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Old 01-25-2012, 03:00 PM   #57
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:40 PM   #58
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Don' t lose sight of your goals. I have seen to many gutted airstreams where the owners started and gave up only to be listed to be sold. If you start something finish it. If you are going to do it, then do it right or don't do it at all.
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What he said, but be prepared for it to take far longer than you expected.. It will be worth it in the end though.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:55 PM   #59
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All owners other than the present one are idiots.

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All current owners become POs as soon as they sell
And all the foregoing posts about POs apply
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:24 PM   #60
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Sometimes present owners fit into the same catagory...

What Was I Thinking When I Did THAT!!!!
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:33 PM   #61
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and don't pet the sweaty stuff
or something like that...
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:40 PM   #62
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the already gutted 1's are the best deals as owners gave up , wife wants it gone ! got my 64 overlander for 350.00 , paid 1500.00 for my current 62 safari .
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:17 AM   #63
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What Was I Thinking When I Did THAT!!!!
Quite a few times I have thought of bringing it back to the PO and just telling him to please take it back!!! To late for that now, I think I may just get buried in it so I don't pass on the disease!
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:29 AM   #64
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Keeping a record of your expenses for a complete restoration will send you into a deep depression. DON'T DO IT!

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Old 02-05-2012, 08:38 AM   #65
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Keeping a record of your expenses for a complete restoration will send you into a deep depression. DON'T DO IT!

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Also...check local requirements, Spousal Insurance may be required on any "full monty".

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Old 02-05-2012, 09:02 AM   #66
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It is a good idea for insurance purposes. It you know what you paid for it and what you put into it then you can make a good case for what it is worth to you not it's scrap value.

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Old 03-15-2012, 09:37 AM   #67
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:51 AM   #68
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Couple things to add: maybe too obvious but hey :)

1. The Internet is your friend. Read these forums!
2. Pex and Sharkbite are your friend. Worth every cent if trying to fix the plumbing.
3. Make a list of issues then ask yourself, how many of these things are really needed in order to enjoy the trailer for the amount of use it will get over the course of the season? Prioritize then pick a project or two a year.
4. If you can build a carport for your trailer do it.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:37 PM   #69
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How about:

Almost anyone looking for a *project* vintage trailer wants one that is gutted/cosmetically challenged and is still structurally, mechanically and electrically intact (and has a clean exterior). Unfortunately, it's probably the least likely to find.

The best way to (rehab) a Green Airstream is to leave it *original*.

Classified ads stating "ready to camp" is completely subjective.

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