Originally Posted by wildcat2020
Recently I have tossed about the idea of restoring an airstream camper and have become aware of a camper that a coworker of mine has of the mid 70's era in about the 27 ft range.
If restoring the camper is part of the benefit to you, I'd say definitely take a look. Free can be a great advantage or a hole into which you pour money.
Before you go look at this camper, I'd suggest you do a thorough check of classifieds here, on ebay and on craigslist and see what other similar trailers go for in various states of repair. Also do a search for replacement windows and door repair or replacement. If those are impossible to come by, no amount of free will make the project worthwhile.
We broke one of the curved side windows at the front of our 1971 25' Tradewind. Inland RV had a replacement that required only a bit of extra metal work to get the shape of the new window to fit into the old. The door, or even just the door latch, may be harder to find.
We love our 25' trailer. We love working on in and we love watching it change as we gradually renovate. I wish you the same pleasure, whether on this trailer or another.