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Old 04-02-2014, 05:27 PM   #1
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Found a 1977 29' Land Yacht

I need some serious help! I just started my airstream hunt! So I found a 1977 29' land yacht... It has new batteries and everything works. If I bought it I would have to replace the fresh water tank and shine it up! The owner wants $6500 for it... Deal or no deal? Click image for larger version

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Old 04-03-2014, 02:42 PM   #2
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Are the pictures attached pics of the actual trailer? If so, it looks, very superficially, like some work has been done. My recommendation is to get your seller to explain everything they have done to the trailer, providing pictures and receipts where possible. If the axles have been replaced in the last ten years, all appliances are working, subfloor is NOT rotten, especially in the rear, floors and upholstery have been replaced, and polishing has begun, then I would say $6500 is not a bad price.

If, on the other hand, the trailer is essentially a 40 yr old field find that has had new flooring hastily slapped down over a rotten subfloor, and the interior "prettied up" superficially, then it is a candidate for the moniker "polished turd." It is these trailers that people buy thinking they can head on out traveling the country, only to find that months of expensive repairs are needed before the thing is safe to travel in.

Why does the fresh water tank need to be replaced? Have you actually inspected the trailer?

Good luck!
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:07 PM   #3
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I would pay $6,500 for a nice condition, everything-works trailer.
I missed an opportunity to do just that before I gave in and bought a new trailer.
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