Originally Posted by tommyt
Going to look at a 84 Airstream 34". In very good condition. Rebuilt motor and trans. Can anyone tell me ( give or take ) what they are worth. and what I should look for. Please help. Thank you. tommyt
Check the high Dollar items..
Considering you live up north, this is what I would do:
Ask the previous Owner if the propane tank has gas, if not you really should get some.
First start the generator, then switch the refrigerator on. Next start both furnaces, you have one in the rear bedroom and one up front. Let it get nice and toasty in the Motorhome, When the temp is above 70 degrees, turn off the furnaces and first turn on the rear roof AC. Then open the compartment above the stove and find the appliance selector switch. Turn it to front AC. Next turn the front AC on as well. If your Generator is in good working order, it should pull both AC's without bogging down.
Turn both AC's off and open the freezer door next. by now you should feel some change in temperature.
If the rig is not winterized, you can also check the water system.
Turn the waterpump switch on. it should hum for a while and the shut down, meaning the system is pressurized and leak free.
You can also turn the water heater on in the bathroom. its probably an electronic ignition and should start right up.
I also would check the rear Airbags for inflation and condition and pull a couple of the awnings to see if the fabric is in tact.
Check the tires for the date after DOT number
If all this works, you have a new motor and transmission and the exterior is in good shape, that Airstream could demand a good price, somewhere around 25 k or more depending on what was done to the motor and transmission