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Old 10-19-2018, 01:31 PM   #1
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Hello Used Airstream buyer

Looking to buy a late model airstream trailer 25’ to 27’ currently have a park model which I will sell. Want to travel know that we have retired, looking to meet up with other Airstream owners.
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:01 PM   #2
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Welcome from Colorado: You might peruse the Classifieds here on AirForums. You can set up your search for the lengths and years you are seeking. There are other sites of course. I have sold and purchased a old vintage Airstream on the Classifieds and had a good experience.

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Old 10-20-2018, 11:29 AM   #3
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We are renovating our 31 1975 Sovereign. How’s your baby coming along?
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Old 10-20-2018, 01:47 PM   #4
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I would strongly recommend a visit to a dealer. Spend some time sorting out which models and floor plans are OK and which are not going to work for you. There are a lot of variations and not every one is perfect for everybody. It's *way* easier to sort this out ahead of your dive into shopping for a used trailer.

Next, spend some time looking at what the various years listed for when new. Figure that a "good price" when new had about a 20% discount. Depreciation should start from there. It is not uncommon to see people asking more for trailers than they likely sold for new.

Next up, figure out just how recent "late model" is. If it's one to three years, don't count on a lot of depreciation on a dealer sale. On a private sale, the drop may still be less than you might expect. Calibrating the prices that make sense *is* part of the process.

Next up, beware of some guy named Bob with a bunch of terrific pictures of the trailer who wants cash sight unseen. Good deals do sell fast so moving quickly is part of this. Sight unseen is to quickly no matter how good those pictures look. That's not just true of AS product. You also run into it on just about anything that can be sold.

However you plan to pay for the trailer, get that worked out now. Don't get into a trap of having to work it out after the "right" trailer goes on the market. If financing is involved, talk to the bank early. Go through what they will or will not do while there is time to find another bank. If it's a cash deal, good for you. Have the cash liquid enough that there aren't a bunch of couple of days each hoops to jump through to get it.

You likely will want to tow it home when you buy it. Check out what that involves now. You don't need a perfect rig. You do need to be safe. Same issue with storing it once it's home. Finally there's insuring it and who to do that with. Make the calls now ....

Yes this sounds like a lot of work before the big fun starts. The idea is to make things go as smooth as possible. You see a lot of threads where people hit a pretty big bump part way through the process. The result usually is a lot of wasted effort and expense.

This *should* be fun !!!

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