Originally Posted by Splitrock
All I'm buying when I buy an old Airstream is the aluminum body. If that's not right, then it's either too big of a project, too expensive, or it's a parts trailer. There are trailers for sale with all good bodies. I'll pass on this one.
I would agree with this for me personally, I would rather be the one to put the dents in my trailer:-). But that's not to say it would be the same for you. If all you see are the dents when you look at it then passing on it might be best. If you can ignore them then it might be right. It does seem a bit strange to buy a trailer and then spend close to twice as much to fix it as what a non dented trailer might cost....
When you say the frame is solid; how did you determine this? Are some of the wraps and belly pan missing so you can see it? Or did the owner tell you this? Hard to know until you get under there.....
The price on this should be very reasonable with the size and the dents (once again, not to say this is bad). Good luck!