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Old 02-25-2017, 05:10 PM   #1
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"What's it worth" 2000 safari 25

Just got done redoing a 1967 aristocrat lo-liner and have it just how I want it.....but a Family friend has a 2000 safari 25. - mid bath. All original. Been sitting outside its whole life. Has not been used at all (not in a good way). All vinyl cabinets are peeling off. One minor dent on rear corner. All rubber and window weatherstripping has shrunk and cracked. Had a blowout at one point and rear upper wheel well is dented and torn pretty bad. Faded logos. Other than that about what you would expect. Outside real hazy but no peeling clear coat.

Have a kid now and the little 15' footer is a little small .

Is $9000 a "good deal"?
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Old 02-25-2017, 05:41 PM   #2
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It's a fair deal if all the systems work correctly and the floor is solid.
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Old 02-25-2017, 05:47 PM   #3
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Ditto on the fair deal assessment.
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Old 02-25-2017, 06:02 PM   #4
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Floors seem solid. Slight water stains on rear window mouse fur. Pulled up carpet below and floors are fine. Everything worked 5 years ago. It's sitting in storage with no battery or electric. I have no idea if ac or heater or fridge even work.

What would be considered a good deal if everything worked?

I have my little lo-liner right where I want her . It's not so much the money but the time I know that it's going to take to get the airstream where I want. I can't pass up a deal though!
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Old 02-25-2017, 06:06 PM   #5
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Old 02-25-2017, 06:59 PM   #6
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From my recent searching that trailer in good condition with normal/light wear and no real damage would be $20-$25k range but then Im on the west coast and we seem to pay a premium. So you have to figure what repairs will cost and see were you end up. dents in the skin are very pricey to repair on an airstream so that is my first concideration and so far makes me keep looking.
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:25 AM   #7
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This is the biggest and pretty much only major dent. Is it possible to get to it from backside and Pop out?
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Old 02-26-2017, 03:56 AM   #8
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From my recent searching that trailer in good condition with normal/light wear and no real damage would be $20-$25k range but then Im on the west coast and we seem to pay a premium. So you have to figure what repairs will cost and see were you end up. dents in the skin are very pricey to repair on an airstream so that is my first concideration and so far makes me keep looking.
A couple of years ago my dealer would have put used, good condition vehicles at $1000 per foot. With the recent cost increases and demand for AS vehicles, that has increased. I paid $21,500 for a 10 year old vehicle in good shape (everything working interior upholstery in very clean condition, no significant dents, awning like new and a dealer 30 day warranty on everything). Recently he told me after his commission he could get me $5-7K more now for the same vehicle a couple of years older. I like it and don't want to let go of the almost irreplaceable floor plan (22 foot rear kitchen), but it sounds like for good condition vehicles, there is a boost in value due to the demand and inflationary costs of new AS vehicles. Further, for anyone who follows these threads, the older ones with the 'bugs' worked out seem to be a lot less frustrating than new ones with unacceptable QC problems. Your mileage may vary.
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Old 02-26-2017, 08:03 AM   #9
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My opinion based on:
1. If that trailer was in average condition it would be in the $15K to $20K value range. (it is hard to judge without seeing all of the exterior and interior) If it was a 25' Excella it would be worth more. The Safari has the less expensive interior finishes, so worth less. (examples- no under cabinet water filter, no heat pump, no adjustable thermostat on the fridge, no expansion tank on the plumbing)
2. Those two dinted panels cannot be "popped out" to make them look any better. I would say -$4k for those.
3. The cabinets in that model Safari are a combination of real wood and plastic laminated particle board. If the thin plastic laminate is peeling off it could take a lot of work to re-laminate them. Those curved cabinet doors would be difficult to re-build. Probably not a DIY job. Can you live with them as they are? This will get worse with time. New cabinets could be -$5k or more.
4. That trailer has the rear bumper storage lid that extends into the interior beneath the wood floor. The factory did not seal the intersection of wall and floor. It leaks (mine did) every time it rains! If that trailer has been stored outside all of its life, it does have some water damage, whether you can see it or not.

I would say that trailer is worth slightly less than the asking price, but only to a person that would want to do a DIY repair. If you have to pay someone to make the repairs, it may be worth less.
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Old 02-26-2017, 02:32 PM   #10
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4. That trailer has the rear bumper storage lid that extends into the interior beneath the wood floor. The factory did not seal the intersection of wall and floor. It leaks (mine did) every time it rains! If that trailer has been stored outside all of its life, it does have some water damage, whether you can see it or not.
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At what point (year), if ever, did they fix the problem you identify at number 4? Thanks.
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:06 PM   #11
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At what point (year), if ever, did they fix the problem you identify at number 4? Thanks.
I know that there has been improvement, but not sure exactly what year it began.
I don't think that issue is "fixed" so that it will never be a problem.
I was at the factory tour last summer and saw that they are using a gasket/sealant that blocks water entry when the trailer is new. I'm not sure that the same issue will not be an issue a few years down the road, when the sealant and gasket fail with age.
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As a reference, in May 2015 I purchased my 2004 25 foot twin Classic for $32,000. That might seem high but it looked like it was new. The previous owners rarely used it and kept it in storage when not. I have pulled it now about 7000 miles and it has been great and I love the fact that I bought it. Hopefully, this July I am headed to Nova Scotia with it - a round trip of about 5000 miles. No better way to travel than an Airstream.
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