Let me begin with introducing myself and apologizing up front. I HAVE NOT done my homework and I admit this!
I stumbled upon a 1964
19' and need expert advice as to buy or not. I will disclose as much as I know about this little girl!
19'. Has new roof air, new 2 burner stove top, new refrigerator. No oven (this does not stress me out; it makes room for microwave.) When I went to look at the camper the air was super cold. The gentleman told me that he normally heats it with a plug in ceramic heater, but told me the furnace does work and when/if I go back, I will make sure of this.
There is no awning, nor evidence that one was ever there.
Has front couch/fold out/
behind kitchen there are 2 twin beds
bath is in rear
To me, the floor was solid; i walked around and stuck a toe in every spot and nothing seemed soft
two rear dents outside; no evidence of leaks. the owner told me that he consulted an Airstream repair man and he advised since there were no leaks that he would leave as is.
cabinets appear to be original (not that I would know how to recognize
has electric leveling jack
there is no fold out/down table
original (I think) glass in windows - it has the louvered windows next to the door.
It has no attached stability jacks
not polished ( I don't care but don't know if it makes a difference one way or the other.)
Now, I have a personal rule; I never buy a "toy" that I can't get back out of quickly and without losing money. A few hundred bucks, I understand that, but I only buy "toys" that typically hold their value if maintained properly (which I am pretty good about doing). I have to be able to liquidate should some life "situation" arise and I need money quickly (heat-pump goes out, tree falls on my truck, illness..... I have a retirement fund that I can always pull money from, but at 37, I act like it does not exist and never really count on that money....I have a full time teaching position and don't plan to lose it, but I like to err on the side of caution - maybe having scientists for parents contributed to this?
I know there is no way to give me a definite yes or no, but if I pay 5k, in your more expert opinion, can I get back out of it if need be? Meaning, put it on craigslist or the like. For what I have described, does this seem like a good price? Again, I know this is vague, but you folks know much much much more than I and any and all help is appreciated!
Sorry for rambling, and sincere apologies for my first post being a list of noob questions.