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Old 05-06-2017, 04:52 PM   #41
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One...momma knows what she likes when she sees it....and I know the mechanicals. Saw it on the net in St Louis. We stopped in while on vacation with the sob. Liked everything, including deal. Switched belongings and continued on vacation. Not that we hadn't watched them for years, but you know what some say, you don't find your AS, it finds you.
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Old 05-06-2017, 06:29 PM   #42
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How many used AS did you check out before you purchased?

We spent over a year looking at trailers before we pulled the trigger. We learned that we wanted 30 feet, and we wanted recliners. They stopped making those in 2015. So we were looking for a 2014 or older. One just happened to come up at the used inventory list of Colonial Airstream. The rest is history....
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Old 05-06-2017, 06:37 PM   #43
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Looked at many online. Found our Safari 90 miles away. First in person inspection. Very nice folks had a bad experience backing in uphill without experience and jackknifed it. Getting ready to take it to JC to have the skin put right (6500) but everything else worked great. Have added two fantastic fans, stripped all the old surfaces and replaced vertical with Gold Alchemy. Replaced floors with Teak Allure. Put in new Counter in Bath with a Vessel sink and faucet, new Porcelain domestic toilet. Bought twin Golden night comforters and pillows on Airforums. Bought Cashew Ultraleather J lounge/dinette in Greenbay on Airforums. Will be putting Colorado Slate Formica on all Counter and dinette surfaces when it comes back from JC in June. Forgot to add that we had new 12" Dexter brakes with self adjustment and new bearings when first purchased.
With all this, less than 25000 invested and we love it. Have been to South Carolina 3 times, Georgia once, and Northern Michigan. Planning Black Hills This summer and SC again in the Fall.
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Old 05-06-2017, 07:40 PM   #44
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Bought first one we saw..

My wife hated Airstream's until she stepped foot inside this one
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Old 05-06-2017, 08:08 PM   #45
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I did everything wrong and got a gem! I bought our 2006 23L sight unseen uninspected on eBay. It was in N Carolina. It belonged to a Mercedes/aircraft mechanic. The pictures looked great and it was little used. I had a guy haul it out to CA in the spring and when it arrived a couple nervous weeks latitude it was nearly perfect. Whew! Then I found this forum and learned about the pitfalls of doing thing that way. I still buy a lottery ticket every week!
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Old 05-07-2017, 05:55 AM   #46
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After watching years of eBay sales, videos, and other classifieds (including this one) and then showing some of the ads hear and asking and asking in real life, we bought the first one we physically were inside of.

It wasn't that we didn't try to see others, but since there are no dealers anywhere near where I live and the square box guys never get them in (I would leave my number and they said they would call if they ever did), and also because one we would have bought had we been there before the other guy (they beat us and took it with 'em! can't blame them), we called the next one we found which was only 2 and half hours away and went and saw it the next day and bought it. It was in better condition than we imagined and knew it would be scooped up.

I did speak extensively with the owner on the phone before we drove down and got detailed information on it's history etc.
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