I'm looking for my first airstream and have just returned from looking at a 1984 Sovereign
29. From what i can tell it is in very good original condition. It is clean, undamaged, and the systems are all in working order. The owner seems honest and forthright.
Following advice from this forum I checked it for tall sag and frame separation and it seems to be okay.
There is one problem area however. Inside the left wheel well, on the forward side, part of the metal cladding and its support member has corroded away, leaving a hole. Inside the trailer, in the hallway between the bathroom on one side and the closet on the other, there is an area of floor about 15" x 15" that is spongy. This is in the same general area as the hole in the wheel well.
The rest of the frame that I could see appeared rust covered, but intact.
I'm not much of a do-it-yourselfer and I don't want to get into major repairs. If this problem could be fixed professionally for, say, a few hundred dollars, I would be very interested in the trailer, as otherwise it is very nice.
Can someone please advise me as to how serious this problem is likely to be?
Thanks in advance.