This 30 foot, dual axle Airstream is as good of condition as you will see for an original. New pex waterlines have been run. All is original, all of the lights, plugs, and the electrical works. The air conditioner blows cool instead of cold. I have not turned the gas on yet (I’m a newbie and scared to mess with it) I bought it from a local large lot who had just traded it in, but discovered that the utility company wants 30k to run a new sewer line to the lot that I was going to Airbnb it from.
Clean title in hand.
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