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Old 12-05-2006, 09:24 PM   #1
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Cool Interested in your Opinions on some questions...

Dear Knolegeable Airstreamer Folks,

I have two seaparate questions that I will ask in here as I am not sure wear they belong..
I am interested if anyone knows or has dealt with Don Mar RV Sales in Lynchburg SC. Seemed nice enough but I think that I will consult the knowledge base of wise folks here.. Thanks in advance..

Ann & I looked at a 78 Ambassador that looked nice and looked in relatively good shape. It needed some cosmetic work on the inside that is to be expected and they wanted $8,900 for it... I know boats, and have nothing to translate to for an RV equvalent... The Kelly blue book only goes back to the 1990's So how does one Gauge a fair asking price? I feel dumb asking but I rather feel a little dumb now than be stupid later because I didn't ask...

David & Ann Johnson

Savannah ga

feeling the Aluminum in our bones Or Counting Airstreams in our sleep..
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:27 AM   #2
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Bump. I'm bumping this so it doesn't go off the screen and lost to the view of someone who can respond to your questions this morning. And by the way, welcome to our forum . Savannah. . .ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! Been there, loved it! Best wishes in your search. ~G
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:40 AM   #3
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David & Ann, welcome! Check out this price vs condition guide. $8,900 seems a bit on the high side - do you have any pictures of it that you could share with us?

Sorry, I have no experience with Don Mar RV. Too far away for me!

Good luck!
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:42 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forums. I can give no insight on your first question but will try and help with the second. The value of a vintage Airstream is really what you are wiling to pay. After chatting with the PO of my motor home for sometime on the phone I told him we would but it and send out a check immediately. I hung up and he called me right back and with some embarrassment said we did not talk price. I told him what he was asking was fine with me and I had no regrets.
You did not mention the size of the Ambassador, right now it appears the smaller the higher the price. Larger trailers in the 70's did have frame separation problems which should be checked out. The Ambassador was the top of the line that year and should have nice equipment. How original is it? Does it still have the 8-track player? Do all th systems , like water, electric, propane work? Leaks, around windows and door? Have you bounced on the floor to see if it is solid? Does it sit level front to back, side to side?
You can find similar trailers in our classified, Fred's Page, and other Airstream for sale pages on line. Do a google search for 1979 Ambassador. Lastly if you really like it and this is the trailer you want the price is great.
Good luck to you, I love the 70's Airstreams -our first was a '75. Let us know what you decide.
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:33 PM   #5
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Thanks again for all the good information.

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