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Old 07-13-2020, 05:21 AM   #1
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Would you go for it!!!!

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I would love/ respect/ and need your opinion on this one. Would you buy this AS. Inside is fine, but has options for making this AS our own, which we like. Rust scares me a lot. For around 15 grand is this ok? Also the AC when turned on and AS not level was leaking into coach. Opinions please!!!!Want to buy today Also back emergency window was loose and I think needs to be resealed.
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Old 07-13-2020, 05:41 AM   #2
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Hello all,
I would love/ respect/ and need your opinion on this one. Would you buy this AS. Inside is fine, but has options for making this AS our own, which we like. Rust scares me a lot. For around 15 grand is this ok? Also the AC when turned on and AS not level was leaking into coach. Opinions please!!!!Want to buy today Also back emergency window was loose and I think needs to be resealed.
I donít think anyone could give an educated guess unless knowing the make, model, year etc. More information is needed (pictures) ascertain a value. Good luck
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Old 07-13-2020, 05:53 AM   #3
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Old 07-13-2020, 06:19 AM   #4
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Yes! Jump on it. You will have some work to do but that sure looks like a good start at a fair price in todays inflated market to me.
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Old 07-13-2020, 06:23 AM   #5
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. . .Rust scares me a lot.
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If the frame has to be replaced, or "fixed" in spots, you are in for a huge project IMO.

Thanks for the photos . . . an informed judgement cannot be made without way more info and photos IMO. How does this 1997 smell inside, in terms of mold etc.? Any staining of the carpets/flooring, and any sign of water leaking out of the bottom of the unit?

"Go for it" has gotten lots of folks in trouble!

"Haste makes waste" is another phrase which comes to mind . . .

Good luck,
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Old 07-13-2020, 09:29 AM   #6
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Thanks so much for e response! I did not smell anything from behind my mask. 😀. Hoping to think about worst case scenario of replacing the entire frame. Iím seeing numbers like 6,000 on the worst end
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From the pictures, it appears the axles are good and thus not creating the dreaded rear end separation. That should be a huge plus on this one.
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Old 07-13-2020, 10:08 AM   #8
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buy today.....all the repairs are not that big. look at it has fun, fun.
looks like a good wire wheel, a little paint, labor more labor
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Old 07-13-2020, 10:11 AM   #9
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Such a tough call for anyone who hasnít seen the unit or studied the market to make. I wonder if you posted the location of the trailer if any knowledgeable and kind person on the site would agree to see it? I also wonder if there is a professional appraiser/ rv service company you could hire to give you an analysis. Otherwise, it sounds risky, and if itís a private sale you could be buying more or less trouble than you are bargaining for, without a warranty.
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Am I not seeing a link? How much is it?

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I doubt if you will need to replace the frame on that trailer. I do not see that much rust from the picture shown. Check the A frame at the front where it enters the trailer for rust. That is an area where it does happen sometimes.
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Old 07-13-2020, 10:35 AM   #12
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Rust doesn’t look that bad in that picture, skin looks good, every thing works? Clean? Comes with the hitch? I think it’s a good deal
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Thanks so much for e response! I did not smell anything from behind my mask. ��. Hoping to think about worst case scenario of replacing the entire frame. I’m seeing numbers like 6,000 on the worst end
You might want to check out "The Love Shack" thread:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f22...ck-183431.html

Two years and counting . . . from this humble beginning after demo work was done:




Do you mean $6,000 US dollars as a total cost to pay a professional to do a full-frame restoration? Or just your material costs, with your 2 years of labor being free?

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In the pictures it appears to have a crease in the curbside rock guard and panel behind it. If so, that should be considered into the price as well. It might be that you could get away with just replacing the rock guard and it would look just fine.
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Old 07-13-2020, 11:42 AM   #15
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Hello all,
I would love/ respect/ and need your opinion on this one. Would you buy this AS. Inside is fine, but has options for making this AS our own, which we like. Rust scares me a lot. For around 15 grand is this ok? Also the AC when turned on and AS not level was leaking into coach. Opinions please!!!!Want to buy today Also back emergency window was loose and I think needs to be resealed.
Buy it if you like it if you can afford it and the maintenance associated with it. Hope this helps.
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Old 07-14-2020, 01:59 PM   #16
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So how did we do? Did we buy it?
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Old 07-15-2020, 06:19 AM   #17
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buy?

did u purchase trailer ???
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Old 07-15-2020, 06:42 AM   #18
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The frame photo you posted does NOT show a frame that needs repair...paint only if it bothers you.

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Old 07-22-2020, 10:25 AM   #19
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Not enough data

a few fuzzy pictures of the wrong places to look. it is what you DON'T see that can be a show-stopper.



immediate decision required.


$15K.


Slow down, Skippy. there will be other offerings if you miss on this one. unless JFK spent the night with Marilyn there, it is not unique.


as previously noted, use this forum to locate an expert who can physically on-site inspect for the stuff you don't know about and don't know where to look. you will be truly amazed at how much invaluable information becomes available to you, making the decision to buy (or not) almost a no-brainer. i have NEVER heard anyone complain about the cost, however much or little it cost, of utilizing this asset of the forum.


tell us how it all turned out.
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I would seek the opinion of someone that works on Airstreams, like an Airstream professional for advice before buying it. Take a look for "Airstream Nuts and Bolts" on YouTube and maybe you could inquire weather or not they could take a look at it before you sign, its always best to know what you are getting into before spending money, even if it costs a bit for the inspection. Best of luck to you!
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