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Old 11-14-2010, 06:01 PM   #1
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Need price help with 1955 Silver Streak Jet 19

Found one about 5 hours from my house and going to look at it next weekend. Asking price is $3500. Its mostly original, he did state that he had to replace a portion of the subfloor (roof vent left open by previous owner) and a portion of the underskin is rusted out. The frame rails and crossbracing is in good shape though (his words). The shower fixtures were removed although all plumbing still there and the original toilet was replaced with a portajohn style tank. Heater and water still works when hooked up to a supply. Original 4 burner dixie stove and refrigerator still work. The dinette has been removed (another victim of the left open vent ). Assuming the rust is management and the skin is as nice in person as it is in the pictures. Whats a fair asking price? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Old 11-17-2010, 06:24 PM   #2
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a few thoughts...

The price seems high...a third of that may be reasonable. What are your plans for the trailer? It's a crap shoot with a trailer of that age. Are you looking for a project, or something that's going to take minimal work to make usable? From personal experience, a aged trailer in mostly original condition is going to turn into a project and take a lot of work to get it usable.

You will have floor rot in hidden places. Your likely want to replace the appliances (out of necessity and for piece of mind). If you have extensive corrosion in the aluminum belly skins, you'll have to either repair or fabricate new skins. You'll also want to take a good look at the frame, and verify the condition of the axle and brake system. Windows, vents, doors and skin seams sealed. Etc.

I'm not trying to discourage you. I believe these old trailers should be saved if possible. They're built extremely well. Just don't overpay. It's going to take a bit of your time and money, so the more you save on the front end, the less you'll have investing when the project is completed.

My 1970 Sabre that appeared to be in good shape turned out to be a basket base. My wife and I really like the trailer though...so much so that we've began a shell off renovation/restoration.

Some of the more seasoned veterans may have some additional insight for you. Good luck and please share your findings.

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Old 11-17-2010, 07:54 PM   #3
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tom, if you buy the SS and decide to change out the appliance's, let me know, I may buy the old ones. thanks, billy...
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A trailer at this age is a monetary pit. The purchase price is unimportant.
From my Cruiser remains exist only the aluminium bodies. All other becomes new. Chassis, axle,
shaft, installations for electric and water, various tanks et cetera.
It is like with an old house. One would want it because of the atmosphere and the mind or one builds anew. Both costs money.
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:45 AM   #5
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Like Cruiser and Sabre said and myself having another 54 cruiser anything that is 50 plus years old plan on fixing and /or replacing everything. Lots of time and energy is a plus, they are very cool in the end.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:34 AM   #6
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Thanks for the comments everyone. Going to look at it this Saturday. I'll certainly keep everyone posted on how it goes and post some pictures if we end up pulling it home. I've done nothing but tent camping up until now so I'm sure this will be a learning curve with all the nuances of these cool old trailers. Thanks again.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:39 AM   #7
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Well we are the proud new owners of a 1955 Silver Streak Jet 19. looked at it yesterday and negotiated the price to $2300. Some may say we paid too much, but we were satisfied in the end. It'll need some work for sure, but we can also use it in the short term. The deciding factor for me was that the aluminum skin was in pretty good shape overall. There was one small tear under the door but otherwise everything else would probably buff out. Pictures to follow later today.
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Well we are the proud new owners of a 1955 Silver Streak Jet 19. looked at it yesterday and negotiated the price to $2300. Some may say we paid too much, but we were satisfied in the end. It'll need some work for sure, but we can also use it in the short term. The deciding factor for me was that the aluminum skin was in pretty good shape overall. There was one small tear under the door but otherwise everything else would probably buff out. Pictures to follow later today.
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May many years of fun follow your purchase!
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Congrats! I want to see pictures too.....
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Good Buy! Also want to see the pics
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:45 PM   #11
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Here she is:
I can't seem to link pictures so here is the link to the pictures

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why is there a floor jack under the rear? That looks odd to be in the photo. Is it holding something up?
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Nice looking trailer, now the fun can start!
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Great looking exterior! Love to see some inside pics when you have a chance.
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