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Old 09-03-2009, 10:57 AM   #1
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Which Airstream should I Choose?

Hello,
My wife and I are looking for an Airstream, I know that we want one that is at least 27 feet long and no longer than 32. We do not really care if we have to restore or buy one that is already complete. Which model do you prefer and why? How much should we spend on one that is ready to go and one that needs to be restored?
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:17 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum. Spend some time looking around - you will find many others who have had the same questions and arrived various solutions.

A lot of this depends on your budget and how handy you are. Do you want to do a major rehab or just a cosmetic do-over?
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:18 AM   #3
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

First off, welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

Amongst the late model Airstreams is a 27' Front Bedroom model. This is a very livable arrangement. Take a look at the floor plan on Airstream, Inc :: Home.

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I prefer the one that I have - a 34' with 6 tires - easier to pull than a 31', in my opinion. There is a lot of difference between 27' and 32'. To consider is how much you will be traveling as well as how much time you will be spending in the
Airstream. Good luck in your search/
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:34 PM   #5
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Welcome

Welcome to a fellow South Carolinian. We just bought ours a few months back (31'). We have been enjoying it. Take your time and read thru the threads in this forum. You will learn a lot. It will definitely make you a more educated buyer.
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:14 AM   #6
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Just to let everyone one know we bought a 1977 31' sovereign this past weekend, it is in good condition only small cosmetic work that needs to be done, mainly the wallpaper coming down between the bedroom and closets.
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Smile Buyers choice and reason for buying model

One advantage of buying a older model from what I hear is weight. I have a 68 Tradewind 24' that my wife and I like very well. I have done some changes to meet our needs. The weight/tongue weight depends on your tow vehicle. We tow with a 2007 Explorer Sporttrac with the towing package. The wheel base is longer than the Explorer. It does just fine for our application.

Of newer trailers we like the 2006 Safari with the front bedroom. The entrance is from the rear. That same model is still made. I don't know what lengths they come in. Seems as though it is around 25 feet long.

You should get many replies, some of the replies already have been from people that have the longer models. They are excellent, your usage is what counts. As some one has already said, look around. A excellent place to watch the price of trailers is on e-bay. Of course there are scams there, so beware. Our friends and us bought ours from ebay. Ad disadvantage of older trailers is the possiblity of rusted frames. The older trailers usually don't have a gray water storage tank. I would be glad to answer questions that you may have concerning my trailer.
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Just to let everyone one know we bought a 1977 31' sovereign this past weekend, it is in good condition only small cosmetic work that needs to be done, mainly the wallpaper coming down between the bedroom and closets.
Hey, congratulations on getting yourself a trailer!

I'm sure you'll love it, and we all look forward to hearing about your adventures in getting it fixed up the way you want it.



Now how about some pictures?
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Big congrats on finding your Airstream. Show us the pictures.

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Just to let everyone one know we bought a 1977 31' sovereign this past weekend, it is in good condition only small cosmetic work that needs to be done, mainly the wallpaper coming down between the bedroom and closets.
Congrats!

Sounds like a very nice trailer but around here you have to posts pics to feed our Airstream desires.
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