I've owned several Airstreams over the years and have cleaned them up or made small repairs only to sell them after. I just sold my 1965
24' tradewind which I thought I would keep but decided to sell 2 weeks ago only to then find my dream Airstream.
My wifes not much of a camper(loves hotels!)but I know this new little beauty will change her mind.
I always think I will keep the next trailer I've found but it always turns out that the Airstreams I have located are too big - It seems that most sizes available lately are 24'-26' or bigger and anything smaller are priced way too high these days especially those that have been "hack-job" restored.
After much searching I found a 1966
20' Globetrotter that is in mostly original condition. It was a Christmas gift to myself
Some items will need tending to like removing A/C unit currently installed in rear window, and 2 curved windows need replacing. Fortunately all the window hardware is intact including the rear window where the A/C is installed.
Floors are solid and shell is very nice. A few scrapes on the lower exterior street side skin but not bad at all. Toilet was removed and porta potty installed. shower pan was removed also. I'll be re-configuring bathroom and adding a shower pan. Also have to remove ugly orange vinyl 12" tiles on floor and replace with that nice Armstrong 12" commercial tile.
I had 2 new tires installed and also the spare and had the bearings checked over. The bearings will be re-greased and new bearing caps installed prior to the 1300 mile tow back home to Seattle.
So nice to finally locate and purchase an Airstream I will keep for years to come.
Regards to all!