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Old 05-28-2009, 08:05 AM   #1
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We Love our '48 Liner! Thanks Jimmy

Well, some of you may have been following our blog on our maiden voyage in the "new" old Airstream. It's been difficult to keep it updated with the lack of internet while traveling in the Appalachians.

We are now at Bear Den Campground off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. What a beautiful spot, my wife found this campground randomly in our directory, it received great reviews so we thought we'd check it out! It's great there is plenty for the kids to do and the facilities are great! The bathhouses could use a little updating.

Anyway, a little more on how our Liner has turned out! We could not be more thrilled with our trailer! Jimmy of TwistedSilver.Net did a complete ground up RestoRod to our trailer. From a new "ladder style" frame to all new appliances and walnut cabinets. We wanted a trailer that was light enough our family car (2008 Buick Enclave) could pull easily. We have really put it through it's paces this week in these mountains. Nothing satisfies me more than to blow pass a desiel dually pulling an SOB. I have not weighed the trailer yet but, I beleive it will come in around 4,000 lbs.

Now for the good stuff, Jimmy did a complete custom interior for us. It consists of a rear bed a dinet that folds down into another bed, this allows our family of four to sleep quite comfortably.

It has a three way refrigerator and gas cooktop with a microwave. I picked out the stainless sink online, looking for something oval shaped with a drain board. It looks and performs fabulously! The sink is large enough for our two girls (3 1/2 and 1 1/2) to sit in for a nice bath. In the bath I thougt the girls could bathe in there so I had him install a drain to the gray water tank and shower head. Since the girls fit in the sink so well we haven't used the wet bath. Jimmy also installed three towel bars in the bath which come in nice dripping clothes to hang and drip into the drain rather than on our marmoleum floor.

Other mechanicals to note is the built in A/C, we found the idea on here and went with it. It is the LG Art Cool Split unit. It works fantastic! My biggest concern going into this project was not to kill the look of the trailer. I wanted the ride height to stay the same and to look fairly stock on the outside. This means no A/C on top YUCK! So through the AirForums we found the perfect match. Installed it is beautiful. It is located directly above the refrigerator. I cannot believe how quiet the unit is. With the A/C and three fantastic fans ventilation is not a problem.

Having 2 little ones I knew a DVD player and TV were a must. So, Jimmy installed a small flat screen TV and Reciever in the Refrigerator cabinet. The sound from this combo is amazing, it blows our home system out of the water.

Jimmy was very concerened about storage and did he ever succeed, we have a large 20 inch pantry with five huge shelves, plenty of room for all our groceries, clothing and neccesities. There is also storage under the booth and the bed. Another added feature is the chest of drawers by the bed. There are three huge drawers one for Dad, Mom and the kids. Above the galley there are three nice size overhead cabinets with plenty of room for groceries.

Jimmy installed a 40 gallon fresh water tank in front of the booth. The gray water tank is below the frame under the sink. The toilet of course sits on the black water tank.

Jimmy gave us plenty of lighting there must be 20 lights troughout with the switch position perfectly placed yet hidden. You can read a book up front while someone sleeps in the rear without bothering them. Four under cabinet lights help with cooking duties. Four sconces, two at the booth and two over the chest of drawers.

Overall we could not be happier with our liner. It is truely one of a kind. I highly reccomend Jimmy of TwistedSilver.net He did a fabulous job that fit our needs perfectly. My only complaint is the number of people asking me questions, my wife says we're campground rock stars. She said I drive old cars for the attention, don't we all?

I'll try to download the progress pictures sometime so you can see the whole process.

Thanks,
Cory
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:26 AM   #2
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Waiting for pics!

Pictures...I can hardly wait.
Which A/C installation did you go with? Can you send any pics and did Jimmy
do the installation? I am trying to figure that out now. Really happy for you.
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:36 AM   #3
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Surely you have time to make some glowing pixels show that beautiful trailer of yours!

We're hoping you have a chance to join us for the Cape to Cairo Rally later this fall since you are a fellow Missourian.

Have fun, and take pics.

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Old 05-30-2009, 06:50 AM   #4
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I remember seeing your trailer setting behind the shop when we picked ours up. Even then I thought that is going to make one beautiful trailer. Jimmy is a great guy and seemed to be a real professional.

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Would LOVE to see more photos, from all exterior angles and everything inside!! That's simply an amazing trailer, beautifully restored. You & your family better get used to being constantly interrupted by any & all RV folks, especially Airstreamers, wanting tours and questions answered. Sincere congratulations to you.
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Can we see pics of where the bathroom is? Where is the air handler kept? Love the trailer - you must be proud!
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We'll definitely be getting many more pictures. I need to clean it up and get some good ones. Jimmy will be updating his site soon and should have some great photos of the work.

My wife said we're campground "rock stars" I have to agree. It's lots of fun, I just wished I could take credit for the restore!

The bathroom is streetside just aft of the wheel. The only picture I have of it our little one is using it
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Sure you can take credit for the restore....you wrote the check didn't you?!

That's one great lookin' rig. Can't wait to see more interior pics.

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Cory, Wish I would have had time to meet you, but it was nice speaking with you on the phone. I hope you have a great trip to CO with the trailer this summer. It's a great looking rig.
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