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Old 09-17-2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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Waterproofing my new '69 Sovereign

I just got her home yesterday and got her all washed off. This is my first AS. I want to do some of the interior work on it this winter. Other than window, door, and vent seals, what else is there? I'm going to try and get the rear bumper fixed and new axles before winter.


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Old 09-24-2014, 06:40 PM   #2
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Check the edge where the window frame is attached to trailer, edges around ac unit, and where vents and skylight are installed. My 69 was leaking from all of those areas. Post up some pics when you can. I like seeing other 69 models.
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:37 PM   #4
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I have a 1969 ambassador, so I have a love for 69 as well. The shell looks great!!

I was looking at the bumper area. If you push down on the bumper, does it move separately from the shell?


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Looks great!! Enjoy the project!
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I just got her home yesterday and got her all washed off. This is my first AS. I want to do some of the interior work on it this winter. Other than window, door, and vent seals, what else is there? I'm going to try and get the rear bumper fixed and new axles before winter.


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You can use the updated "D" gasket for the windows, entrance door, and the compartment doors.

You will also need 2 sewer vent pipe cover gaskets that only last 2 to 3 years.

From your photos, it appears that the rubber rods in the axles are history. Torsion axles only last about 25 years, and then only when used at least semi-yearly.

Check the vent covers for cracks.

Other things will appear as you become friendly with the trailer.

A big caution. If you wish to tackle a project and are not really positive as to how, post your questions on this Forums.

There are many people, and a few dealers, that will jump in and try to help.

Also check the rear end for separation, as that in it's self, can be a major task, depending on the severity.

Welcome to Airstreaming, the land of a few thousand trailers, and a GAZILLION questions.

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Old 09-24-2014, 09:59 PM   #7
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Thanks. It's in pretty good shape. I have minimal rear floor rot. The frame is looking good. Bumper move just a bit. Took rear belly pan of and it's looking promising so far, but not holding my breath. It is 45 yrs old. The rest of floor is good


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