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Old 09-29-2012, 10:51 PM   #15
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I agree that you may not be comparing apples and apples even if they are the same year/model ... look at each one carefully and find out what "restored" means, exactly.

For what it' worth, if one has a 40-year-old furnace you may end up replacing it anyway before long.

You'll probably want rock guards...("Rock guards" protect the front windows... "panel protectors" protect the front panels just in case there's any confusion.)

And awnings? Well, different strokes ... but we love our Zip Dee awnings ... in fact we had rear and street side awnings added ... worth every penny. Of course we live where the sun DOES shine, so it matters to us.

Good luck and we hope you have the right Airstream soon ... so the REAL fun can begin!

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Old 09-30-2012, 08:35 AM   #16
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Restored usually means some sort of eye wash for a quick sale. Things like polishing, or putting laminate floor over rotten wood etc. No leaks means, my head does not get wet when it rains. A real restoration takes lots of time and money. If it is selling for less than $10k you can almost guarantee it has not been properly restored.


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Old 09-30-2012, 08:54 AM   #17
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Perry is absolutely right. Last year when I stopped in for service at Jackson Center, there was an older AS (I think it was a Land Yacht) that was being restored. When I peeked in to see what was being done, I saw that the there was a new floor and that the for the cabinets & beds was done . . . and the work order was signed authorizing this restoration for $48,000.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:47 AM   #18
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Red face help me we actually bought the 1971!

Hi All, so we opted for the 1971 Globetrotter (19 ft) that needs polishing but has the awning, and AC, etc. Husband quite unhappy with me, who really wanted the perfect shiny one. I have to admit to a little buyer's remorse, but do love her for her rounded shape and generally friendly vibe.

The polishing is going to be in my hands as a penance for my choice, and I like this sort of thing, but would love any advice on polishing gear and products? I understand you can take oxydization/ or old clearcoat off with the new soy strippers or non-tox strippers? Any advice HUGELY welcomed.

Thank you all.


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