A great article that I thoroughly enjoyed. I couldn't help but think while reading this that if Hagerty has an interest in writing about this segment of the collector market, why do they not embrace the vintage RV market in their insurance plan. I have had a number of Vintage Airstream trailers and Hagerty will not have anything to do with insuring these rigs despite the fact that they eclipse the value of my collector cars that they do insure. If a reputable company would embrace this ever expanding group of vintage trailer owners they would have the corner on the market. In the meantime, keep writing about this neglected market segment, I am at least enjoying that.
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I bought one in 1987 in Hamilton Ontario and it was the deluxe one. You got carpet on the floor instead of rubber, a radio and a passenger side mirror. I think the basic model was $4995.00 and ours was $5995.00 It was like a 1972 Datsun under the hood with points and condenser and a carburetor. By 1987 everyone else had FI. It was half the price of a Honda. But we loved that little car as newlyweds in our first and to date only new car we have ever purchased. We had a glass company cut a hole in the roof for the removable sunroof everyone had back then and we drove that thing on vacations to the east coast and all over for five years. I really had no complaints except it was starting to rust and you could tell it was an especially aggressive rust. You got a stone chip and it would expand in ever widening rings like some kind of metallic ring worm. I sold it real cheap to a young kid starting a family. Despite all this sentimentality, I still wouldn't pay more than about $2500.00 for a mint one now, and that's high because of all the warm fuzzy memories.
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