Thanks for your response.
Did not read your link http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...tml#post592560
until I got back from a long drive out to Olympia WA--and yes, I had a 29ft Excella in tow on the way back so I am now oficially an airstreamer.
I am puzzled by the experiences of the fellow who preceeded me and tried to buy this trailer and failed.He missed a beauty to my benefit!
The owners mentioned that a fellow had wanted to buy it and had arrived with cash in hand and would not wait the few days it would take to clear the paperwork as they were away on holiday.Said he stomped off in a huff! Apparently he demanded gas money to come back again[100 miles]
This kind of put these people off.
Three things one must bear in mind when dealing with people of 80 plus.
 Don't arrive with a bag full of cash to buy a trailer.Sends up all sorts of red flags among cautious people.Ill gotten gains? Counterfeit?
 Do not be in a hurry.Proceed with respect and do not assume because they are in their 80's or Nineties that they are automatically stupid.
 If buying,inspect and leave a deposit and then pay full amount by wire order.Cheques,cash and bank drafts are all suspect these days.
They were in their 80's but very alert and gracious and were the guests of an airstreamer who was 90 and still hauling.I should be so lucky.
These people treated me [a furriner from Canada yet] with great hospitality and kindness. My pleasure and gain to have met them.
The trailer itself is as close to perfect in condition as one could want.Only blemish is clearcoat peeling on roof--but that can be fixed.I will be inviting responses on that issue soon.
I was born and raised in India [last of the Raj] and my steadfast companion is a little French Brittany Spaniel named Rajah so it seemed natural to name this trailer the "Raj Mahal".
Trailer is absolutely complete--awnings all around--stone guards--window guards--two new Airsteam chairs in their cabinet--vented professionally installed cat heater-oven appears unused--proper A/S tire curtains--manuals and repair and maintenence documents since new.
I do believe I have been very lucky in finding these folks who sure loved and looked after their Airstream.
I intend to do an interior update soon [not that it needs it] to make it truly personalized.Out with the carpet--new floors --new upholstery etc.
Will post fotos when done.