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Old 11-19-2014, 10:21 PM   #15
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Yup. I agree. Run, don't walk away from this one!

Look at lots of them and learn. Buy the best one you can afford. But this one is way too expensive.

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Old 11-20-2014, 01:13 AM   #16
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If you got it for free you would be three times in the hole by the time you got it habitable when compared to what you could get for your money at five times the price.

Even if you did the work yourself you will be in for a 20K investment to get that trailer in a useable and respectable position.

If done by a shop the price tag is going to be more like 50K at the LOW end.

You can do much better than this wreck. Buy it only if you need a chicken coop.

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Old 11-20-2014, 05:02 AM   #17
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And the floors.....I can't imagine it would be suitable for human inhabitation without replacing the subfloor.
And the frame.
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:31 AM   #18
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This trailer is too far gone. Try ''craigslist'' and find a nice trailer at a good price .If the ad has a phone number, most likely it's not a scam. You have all winter to search. Shopping for one is half the fun
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:26 AM   #19
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Hey y'all. You convinced me not to buy this one! I already had dreams of my own TV show... chicken coop to airstream dreams!

What do y'all think about this one?

1977 Airstream Sovereign 31 - North Carolina

I believe I could get this one for a decent price this weekend. Just need to buy tires.

Or this one below. I like it but not sure I want to invest $5k before a complete refurb. But I think this might have better re-sale value.

Airstream 23' Fixer

I've been looking for a 31' as I have a family of four plus I'd like to have room for my parents to join when possible.

Thoughts?
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:02 AM   #20
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I would recommend a 31er for that many folks.


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Old 11-20-2014, 11:54 AM   #21
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Definitely a 31'er for a family of four, much less occasional in-laws.

Especially since 31s are pretty common, "cute" factor doesn't apply thus they cost less, and there is room for everyone on rainy days, even a dog or two.

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Old 11-20-2014, 11:56 AM   #22
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I think the 23 footer is overpriced considering the condition of the shell.

31' is better for your needs and cheaper if you have an appropriate TV. Vintage is better than newer cuz they don't weigh as much, also less expensive. Go for a good shell cuz that is the hardest part to repair properly.

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Old 11-20-2014, 12:06 PM   #23
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Please note the common thread in all these well-meaning messages: RUN!!! This one will easily set you back $10-12k in repairs, even if you do much of the work yourself. Trust us. jon
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:26 PM   #24
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You are near North Carolina get a hold of in RichardT in Bat Cave by sending a PM. He always has Airstreams for sale at good pricing

That chicken coop should stay a chicken coop.
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:19 PM   #25
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Geographically undesirable for you, but check this out as an example of what you can find:
https://sites.google.com/site/ponder...nc/classifieds
With the Price of lots, this 32' Excella is practically free (well, $7000).
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