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Old 07-08-2010, 07:22 PM   #15
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money for nothing

everything cost more than you think--my first advice:

BY NICE NOT TWICE!!!!!!

secondly--i doubt you will ever make money fixing up a trailer and selling it. not just because of the expensive materials--but the time. you'd make more working at mcdonalds. but make it as nice as you can afford if you plan to use it. if not--i'd sell it "as is" and call it good. i'm half way though my 1956 bubble rebuild and have 5 grand into it already. but i won't end up with a porta potty interior either! have fun.

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Old 07-08-2010, 07:32 PM   #16
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i doubt you will ever make money fixing up a trailer and selling it. not just because of the expensive materials--but the time. you'd make more working at mcdonalds.
i used this EXACT analogy elsewhere on the forums (i think) or explaining it to someone else. i have LITERALLY counted the man hours and assuming we could get a certain $$ amt when sold, deducted costs and came up with an hourly rate of like, $2.33 an hour.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:04 PM   #17
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on another thought - so long as you dont commit a cardinal 'airstream' sin, like modifying the exterior by painting it, cutting it up and attaching it to a Toranado, or turning it into a trade show display- then you can do as you please
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:29 AM   #18
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I am very close to finishing the interior of our 31 Int reno. It has cost about $5000 in materials so far, but will be pretty nice when complete. Then on to deal with cardinal sin #1, stripping the paint off the exterior! Anyone know where I can find a good deal on a 70s Toronado? I might need to mo-ho the beast... NOT!
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