Almost two years ago, my wife and I embarked on the amazing journey of Airstream ownership and restoration. I must first thank this amazing community for all the advice we have received from browsing its pages. I didn't know much about airstreams when we started and found a wealth of knowledge and advice here.
After purchasing our own 34' 99 Classic Limited airstream two years ago and enjoying the process of fully restoring and enhancing her. We have cautiously decided it may be time to sell her and move on to our next adventure. We put an immense amount of work into 'Vera' and will be sad to see her go.
Since I so reliably found the answers to so many questions from this community, I thought it would be good to once again turn to you for advice on how to go about selling her and how to price her. We put approximately $ 15k into her restoration plus the initial purchase price, and while I wouldn't expect to get all of that money back, we feel many of the projects added value.
I will list off the majority of our projects and link to an Instagram account below that will let you see pictures of the work. Please let me know what you think might be a fair starting price for what she is.
Here is the list of Projects completed thus far:
All Rust on Frame Removed and Coated in POR
Entire shell thoroughly leak tested
from the inside
Front End Separation Repaired
in walls and Floor
All hardware replaced with stainless
All lighting replaced with LED
Unlimited Water Heater
New Propane Range/Oven
New Splendide Washer/Dryer
DC breaker box Replaced
All 110v Outlets replaced
110v Breaker Box Replaced
Trailer Surge Protector
1 Mini-split AC
installed in both front and rear
Batteries relocated and replaced with AGM
added to all 3 Tanks
All Dump Valves Replaced
All window Screens Replaced
Rooftop Tank Vents replaced.
2 Maxim Skylights
New custom upholstery seating in the front
The Instagram photos aren't completely up to date, they don't yet show the maxim skylights nor the navy upholstery. But they do give you an idea of the scope of work. I have more photos and can post them upon request.
mostly though I'm looking for an idea of how much value has been added to the original airstream. Made an effort to keep the layout and feel as original as possible while still updating the look and repairing any issues.
Thanks for your input.
Eric and Jeni