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Old 02-07-2015, 03:14 PM   #1
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Hi Ive never owned a trailer before and want to purchase an airstream but know nothing as what to look for regarding parts that wearout, signs of trouble problems with certain models or sizes best years or models from 1998 to2004 I live in so. calif. are there certain licence requirements and how often do airstreams need service and what parts are most critical for servicing. need your help. any tips you have would be appreciated. Jim ive seen pictures of a 2002 classic 28ft. that looks good their asking $17000. I havnt seen it in person.

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Old 02-07-2015, 03:31 PM   #2
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Lots to Read and learn here. If serious, have a local "trailer inspector" from our group here and ask them to check out your target trailers.

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Old 02-07-2015, 07:59 PM   #3
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Hi Jim, welcome to the forum. We've owned our 2006 for almost a year and we love it. I think everything that moves requires some kind of maintenance. What impressed me most is how much better the Airstream is built than other brands. It has a belly pan that encloses all the plumbing and holding tanks. It sits lower to the ground, giving is a lower center of gravity and more stable on the road. The classic styling is always a good conversation starter when you come into the camp.

Like CWF says, contact one of the volunteer trailer inspectors here on the forum. There are a lot of friendly folk here with plenty of experience and free information.

Good luck in your search

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