Odd skin dents in front and behind axles
Ok. I don't own an airstream, yet.
The RV dealer down the road got in a derilict last Wednesday and I hopped his fence on Thursday night to get a look as soon as I saw it. The unit's in sad shap and has been used as a live in.
It's a mid 70's International, twin axle, 29 (?) foot with a center queen and rear bath. No sofa anymore, fridge works, condensation on front two curved windows, furnace probably doesn't work, bathroom is NASTY but missing only the plastic ring that goes around the top of the tub.
I called dealer. Dealer will want 4k for it if dealer cleans it and gets all the appliances working or he'll take 1,500 as is. The skin looks great with almost no dents.
Main concern: If I stand in front of the trailer and sight down the sides, I notice the skin bulges inwards both in front of and behind the two axles on both sides an inch or so. My thought is that the unit may have been dropped from a pretty good height or it's run off the road and the fram is bent up. Dealer says it cant be because these Airstreams are just too tough.
Any thoughts? The whole bottom is enclosed so it's tough to get under there.
Sorry for the long note but I wanted to get the info that I have in here so I wouldn't waste people's time.