Originally Posted by purman
An SOB will last 20+ years if looked after. Just like an AS.
While that might be true, think about how many 40 to 50+ year old SOB TTs you see on the road
, being used (I don't mean rusting quietly in a trailer park), then compare that number to how many 40 to 50+ year old AS TTs you see on the road.
Stick and tin construction (the SOB) will rot with time, all over. At least an AS has a metal frame, so you won't find the roof collapsing in on you in a heavy rain one day.
Sure, with an AS you need to mind the floor, since it seems ready to disappear like an Alka-Seltzer tablet in the rain, if every leak isn't caught right off the bat.
But even the roughest, rotted out old AS is of interest to someone as a project. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough but how many rotted-out old SOBs get lovingly restored and put back on the road?
None at all that I've seen...