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Old 02-26-2008, 02:25 PM   #15
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in the CLASSIFIED section here...

i my note suggest 80s, not 90s.

the classifieds

and why r u limiting the trailer to 5000lbs?

the 07 ford will tow more than that.

again casita are nifty little trailers, but LITTLE is the key word...

get whatever fits your needs or desires...

and have fun shopping...

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Old 02-26-2008, 02:33 PM   #16
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You could probably also find a nicely restored 60's Safari (23-25') for that same $13K which your F-150 would pull with no problem. naturally you would need to closely examine all of the typical issues with vintage trailers (axle condition, floor rot, running gear, elec, etc) but I know which one I'd pick in the Airstream vs. Casita choice ;-)
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:56 PM   #17
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A few years ago, I was looking for a truck to pull my 31' Excella Airstream. Well, I sold my beautiful Airstream (named Maggie) for $7,500.00 cash to the first person who looked at her.

Just three weeks ago, I finally bought a new 2007 truck, an F-150 Ford, Supercrew that will supposedly pull 9,300 lbs. I'll be making payments on the truck for awhile but after this, I think I want to buy another Airstream.
Oh my, Maggie... you've got Aluminitus! Sounds like it's been dormant for awhile only to manifest itself once again. You can't shake it, there's no treatment or cure other than giving in.

Surveyors? Wilderness? That's like drinking sprite and thinking it's champagne... As 2Air said, check the Airstream classified and also Craigslist to maybe find something closer to 'home".

From the time of your last post to this one, it appears as if you are persistent. You'll find what you want and congrats on your new Truck!
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:10 PM   #18
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Yes I agree with these folks......you tried to get away but couldn't. You hafta buy another AS.

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Old 02-26-2008, 05:12 PM   #19
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I just ran through the classifieds here, and found this 25' trailer:Airstream Trailer & Motorhome Classifieds - 1986 Airstream Sovereign 25' - Powered by PhotoPost Classifieds
I don't know anything more about it than is posted, but it should be worth a look to you.
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:28 PM   #20
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I have decided not to overtax my F-150 truck. I want it to last a long time. If I get something weighing under 6,000 pounds, then I would be pulling no more than 7,500, 2,000 under what the truck dealer says I should pull. I don't want to push it to its limit.

When I went to look at those other RVs, I was almost sick from the smell of formaldahyde in the wood framed ones and the aluminum Surveryor moved evertime you walked in it, plus I didn't like the layout of the Surveyor.

And you are right. There is nothing more beautiful than an Airstream. The first time I walked into one, I went crazy! I had never seen anything like this. It was an older model. It had a full bathtub with brass faucet and handles and a cedar closet. I went home fantasizing about lounging around in silk pajamas on the couch drinking champagne. I would decorate inside with big silk pillows and a plush throw carpet.

All the 5 years I lived fulltime in Maggie, my 31-ft. Excella, I was happy. I would lie in the full size bed and look up at the beautiful woodwork and the way Airstreams are made. I liked the way there was plenty of light. People used to comment on how light it was in my Airstream (due to an abundance of windows).

Also, since I won't be living in my RV full-time, I might be able to take more time to repair things or even send it out of town to be repaired. But I would like to get a quality trailer and one built in the 1990s if possible. And failing finding one in the next few years, there is always the Casita, the only other trailer I feel good about.
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If you are looking at alternatives to an Airstream, you should consider the Bigfoot RV's. Casita's are OK, but Bigfoot's are in a whole higher class. If I couldn't have an Airstream, I would get a Bigfoot, either a 17 footer (something like this) I think they are simply amazing:
2008 Bigfoot 17.5CB $33856 Quality Upscale Small Travel Trailer : George M Sutton RV - Eugene, Oregon

or a Bigfoot 21:
2008 Bigfoot 2500 Series 21FB $49963 Compact 4-Season Luxury Travel Trailer : George M Sutton RV - Eugene, Oregon

or a Bigfoot 25:
2008 Bigfoot 2500 Series B25 4-Season Light-Weight Luxury $47,206 Travel Trailer : George M Sutton RV - Eugene, Oregon

Note: I don't know anything about the dealer who has these, they just happened to be examples to explore. Personally, I would look for a 3-5 year old used one.
used 2004 BIGFOOT 17.5G Travel Trailer, 17.5', sleeps 4, Langley BC,
They seem to hold up very well over the years. Good luck!
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They almost look like an Airstream inside. But they also carry the high price of an Airstream. I really like them. Is there anything better about a Bigfoot than an Airstream?

Maybe the outside would be easier to care for as it's not aluminum?

Or maybe it wouldn't as likely leak?

Or maybe it is warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer?

Of course, the Airstream is beautiful from the outside. The Bigfoot is very attractive on the inside.
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big foot is nice...

and in many ways closer to a semimonocoque design than modern 'streams...

one negative is they ride on leaf spring axles, but ya can't have everything right?

not many 90s units in your price range, but ask and ye shall receive...

like magic!

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...ale-39997.html

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