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Old 06-05-2005, 08:25 AM   #21
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Whats the going rate on a 73 thats in good shape, means ready to go down the road. because I bought mine for $950.00 and pull it home. so Is that a good deal?
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Old 06-05-2005, 08:31 AM   #22
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Old 06-24-2005, 03:42 AM   #23
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Where are all the '73 Sovereign people? I know I'm not the ONLY one. Let's go!
And a new member. We just bought a 73 that I will be towing with my 81 GMC Vandura2500. Long distance truck driver for a living.Live in central Alberta.And I look forward to reading the posts here when I have time...Regards...Bill
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Old 07-02-2005, 11:09 PM   #24
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hey here the question!!! on my 73 31 ft airstream the full size bed in the back, well I put a water bed back there, its the kink of bed that it has 6 tubes of water in it. I wondering if its going to be too much weight for it? or do I need to put a reguar bed back there instead. the othere question is It got reguar car tire on it 215 75r15 on what do I need to put on so I do have to worry about it going down the road. load range and size. thank ron at edmond,oklahoma.
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Old 07-03-2005, 12:49 AM   #25
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HOW MANY GALLONS IN THE WATERBED?: remember each ounce of water weighs one ounce............128 ounces =8 POUNDS..........
8 POUNDS TO THE GALLON............100 gallons is 800 pounds.......
that is a lot of weight......
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Old 07-03-2005, 07:09 AM   #26
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hey here the question!!! I wondering if its going to be too much weight for it? or do I need to put a reguar bed back there instead. the othere question is It got reguar car tire on it 215 75r15 on what do I need to put on so I do have to worry about it going down the road. load range and size. thank ron at edmond,oklahoma.
Ron, the waterbed is waaay too much weight. Many homes and apartments will not stand a waterbed, at least on the second floor. Not only do you have almost a thousand pounds of water, you also have several hundred pounds of particle board, and steel framing. Even if (and it's a big if) the frame of the trailer will stand the weight, you will almost certainly have a negative tongue weight, which makes a very unstable, even dangerous, tow. You MAY be able to get away with a waterbed frame, and air tube mattress, if you can find one in the proper size.
Your second question is easier to answer, you need tire size ST225/75R15, load range D. ST is a trailer tire, you need to use it instead of, say, an LT (light truck) tire, as it is constructed differently, with different rubber compounds for the unique conditions encountered for a towed trailer.
If you want a numerical tire, a 7.00x15 D tire will work, they are only available in an LT tire, though.
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Old 07-04-2005, 04:46 PM   #27
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My friend is going to buy a 1973 sovereign and is completely gutted.
The asking price is 3000.00 is this good or bad.
My friend isn't good with computers so I am asking for any help.
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Old 07-04-2005, 04:59 PM   #28
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hey here the question!!! on my 73 31 ft airstream the full size bed in the back, well I put a water bed back there, its the kink of bed that it has 6 tubes of water in it. I wondering if its going to be too much weight for it? or do I need to put a reguar bed back there instead. the othere question is It got reguar car tire on it 215 75r15 on what do I need to put on so I do have to worry about it going down the road. load range and size. thank ron at edmond,oklahoma.
Ron my recommendation is to dump the water bed and go with an air bed. We bought an Aerobed topper which is about 2 inches high when inflated. It has dual controls and works a lot like the Select Comfort mattress which I have at home. You just roll it out over the mattress. It makes a big difference in the comfort level.

You don't want the weight of that water in the rear.

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Old 07-04-2005, 05:10 PM   #29
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My friend is going to buy a 1973 sovereign and is completely gutted...The asking price is 3000.00 is this good or bad...
Sounds bad.

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Old 07-10-2005, 10:42 PM   #30
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$1500 Is More Like It

If the shell is in decent shape, I wouldn't go much above $1000 (especially if all of the furniture/cabinets are gone).

There is most likely a whole lot of work and $$ ahead.

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Old 11-07-2005, 07:07 AM   #31
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I have a 73' sov. I bought this from my dad. He said it is....The plate is missing. The other plates on the side say land yaht and international.It is 31 long . I have more work on it than i know ,My dad did alot too. But for now i'll start with the simple stuff.
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