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Old 08-15-2003, 09:04 PM   #1
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Buying a used Airstream

29ft airstream excella supposively in good conditiona and new tires...for $4000...... does that sounds reasonable if it is in good shape......im new to all this but have ran across this one for sale...do you know of any specific problems to address when i inspect it tomorrow. all replies helpfull..
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Rear sag and bad axles. Each of these problems can cost you around $2k to fix, so it can be a big deal.

Do a search here on both sag and axles. If you can fit even a pencil between the frame and the body in back, it's sagged.

Next down the list is the refrigerator. Replacement is about a grand, so make sure it works on both gas and electric. If, on the other hand, it works on one but not the other, it's probably just a broken prart, and maybe on ly half that much to repair.

Air conditioner. $500 or so if busted.

Check the floor for soft spots.

Water leaks. Does it small damp?

Are the propane tanks updated? Are the tires good? Do all the lights and stuff work?

Is the awning fabric ok?
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Re: Buying a used Airstream

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29ft airstream excella supposively in good conditiona and new tires...for $4000...... does that sounds reasonable if it is in good shape......im new to all this but have ran across this one for sale...do you know of any specific problems to address when i inspect it tomorrow. all replies helpfull..
You might state how old the trailer is.

Also, is it center or rear bath. Rear bath increases the probability of sag.
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its a 1982 model...sorry about that and thanks for the tips. I may go and see it in the morning...
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Here's another source for info...

http://www.vintageairstream.com/rr_t...on.html#trends
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Thanks for the advice and tips..Im going to take a look thiis morn.
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