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Old 08-26-2006, 07:20 PM   #1
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Going to look at one tomorrow, any advise?

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Old 08-26-2006, 07:33 PM   #2
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There are several members here with a '58 Overlander who would have more info than me. Hopefully, they'll chime in. As always with a trailer of this vintage, check the interior's perimeter as it meets up with the walls especially around the entry door and sinks. Check to see if all of the window frames are in place, both the stationary ones and the moveable ones as well. These are next to impossible to find. Don't worry about the glass, its flat and can be easily replaced. Check the ceiling vents, breaker box and appliances. Closely inspect the frame as it comes out of the belly pan at the front and rear for serious rust. Surface rust is treatable but the frame rotting stuff would scare me away. You'll get a sense of its treatment over the years within a short amount of time and take your time with the seller. Ask lots of questions.


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Old 08-26-2006, 08:12 PM   #3
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Thanks Brad, I've actually been pondering the concept of having to replace the entire frame (no clue what it would cost) -- I want something I can boondock with so grey and black tanks are a must. Window frames I didn't known about, but the interior I'm not afraid to reworking, actually look forward to updating it a bit. Also figure I'll have to replace the axle and brakes...
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