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Old 05-31-2018, 10:49 PM   #1
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I am new to the forums, but have found alot of your posts extremely useful. So thanks for that. I am getting ready to buy a 1959 Land Yacht. The body is in excellent condition. The undercarriage looks to be in great condition as well. It even has the original storage tubes underneath. I am told this is pretty rare. The biggest obstical I am facing at the moment, is the purchase itself. The Airstream is in California, and I am in Colorado. Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to handle the purchase and shipping? I am new to making a purchase like this long distance. I am told that sometimes there are volunteer "inspectors" that will take a look at it for you. How do I go about something like that? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:37 PM   #2
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Hello all!
I am new to the forums, but have found alot of your posts extremely useful. So thanks for that. I am getting ready to buy a 1959 Land Yacht. The body is in excellent condition. The undercarriage looks to be in great condition as well. It even has the original storage tubes underneath. I am told this is pretty rare. The biggest obstical I am facing at the moment, is the purchase itself. The Airstream is in California, and I am in Colorado. Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to handle the purchase and shipping? I am new to making a purchase like this long distance. I am told that sometimes there are volunteer "inspectors" that will take a look at it for you. How do I go about something like that? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I would suggest you let us know where in CA to get better response. Many of us would be happy to take a look and provide feedback if it is nearby. But I personally would be hard pressed to buy a trailer I had not personally inspected. Even so it is impossible to inspect many areas and this hidden damage could be the difference between relatively minor repairs and a complete shell off restoration.FYI I am located in the San Diego area.
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Old 06-01-2018, 05:52 PM   #3
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Welcome to Air Forums. Buying a vintage Airstream long distance does offer challenges. Air Forums may be helpful to you.

Note the "tabs" on the top of the Air Forums page. Select the "Portal" tab. Take a look, especially on the right hand column, about halfway or more down the page. You will find "Airstream Inspectors". Complete the information like where your trailer of interest is located. There is a good chance an experienced and volunteer Airstreamer could take a look at it for you. Volunteers do this for fun and trying to help someone out.

I have done this inspection myself. The key is objectivity. There is a Inspectors Checklist on these Forums that we use, see link below. It is a systematic inspection of the entire trailer and its systems. Inspectors ignore the marketing fluff like "great condition" or "everything worked the last time we used it". Inspectors just methodically test everything and make notes. A good seller will help with this assessment.

Note that this inspection is not an appraisal. The report just tells you about the trailer's current condition. Water heater works, furnace doesn't. That type of thing.

Of course the best inspection is your own. You should plan on verifying the inspector's report yourself before making an offer to buy.

Hope this helps...

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Welcome! I agree with dbj, you really need to see the trailer yourself!

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