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Old 04-05-2021, 07:31 AM   #1
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Considering a 1981 FiberStream in TX

I recently got a new job where my wife and I will both be working remote. We have been looking at small campers for awhile and found a 1981 FiberStream in TX on Craigslist. It's 3950 with $500 down. The guy is very interesting... 82 years old and has lived about 50 different lives. He even has his own website

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Anyways, I'm curious what people think about the repairs needed (ex. the Rat Fur Vinyl) and what questions I need to ask. He said I'm first in line since I'm crazy enough to drive across the country from MN to pick it up. I am fairly handy and worked plenty with fiberglass. We would pick it up this weekend

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/rv...300366760.html

I listed every sold FiberStream I could find on the internet to compare prices/conditions and it seems pretty reasonable to me.

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Old 04-06-2021, 07:24 AM   #2
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We pulled the trigger! We will pick it up this coming Sunday! Sounds like it will need all new wheels before taking it back to Minnesota.
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Old 04-06-2021, 07:56 AM   #3
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Wow
Just read about the trailers owner
Interesting guy for sure
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Old 04-06-2021, 11:24 AM   #4
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Good thing you pulled the trigger fast , That trailer at that price wouldn't have been available for long !! Lee and Norma
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Old 04-06-2021, 12:11 PM   #5
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Phano Just what I hope is a helpful suggestion . Before I moved this trailer very far ( and it appears you have a long trip home ) I would replace all four tires. The owner mentions a new spare but no mention of the four on the trailer now . It appears the trailer has seen little use so the tires may have been in the hot Texas heat for years and are at high risk for blowouts . Please save yourself a lot of grief and get all four new ones on the ground . Lee and Norma
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Yeah I asked about the old tires and he says he hasn't changed them in 25 years at least... haha first stop will be the nearest place that sells tires. Will also need to grease/pack bearings for sure. Should I have any concerns of the axles for this long roadtrip?
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Phano I don't forsee axle problems but if it has brakes you should have a good look at them when you either pack the wheel bearings or have them packed ( it probably doesn't have brakes but could have them ) I am not personally knowledgable about whether or not the Fiberstream will have them . Lee and Norma
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It actually does have brakes on the front axle. The rear axle does not
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Old 04-14-2021, 07:48 PM   #9
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We ended up buying new tires with wheels from Amazon. Less risky than trying to get tires out of town: Two Trailer Tires On Rims 5.30-12 530-12 5.30 X 12 4 Lug Wheel White Spoke, search on Amazon. About $58 each tires and rims.

Make sure brakes are moving freely before you travel. If they don't, remove the hub and take off the brake so it can be services before using. You won't be able to get spare parts if the brakes get toasted.

Congrats on the find! The add is gone, so we can't see what it was any more.

Post pictures, quick!
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