Why used Airstreams are now unaffordable

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Why used Airstreams are now unaffordable

Postby NotJammer » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:50 am

This forum is all about DIY and low-cost ways to camp on wheels. I had 2 very used AirStreams decades ago. I paid $1000 for one and $1500 for another. Not perfect, but absolutely perfectly usable. I sold both for a $500 profit. One was actually an Avion, which was a company formed by ex-AirStream workers. Both said theirs was better!

Now there is a huge worldwide demand for used ones and they travel far. I just found this German company that buys up very rare Airstreams and customizes them any way you want. They also rent them.

I have my web browser set for auto translate so this site is easy for me to read. Some of these have got to cost a million or more.

http://www.airstream4u.de/cms/website.p ... /index.htm
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Re: Why used Airstreams are now unaffordable

Postby Sparksalot » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:41 am

They are in demand for use as food trailers as well.
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Re: Why used Airstreams are now unaffordable

Postby NotJammer » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:14 pm

Here's one I have seen on top of a Chicago building. Shows up on Google Earth also.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/redeye/re ... story.html
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Re: Why used Airstreams are now unaffordable

Postby Woodbutcher » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:39 pm

It only make sense that the values of Old Airstreams would go up. All vintage trailers did, do to their current popularity. Years ago you could get an old Scotty for near or in some cases nothing. Not anymore.
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Re: Why used Airstreams are now unaffordable

Postby GPW » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:36 am

The Old RV’s are the only ones worth buying , as they actually SURVIVED … New RV’s are designed to fall apart right after the warranty expires … Most not worth having ... :frightened: … Airstreams just keep on going …
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