vincennes , Indiana
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 145
Images: 3
Kristen,

Have you seen this one?

Fred's Airstream Archives - 1975 Airstream Trade Wind 25' Travel Trailer (A)

Godspeed,
Trent
__________________
TV1: Black Sheep, 2001 Dodge 3500, 800,xxx miles, a few non-stock parts here and there...
TV2: Brownie, 1989 Dodge W250, only 256,000 miles!
TV3: 2004.5 Dodge 3500, 415,000 miles, 6 spd
TV4: 2005 Dodge 3500, 478,000 miles, 4spd auto
"Too much of what I once knew I now know not" Me
blacksheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2009, 07:00 AM   #4
1 Rivet Member
 
kristen_w's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Crawfordsville , Indiana
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by kdenault View Post
You may want to check out vintagecampers.com. They are in Peru, Indiana and have a wide selection of all kinds of cool vintage aluminum travel trailers. The owner, Dan, is a really good guy. I purchased my first vinatge AS from him a few years back. ...
Hi Kathleen!
I am planning on going over there next week. Right now, he only has one AS that fits my needs. It needs a furnace and water heater (and AC!)... I am trying to stay away from these repairs, as they indicate the whole system needs checking/tweaking/replacing. I wanted to buy from Dan, because I have heard great things. My timeline has restricted me though. I will still go see it and let you know!
Kristen
kristen_w is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
buying, vintage-airstream.com


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
Are "Airstream Only" Parks Really "Silver Only"? JimGolden On The Road... 28 08-22-2015 10:58 AM
Who bought my "Gracie"? Diana Langley Our Community 1 08-27-2006 02:32 PM
i just bought my first "jug 'O' Walbernize" infinite LUX Our Community 10 08-06-2003 11:39 AM
Source of "Vintage" Dometic refer parts? 74Tradewind Refrigerators 3 08-16-2002 08:42 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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