Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-05-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
jerome , Michigan
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13
Deal or no deal?

I found a 1972 31' Excella 500 center bath, rear twins, up the road from me. 80% intact inside although horribly filthy, floor has two thru holes, one under front window, one under rear. Outside is so-so. No frame sag or seperation. No major tears, steps are missing, entry door latch broken inside, axles sagged past usefulness, tires shot. Vista views cloudy, no keys for outside doors. No title, which doesnt worry me too much, Secretary of State said it is easy to apply for, as long as no lien on it. Ran numbers thru police, not stolen. I have restored a few sob's in the past. Fully realize how much time and money is involved. Have been reading these renovation forums for over a year while looking for my project. Not going into this blind by any means.

Talked the guy down to $500 bucks. What do you think? Worst case, I can probably scrap it out and break even.
__________________

__________________
metalhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2009, 03:18 PM   #2
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by metalhead View Post
I found a 1972 31' Excella 500 center bath, rear twins, up the road from me. 80% intact inside although horribly filthy, floor has two thru holes, one under front window, one under rear. Outside is so-so. No frame sag or seperation. No major tears, steps are missing, entry door latch broken inside, axles sagged past usefulness, tires shot. Vista views cloudy, no keys for outside doors. No title, which doesnt worry me too much, Secretary of State said it is easy to apply for, as long as no lien on it. Ran numbers thru police, not stolen. I have restored a few sob's in the past. Fully realize how much time and money is involved. Have been reading these renovation forums for over a year while looking for my project. Not going into this blind by any means.

Talked the guy down to $500 bucks. What do you think? Worst case, I can probably scrap it out and break even.
DEAL.

Andy
__________________

__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2009, 03:24 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
C Johnson's Avatar
 
1965 17' Caravel
Butte , Montana
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,183
Images: 326
Send a message via MSN to C Johnson Send a message via Yahoo to C Johnson
Ya DEAL. I'd buy it. Fix it up and clean it you'd get more than that out of it even in these times.
__________________
AIR # 7276, WBCCI # 7276
Photos of Project 2k5
Project 2k5
Life is a journey, not a destination
C Johnson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2009, 03:59 PM   #4
Moderator
 
Kevin245's Avatar

 
Vintage Kin Owner
... , ...
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 9,390
Images: 9
Ditto...

It's worth that in scrap value....Bring her home, give her a faclift, and put her on the road again.

Best of luck,

Kevin
__________________

"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."

Eleanor Roosevelt

Kevin245 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Itís a done deal HankandLois On The Road... 3 09-19-2007 08:42 PM
1965 Tradewind deal or no deal soldiermedic Trailer Values 32 03-05-2007 05:54 PM
68 Safari...Deal or No Deal? soldiermedic Trailer Values 15 10-29-2006 10:54 AM
Trying to decide - Deal or No Deal baldwicm Wheel Wells 19 04-06-2006 08:39 PM
Where to get the best deal gnorris 2003 Safari 0 05-10-2004 07:52 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.