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Old 07-14-2016, 07:56 AM   #1
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I want to buy a 30 or so AS from 2011 on up. I have tried to contact three members who advertise in our classified section. None of the three replied. I contacted another three on RV Trader and none of those replied. How do I buy an AS. Thanks
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:03 AM   #2
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Check with the Airstream Park in Clear Lake, MN. There are always a few for sale there.

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Old 07-14-2016, 08:11 AM   #3
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Based on my own experience in buying our AS on the Forums classified section, my best advice is to only consider those ads who have listed a phone number and use that as your method contact. I never had any luck with getting a response to an ad posted that did not have a phone number.

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Old 07-14-2016, 08:13 AM   #4
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I want to buy a 30 or so AS from 2011 on up. I have tried to contact three members who advertise in our classified section. None of the three replied. I contacted another three on RV Trader and none of those replied. How do I buy an AS. Thanks
Were the three Airforums ads from actual active members or from people who signed up just to place an ad? Getting no response is all to common here from non active members. This site has no requirements to post. Because of this we get all kinds of scammers.
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Check here from time to time.

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I bought mine from here and I'm from Florida.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:17 AM   #6
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Didn't anyone teach you the secret handshake? You're not allowed to buy an Airstream til you know that.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:25 AM   #7
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Didn't anyone teach you the secret handshake? You're not allowed to buy an Airstream til you know that.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:31 AM   #8
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Were the three Airforums ads from actual active members or from people who signed up just to place an ad? Getting no response is all to common here from non active members. This site has no requirements to post. Because of this we get all kinds of scammers.
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IMHO....100 posts before you can submit an ad.

Instead of this cr@p.

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...all posted one after the other, on the same day, I've been noticing it a lot lately.

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Old 07-14-2016, 08:37 AM   #9
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On the other hand, I bought by 2005 Classic from a guy with zero posts off the classifieds.
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I found my used 2011 Classic by watching Colonial Airstream's used list for about 8 months. The good ones come and go fast. The advantage of Colonial is that you know that even though it's used you get it with everything working. Ask for Patrick but he didn't do much selling. Our trailer sold itself.
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I found my used 2011 Classic by watching Colonial Airstream's used list for about 8 months. The good ones come and go fast. The advantage of Colonial is that you know that even though it's used you get it with everything working. Ask for Patrick but he didn't do much selling. Our trailer sold itself.
Same here. We wanted a recliner model and waited for months until one came available. Called up, made an offer, picked it up a couple weeks later. They also ship them.
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I want to buy a 30 or so AS -- snip -- none of those replied. How do I buy an AS. Thanks
Even the special handshake does not cancel out the victim card. Airstreaming requires active participation to purchase, maintain, use, and tow. If you have the right stuff to become an Airstreamer, you will figure it out. Just don't forget to bring money. If you want a gift, see the SOB owners. They are much more accomodating.

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I bought my 83 off the Airforum. Cooperative sellers.
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Same here. We wanted a recliner model and waited for months until one came available. Called up, made an offer, picked it up a couple weeks later. They also ship them.

Ditto on this. I scoured Forums Classifieds for a good six months before our "right" AS came along and it ended up only being 40 minutes from home. So if you really want an AS, hang in there.

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