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Old 11-25-2011, 11:19 PM   #15
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I will check the rear for a good seal and hopefully no rot. Thanks for the tip.

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Old 11-25-2011, 11:48 PM   #16
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Congrats, that was a great intro read! I was that guy in 98 with my young family and the people were saying the same things to watch out for. Good luck, you have changed your life for the better!

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Old 11-26-2011, 04:02 PM   #17
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Congrats on your new purchase. About a week ago I purchase my first. Your post has kind of put a damper on my joy. I purchased a 29' 1975 model without knowing the specifics on what to look for. I am afraid I may not have gotten the deal I thought I did.

It sounds like you did your homework. Very impressive. Any sources you used for guidance on what to check of likely problems would be appreciated. She looks great but I purchased with no power, gas or water hook up of any kind. Not smart but it was a good price.

Thanks and it is good to enter the World of Airstream with a fellow newbie.
I pretty much just read the forum...for hours...then looked at several trailers to get a sense of different condition. Sounds like, from reading others' experience, you can never be 100% sure...but this forum is a huge resource.
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:44 PM   #18
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Correctomundo, Pileus

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What product did you use to seal your roof. It appears to be a white elastomeric coating.
Warren Wundt
... it is indeed an eslastomeric coating called Snow Roof. Great product. Sealed my leaky seams and made it easier for my old AC to keep us cool.
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:20 PM   #19
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Congratulations and welcome

to the Aluminumitis Club.....your life will never be the same. Glad you said your "first" Airstream. For many of us, we have had more than sort of gets in your blood.......Have fun and enjoy the is even better than "getting there." paula

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