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Old 03-11-2017, 08:12 AM   #15
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Well, probably not that much. I think we weighed it with propane in tanks and some possessions in trailer. Cork floor weighed about 500lb and we put it throughout before we started building cabinets. We used red alder for building with basswood framing that doesn't show. Lighter weight woods but still weighing more than laminate. New frig, new stove and oven. Dry weight of 4900 is what AS said it weighed originally. We didn't weigh it before starting to deconstruct - some had already been removed. We also added 2 grey tanks that it didn't have originally. So, yeah it weighs more than original trailer did. Worth every ounce.


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Old 03-16-2017, 12:53 PM   #16
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We almost purchased an airstream yesterday. Last Thursday we won a bid on ebay for a 1987 25 sovereign in Nebraska. From the pictures and info we were given from the seller it looked to be in good condition, but once we arrived to look at it/purchase it we quickly realized it was in poor condition. The frame was rusty, pieces of the floor plan were missing and replaced with tin like you would see on the side of a house. The black underbelly pieces were rusted and there were multiple holes in some of the panels underneath. The carpet was pulled up and poorly replaced with laminate flooring and the couch would need to be replaced. Much of the interior plastic was cracked or molded. We decided the trailer needed too much work and did not purchase it. Fortunately the seller refunded the $500 deposit required by eBay. We have also decided that we will be shifting directions in our search for a tt. Finding an airstream that is in good condition that is affordable has been a hassle; also we would have to replace the 4runner with a full size truck to pull it so we are looking into a camplite travel trailer. These trailers are all aluminum including the frame and are within the tow rating of our 4runner and tacoma. Thank you for your replies.

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Old 03-16-2017, 02:32 PM   #17
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I found our '57 Overlander by putting an ad on Craigslist stating that I was looking for a trailer pre-70s. Lo & behold....a guy contacted me about the one his dad had that had been abandoned in a field for a few years & they were using it as storage. Just a thought!

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