Hello Airstream Forum,
We are currently searching for our first airstream and have our eyes on 13-14 year old (06-08) Bambi/Caravel models that are 16ft-19ft. I am having trouble on knowing how to establish true market value. We understand the classic car market and know that what Kelly Blue Book or NADA states isn't always a true reflection of true market value but some of these trailers and especially the anniversary editions are almost triple what values NADA shows. I get specialized trailers should demand a higher price but how do you come to values other than taking a seller's word for it. Yes, there's the typical condition, maintenance records, originality, etc that come into play, but where's a good source to understand the base line sure market value especially when you can't really determine what the subfloor condition is without dismantling to some degree... and from what I understand, more than half of these trailer years have subfloor issues from leaking water because front and rear sealing can crack or break apart, even with a minor 5mph bump. How do you really know if you're paying fair market value or do you just have to trust the seller's word for it? Finally, what is a 19' (top condition) 2007 Winick 75th Anniversary edition generally price at in today's market and where is the best place to look for one for sale?
Thanks SO much for any help, time, and knowledge anyone can share with us!
All the best,