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Old 04-14-2008, 04:31 AM   #253
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I am a first time buyer, and a single mom. I need to buy something before may, but need help knowing what will need work. If anyone in the Roseburg area can assist me, I would greatly appreciate it.
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HI Rachel, Did you find what you are looking for yet ? Just about anything vintage will need some work to a degree. Do you have a price range ? Size ? You can PM or email me if ya want, maybe I can help some.
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:23 PM   #254
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looking for moho <$15000

Thanks for the reply, I am still looking. I need to be careful. At $15000 I know whatever I get will need some work, but I hope I will know what that will be ahead of time. I need something about 26-32 ft long to get me, the kids, and some small pets accross the US this summer. That is why the a/c is so important to me. Age doesn't matter as long as there will be no huge surprises when I'm alone on the road. I'd like an airstream for the resale value and because as a designer, I approve of the shape. But the green book does not like them too well. We will be living in whatever we buy for up at least 6 mos. I don't have a tow vehicle, and would prefer a moho.
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:09 PM   #255
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This could be good deal for you. Its an EBAY type item but it looks good for your purposes. I am sure there are inspectors in the area...I think its a buyers market now for these great Airstreams. GUY99 is up by you....ask him.
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:24 PM   #256
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HI Rachel, Did you find what you are looking for yet ? Just about anything vintage will need some work to a degree. Do you have a price range ? Size ? You can PM or email me if ya want, maybe I can help some.
Now I need the name of a good mechanic to check it out. It is not an airstream, unfortunately. I have been talked into getting a newer cheap class c. So I really need to have a mechanic go over it. Can you recommend someone in portland? I would so much appreciate it!
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:47 AM   #257
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Anyone willing to go by and check this out for me? I would appreciate it. It's in LA.

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Old 05-29-2008, 06:08 PM   #258
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Hi Rachel, PDX Automotive is the shop I use. They are very good and about midrange in price. Sorry I didn't respond sooner. Just saw your post. PM me for the info and address.
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:18 PM   #259
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Question Thanks Chris!

I may have changed my mind about buying a class A. I just don't know enough about this to feel comfortable going that route yet. I was wondering if there was an airstream trailer that a Toyota Sienna minivan could pull (towing capacity 3500 lbs)? I will take you up on getting the info of a good mechanic, thanks. No matter what we end up with, it will be good to know.
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Old 06-07-2008, 05:56 AM   #260
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I may have changed my mind about buying a class A. I just don't know enough about this to feel comfortable going that route yet. I was wondering if there was an airstream trailer that a Toyota Sienna minivan could pull (towing capacity 3500 lbs)? I will take you up on getting the info of a good mechanic, thanks. No matter what we end up with, it will be good to know.
thanks again for all your help!
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With a 3500 pound towing limit you will be limited to very few trailers. The attached list shows the dry weight without options of personal stuff.
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Old 06-09-2008, 03:19 AM   #262
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I may have changed my mind about buying a class A. I just don't know enough about this to feel comfortable going that route yet. I was wondering if there was an airstream trailer that a Toyota Sienna minivan could pull (towing capacity 3500 lbs)? I will take you up on getting the info of a good mechanic, thanks. No matter what we end up with, it will be good to know.
thanks again for all your help!
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Hi Rachel, Well my Caravel weighs in at about 2550 moderately loaded with all the stuff one person would need for a three day trip. I towed it with my Aerostar to a rally recently. While it was capable of the task for a short haul. A cross country trip, in my opinion, is outta the question. Ford says that my Aerostar has a 5,000 Lb towing capacity. After my trip I think that is wishful thinking. I am going to give it another go with some mods later in the year.

I think with that towing capacity you would be looking at a Older unit for sure, such as a Bambi. The newer Bambi Airstreams have gained some weight.

hmmmm.....How about an Airstream Classic motorhome towing the Sienna ! Just a thought !!
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Smile thanks Richard!

That is some really good info, I'm so glad you told me. I will rethink my plan now and inform you when I know what to do. I almost think it would be best to zip across country in my corolla (the kids and cats wouldn't enjoy the drive too much anyway) and buy something on the east coast when I get there. I can always rent a larger vehicle to tow it home, right?
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