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Old 03-05-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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Just committed to buying 1969 Sovereign 31ft

Hello from North Texas!

We just informed the sellers that we will buy their Airstream - just need a break in the weather to head to Iowa for pickup! We will be the fourth owners (caretakers?). I am already impressed with the sellers; they don't want money to change hands before we inspect. I have enjoyed reading the past forum discussions. I look forward to learning as much as possible from all of you. Hopefully, we will meet many of you at rallies and roadstops!


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Old 03-05-2008, 06:37 PM   #2
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Welcome! There is so much info on here and plenty of really knowledgable people (and the rest of us ). Check for rot back in the rear compartment.... might pick Cj of Okla's brain on what to look for, he has one too. check out

Anyway, 69 is our favorite year, congrats!

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Old 03-05-2008, 07:38 PM   #3
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yes, a most excellent thread, g ;-) which I will be updating again soon since this wonderful weather we've been having (and a small break in my work schedule) has allowed me to make a lot of progress...

don't forget to do a bit of research on AXLES, as a 40 yr. old unit may well need new ones, just factor that into your price..
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:10 PM   #4
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Rick - yes get that thread updated! Aren't you working on that Safari 24/7? Its a great thread on 69 back structure issues, certainly has given me a good look at what I need to take care of (though mine has about 6" of bad wood not several feet, and very little play at the rear frame/body intersection.

Bootlady, I paid just under 2k for 2 new axles, shocks and shipping to Washington state last week, and if they haven't been replaced he's 100% right the rubber in em is shot.

Make sure to post some pictures after you get it!
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:16 PM   #5
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. Congratulations on your new baby. May the weather break, and you get her soon.

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