hi guys, im a noob here, in all aspects.
ive spent months reading thru these forums, trying to get as educated as i can about this aluminum lust ive had with me for as long as i can remember.
ive eyeballed for sale listings, for what seems like forever & have even looked at airstreams for sale, knowing full well i couldnt buy.. just to simply get inside. and as a 9 year BM veteran, ive always done my best to go molest any airstream in sight on the playa & really got a feel for what i was after... new/ vintage/updated or restored, etc. i am SO hooked.
fortunately for me, im now financially in a place where i can satisfy this lust &
right now im in the works of what im thinking is a pretty good deal on a nifty lil 77' safari.
ill be checking it out in person in a week or so, ive been sent a kazillion pictures & many happily answered detailed questions from the owners. in fact, im almost feeling as if im annoying or pushy with all my requests & questions ( not based on anything theyve said, of course)
SO...ive got my checklists and am trying to figure out everything i need to be looking for.. not so much to know *if* im going to buy it, but more so to know what, if anything, i REALLY need to get handled right away before we can happily hit the road. i know there will be a certain amount of maintenance & bits needed to be done right away & im fine with that. ive got time, ive got the funds, ive got a place for it to be stored & ive got a fever to hit the road.
so far, the major major appliances have been replaced & everything looks smashing. the couple has redone the soft stuff inside (tho i might still re-do that myself).
ill admit, im naive as heck when it comes to this trailer biz, so bear with me on the next few questions i have...
for repairs & things that i cant really handle myself, where could i take the trailer for repairs, or the ever popular "repacking fo the wheel bearings"? While theres many things i plan to do myself, sometimes, theres just little things id rather pay someone else to do instead, even tho i could prolly handle them myself. ( like oil changes on a car)
any tips or resources i might not have explored?
ps, im in the oakland / bay area, if that helps.
thanks in advance, please be gentle.