Originally Posted by adwriter73
Thanks for all the info. I think this is telling me I need to go with a slightly newer model that wouldn't require much work. What I can't find in a new model is a big enough trailer for the price I want. So far, 2006 - 2008 models I have been interested in have been anywhere from $37K - $56K. I need to be closer to mid-20s. I don't expect a real return on my investment, but I know that Airstreams hold their value better than most. But if I had a $7K '76 Airstream and put $25K in it to restore/remodel it, am I still left with a $7k trailer? In the eyes of a banker, I think the answer is yes. Meaning, whoever I sold it to couldn't get financing for it. And for me and my situation, I don't plan on keeping the trailer for more than 2 years. Howver, things could change. That's just the plan for right now.
Check the forum classifieds! Texas, NM and AZ tend to be the happy hunting grounds - no mold or water damage. I do know of a 2002 31 classic for sale here in VA - asking price 35K and it's almost cherry. (But that's a long way to travel and you'd have to tow it back.)
Here's a 34' tri-axle in TEXAS