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pixiehat 11-15-2008 12:13 PM

Buying an Airstream
 
Howdy, Im retiring in 2 weeks and have decided to buy a used Airstream. They are not easy to find here in southern oregon but I have located a couple that I plan on motering up to see. One is described as a 75 25 foot model. The ownder was nice enough to send me a copy of a floor plan but I would like to find photos of the interior layout. Going to the Airstream website just confuses me as there are many different models in that length. Can someone direct me to a site where i can find interior shots of this trailer?

rgds
Lee

SteveH 11-15-2008 12:16 PM

You should be able to find the information you are looking for here: Vintage Airstream Photo Archives

Welcome to the forums.

azflycaster 11-15-2008 12:17 PM

Welcome to the forums.
Here is a good website that shows different models and years: Vintage Airstream Photo Archives
Good luck with your retirement, I am jealous. I have a few more years to go...

Alumin8 11-15-2008 01:06 PM

Welcome to the forums. There is nothing like getting the bug for an Airstream except actually travelling in one that functions perfectly whcih included safely. There are volunteers on the forum who could look at the unit with you if close enough. That is the best way to know what is really there. Read the forums to get the basics on what to look for if you go by yourself. Take plenty of pictures both general and close up and post them. There are many here who would like nothing more than give an opinion about condition, needed repairs and reasonable cost. I personally like the 70s vintage the best since it has modern conveniences but did not get rediculously heavy. They are easy to work on and parts are readily available or can be fabricated.

Good luck.

moosetags 11-15-2008 01:42 PM

Welcome from the Florida Panhandle
 
Welcome to the Forums, Lee. We're glad to have you with us. There's a lot of good Airstream info here.

Brian

mutcth 11-15-2008 03:26 PM

Lee, if you get a chance, go visit an Airstream rally near you. My wife and I are searching for a trailer and we learned a lot from this. Most owners are very willing to show you their trailer. (We even got a tour of a local trailer that is getting a near-frame-off restoration. Amazing to see how these are assembled, good and bad.)

By seeing a dozen or more of these trailers at a time, you start to figure out which floorplans work for you. There are also scans of old Airstream brochures online - these can be a big help in figuring out what you want.

Finally, its worth a wander through the inventory at your local Airstream dealer. Again, it helps you see the differences between new and old.

Although on the one hand I wish you a speedy location of your dream trailer (I've been looking/thinking/surfing for months), looking at multiple trailers lets you get a feel for condition and value.

Enjoy retirement and the hunt for your Airstream!

94Tri 11-15-2008 04:03 PM

Give it a thorough look over. There is a wide range of possible conditions that trailer could be in. I have seen some in really great shape and some that were probably more suited for scrap. Don't be afraid to look every where in and on the unit. Good luck:)

gail 11-15-2008 05:36 PM

Ok we were so excited and I gave the check before I called our volunteer inspector. I have seen several up in Oregon on Craigslist. Always try to get a volunteer inspector as you can read our story about how he saved us from a possible mishap on the way home. I looked for 2 months sometimes missing one by a few hours. Now our gal is in the shop so now 2 more months till we get on the road.
Airstreamin is contagious! take your time and use this forum. Happy streamin! gail and bill

63Silver 11-15-2008 06:23 PM

Welcome to the forum. Good luck on your purchase! There are many on the forum who can give you excellent guidance, just ask.

63silver


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