Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-21-2011, 08:06 AM   #1
New Member
 
Birmingham , Alabama
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2
Metal Interior

My wife and I looked at a new Airstream sometime in 2005 or 2006. It had a metal interior. I did a search on this forum about this subject but need further clarification. Is the interior stainless steel or aluminum? Which models and years offered the metal interior option? Thanks.
__________________

__________________
Beach Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 08:22 AM   #2
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,191
Welcome to the forums. The metal is aluminum. It was offered in CCD models originally, but since it was well-received, it now is offered in Safari Special Edition, and many Flying Cloud models.
__________________

__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 09:05 AM   #3
4 Rivet Member
 
tkowalyk's Avatar
 
2013 27' FB Classic
North Wales , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 397
Images: 11
We have a padded interior on the roof

We have a 2006 25 Safari SS

We have aluminum behind our kitchen area (sink and stove), but have a padded covering over the aluminum in the rest of the trailer. The ceiling has a vinyl covering, the walls are covered in cloth.

I think that the covering helps quite a bit as insulation -- I say this because we were at a recent rally and our rig had no problem staying cool, while others with the metal (newer models) had trouble keeping the interior at a comfortable temperature.

It was 100+ that weekend.
__________________
Tom & Lori

2013 27 FB Classic Limited
2016 Nissan XD Turbo Diesel
WBCCI 03288 TAC PA-17
tkowalyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 09:11 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Ahab's Avatar
 
2008 22' Safari
Oracle , Arizona
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,174
We have the same experience. In addition the sound absorbing qualities are also welcome.
__________________
Ahab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 09:22 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
1977 31' Sovereign
1963 26' Overlander
1989 34' Excella
Johnsburg , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,941
Several models with the mouse fur interior have experienced headliner droop similar to what happens in a number of model cars. Long term high temperature exposure degrades the adhesive and foam backing of the headliner. It can be fixed by installing retaining screws or braces but does change the appearance. There is also the question of how to clean it if you use your trailer for more dusty camping.
__________________
dwightdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 09:27 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
robandzoe's Avatar
 
1958 30' Sovereign of the Road
Plymouth , New York
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,775
Images: 19
Send a message via Skype™ to robandzoe
Fingerprints

If you have kids, their fingerprints show all over the place on that metal interior. Hard to keep it "non finger-proofed" in my opinion.
__________________
Rob, Zoe', Stanton, Bryce, Braedon and Finn Baker
Do you Listen to the www.theVAP.com
Plymouth, NY 13832
http://bakersacresofchenango.blogspot.com/
Courtesy parking
Flag Pole Holders - http://robsflagpoleholders.blogspot.com/

robandzoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 09:33 AM   #7
one of those
 
Gringo's Avatar
 
2011 27 FB International
'03 F250 PSD , Airstream summers, Catalac winters
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,091
hmm...that reminds me of an invention I once proposed. I wanted to put Velcro hook patches in restaurant chairs, and then build child size vests from the furry part of the Velcro. Then you could just zip the little blighters up in their soft cuddly vests and stick them to the chair, bench, wall.....

Someone in the legal aspect of it didn't think my idea would fly.

Did I mention airline seats? So that the little darling couldn't continuously cycle the tray table or kick the seat in front of him?

School buses...
__________________
A Blog from the Devil's Triangle
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 09:35 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
utee94's Avatar
 
1963 26' Overlander
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,636
Quote:
Originally Posted by robandzoe View Post
If you have kids, their fingerprints show all over the place on that metal interior. Hard to keep it "non finger-proofed" in my opinion.
Nothing a little MEK doesn't cure in 20 seconds.
utee94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 09:37 AM   #9
one of those
 
Gringo's Avatar
 
2011 27 FB International
'03 F250 PSD , Airstream summers, Catalac winters
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,091
How do you get them to drink it?
__________________
A Blog from the Devil's Triangle
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 09:41 AM   #10
Rivet Master
 
Phrunes's Avatar
 
1978 31' Sovereign
Oakley , California
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,197
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gringo
How do you get them to drink it?
Haaaaharrrrrr!!!!
__________________
Phrunes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 09:59 AM   #11
New Member
 
Birmingham , Alabama
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by overlander63 View Post
Welcome to the forums. The metal is aluminum. It was offered in CCD models originally, but since it was well-received, it now is offered in Safari Special Edition, and many Flying Cloud models.
What years are/were the CCD models available? Are they rare (e.g., expensive)?
__________________
Beach Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 10:08 AM   #12
Moderator
 
blmitch5's Avatar

 
2006 19' International CCD
Olathe , Kansas
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,221
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beach Boy

What years are/were the CCD models available? Are they rare (e.g., expensive)?
They still make them. They are more modern in design and have been around since 04? Could be earlier. I've got an 06 Bambi CCD and love it, they run higher than the FC or safari but by no means rare or overly expensive. The special editions such as the Swiss Army and the custom (75 made) with wood interior are harder to find and cost a lot more than a normal CCD but both are only 19'. Good luck on your search and look at the classified section on here. Lots to choose from.
__________________
Get involved and sign up for a Rally!
http://www.airforums.com/forums/calendar.php
WBCCI 4973
blmitch5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 10:20 AM   #13
Rivet Master
 
Scott J-24's Avatar
 
2009 27' FB International
Los Angeles , California
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 731
Our 2009 Ocean Breeze (27' FB) has an all aluminum interior. We like how bright and shiny it makes the AS look (yes, I am attracted to bright shiny objects....). As for keeping clean, no problems so far (but haven't taken a trip with our grandkids yet).
__________________
Scott, Becky & Heidi (our standard poodle and travel companion)
WBCCI #1215
Air #54601

Remember... No matter where you go, there you are...

2009 27FB International Ocean Breeze
2010 Toyota Tundra CrewMax, 5.7L V8, 4x4
Scott J-24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 11:19 AM   #14
Rivet Master
 
1977 31' Sovereign
1963 26' Overlander
1989 34' Excella
Johnsburg , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,941
Do not use MEK on the interior or any other Airstream aluminum. It will attack the clear paint that is applied at the aluminum company. Use only non-abrasive detergent solution.
__________________

__________________
dwightdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Interesting Craigslist finds GreatPumpkin Our Community 2095 07-11-2017 09:13 PM
'86 argosy interior repair Armando28900 All Squarestream Trailers 3 08-12-2011 10:14 AM
interior trim around door removal? Bill M. General Interior Topics 2 01-24-2011 09:25 AM
Larger Interior Rivets? MDSilverado Ribs, Skins & Rivets 3 01-10-2011 07:54 AM
Interior panel removal...floor access PA BAMBI II Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 1 01-03-2011 02:13 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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