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Old 08-20-2014, 02:55 PM   #29
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I totally appreciate what everyone has said. I have no intention of staying in Chicago for the winter my work season is typically April to early December. I do have a tolerance for roughing it but I have no desire for a frame off restoration. I went and looked at the 69 Ambassador and for what they used it for it worked for them but for me I saw a few to many fixes to make it what I wanted. I think I really would like a master bedroom instead of a rear bath as well. It's a hard balance to find an airstream in my price range that has what I want in the right condition. I like the idea of buying new too, but with all the talk of filiform corrosion and problems I am scared to drop $85,000 on one and have major issues. The one good thing is I'm in no rush to buy so if the right deal comes up great and if not well I can wait.

Ideally I would have enough money to just buy an old shell and have someone like Timeless Travel Trailers remodel the whole thing exactly how I want it down to the wiring and the generator and some awesome interior design. I think ideally we all would but most of us don't have the cash for something like that. Maybe I should start working all year.

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Old 08-20-2014, 09:27 PM   #30
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We are new at "streaming" also. We share concerns. The problem my wife and I have with a new AS (besides the cost of course) is that we want to personalize everything we owe, but are not sure what we ultimately would want or need. Living in one for a period of time will tell all the things we want and need. Plunking down a lot of money for a new one does not make sense until we know exactly what we want. Some changes we are sure of, like lounge chairs instead of bench seating. We are not even sure what size would be ideal for us. So we decided to buy a good used one, do some of the changes we wanted, then evaluate whether this would be desired in a new one. If we do not like the streaming life, then it will be sold for hopefully no loss.

The trouble is we got more than we bargained for. The floor at the rear was rotted due to water leakage so we did not plan on replacing some of the subfloor. (I'm at the stage of cursing Airstream). I sure hope it will be worth it.

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Old 08-21-2014, 05:36 PM   #31
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It will be in the long run. Fix it right, make a few improvements, and it will last another 30+ years easy.

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