another new guy
Looking to pickup some wisdom on AS. Looking to pick up an old one this year. May have to full time next year.....
Fulltiming? Stationary or on-the-road?
If you want to tow sooner rather than later, 1983-84 is a good break point to aim for. Older than that and you'd be looking at potential axle replacement and lighter weight frames (search on: rear end separation). It's harder on the axles if the trailer has sat for some years (?5) without being moved. Replace tires right away if they're older than 4-5 years old.
The used Airstream market tends to concentrate in classifieds at this site, at Vintage Airstream Club's classifieds, at the mothership's classifieds, and at Craigslist. It helps to watch over a period of time and keep returning to those sites -- especially Craigslist (and narrow down Craigslist's geographic locations you'd consider).
It's possible to recruit some help from Forums members to check out a distant Airstream to see if it's worth looking into, but you'd better rely on your own firsthand judgement before making a purchase. eBay? Buyer beware...
How you going to use it? What're you thinking about? Always good to hear somebody else's story!
a place to watch...
the place we got our airstream is a website called fred's airstream archives. they always seem to have a nice selection of used units. also you can just do a websearch for vintage/used airstreams and find many. good luck, airstreamers!
Welcome to the Forums, and good luck in your search for the perfect Airstream.
Welcome to the forum, and good luck in your search. You'll find lot's of valuable guidance on this forum.
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