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Old 10-11-2009, 03:12 PM   #61
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Do you really think these are any more toxic than an older airstream that has been sitting around for years with birds and rats living in them? If so then I will wear a respirator for the week or two it will take to remove all the inside stuff. These will no harder to restore than any other projects that are from the ground up. I hope to get three of them. One for my son to fix up, one for me to fix up for a weekend camper, and one for a portable billboard/office. If it doesnt work out, so what, I only lose $1,000 dollar or so. I will be doing my part to help the economy.
I agree that you should use a respirator anytime you are pulling apart an old trailer, car, house, or any structure where you will find rodent/bird droppings, mold and mildew. I certainly did when I was working on my trailer! Hobbies are supposed to be fun, not debilitating!
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I agree that you should use a respirator anytime you are pulling apart an old trailer, car, house, or any structure where you will find rodent/bird droppings, mold and mildew. I certainly did when I was working on my trailer! Hobbies are supposed to be fun, not debilitating!
Who said this aint gunna be fun?
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might be perfect for a full-blown custom job... like the mobile studios, or diners I've seen-- since you'd be GUTTING it right down to, and including the wiring...

'nother pam anderson luv'stream, anyone?
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...'nother pam anderson luv'stream, anyone?
IF that is the goal,

there is NO NEED to decontaminate the unit.

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Old 10-13-2009, 02:15 PM   #65
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I just walked through all 8 of these guys. LOT of clean up needed, but only the lower 6 feet of the trailer. The ceilings are in perfect shape! Bidding closes tomorrow at 1:00. The guy there said he's expecting $60K. HA!

THANKS ANYWAY! I was gonna bid $6K!

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Old 10-13-2009, 02:18 PM   #66
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Whatever this orange stuff is... it comes free in EVERY unit!

I feel a scratchy throat coming on, now... Think I'll go hang out in the unrestored '54 for a breath of FRESH air...

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If they sell as a "lot" which is what was posted, that's $7500 a piece if they get it. I doubt they would get it from any one who knows AS's.. But I am darn sure to my core, that people who don't know, will pay that much (looking only at "what I paid" vs what the msrp is)and at least attempt to "flip" them. After claening them up to some degree. And people who know even less will buy them. and after a few months or years, may find this place, trying to find out why the AS they have is rotting away..
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They may get flooded again before the auction. We had 4 inches of rain in Atlanta yesterday and another 2 - 3 inches are forecast for tomorrow.

Let's post them on the Craigslist in Nigeria.
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They may get flooded again before the auction. We had 4 inches of rain in Atlanta yesterday and another 2 - 3 inches are forecast for tomorrow.

Let's post them on the Craigslist in Nigeria.
You beat me to the punch. I just watched the weather and they are saying 5" now, "with locally heavier" totals possible. We had 3" just yesterday at our house.

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I just walked through all 8 of these guys. LOT of clean up needed, but only the lower 6 feet of the trailer. The ceilings are in perfect shape! Bidding closes tomorrow at 1:00. The guy there said he's expecting $60K. HA!

THANKS ANYWAY! I was gonna bid $6K!

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$60K, eh? I think somebody mixed a little loco weed in that guy's feed. Somebody needs to go over there and give him a link to this thread.

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Old 10-13-2009, 04:41 PM   #71
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well, the auction ends tomorrow... better tow em to higher ground fast! ha!

I was tempted, but the floors in most of them were already starting to warp, and they weren't totally dry yet. I've already got a few airstreams with rotten floors! ha!

My biggest concern (other than the warped floor) would be wondering how much of that mold was growing under the shiny aluminum interiors. :-S

It was kinda melancholy looking at those 2009 CCDs with high water lines inside half way up the curtains.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:37 PM   #72
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Whatever this orange stuff is... it comes free in EVERY unit!

I feel a scratchy throat coming on, now... Think I'll go hang out in the unrestored '54 for a breath of FRESH air...

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When I was there Sat, there was only mold in one trailer. we'll have to dunk these things in a bleach vat.
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:16 AM   #73
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I saw mold in every trailer, especially in the corners of the cabinets, drawers, etc. I can't believe they didn't even bother to drain the sinks or shower pans. That's keeping them moist on the inside, probably accelerating the mold growth.

sad sad sad!

If I got them, I'd remove the interior in one and make it into an office, and sell the others ASAP. I don't think those floors are going to stay straight once they totally dry out. You could feel every seam in the plywood when you walked across the floor, and the vinyl flooring felt really detached from the floor.

The are parts trailers... sadly!

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the auction is complete-

the 8 airstreams went for approx 89K$!! There were 4 bids in this general area. Someone knows more about the value of these than the collective genius of this forum, that's for sure.
thanks to everyone who participated-I guess it is back to business as usual. can't keep a guy from 'streamin' dreamin' tho.

Chassis Serial Numbers: 9J523951; 9J523460;9J523962;AJ524205;AJ524207;AJ524204;8J523 041;8J522191.

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the 8 airstreams went for approx 89K$!! There were 4 bids in this general area. Someone knows more about the value of these than the collective genius of this forum, that's for sure.
Thanks for posting the vin numbers, buyer beware warning....beep beep.
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the 8 airstreams went for approx 89K$!!

Chassis Serial Numbers: 9J523951; 9J523460;9J523962;AJ524205;AJ524207;AJ524204;8J523 041;8J522191.

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And they come with special custom interior decorations!

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Might make some extra cash selling the mushrooms.
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Put 'em on a boat and ship them across the Atlantic. Hard to return that way... A trailer flipper is going to have a heyday.
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Lets sell them to the folks in Nigeria... the bad cashiers check is probably a fair trade..
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