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Old 06-13-2012, 07:45 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by aquinob View Post
Hi all. First post here. Looking at buying a 76 Caravanner 25' in what looks to be pretty good shape. But its quite a ways away and before I commit to an 11 hour one way ride to see it, I'd like to get all my ducks in a row. One of the things that concerns me is that it is still on original axles according to the owner. He also says that the tires are probably going to need replacement in the near term though they look ok in the picture.

What would my cost be on new axles? I'm guessing probably 1100 or more from what I read here. That may be a deal breaker. A quick response would be appreciated as we were thinking about driving down this weekend.



The following article, will help you to check out the axles yourself, within a very short period of time.

The Dura-Torque Axle


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Old 06-13-2012, 08:30 PM   #16
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Well I'm still debating whether to drive down this weekend and look at it. If I take my time and go over it with a fine tooth comb, I think I'll be able to find any deck rot as long as it isnt totally obscured by structure. Generally that rot should be on the outside edge as that gets wet first. Only thing I don't know is that I would be able to walk away from it if I find too much wrong. I think Belegedhel nailed that emotion on the head.

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Old 06-13-2012, 09:06 PM   #17
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From the "Portal" page as you first open Air Forums look about halfway down the page on the right. There is a heading "Airstream Inspectors". Fill out the form and find someone local who would volunteer to go look at the trailer before you drive that far.

Good Luck,

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Old 06-14-2012, 05:46 AM   #18
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After sleeping on it, I think I am going to hold off on this one and wait for one a bit closer to home.

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