I'm getting up in the morning, and driving up to Ft. Worth--about 700 miles--hopefully to buy this A/S. The man has been very decent, honest, and friendly to me, and after looking at several other trailers, this one seems right--an '86 25' Sovereign--and he has held it for me, so I'm headed to Texas.
As a long-haul trucker, no matter how jaded or burntout from the road I felt, seeing an Airstream on the road always seemed to lift my spirits, and whenever I would be sitting in a truckstop, and I'd see one, I'd go talk to the owner, and they were always friendly people. So if you ever saw a whitebearded, tattooed old trucker, staring at your trailer, and waving, from the cab of his green Freightliner, now you know who it was :-)
Well, long day tomorrow. Thank you to all the people who gave me advice, on here, and privately.