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Old 07-15-2017, 03:15 PM   #1
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I am a newbie to Airstreams, had 6 rv's before, including a 13ft Scamp.Always wanted an Airstream, but the wife didn't like the spam in a can trailer, she also didn't care for the Scamp. but we got our 94 Land Yacht motorhome in a estate sale, the guy who owned this coach had a RV repair business, and this was his personal unit. been unused sitting in a garage for the last 3yrs, so the wife and I, will be going over the unit to make sure its safe...
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Old 07-23-2017, 05:12 PM   #2
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Its a nice looking RV. Found mine in estate sale from original owner stored inside since new. 45K miles and almost no use or wear visible other than some cosmetic things. Tires were the first on my list for replacement then shocks, updated all maintenance requirements from Freightliners, then from Cummins. Air filter had never been changed and had a rat nest in it.

Good news is everything worked and did not leak. Check all your exterior roof equipment and windows for gaps and seal up where needed. Keep us posted on your new Airstream.
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so the wife and I, will be going over the unit to make sure its safe...
Recommend that you start with the drive train, tires, and brakes. I.e. Things that make it go and things that make it stop. Then exterior lights (head, tail, turn, stop, flashers), wipers, and other things that make it street legal.

Everything else can be fixed at your leisure if necessary, but those things need to be working before you even move it, unless you have it towed home.

My priority list for this kind of project is always going to be:
1 - make it safe;
2 - make it comfortable;
3 - make it uniquely yours.
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Agreed, it is street ready, but better safe than sorry.
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