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Old 10-01-2012, 08:25 AM   #1
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Hello there, I am new to the forum, and am looking for advice. Love Airstreams and am finally getting closer to doing something about it.

I am LOVING the Flying Cloud, and definitely will be starting out with a trailer, due to multiple reasons, but would love to hear back from anyone with tips and advice on looking and finding good, quality, deals on trailers.


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Old 10-01-2012, 09:16 AM   #2
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You should have come over to the open house at the Region 5 rally at Tipton two weeks ago. We had 50 trailers there of all sorts for you to look at. There were a number of used trailers for sale on the bulletin board. There will likely be another rally next month close to you, which you could visit. Look at the Blue Beret online for details. Here is the link: Blue Beret Online Magazine-Home

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Old 11-17-2012, 10:05 AM   #3
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Recommend scouring all of the dealer adds, ebay (caution here!) and AS adds. I have a friend that picked up a 2 year old Classic 27 FB in perfect condition on a bank repo for $20,000 under original list.

Most dealers realize that shoppers are constantly comparing prices online so they are pretty good getting to a competitive price without a big hassle!
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:46 PM   #4
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There are 3 primary sources of legitimate ads, and E-Bay has a number of trailers listed with a much higer probability of Fraud.. Lots of threads here linking fraudulent E-Bay ads where pictures of someone else's trailer and attractive "Buy it now" price tied to phony payment and delivery processes.. Most recommend against buying any trailer on E-Bay you haven't seen and touched and verified ownership...

The other sources are:
1. Classifieds here - usually with photo's and moderated to pull down frauds pretty fast..
2. RV Trader Online.. Over 500 new and used Airstream trailers listed, many by dealers with internet price offers.. See: Rvs And Motorhomes For Sale - Rv Trader
3. Craigslist.. Also prone to questionable ads, but some great bargains to be had. You can expand search geography by using "" to specify distance from home location...

If you are searching for new models only, then there are roughly half a dozen large dealerships with national internet ad programs and pricing.. Dealer in Ohio, Colonial in NJ, Toscano's and Sutton on west coast are among some of the larger dealers.. While there is a trade-off between warranty service from local selling dealer and price, at least for used Airstreams, the market is really national, and buyers are willing to travel 500 or 1,000 miles or more to purchase and bring home their Airstream..

In Theory, there's no difference between Theory and Practice, but in Practice, there is usually a difference...
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:44 PM   #5
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What size Airstream would you like, do you have a tow vehicle, and what is your budget for each? As a starting point.

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Old 11-17-2012, 06:40 PM   #6
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You also have 15 pages of used Airstreams under one of many of a variety of categories to choose from right here on the forums under classified. The picking is based on what you are wanting to buy, floor plan, age,new, towables, drivibles. Lots to choose from or do your research with. Many of these have lots of history that come with them as Airstream owners love their Airstreams but there comes a time when life forces us to change priorities.

Good luck on your selection and research.

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