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Old 11-30-2005, 01:19 PM   #21
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So, that's "more or less road ready?"

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I bought mine for $3995 and it was more or less road ready, except for the leaky plumbing and rotted water heater. Oh, I forgot about the bad fresh water pump and freeze damaged water filter. Wife refused to go camping until I replaced the ugly mustard yellow countertop. I had to replace the battery, then have new OPD valves installed on the propane tanks. Then I did the axles, replaced the tires, some upholstery work, new drapes. I have replace one light/vent with a Fantastic Fan, and Thin Light fixture. Replaced bathroom sink faucets, and shower head/hose. Vent gaskets. Lots of other little things, like missing screws in the furnace vent, that caused high CO levels in the coach. A new toilet was installed last month.

Most of the plumbing problems were discovered after I brought it home. Would I do it again, knowing what I know now about my Airstream? You bet!
Okay, let's see now. You buy an AS "more or less road ready" for $3995. Then, before your wife will go camping with you, and before it's really road ready, you sink another $3500 or more. Now you're into it for about $7500. Still not a huge amount to invest, but way out of my league. I think I'll shop around for an estate sale where the family wants to get rid of Grandpa's vintage airstream for a song and a dance (not that I can do either of those very well).
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Old 11-30-2005, 02:03 PM   #22
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The PO's (previous owners) told me they never used the water, as they took showers at the campground and used campground "facilities". They never used the furnace either, as they camped in warm weather only. Most of their camping was in two campgrounds less than 20 miles from their home. So, for them I guess it was "road ready". But NOT for me or my wife.

Since I bought it, I have camped in 5 states, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida. I lived in mine for 4 months here in Florida, while the wife stayed in Ohio to sell our house up there.
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