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Old 01-14-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I've spent about a month lurking around the forums, reading a great deal and trying to learn as much as possible before purchasing a vintage airstream. I helped a friend for several months on a 67 (I think) Sovereign renovation, before he got burnedoutitis and sold it. I caught the bug then and it seems like a good time in my life to tackle the challenge. I have restored one classic car (datsun fairlady convertible) and remodeled parts of houses, so I think I'm ready.

In any case, I'm going to watch for 2-3 months for a good deal to come up in the Seattle Tacoma area (or around the country for the right deal, I suppose!). I'm not too picky on the year, there are lots of years I like, but i am looking for a longer trailer, as it will be my primary residence for a good bit. I do plan to travel with it, but will do more extended trips (i.e. stay somewhere for months, rather than days, at a time).

Just wanted to say hello, and thanks for all the great information, time, etc., that everyone has put up here. It's a great resource.


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Old 01-14-2009, 01:56 PM   #2
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Hi Jim, It took us about a year to find the first trailer and the second kind of blind sided us. Restoring an Airstream is like working on a house and car at the same. Take your time a do it right the first time. It sounds like you already have a leg up on it with your work on your friends Airstream. Good luck on your search.

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Thank you for the local "shout out" Lee, and the good advice re do it right the first time. My intention is to find the best priced shell/structure/axle/windows I can for a low to reasonable price and do just that. They say measure twice cut once, but I think in this project, it's going to be more of a measure twice, review the forums three times, call four friends, talk to a couple professionals, check the crystal ball just for any gut feelings, and then take a deep breath. And if I don't feel it, rinse wash and repeat!

If you see any good deals out there, feel free to drop a line, ya? Thank you!

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