Welcome to the forums, and hope you can get the Airstream of your dreams!
Here are my thoughts on this trailer. Remember, free advice is worth what you pay for it!
A mid 60's GT is a great size trailer for a single person or couple traveling, but not full timing.
I'm not fond of eBay as a place to buy or sell a trailer because you don't have time to really investigate it before the sale closes.
Although beautifully restored, this one is already pricey ($16,000 at this writing) and the seller's reserve has not been met. So we don't yet know what it will cost (or if it will sell).
If you haven't checked out the AirForums classified ads, please do. There are plenty of nice vintage Airstreams for sale.
I would be a little concerned about the weight. Back in the 60's Airstream went to a lot of trouble to keep the trailer weight down and I doubt they took that kind of effort in the beautiful new cherry interior--and hardwood is heavy. Ditto the extra batteries. This is a single-axle trailer. Maybe the original
axle--I don't see anything about it having been replaced.
Originally Posted by flamingo
1. Is solar power a good fit for Airstreams?
Solar power is nice for boondocking. Can't tell from the ad what the solar cell capacity is, though.
2. Is it hard to add air conditioning as I live in hot hot FL
It's a fairly major project.
3. Is there a member out there with a truck who would be willing to have a fun trip and bring this to me in Sarasota, FL??? Will pay expenses and ask for a non-smoker. The unit is located in near Sonoma in CA in a town called Marshall.
There are a lot of RV movers who do this for a living--shouldn't be a problem.
4. Anyone have time to go and look at this unit for me?
Hopefully a forum member in the neighborhood can do that for you. There are lots of them in California. The biggest problem is the auction closes Sunday, just 4 days from now.
Good luck, and if this doesn't turn out to be your dream trailer, there are others out there.
Hope to see you down the road,