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Old 07-19-2004, 05:16 PM   #21
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Thanks Toaster,
I will take your advice about moving it. It was in a place where air could get all around and under it until just the last few years. I assume I literally crawl under it and look for rust. Or is there some trick that I need to know? I ordered the book Ken suggested and it shipped out today. As for title, the woman I bought my property from is still in the town nearest to me and is a pretty nice lady. Her parents were the previous owners. Hopefully it won't be too hard to get a clear title on it. If I decide this is more than I can manage, I'll post it here. Someone offered me $200 a couple of years ago, but I turned it down.
Thanks for all the help,

Originally Posted by 59toaster
Tittle? Tittle? We don't need no stinking tittle in Georgia!
Serious we don't have to title her on anything older the 15 years I believe. Posestion in 9/10ths the law. I would register it Before I put anything into it simply to make sure it clean SN number. The likelyhood of it not being clean is pretty slim.

From there I would move it out of the weeds like others have said. There are a LOT of Airstreams in Florida with perfect bodies with no frames under them. Sitting on wet soil they start to rust out. Get it someplace where it has some airflow under it and good drainage around it. Inspect the frame as the first assesmenet if it's salvagable. If the frame is rotten then that a REAL big ticket to fix and unless you can weld your talking a LOT of money. It's probably not worth paying somebody else to repair.

If you decide to scrap please message me. I would be interested in parts if they will fit our 59 we are restoring.

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Old 05-30-2005, 01:06 PM   #22
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ready to start

OK, I know it has been a long time, but I did buy the RV Repair and Maintenance Manual and got it pulled up out of the weeds. I haven't crawled under it because I am convinced there is a snake using the underside for a home. I went inside and tried to get a list of what was there. It is in terrible shape!!! There is a gas stove, a refridgerator, sink, bathroom and totally destroyed bed. It has a link in the back through the fan vent. The floor appears pretty good except right by the door. The step leading into it is all rusted and about broken off. It has dents and general neglect and smells horrible. However, with the exception of the vent leak and the floor by the door, it seems fairly solid. I would guess that the electrical system is shot, but I don't know. I do own a generator already although I am not knowledgeable enough to know if it is the size/type you would use with an Airstream. We have it because we live on a farm in the country and when power goes out - so does the well. So, anyone who can tell me what to do next - I'm listening.


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Old 05-30-2005, 01:08 PM   #23
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A little clarification and correction

A little clarification and correction: I didn't pull the RV Repair and Maintenance book up out of the weeds as my message would indicate. I pulled the Airstream up out of the weeds. Also, I don't have a link in the fan vent, I have a leak in the fan vent.


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