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Old 02-05-2006, 12:58 PM   #1
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Hi there!

Trying this again - original post went into internet la la land. . .

Anyways, I'm trying to sell my mom's inherited Airstream trailer, and in the process I've discovered quite a few things myself! I've joined this website in hopes of gaining more knowledge of how, where, and how MUCH it costs to refurbish the vintage Airstream. Thanks! Buddee
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Old 02-05-2006, 01:06 PM   #2
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HI and welcome to the forums. The cost of rehab depends greatly on the extent of the work, most especially whether or not you do the work yourself. Labor os the biggest part of the expense. Are you handy?
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Old 02-05-2006, 01:16 PM   #3
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I'm handy - but with yardwork and horses - ha!

Hi Janet,

Before I joined the board I was going to send you a private email - you are a fellow Washingtonian !! Anyways, I am still wanting to sell the trailer, but some potential buyers have asked good questions and I wonder if I might want to do a little of the work myself before selling. We considered keeping it, but we honestly don't have the available funds, and my true passion is my horse - SO, onward with the journey of restoration research. One thing I think I could do myself is the buffing of the exterior. People keep telling me it's hard work, but I've always loved a challenge and I'm not intimidated. I do need to find a local exterior repair shop tho as there are a few dents I know I can't fix myself, any ideas?

PS - I am amazed at the dedication of Airstream trailer enthusiasts - there are so many of you! I was born with the same facination, but for the equine who is equally expensive - Buddee
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If you are not going to keep the trailer for your own enjoyment, sell it as is. You will not get substantially more money for it once you spend a mint to fix up the worst issues. Plus, as you mentioned, you do not have the skills to do it properly without professional help ($$$).
I personally would prefer a trailer that has all it's original charm, dents, floor problems and all. The new owner will be able to fix it to his standard, and you save yourself a bunch of time and money.
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Old 02-05-2006, 01:45 PM   #5
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I agree with UWE. I would rather buy a trailer with good "bones" and make my own rehab choices.

Clean the interior, make the windows sparkle, air it out, hose of the outside, light an evergreen or cinnamon scented candle and post an ad.

I would expect rehab costs for parts to be between $2,000 and $3,500. This assumes new axles, tires, power converter, battery, some plumbing work, a new water pump, potty, floor recovering and upholstery.

Some of these costs are controllable - and I don't know what your trailer needs.... but this is what i would expect to do to a trailer from the mid-sixties.

But.... a 24 tradewind should be VERY easy to sell - most especially if the body is in good shape. replacing dented segments is where a lot of folks draw the rehab line...
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Why would someone not want to fix dents, are those harder and more expensive to refurbish? I get that alot from potential buyers - thanks for the posts - Buddee
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Simple dents may be popped out with suction... but the skin is never quite the same. if there are any creases, they really can't be repaired - satisfactorily - and usually that segment would have to be replaced (not your standard do it yourself job) and the segments can be expensive.
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Ok, thanks again for your advise. I am being dragged off to a Seahawks super bowl party so I'll check back later - thanks!

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