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Old 06-06-2015, 08:18 PM   #1
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Requesting advice on selling..

Well, its time for my parents to sell the trailer. I'm looking for advice on what's a fair asking price to set on it. They bought it in '94 and have used it to spend winters in the southern part of the country, (instead of in Upper MI), this past winter was their last using it. It's a 1977 Airstream International Land Yacht, Sovereign 31'. Floor plan is: rear twin beds, center bath and living/dining area has full size pullout. It needed work when they got it, and they have maintained or replaced things as needed.

Floors replaced throughout, & sub-floors replaced in center of trailer areas. In last 5 years the following were replaced: AC, drapes all new custom Airstream, refrigerator, water tank, furnace fan, awning, and tires. Shower is now a custom storage area done in wood.

Only issues are: door needs to be replaced (it closes, but doesn't lock), toilet needs replacing, & awning arm is broken.

Let me know your thoughts, appreciate any & all recommendations. :-) Am still waiting on pictures.
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:32 PM   #2
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Two things - your folks will make more money if NOTHING needs to be fixed and it "shows" as "ready to camp" then a punch list of little things a new owner may not have a clue as to how to fix.

Second, you're in an area where there may be some (nearby) local Airstream/Airforums members who list themselves as doing "inspections." THEY might have a good idea as to value/price plus can give you an inspection that might show up other things that your folks may have decided was okay for them to live with, but might be the kind of thing that would turn off a buyer. It would be worth the relatively-speaking, few dollars to get a good look by and impartial expert. (Example: the first guy who drives up and looks at it is going to kick the tires and say, "New axels?" And you want to know why he's asking, and how to answer!)

You have a potentially good year, and model, of something that in good condition should sell - likely less than $8K - depending - maybe more... depending. NIce of you to help them out but as an owner of a 39 year old AS myself, I can tell you that to sell it will have to "show" well, to sell. Good luck!
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