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Old 02-18-2018, 08:03 PM   #1
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G'day all! Just joined and I'm already looking for some help. But first, some information about me...I'm a retired Air Force C-130 navigator (otherwise known as a "steely-eyed, tactics trained killer....yeah, nobody else believes it either). I currently live in North Carolina, but hope live the gypsy life of a full timer in the near future. Like this summer near future.

Why the rush you ask? Had a brush with cancer (lymphoma, Class 3b (comparable to Stage IV), the chemo worked great, 2+ years cancer clean/in remission, so life is GOOD!), and realized next year may not be there!

Now for my plea for help....I'm looking at a 1995 Classic 34 in Sarasota, FL. That's a bit far for me to go to check it out...is there a chance someone could point me in the right direction to find a kind, knowledgeable soul willing to check out this trailer for me?

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Old 02-19-2018, 06:33 PM   #2
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Hello HerkyGal! I think it is great you found Air Forums and want to learn all about living in an Airstream full time. There are plenty of folks here that do it, and can describe the up and downs of the experience.

I'm happy to hear your health has returned. Modern medicine is a wonderful thing. I've had some health scares too, like many of us, and the doctors managed to keep me "on the road" with our Airstream. I'm grateful as I'm sure you are.

I think you are wise to look at a 34' for full timing. They are more spacious, and they are less expensive. We have a 1986 Limited 34' and love it. It has been in the family since new. We like to travel in the spring and fall since we are retired.

It is very possible you can find an inspector to help you check out this 95 Classic. I enjoy doing that for folks, but I live in Colorado. There are many Airstreamers in Florida. To "interview" possible inspectors, go to the PORTAL page of Air Forums. Find it as the most left tab at the top of the page. It is next to FORUMS tab. Let PORTAL load up. Then scroll down about half way on that page. Look for AIRSTREAM INSPECTORS on the right side of the page and fill out the form. This will alert folks in your state that you would like some help.

There is a very good Airstream Inspection Questions link in these Forums, see below. It is a list that systematically asks about every system in the trailer, from tires, to roof air conditioner. A good inspector will inspect everything on that list and give you a factual report, hopefully including photos. A good inspector won't advise you one way or the other unless you ask for "opinions" which aren't inspections.

Trying to help a newbie.

David

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Be suspicious of frame rust on any trailer that has spent a long time in a humid environment and especially in salt air.

If this is the Airstream that is advertised for 12.5K That would be a great price. Maybe too good to be true. Caveat Emptor!
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Thank you David for the kind words and advice. I'll go to the portal and post there soon.

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You're most welcome. Always happy to help out. Let us know if you have other questions. Good luck in your search.

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