........I think that we have clearly established that lebolewis has very high expectations and runs a very high risk of being frustrated with 9 out of the 10 used Airstreams out there.
Kelvan....If you take another look at my post (#14) where I stated exactly what I was looking for in a used Airstream, you will find that I said there are "MUSTS" and "prefers". They are not the same. Must are just that,......meaning if the trailer doesn't have them, I'm not interested. Prefer doesn't mean a deal breaker, it is a desirable thing, but I wouldn't pass up a trailer because it was missing. You seem to not have considered that in some of your comments.
This thread was intended to offer all that much help to the "experienced", "seasoned", Airstreamer, such as yourself. I started it to WARN the NEWBIES, like myself, that there are some shady, deceitful RESELLERS out there that misrepresent their offerings,........ even when their ad is listed on a reputable place like this respected Forum. That's what I intended. Bill