Jack, welcome to the forums. You're already noted as a man of few words. There's lots of help here and you might want to check the classifieds for "good deals".
Buying an AS from a devoted owner means it's been well cared for. Figuring out what you're looking for can help narrow the search.
Try searching Fred's site for floor plans and ideas. Fred's Airstream Archives - Airstream and Argosy Travel Trailers and MotorHomes
. Not sure what you're looking for yet so start there.... don't let the URL fool you he's got the trailers and MoHo's there too. Check it out.
BTW one of the founders of the forum lives in Roswell and has recently defected from the motorhome side and now pulls and now pulls an AS trailer, trouble is he's in Roswell GA not Area 51.
1984 28' Funeral Coach
Former Rolling Showroom & PuttLab (now party bus)
"I'm not an expert. But I did sleep in an Airstream last night."