Mine was $600 delivered 100 miles, they were asking $1000. '76 2250 with wicked rotten floors, it's turned into a total gut job. I'm halfway through the Fix-The-Rot-And-Insulate phase, with a side trip down Fix-Where-The-Tree-Landed Lane. I've been stuffing every receipt for materials into the big ziplock baggy that holds all the original manuals, but I'm afraid to add them up yet ($30/sheet for Tuff-R insulation).
I almost forgot! I found a '74 quarter in the rotten back wall, so the thing's already started to pay for itself!
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Just brought her home December 18/10- 1973 Compact, $990- Canadian. Seller was asking 1,250. I am ok with the price as the skin and interior is in pretty good shape , everything working. Need to address the wiring, get new tires (bearings greased) and find out why the brakes or so tight? She's been sleeping for 4 years.
WE were given our 1966 Compact from our naybor . Me and her late husban used it when we went prospacting. I have done a compleate rebulid from the ground up. Almost done with her. I have about 1500.00 into her now. But it is worth it.
I paid $300 its a total pos but it had a clean title so I figured if worse came to worse I could totally gut it and install a door on the back making it into a pretty sweet motorcycle trailer. I imagine by the time Im satisfied with it I'll have somewhere close to $1000 in her
$375 on E-Bay. Another $300 for the correct wings, then the rest of the $5.5k was taken up with new framing parts, wood for missing front cupboard, new closet, cupboard, vent, paneling, cushions, fabric, curtains, vintage stove, plumbing, shower head, wiring, lights, water heater, pump, porta potty, inverter, finish for the fetal frame, real linoleum flooring, oh yeah, and $3400 for new skin and paint. But he sure is nice, and in the end a LOT less expensive and classier than a new one! (Didn't count the cost of the trip to the ER after a Sawz-All mishap!
Post by universalexports on Jul 6, 2011 22:28:24 GMT -5
I dont really know exactly what I paid for mine, the sale price was $1,500 for a 19 foot 1959 Shasta deluxe
however,,, to get the funds for it I had to sell a pile of my silver coins (I got $40.00 a piece for them), but I bought them around 8-10 months ago when the silver price was down, and I paid $23.00-$26.00 a piece for them,
so my actual out of pocket expense is hard to say, maybe around a little less than a thousand??
Post by lusterbunny on Jul 8, 2011 20:12:50 GMT -5
I have a 1960 airflyte and paid $800. I thought I got a good deal, but she needs a little more work than I bargained for and I lost the ceiling vent on the way home. I have had her for a little over a week and have already sunk another $1000 and I figure that number could go higher. Oh well!
::)No serial numbers found. 63 stamped on the sink, so I guess it is a 63 Compact. NO wings or sign of them having been there. Still has the closet door, gas light with globe, stove and sink. Lots of water damage. $150.00
Ours was $400.00 in 2001. We got that much enjoyment out of it the 1st week we owned it and have never looked back. Now it is being restored and we will have many times that invested in it, but hope that the restoration helps it last another 54 years.
Post by bagpipeswest on Aug 7, 2011 19:05:51 GMT -5
I bought a 1955 rainbow (canned ham) 12ft 15 to the hitch. Saw it sitting in someone's driveway and ask him if was for sale. It was. Asking price $100.00 paid $100.00 it still had plates and insurance on it so he delivered it to my house 45min away. Missing gas light and rear tail lights ( so I need them ) and front cushions. Everything is there and original I'll need to replace all the paneling inside and tons of upper rot.
It's not a Shasta but I'm still happier than a pig in .....
Post by dbrennfoerder on Aug 7, 2011 22:17:44 GMT -5
$1300, but that was a '70 13-footer in '85. We've put very little dollar-wise into since then, if you consider the length of time; a couple of sets of tires, replaced the a/c that somebody had added, replaced the original 3-way 'fridge, replaced the carpet that somebody had added, replaced the rear wall inside plywood, getting ready to do a major rebuild of the front wall where some ants had settled in.
We got it when it was old, now it's a classic, kind of like me--
Earlier this summer I purchased a 67 starflyte for $950.00. But I really like the earlier models so I kept on looking and I just got a 63 airflyte for $600.00. Both need work. I am selling the 67 for $800.00. So if I can't sell it I am into it for $1550.00. My wife wants to kill me!
Post by dudemonguy on Sept 2, 2011 17:26:37 GMT -5
Paid 50.00$ For a 1970's Cardinal Deluxe and 1966 Shasta yes that's 50.00$ for both. Couldn't pass up that deal. Both are roughly 13' long from bumper to tongue. Tires were shot had to buy new. They were not cheap, tire company was extremely proud of those baby's!
Post by tagalong2 on Sept 25, 2011 22:11:09 GMT -5
We paid $1600 for our 64 Compact. It had new tires, rims, screens, awning, fridge, jacks, axel, tongue - very minimal water damage. The lights had been upgraded (YUCK!) as well as the cabinet pulls, however, the PO kept all the original pieces that he had removed, so we are working on getting everything back to original.
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I Paid $750 For my 64 Astrodome... We called it the Nasty Shasty for a reason. Had to do Frame off restoration. How much do I have into it? I stopped keeping track a LONG time ago. But its been a work of love, and I don't like the idea of smelling mold and mouse pee while I am camping.
We payed $450 for our 68/69 airflyte. I'm a month into repairing/restoring it and I'm guessing when all is said and done, I'll have around $2k in it, maybe a little more. I hate to admit it, but I'm really enjoying working on it and kind of want to buy another one to re-do when I'm done with this one. Just what I needed, another hobby that I don't have time for and that I can't afford.
A bad day camping is better than a good day at work.