Have you been looking at Airstream trailers or Airstream motor homes for a few years and are now ready to make the plunge and buy one of these recreational vehicles? New Airstream trailers for sale aren’t cheap so a great option is to buy a used Airstream trailer, especially if you are new to camping or RVs. Don’t burden yourself with monthly payments. If you are handy, with a little work and lots of patients you can find a vintage Airstream trailer for a fraction of the cost of a newer one.
One great thing about getting a vintage trailer is that you can find some great deals out there. There are many trailers in perfect working order. Many Airstream fanatics enjoy restoring these iconic trailers so you have a good chance of finding an old trailer in restored condition. There is a good chance the seller will have gone through the trailer and made improvements and updates.
If you are going to go look at new Airstream trailers for sale just for comparison, try not to get caught up in the excitement and shininess of a new travel trailer. The monthly payments you will have to make, typically for 10 years will make the shininess of the trailer not so appealing.
Purchasing one of these trailers whether new or used is a wonder way to tons of camping fun. Airstream has a wonderful reputation and the company has been around since the 1930’s, not many other travel trailer manufacturers can make the same claim. These trailers are build to last!
Did you know there are camping grounds which are devoted to Airstream lovers, there are also many Airstream clubs around the country. These trailers get lots of attention and parts are easy to find, especially if you look online at sites which sell used trailers or dealers websites.
When looking at used trailers be sure to take your time, don’t feel rushed into making a purchase of a trailer that needs more work than you are capable or have time to do. Interior and exterior damage and necessary repairs should be taken into consideration. Systems should be tested prior to buying. Does the water system work? Electric system work too? Floor model as well as the over all design should be considered. The trailer interior style can be easily changed so don’t let that phase you. There are always trailers coming up for sale, so even if you miss what may seem like a good deal, there are always more great deals around the corner. One of my favorite place to look for vintage trailers is eBay, here you will find a huge selection of Airstream trailers in various conditions from all across the country. If you get lucky you may just find a real gem at a great price. Purchase online from ebay you should take some precautions. May sure you buy from a reputable seller. The seller should have feedback as a buyer and a seller. Do not ever wire any money to a seller and be sure to ask lots of questions prior to bidding.
Another great thing about buying a used Airstream trailer or camper, as they are called is you won’t feel badly when something happens to it. Stains, dings, etc, happen no matter what your RV experience level. If you have kids then these sort of things tend to happen more often. Buying a used travel trailer is a great way to get into trailer camping and seeing if its right for you and your family without spending a lot of money. Have fun camping!
I admit it there’s something about Airstream trailers that I just love. Every time I see one, I want to go over and look at it and ask if I can have a tour. I have to control myself or risk looking like an idiot. The older the Airstream the more intrigued I am.
Building a Homemade Travel Trailer
Have you ever thought about making your own travel trailer? Yeah, neither have I. This guy is different though, he had a dream and he built himself a homemade travel trailer. It’s amazing how professional looking this homemade trailer turned out. It took $9,300 and seven months to complete! Simply amazing!
Do you want to build your want to build your own homemade travel trailer? Here’s a few books on building a homemade travel trailer. Hopefully these books will inspire you to build your dream trailer.
Homemade Travel Trailer Inspirational Books
Here’s three great tips for traveling with a travel trailer.
- Keep a notebook full of your travels. I recommend keeping the maps the campgrounds hand out and making note of the campsites numbers that are your favorite and that work best for your travel trailer. Cross out the campsites that aren’t acceptable or where your trailer won’t fit. This will help you select the best site next time you make a reservation.
- Get a good campground guide and use it. There are campground guides available by state and regions. These guides rate campgrounds and tell you what amenities are available. This will save you from making a lot of phone calls to different campgrounds.
- Get an outdoor patio mat. If you have kids, pets or even if it’s just the two of you, having an outdoor mat outside of your travel trailer will help stop sand, dirt, grass, pine needles, etc, from being tracked into your trailer. Get a nice big mat so you won’t have to remind everyone to wipe their feet before coming in the trailer.
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