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Old 07-10-2017, 10:32 AM   #1
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What to ask for a baby Airstream?

Hi Airstreamers - I've been away for a while working on "real" houses but I've been feeling that pull back to Airstreams.

I have a few too many though, since I went old-trailer crazy about 10 years ago ! I'm sort of thinking of selling this tiny airstream I made a few years ago (the thread for that trailer is here)

I'd like to ask the hive mind what this little thing might be worth? It's about 10' long inside with rear doors, a birch plywood/cherry interior, and less than 1500lbs. I figure that makes it kind of desirable for folks that want an old airstream but want to pull it with something small?

Let me know if you have any thoughts on how much and where I might sell it!

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Old 07-10-2017, 10:52 AM   #2
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I do not know what it is worth.

How is it equipped? Toilet? Shower? Stove? Heat? WH? Frig? Or is it an Al tent?
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:55 AM   #3
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It's adorable so it will likely sell easily.

The link however is to a stuck dump valve question.

So what do you have inside it? The exterior is looking very good. Is there a clean title.
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Hmm, when I click on the link it takes me to the thread that I posted when I was making it... strange. Anyway it has a cherry and baltic birch ply interior, all wood, a front dinette that turns to bed, a sink and hotplate and I had been planning on putting in a toilet when I first started working on it, hidden under a section of sink, but after living in an airstream for a few years I've more or less decided against that - it sort of turns the entire space into a bathroom. I turn the sink faucet out the window and have an outdoor shower.

I've used this little stream as a movie projector for the last few years. I open up the rear doors and project on a screen that sits behind the airstream, so I outfitted it with a solar panel, batteries...

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Maybe this link will work?
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f191...tml#post548907
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Carlos that second link worked great. In looking out that thread I remember admiring your patch work previously.

Lots of people I'll be intrigued with it and it will go soon. List it in the classifieds and link your build thread to it. Maybe Colin Hyde can put you in touch with a collector.

Fun project by a very talented craftsperson.
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Door in the desirable rear-entry position

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...It's about 10' long inside with rear doors...
Join the club. All this time I thought I had the only riveted aluminum airframe trailer with her door in the desirable rear-entry position (Now there's a phrase you cannot often employ in polite conversation.) Mine's a 12' interior, with a commode, full galley, full closet, twin beds.

Happy hunting with this newest iteration of "Der Kleine Prinz" <http://www.airforums.com/photos/showimage.php?i=24595>Wally's 10' Airstream built to be towed (good luck with that) a VW bug.

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I tired accessing the link and it does not pull up anything other than continued discussion here. Can you repost the link and the year and VIN number please?
Thanks so much!
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I tired accessing the link and it does not pull up anything other than continued discussion here. Can you repost the link and the year and VIN number please?
Thanks so much!
Hi Driftin Di, maybe just search for "1965/2007 12' Viewpod" - that's the name of the thread... After doing a full renovation on a 22' Safari that included a lot of frame rebuilding and wooden interior endcaps, I decided I would make a tiny "airstream" from a larger one, just take the endcaps and scrap/sell the center part with double rear barn doors. The frame is all welded from scratch, the windows and the endcaps are stock the rest is fabricated - so the VIN number of the original airstream is for a 1965 30' something-or-other. Whatever the 30' airstreams are called. Or a 25? I can't remember!
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Join the club. All this time I thought I had the only riveted aluminum airframe trailer with her door in the desirable rear-entry position (Now there's a phrase you cannot often employ in polite conversation.) Mine's a 12' interior, with a commode, full galley, full closet, twin beds.
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Cool! How much does yours weigh Micheal? Mine is somewhere between 1000-1500 lbs, I need to get it to a scale to see for sure, but I can pull it around the yard alone - These might be the airstreams that could actually be pulled by a (very low gears) bike!

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Cool! How much does yours weigh Micheal? Mine is somewhere between 1000-1500 lbs, I need to get it to a scale to see for sure, but I can pull it around the yard alone - These might be the airstreams that could actually be pulled by a (very low gears) bike!
Carlos,
My 15' aluminum airframe trailer weighs 2750 lbs, wet, with about 400 lbs tongue weight. So there's no rolling it around with a tip-dolly, or on the jack wheel (where the hell is that wheel anyway?) No, I gotta use a power dolly like the one pictured, an electric Powercaster, to park my trailer alongside the house.

I really don't understand why she's heavier than expected for her length. There's wood cabinets, porcelain commode, two solar panels (but lithium batteries) Isotherm 'fridge, original small 3 burner stove/oven, 10 gal fresh water tank, 12 gal blackwater tank -- nothing I can figure really accounts for her being 1000 lbs more than I reckoned...
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Be pretty cool if airstream could make a cargo trailer with a rear door, bare bones just like this little unit
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