Allow me to preface this by saying that I'm a very experienced RVer, having been a full timer for three years and spending 13 of my 30 years in either a TT, 5er, class A or class C. I however have absolutely no experience with Airstreams. I apologize for the remedial questions I'm about to ask.
In my seemingly endless search for a TT, I've come across two '77 Airstreams in the 31' model. I think for my application (permanently sitting at a site in Canada) it would be perfect. The curved roof can't hold water or too much snow, there is no structural wood to deteriorate even if it springs a leak. Never having owned one of these silver twinkies, I don't know anything about them. Its a little frustrating that the 1977 model I'm considering is selling for the same as a comparable 1997 Salem TT I was looking at.
I was looking at early to mid 90s "normal" TTs in the 28-32' range and found a few for $5000-7000; is an airstream really that much better that a 1977 model should bring that much money as well? Are they more prone or less prone to leaks? Since I'm used to later-style RVs, what should I expect as far as appliances? Would a '77 have an air-style water tank, or the newer demand-pump style? Should I expect the same brands of appliances like Dometic, Attwood, DuoFlame? Can I expect a layout that doesn't have just twin beds like so many trailers of the time? I want a bedroom, not a fold-out couch that is part of the living space.
Just feel free to spill your guts on anything Airstream so I can educate myself before calling on these ads. Thanks so much Curtis