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Old 08-28-2007, 10:11 PM   #1
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Can anyone give me some advice on this trailer for sale?

It is located in the Dallas area and we are in Santa Barbara.
If the hail pocks are indeed minor I could live with that, but is the reserve/BIN price a little high at 26,900?
Any advice or someone that is in the Dallas area that could give it a closer look, that would be great. Thanks in advance, Cathy and Pete
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:31 PM   #2
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I believe this is a 28' not a 25. A 28' is almost 29' long. Sorry I can't answer or be of help on the hail damage.

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Old 08-28-2007, 10:33 PM   #3
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Dallas help

I could look at it for you. I am 6 miles from Valley View if its still in that area. If not, and in the Dallas area call Randy or Bill at North Dallas RV. They are Airstream experts and probably know the one your looking at.

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Old 08-28-2007, 10:33 PM   #4
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I saw that one on ebay as well, I thought it was a really nice trailor. The little bit of hail damage seems to be a far cry from a totalled out unit. I was wondering what else may be wrong. If it is just the hail damage than I think it will make a great trailor for somebody. The only other thing I see is the interior vinyl roof stuff hanging down a bit.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:47 PM   #5
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Hi, from the pictures it looks good to me. But with a dry weight of 6,800 lbs, a 23' awning, and a middle awning strut, I think it must be a longer trailer than 25'. [I think my 25'er has a 16' awning] Let some of the VIN experts chime in. The hail damage and the salvage title, I could live with that as is. Other than the fact that it is too big and heavy for my tow vehicle I think I would have been serious about buying this one. I would still want to see it in person; Pictures are always prettier than real life. Just my opinions!
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:52 PM   #6
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One thing that bothers me is the "Salvage Title"...I have heard that insurance companies will not touch a vehicle once it has a salvage title... I am by no means any expert on this, but I'd want to know what that really means in terms of future insurability, etc., if I were serious about looking it... Just my gut thoughts...

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Old 08-28-2007, 11:22 PM   #7
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the inner ceiling (vinyl/foam) looks 'repaired' in that unit...


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Old 08-29-2007, 12:56 AM   #8
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I could not have asked for a better response than what you all have given me. A 28' would be too much trailer for our needs, we just want a little more space than our 19'. And the advise on asking our insurance company about their feelings about insuring a salvage titled trailer. Brilliant. We never even thought of that being an issue. I wish we had known about the collected wisdom of you fine people when we first bought our Bambi in 2001, it would have solved alot of riddles that we had to figure out on our own.
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:02 AM   #9
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Owning a '63 in Southern Colorado, Hail dammage bothers me less and less.
I like to think of them as Aerodynamicly placed racing dents.

Like divits on a golf ball, they help it go down the road better.
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:49 AM   #10
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It also has a ding in the front curb side that's not from hail. And the headliner is coming down in the air conditioner photo. I'll also bet those over exposed exterior photos are hiding much of the hail damage. I probably looks worse in person.
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:47 AM   #11
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Yimmeny, yimmenigh, yimmenoh - vendors that paste in megabytes of photos should be sat down with a 28k dial-up modem and asked to continue their business - a mere 626 seconds to load the additional pictures page alone on my end! I see a weak sidewall on one streetside tire - I see heat has affected interior liners - I see a very nice trailer that without a smell check, hidden area sweep & pulling a belly seam rivet or two to check insulation condition, tire wear check and a visit onto its roof, and a list that goes on would stay eye-candy on their used car lot
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:36 PM   #12
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Salvage Title....

Be very careful.

A friend of mine bought a car and didn't know it was a salvage title. A salvage title will reduce the blue book value by a lot of $$$.

She took out a loan to buy the car, later wanted to trade in and buy a newer car and then found out about the title. Her outstanding loan amount was far above the old car's trade-in value meaning that the excess had to come out of her pocket. Needless to say she and her husband were not able to do the trade.
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