I've been living in a 25' non-Airstream trailer for the last couple of years, parked next to my pottery studio, and on October 1st my local mechanic asked if I wanted to buy his '73 Sovereign
that he & his wife had been living in for the last 4 years, only wanted a thousand dollars.
I know diddly-squat about trailers, but Airstream meant quality to me so I basically said yes, sight-unseen. It's in OK shape, not great, but most things work, at least for stationary use, I mean he towed it here from 15 miles away, on the highway, without mishap. It's parked next to my 1968
"Golden Falcon", my own little trailer park.
The main issue now is that the PO's were heavy smokers, so of course I've been perusing the Interior and Cleaning threads pretty exhaustively. It's already way better smelling now that all fabric and foam and the couch are gone to the dump, (yes, I saved the little plastic curtain sliders, in case they're irreplaceable) but I'm going to also clean, scuff, prime, and paint all reasonable surfaces. I'm gradually coming to terms with the orange counter-top.
For those restoration folks, I'll be giving away various small accessories, including the way cool but dust-catching wire paper towel holder, and the "instrument panel" above the tape-player, etc. Look for these & other items in the classifieds soon.
I do a lot of "rescue" work of senior dogs, (currently caring for 10) so they'll have the run of the old trailer (our current abode), when I'm not home, then allowed in the Airstream, under supervision, in the evenings!
Thanks to those of you who created and support the forum; it's a treasure-trove of info & support.