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Old 03-14-2005, 08:58 PM   #43
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:10 PM   #44
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Coastalview--

You didn't miss much. The show was devoted more to the crew's antics than really refurbing an airstream (hence the attitude about it being a mere prop).

As far as permission, I geuss if the spouse agrees to it, they can do almost anything. She would have been the person who signed the waiver.

At the end of the show, he didn't say much at all. He was definitely stunned, it appeared to most of us here that he felt for the worse. However, the wife wrote a long entry in the TLC board for the show saying how much they both loved the results. So, go figure. Their reason for selling, they say, is because they lost their parking place. She also mentioned that they only bought it a few months ago. So, maybe he really wasn't so disapointed, maybe he wasn't really a fan of airstreams. Then again, maybe they're cutting their losses. Who knows?

The tough part will be if the sale falls through. Then they'll be out the listing fees and losing even more for that unit--and I don't get the feeling that they can necessarily afford it. The wife did strike me as a bit clueless and starstruck when she appeared on the show, but regardless, I do hope they can (fairly) cut their losses from the whole experience.

Pity. The only winners are the TLC folks who can add this to their upcoming "They really ruined it" video.

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I highly doubt that the husband had no idea that something was afoot. A major part of the show was video, done by a professional multi-person crew, while he was away on an indoor sky-diving vacation. Even the ride home was filmed by the crew inside the couple's car. You think he would have noticed that, as well as signed all the documents that go with being on the show. I suppose it is slightly possible that he did not know that the Airstream was involved, but I don't really think so. That said, he may not have known exactly what the crew intended to do inside the trailer and may have been dissapointed (or thrilled) at the reveal.

On the subject of the relative values, before and after, 65GT proposes that the equation should include a deduction for the sale value of the removed appliances and furniture which were discarded. In principle I agree, but I would cation against over-valuing them. By using the highest "collector" value for these items you could convince yourself that a shabby coach, disassembled and completely parted-out on e-bay, would be 'worth' 30, 40 or 50 thousand dollars in sleeping money. I don't think it really works that way, otherwise I would be tempted to do it.
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Old 03-15-2005, 08:34 PM   #46
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But I'm guessing you could remove every rivet from an airstream and store all be the frame in a small storage facility or half a garage.

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Yes you can. That where my '59 Tradewind is right now. And another member has his '60 Tradewind in a storage shed too.
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Old 03-15-2005, 11:20 PM   #47
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I know, you've got the added expense of listing, billing, packing, etc. But I'm guessing you could remove every rivet from an airstream and store all be the frame in a small storage facility or half a garage.

No I'm not thinking about it -- I'm looking for missing pieces on mine!

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Yep. The guts of ours ocupies half my garage much like Don's.
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Old 03-16-2005, 12:12 AM   #48
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Personally, this would be ample reasons for "traveling alone"...If my wife or anyone else did something like this to my A/S...hangin by the thumb isn't punishment enough..lol
Even tho I was aware of the show's schedule, I wasn't able to fit it into mine..
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I'm still shaking my head at the very thought of...nails..ugh~
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Old 03-24-2005, 10:51 PM   #49
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She's back again! This time their hidding the bidders ID's from us. I guess the last high bidder, got a nice close up look at the fine craftsmanship that TLC did, or maybe the carpet nails are already rusting!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=50063
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"I am also making the auction private at the request of some of the bidders from the last auction. The airstream draws a lot of attention because it was featured on "While you were out" and many bidders recieved unsolicited emails from others."

Gee, do you think maybe we're to blame? HeeHee
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This is a no-brainer for any potential bidder, and we have no reason to pity the person that eventually buys it. They've got t.v., and they're still repeating this episode all the time. How many of us get to see our potential purchase for an hour on television before buying it? It's very apparent what they're getting themselves into...
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Seems to have a bit of a sob story with it. They should sell the chairs seperate if they want to recoup $$$
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$4500 and going! Poor bidders, if they only knew...Rob
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Should be interesting to see if this bidder backs out too????
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Anyone who is a registered eBay user can ask a "pointed" question of the seller ... and I see quite a few people doing that:

What happened to the bathroom?
Did you fix the table?
Are there holes in the walls?

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