Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-28-2023, 12:24 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
AS.exteriors's Avatar
 
1964 30' Sovereign
Currently Looking...
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2023
Posts: 8
How to value original interior parts

Hello. I am a new member and first time poster. I have the opportunity to buy a '72 Overlander and I'm looking for guidance as to the value of and demand for interior bits and pieces. The interior is 100% original and in good condition, everything is there, but I don't need it. I reno frames, ribs/bows and shell and sell them along with axles and tires. I don't usually buy trailers in this condition but I have a customer who has been looking for a '72 Overlander. The trailer is more than I can spend for the numbers to work out BUT if I can sell the interior it might. Does the interior have value? If so, where do I sell the items? Thanks, Jim
AS.exteriors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2023, 08:51 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
CBWELL's Avatar
 
1994 34' Excella
Warren , Manitoba
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,177
The value of most used things Airstream, is the price someone is willing to pay for that part. Not a real big market! Advertise and hope for the best.
__________________
ACI #7394
2012 GMC 2500 HD Duramax Denali
1994 Excella 34'
1987 Limited 34', 1976 31', 1976 Argosy 22' Gone to new homes
Hensley Hitch
CBWELL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2023, 09:42 AM   #3
4 Rivet Member
 
Jeff7176's Avatar
 
2018 25' International
Full-time , Traveler
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 311
I agree the market will be small. I would list them in the Classified section here and eBay. Iím sure thatís not super helpful as you need at least some kind of idea on value to know if the project falls in your budget.

Perhaps your client is willing to increase theirsÖ???
Jeff7176 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2023, 10:18 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 12,597
Images: 108
Vintage Airstream parts are pretty specific to years & lengths or trailers. If you happen to find someone looking for the exact parts you have for the same year & model of trailer you have at the time you are selling them and they are looking - that would be a great thing! But, the chances of that a being the case is pretty slim...

Then there is the issue of shipping the larger parts...

Most people just pass along parts to those who can use them...or sell smaller "unobtainium" parts at Airstream swap meets or on the classifieds here. Like others have said, not a huge market...

Shari
__________________
Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | ACI - CO Unit (Formerly WBCCI) | BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2023, 10:28 AM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
2023 28' International
Mercer County , New Jersey
Join Date: Oct 2021
Posts: 475
I'd say the market for 50 year old interior parts is pretty limited. There are only so many people restoring vintage trailers to "as-new" or "stock" condition. Many people that are renovating older trailers are doing some modernizations and/or custom updates to reflect their desires.
jeffb831 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2023, 09:09 AM   #6
1 Rivet Member
 
1970 25' Tradewind
Chicago
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 18
Not much

When I posted parts from a 70 I was working on nobody wanted any interior parts
Madmarke007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2023, 09:06 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
Belegedhel's Avatar
 
1973 21' Globetrotter
Houston , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,160
Welcome to the Forums!

The value of the interior is very little, if only because most of it cannot be removed without damaging it.

This trailer has its highest value for someone looking for a "survivor"--that is a complete trailer in useable, original, and unmolested condition. Problem is that connecting a survivor with a survivor buyer is like finding a matching kidney donor. So, offer what it is worth to you and be ready for rejection, or just keep looking. Perhaps the seller will reconsider their asking price.
Belegedhel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2023, 11:44 AM   #8
4 Rivet Member
 
vintageracer's Avatar
 
1977 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre
Nashville , Tennessee
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 357
As you are probably well aware interior items tend to be Big, Bulky and Fragile. No good at all for shipping therefore you will be limited to local buyers OR folks willing to travel because you have the exact part they need for the same exact year and model trailer.

A BIG stretch as best!

You might get lucky finding some local needing what you have with the same year trailer that is willing to pay something for the parts but don't hold your breath. All the comments you will see when you post this stuff for sale will be:

"I really need that part wish you were not on the West coast".

If you can't make the deal work without selling the interior don't buy the trailer!

If you can make it work you best bet might be "FREE TO GOOD HOME" just to get all the Big, Bulky and Fragile interior parts out of your way!
__________________
Mike

Remember "Drive Fast, Turn Heads, Break Hearts"
vintageracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2023, 12:50 PM   #9
3 Rivet Member
 
1982 27' Excella
Harrisburg , Oregon
Join Date: Dec 2020
Posts: 156
Jim,


I'm down in the Eugene area. I'm looking for a replacement of the folding table in my trailer, and if I can get a similar unit from another trailer it would put me a long way ahead of making my own. (I'm more of a metal shop guy, and never had wood shop in school so the woodworking needed to fabricate a new table using my own hardware just seems a little alien to me.) I'll PM you to see if maybe we can work a deal on a thing or two.


Thanks,
Scott
skucera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2023, 02:14 PM   #10
3 Rivet Member
 
1982 27' Excella
Harrisburg , Oregon
Join Date: Dec 2020
Posts: 156
Jim,


Looks like you configured your account to not accept PM's. Feel free to reach out to me if you buy the trailer and want to do a deal on some of the interior bits and pieces.


Scott
skucera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2023, 08:06 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
1988 32' Excella
Robbinsville , New Jersey
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,688
Quote:
Originally Posted by skucera View Post
Jim,


Looks like you configured your account to not accept PM's. Feel free to reach out to me if you buy the trailer and want to do a deal on some of the interior bits and pieces.


Scott
Jim only has 2 posts, I believe there is a minimum number to be able to PM.
Wazbro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2023, 09:36 PM   #12
1 Rivet Member
 
AS.exteriors's Avatar
 
1964 30' Sovereign
Currently Looking...
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2023
Posts: 8
Thanks everyone for the feedback. I passed on the '72 but purchased a '64 Sovereign. This is my first trailer of any kind and I plan to renovate back to original. She's been neglected but is otherwise 100% original and I believe close to 100% there. However she does need and awning.
AS.exteriors is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Original and customized curtains and accessories, original bedspread and pillows, and original couch covers, bolsters, and pillows tan and gold hshovic Airstream Classifieds 1 04-11-2020 11:22 AM
1969 Original Roof vent parts or complete units .... original 6t4 Airstream Classifieds 0 07-25-2019 09:12 PM
Original Interior Parts - 1970 Airstream Sovereign Land Yaht 31' hefners8 Airstream Classifieds 0 06-30-2017 02:17 PM
1964 Bambi Original Interior Parts & Applicances Tmilici1221 Airstream Classifieds 1 02-20-2016 10:03 AM
Value of 1961 interior parts V Pline General Interior Topics 0 01-25-2015 12:01 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.