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Old 12-27-2015, 09:24 PM   #1
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Worth it?

All,
What a great community! My wife and I are looking for a vintage Airstream to move across country with, and then "fix up" to match our style as we get where we're going. I've got a 2 year old and another little one due in April, and our move is in August...crazy, right?

So one of the ones I keep seeing pop up in our searches is on Craigslist at the link below. The question I have is whether or not this could be repaired in any sort of economical manner? I have no info outside of what's in the ad, so I'm not even sure if it's been totaled by an insurance company or anything.

1991 Airstream Excella- 34 feet, triple axle

Finally, I wouldn't pay asking for it. I'm thinking that the highest I'd go would be about $3k...does that seem reasonable?

Thanks!
Eric
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Old 12-28-2015, 05:58 PM   #2
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Well, lucky for me the good folks at Silver Bullet Trailers were able to take a look at the posting and tell me I didn't want any part of it...

Back to the classifieds!
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Old 12-28-2015, 08:12 PM   #3
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It might be worth the 3 K and maybe you can live in it, but it is more of a parts trailer not worth restoring.
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Old 12-28-2015, 09:04 PM   #4
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It might be worth the 3 K and maybe you can live in it, but it is more of a parts trailer not worth restoring.
I agree, and I didn't mean to sound dismissive. It won't meet the ideal my wife and I have. Hopefully it's perfect for someone!
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that trailer has been for sale for over 2 years.

Its worth more than $3k in parts alone.

But they are asking $6500 not $3k

(They used to be asking $9500)
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:40 PM   #6
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I don't know what you have for a tow vehicle but towing a 31' triple axle is not for the beginner.

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triple axle airstreams are 34' (really 35')

You will need a 3/4 ton truck to tow one.

triple axle trailers tow better than single or dual axle trailers.

The six trailer brakes are nice as well
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:31 PM   #8
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It depends. I bought a 95 34' two years ago and towed it from Michigan to Virginia. It was heavier than my 66 Tradewind but towed just fine. I weighed it and my truck and I was under the weight limits (gvwr) for both. If I were towing the 34' a lot or all over the country I might agree. I mostly tow the Tradewind and occasionally the 34', so I am quite happy with my 08 Tundra (5.7L, 6 speed, 2 wd).

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Old 12-29-2015, 08:14 AM   #9
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I have a 93 triple and have towed it both with a F250 Triton and my current tv a Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins. The F250 handled it but was working hard. I would not want to tow with the gasser in the mountains however. The diesel could tow it anywhere.
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