Well my husband and I are 99.9% sure we're no longer "wanna-be's" and are bona fide new owners! We found a 1985 25' Sovereign
in what looks to be in very good condition. We followed the detailed inspection advice from the wo derful posters on airforums! Visual inspection was good, electrical & appliances were working, very clean, exterior inspection good, no soft spots or obvious signs of leaks/water.
For the price (vs new) we are confident we can afford to replace/repair most everything but major frame/floor problems. We inspected as best we could and put a $100 deposit down to hold it (in case it is the gem we think it is) with the remainder pending an inspection by someone a bit more knowledgeable.
Sooo... are there any Airstream experts near the Mechanicsburg, PA area willinh to help us out? Do inspectors usually charge a fee? We would want to reimburse at least gas + something for taking the time to help. Please pm me if you can help, or could point me to someone who can.
I also have a ton of pics to post (hopefully sometime later today)!