As I was lying on my back this afternoon under the Sovereign
, putting all the entrails back in (new insulation, plumbing drains, etc.) and the belly pan back up, I've been thinking about you and had this thought...
"I'd rather have $8K in an Airstream that's 30 years old, been gone through and restored, than $40-$50K (or even $10-$20K) in something that I haven't gone through."
Yes, I've been in the bog of despair for a while
(parts everywhere, old chewed insulation with mice droppings, rusted, corroded frame etc.) but tonight I'm moving it and should be working inside with AC tomorrow.
As tough as it's been (did an Overlander before this one), I have no regrets.
Remember this...when you buy an old Airstream, restore it and take care of it, it's not going to depreciate!
And you've got a great tow vehicle. I've got a 7.3 PSD in my E-350 and it is just fantastic (4" exhaust, AFE filters, and chip make it even better).
Go for it! (even if you have to pay $4200)