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Old 11-13-2007, 07:32 AM   #21
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I agree.

There are no free lunches, no Santa Claus, and no 70s era units without rear floor rot/frame corrosion issues.

But prices must come down as more buyers become educated as to what's really involved in bringing them back up to campable condition.

(Wish I knew then what I know now!)
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:30 PM   #22
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If you take your time and are willing to look at a lot of units to find the right one, it can be done. The price range will get more realistic as you see what is out there, then you can regroup and decide what to spend and what to keep back fo repairs/updates.
There are still nice deals about, just too many that are not.
In my case I had a size, yar range and price range in mind, and I was very lucky to have gotten just what I wanted.
If you want to PM me I can suggest a broker, who can help you find what you want and who wil not rip you off.
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:08 AM   #23
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Well my 73 29footer will soon be going up for sale, yes it has the dry rot floor and some of the other age issues. But I still think it's worth 4K. As these older units become harder to find the price will go up not down, heck at the price of scrap aluminum rises it may be a better deal to sawzall the airstream up load it on the flatbed and cash in at the salvage metal yard.
And it seems that fewer men actually know how to use their hands to repair much of anything, part of the sissification on america. just my early morning coffee thoughts. DG
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:49 AM   #24
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As these older units become harder to find the price will go up not down
DG,

While this may hold true in the near future, the price of fuel is definitely working against the appreciation of all campers, IMHO.

The scrap option is definitely a possibility, although a sad one.

Having thoroughly and correctly repaired two rear floors over the past three years (and everything that goes with it), I don't think I could face it again, even for a $2000 purchase price.

As they used to say regarding Japanese pilots toward the end of WWII:

The eager are not experienced, and the experienced are not eager.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:24 PM   #25
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I have registered so how can i contact a seller that has 1985 excella in florida
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:50 PM   #26
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I am also new to the wonderful world of Airstream. As a Brit new to the country the possibility of owning one of these iconic trailers is thrilling. However, we could be thwarted due to the limitations of the space beside our home. The hard standing beside the garage is 8ft wide and then it opens up into a much bigger. Please can you tell me how wide is a 1973 Overlander. There is one for sale and I would like to know if its worth going to view.... Please tell me its less than 8ft wide. Yours hopefully Bee
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Old 05-11-2015, 02:20 PM   #27
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The 69-79 years should be just inside of 8' wide. The exact dimensions ought to be available somewhere around here
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Old 05-13-2015, 01:20 PM   #28
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Should be
Width 7.1
Height Exterior 8.4
Height Interior 6.4

To make sure you can check the Airstream Archive Document
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