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View Poll Results: How much did you pay for your A/S?
$1.00-$5,000 376 36.94%
$5,000-$10,000 215 21.12%
$10,000-$15,000 63 6.19%
$15,000-$20,000 57 5.60%
$20,000-$25,000 38 3.73%
$25,000-$30,000 33 3.24%
$30,000-$35,000 48 4.72%
$35,000-$40,000 34 3.34%
$40,000-$50,000 83 8.15%
$50,000- plus 71 6.97%
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Old 02-16-2003, 06:46 PM   #1
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Question What did you pay for your A/S?

Since we can't tell/see how we polled, I thought this would be a great way to see what the avg A/S goes for.

Please feel free to openly discuss, as this will only help us all with future purchases.

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Old 02-16-2003, 06:57 PM   #2
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Old 02-16-2003, 07:37 PM   #3
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Of course, for those of us with vintage, or near vintage, units the purchase price must be understood as something in the nature of a down payment!

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Old 02-16-2003, 08:09 PM   #4
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Mark,

Good point! Maybe that would be a good poll for the future.

Poll: After purchasing your A/S, how much did you put into it to get it to your satisfaction?

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Old 02-16-2003, 10:21 PM   #5
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Here's a "how much have you spent" poll, that floated around for awhile:

How much will you spend this year on restoration, maintenance & upgrades?

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Old 02-17-2003, 04:22 AM   #6
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Shari,

Thanks for the link! Some good infor already available.

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Old 02-17-2003, 07:08 AM   #7
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cost AS/upgrades

I only paid $3900 for my trailer. I don't have a real good idea of how much more I'm willing to put into it. It's fun to see some of the things that the rest of you have done and allow my creativity to be stimulated. I have noticed that some of you spare no expense; and some of you take pride in doing things as economically as possible. When I initially brought the trailer home and found all the problems I had I was convinced that I had been hosed. In retrospect, perhaps it wasn't so bad. My son and I have had a good time with the repairs that we have done so far. And my wife is enjoying planning the decorating. Thanks again to all of you for your great ideas and you're sharing.
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Old 02-17-2003, 10:12 AM   #8
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We paid $3500, however as j54mark stated, that was only the price of entry.

We have put about that much or more into our renovation/facelift so far. So when it comes to vintage, you either pay alot more up front for an already restored one or you start off with a small "investment" and have more "payments" along the way at your own pace...

All in all, if I had it to do over, I wouldn't change a thing!

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Old 02-17-2003, 05:29 PM   #9
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i'd bet you would get the sewer cap next time!

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Old 02-17-2003, 06:28 PM   #10
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Well, yeah...but I haven't given up yet! I refuse to ~

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ever look into having a foundry cast a repro?

if you could borrow an original.

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Old 02-17-2003, 07:05 PM   #12
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Quote:
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Here's a "how much have you spent" poll, that floated around for awhile:

How much will you spend this year on restoration, maintenance & upgrades?

Shari
I guess your own labor gets booked under 'charitable contributions'
If I put in an average of 5 hours/week for the last two years, times a low shop labor rate of $60.-/hr, the total would be 31,200.-
Hmmm.....
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Old 02-17-2003, 07:08 PM   #13
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Speaking of charitable contributions, don't forget your rivets on the 8th !

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John, thanx for reminding me. I wrote myself a note.
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Old 02-17-2003, 07:58 PM   #15
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hi all sorry to say but i only paid $450.00 for my 1966 overlader that i bought in jan. of this year. there is not much wrong with it.
as far as cost of putting things into it i have only put $100.00 and about 8 hrs of labor.
my next step is to put a new furnice and air conditioner into it and clean up the outside skin . take a look on the members photo page if you whant to see my a/s
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Old 02-17-2003, 08:30 PM   #16
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Airstream initial cost

I just paid $5k for my '78 31' soverign.

I will need to replace the water tank if I can't weld it up, and the awning needs reseaming. I also had to update the propane tanks.

I have a replacement water tank, $112, which I bought at the same time.

Trailer came with new batteries, converter/charger and Reese cam lock hitch. The upholstry is pristine and original airstream as I belive is the carpet. I suspect the drapes are also original but they show some spots and wear. Outside is very straight and pretty clean.

Boy does this thing have a LOT of green in it. It also has the yellow (oh well ) formica in the galley.

So far so good.
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Old 02-17-2003, 10:13 PM   #17
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I clicked the poll at 10,000 - 15,000, but the purchase price was $3,500. After a complete interior "refreshing" - floors, appliances, upholstery, shades, curtains, countertops - plus some miscellaneous repairs we had added about 9,000 more. Then dishes, linens, supplies, toys, etc. and we are pushing 14,000.

No do-it-yourself here. It's a lot of money for a 28 year old Airstream, but it's good as new and exactly what we want!
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Old 02-18-2003, 08:48 AM   #18
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Bought our 25 footer back in 1993 from a friend. Took two years and $4500 to get him to part with it. We are still friends!

So far have only had to replace univolt, freshwaters tank, brakes, curtains, LP switch over valve, and carpet. All work spread out over the years and done by myself. Not bad for ten years. Oh yes it does need tires. ( any suggestions)

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A friend of mine bought the '73 Sovereign below for $1. He has affectionately named it "Buck". We used it for the "hospitality suite" at the RMC VAC Rally last summer...it's in great shape and came with the ZipDee awning!

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that is great news i bet he is happy of the great buy that he made.
how did he pull that one off?
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