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Old 08-30-2006, 07:49 PM   #15
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If the floor is basically sound , and the interior is not a nightmare, and the axles will allow it to be pulled safely and the brakes are decent, and the frames not rusted, and the appliances are ok, and the tanks and plumbing are also,, then 600 is a good deal. Otherwise 600 will quickly become 6000. Then you might as well have started with one that cost 6000 and needed way less.
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Old 08-30-2006, 07:51 PM   #16
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I’d have to concur with the others. If you can get it cheaply, and can estimate the cost to get road ready, and can live with the dents, it might be a worthwhile. That is if your primary ambition is ‘Just Camping.’

Think in terms of interim live cycle costs and your potential resale return.
I’ve driven old cars simply because my primary objection was get from point A to point B at minimum cost until I was able to move up.

There is a saying from industrial design: “Form follows Function.” However, there are many situations when the Function is more important than the esthetics of the Form.
Weigh the personal pros and cons- -Good Luck.
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Old 08-31-2006, 09:10 AM   #17
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When you get done, you may have ten grand in it, but you'll know what you have, and it'll last longer than any stick-built RV you can buy new today for several times more....

ONLY $10K? i passed that 2 tires and a fantastic fan ago! and i STILL have no toilet!

... but i love it anyway!

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Old 08-31-2006, 11:48 AM   #18
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campgrounds usually have toilets, but not fantastic fans..and you are riding nice on those tires
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Old 08-31-2006, 02:04 PM   #19
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If enough stuff works so you can tow and camp. I'd buy it and fix it up as you go. Just come up with an improbable story for the dents. i.e. Area 51 and enjoy yourself. You can sell it and get your money back if you get tired of it and you'll never have to worry about scratching or denting it yourself. From here it looks like cheap fun.
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Old 08-31-2006, 02:40 PM   #20
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And, hacknvp,

I'm just curious. Does the guy selling this trailer have any, uh, perceptual problems?

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Old 10-11-2006, 05:27 PM   #21
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I just purchased one of the new Fantastic fans for my 1969 airstream..31 foot....where are you planning on putting it? The fan in the frt. of mine works great, hate to pull it out...the other opening is 14 by 24 too big, and the last vent is towards the back....your thoughts?
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:13 PM   #22
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Did a pinball wizard own this thing? I ditto safeharbors post. I could fix that thing tho. Too bad you are so far away. I would say if you are not good with your hands pass on it - but everyone has their own ideas. Have fun
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I.m just getting started on mine that is dented but I have all the tools and equipment to do it. Also I do not have to change any compound panels (yet). I,m using aluminum from work that do not have certs and I got a screaming good deal on. My cash outlay is almost nothing, I just have to feed my buddies beer to buck
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