Restoration Blogs

Internet for Annie

Posted 05-02-2018 at 05:37 PM by annieairstrm

We want to be able to get Wi-Fi while we are traveling to be able to download movies on those days when it is pouring rain and to do some research about the area we are visiting or places to eat. Typically, Wi-fi is only available at the main office in the campgrounds. I looked at several Wi-Fi boosters and antennas but ruled that out because of expense and the slower speeds you get when sharing the signal with others. More research online led me to think about cellular service since it is becoming...
Views 509 Comments 0 annieairstrm is offline

We finished our restoration of our Tradewind!

Posted 04-19-2018 at 05:06 PM by annieairstrm
Updated 05-02-2018 at 05:43 PM by annieairstrm (Adding blog category)

In June of 2017 we finished the shell off restoration of the 1966 Tradewind. We learned a lot and the Airforums were very helpful to discern what we wanted to do. We did a few interesting things. We installed a Dometic Cool Cat heat pump under one of the twin beds and ducted it through the frame. We used Nyloboard, a fiberglass and nylon carpet waterproof composite for the subfloor and we used Prodex offset by foam board strips for the wall insulation. We also built the cabinets out of aluminum...
Views 563 Comments 0 annieairstrm is offline

And so, the journey begins....

Posted 03-26-2018 at 11:50 AM by scullifer

My wife and I finally purchased our first Airstream, a 1973 Ambassador ("Lucy").
She is still at the PO's property, but we will be getting her home in the next couple of weeks.
Cannot wait to get her home to start working on her and get her back to camping.
scullifer's Avatar
1 Rivet Member
Views 309 Comments 1 scullifer is offline

1973 Airstream Ambassador

Posted 03-18-2018 at 08:06 PM by Silverback01

Hey all,
My better half and I took the plug to restore an Airstream last summer, and boy has it been both a headache and a lot of fun. We got lucky and got our 1973 Ambassador for free. It was my grandparents and had been sitting untouched and uncovered for the last 10+ years. As I am a full time college student (28 years old, not your average student) and she works 50+ hrs a week, its been a bit of touch and go. When school ended last summer I worked as an intern in a research lab here in...
Silverback01's Avatar
1 Rivet Member
Views 251 Comments 0 Silverback01 is offline

What do you do for new member of the family?

Posted 02-22-2018 at 04:38 PM by robbocopp
Updated 02-22-2018 at 04:45 PM by robbocopp

You buy them a gift. Here is our first gift for you 52 Flying Cloud. You two deserve each other.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	PanelRey.jpg
Views:	348
Size:	532.3 KB
ID:	4518  
1 Rivet Member
Views 389 Comments 0 robbocopp is offline

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.