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Old 03-24-2008, 06:50 PM   #1
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Should I or shouldn't I?

I have an opportunity to buy a 72 Excella 500. The cons are:

It has been sitting for 13 years in one spot
It needs a refrigerator, water heater, holding tank


Exterior looks good (no blemishes) but is weathered

Brakes, axles, everything else

Price is 5k

Comments??? All are welcome

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Old 03-24-2008, 06:59 PM   #2
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Wow. I think that is very high for something that will need most major appliances, undoubtedly floors and axles and myriad other things.

I would think $1,000 to 1,500 might be a more reasonable price range, but that is just me. It's not old enough to have the vintage appeal (50's - 60's) that brings the higher prices.

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Old 03-24-2008, 07:08 PM   #3
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Way too much money. I paid less than that for a working 1976, 31ft, Sovereign that had been well cared for. Inactivity is not good for people or Airstreams.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:11 PM   #4
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I agree. with all the unknowns it sounds like too much $. See if the owner is open to offers. New fridge alone is close to $1K, not to mention axles and the 12 thousand other 'surprises' you will encounter. If it was a '52 I'd say jump on it...maybe..
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