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Old 03-22-2013, 12:27 AM   #1
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Buying our first airstream

I'm new to this forum and my husband and I are looking at buying a 1969 Trade Wind. This is the link if anyone is interested in checking it out.
1969 Airstream Trade Wind For Sale | Vintage Airstream Classifieds

We are negotiating on price, but it looks pretty tidy. What are your thoughts on a fair price for something that has been largely restored?

It's difficult negotiating on a trailer you've not seen in person, but there is not much to suit in our area. The trailer is in Tucson AZ. If that's handy to any one who'd be willing to have a look at it that would be a huge help.

Any other suggestions or advice to a complete newbie would also be appreciated. I have been in love with Airstreams for a long time. Can't wait to have one of our own
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:50 AM   #2
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The link isn't working on my end, anyone else having problem's?

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AG,

The link isn't working on my end, anyone else having problem's?

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Copy the URL. Then paste the URL into your browser, delete the "%20"s, and replace the word "dot" with a dot. Then hit "Enter." It will take you to the correct site then.

I tried copying and pasting the corect link into this e-mail, then doing a "preview post" and trying out the link. Didn't work. You'll have to do the same thing I did, as described above.

Too bad I don't know enough about vintage trailers (or even new trailers, being an Interstate owner rather than a trailer owner) to answer the original poster's question.
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Maybe this will help....http://vintageairstream.com/listing/395/1969-airstream-trade-wind - Google Search

Not a direct link...but at least 69 Airstream is there to click on.

There should be someone here that could get their eyes on it for you.
The site doesn't have a lot of activity on it, looks to be fairly new.

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:23 AM   #5
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I just tried Robert's link, the first trailer that came up, at $28 500 asking price is the one we're looking at

If the link does not work for you the description for the 1969 Trade Wind is as follows.

The trailer features new:
OE Axles
10 gal electric/self igniting gas/DSI hot water heater
12 gal water tank
Self igniting Furnace
Copper water lines and ABS plumbing
electrical wiring, panel, and circuit breakers
DC circuit breakers in lieu of fuses
Solar panel recharging system
Inverter
Toilet
Flooring
Auto light Range/ Oven
Refrigerator
Upholstery
Awning
Formica
Faucets
Reflective solar tint on windows
Lighting
AC
Tires
40 gal holding tank
Charger
Original material and style curtains
Front shade
Polished exterior.
Some of the original parts are available for restoring the unit to its originally manufactured state. This is the upgraded Land yacht model with original all wood cabinets and wall paneling.

The owner was asking $28 500.
My husband has talked him down considerably, but we are new to this and really don't know what a fair price would be.
There are some original bench tops, one unfortunately has a microwave screwed to it. The exterior looks amazing. Personally I don't like the brown vinyl on the dinette, or the rust colored linoleum flooring but these are just personal preference. The lighting seems to include clamp on lamps. The trailer looks good but certainly not what I would consider a full restoration. I think nothing needs to be done except for any cosmetic changes that might be desired.
I'm sorry this is such a ramble, but it is the best I can do without directing you to a site.
Would love comments and feedback
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