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Originally Posted by maccamper
We are brand new to the forum, and currently looking for a rear bath, 70's model to be our first trailer. Could anyone provide suggestions on what potential problems to look for when inspecting a potential purchase? Are there any units for sale out there? Also, any suggestions from current owners on what they would modify/improve before our first trip would be greatly appeciated. Thanks very much.
I can't add much to what azflycaster has posted, but will offer this suggestion about finding units for sale in Central Illinois. When I purchased my Overlander, I made use of all of the varying free and low-cost shopper publications and found a significant number of coaches advertised in these -- in fact, that is how I found my Overlander (not too far from Mendota, IL). Vintage Airstreams aren't prevalent on the market here in Central Illinois, but they can be found. I found my Argosy Minuet just across the border in Indiana through the classifieds section on the Vintage Airstream Club's website.
Even my '64 developed rear end separation, but we are a reasonable driving distance from an Airstream dealer who is Vintage friendly and has a staff that did a wonderful job repairing the separation such that it has not shown any indication of reappearing after more than five years -- Ace Fogdall RV in Cedar Falls, IA is Vintage Friendly and may also ocassionally have Vintage coaches in their inventory. You can find Ace Fogdall RV on the web at: www.acefogdallrv.com
Good luck with your search!