So, I am a noob here, but I thought I would start in this thread since contemplating buying an Airstream.
I am not sure what to look out for or what to beware of when I go Airstream shopping, but I thouhgt I would ask some questions here amongst those who have already made the jump to travel trailer bliss.
I have to admit, this is sort of like a bad addiction that I have never tried. It's like I think I have to have this trailer even though I know that deep down that I have no idea what I am getting myself into.
Anyway, one of the threads that I have been following (that I am trying to find again.) is a guy who completely tore apart a 1963
Overlander. I found the thread because I am looking at a trailer almost identical to this one. His thread is like travel trailer porn which, is loaded up full of great blow by blow photos and good information.
I have found an early sixties Overlander that I have found locally that needs to be completely tore down and built back up because it has been sitting in a farm field with the door off and some windows broke out for a few years. The trailer still has a lot of appliances, but I am not sure if they work... I am sure that I am going to need new axles and tires... and the propane tanks are gone... and the floor is soft and spongy... They guy wants $1500.00 for it... He said something about the recycle value on Aluminum was $600.00 so I am guessing that I might be able to get it for $700.00 - $800.00 if the guy will flex. I have seen other trailers for $2000 to $4000 that look like they need little work, but they are not the older AS trailers either. (I don't live to far from the Airstream guy in Kansas City... so I have that option too.)
If you have some input or advise or would like to talk me out of this, please feel free to do so. I have the Tin Can Fever and I have a building with 13 foot ceilings and a 10 garage door ... ( I have it bad.)