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Old 03-27-2006, 08:48 PM   #1
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My new (to me) Airstream

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Assuming this will make the trip to home and then up to north, this will be my new camp. The curtains gotta go, but it's clean, the furnace works, and we'll see how the plumbing is once I get it to my house.



















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Old 03-27-2006, 09:19 PM   #2
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That's a nice looking rig. The inside looks great and I agree, the curtains have got to go. Good luck with your new purchase.
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:24 PM   #3
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Congratulations on your new Airstream. Looks like a real nice unit. Where is up North?
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:26 PM   #4
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It does look good for its age. With it sagging under the weight of all the "For Sale" signs, do you think they were serious about selling it?
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:39 PM   #5
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Going to Wellston, MI. One tire was cracked real bad so I took the tire and rim and got a new one. I also bought a second tire of the same size and brand to put on the oposite side of the axle when I get home. These are D rated tires and should really carry the load.
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:13 AM   #6
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Looks like a very well loved Airstream. No one will believe the age on that coach when you tell them. Have fun.
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Old 03-28-2006, 07:39 AM   #7
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Congrats on the new airstream and thanks for the pics!
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:18 AM   #8
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So how hard is it to reupolster the ugly green side cushions next to the middle beds?
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:56 AM   #9
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You can use the search feature found on the top bar menu entering some key words for the topic to find quite a lot of discussion about how owners have replaced those cushions. While we don't have those, I think they are important to keep the cold of the aluminum exterior from creeping through when you are sleeping. Happy camping!
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:42 PM   #10
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That's a very pretty trailer. Congratulations. The second picture down clearly shows the Pagoda style roof, a rare feature which must have been an optional extra for that model.
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:44 PM   #11
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Couldn't find a thread on how hard it is to reupolster those side cushions next to the twin beds... anybody???
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Old 03-29-2006, 04:48 AM   #12
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Try this thread-
http://www.airforums.com/forum...=wall+cushions
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Old 03-29-2006, 09:03 AM   #13
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It sorta reminds me of my old trailer "olive". don't know what they were thinking when they put those curtains in but it must have been a good idea at the time. Fortunately they can be replaced. Your new trailer is clean and that is very important and yeahhhh you have a tub. What more could you ask.
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Old 03-29-2006, 10:39 AM   #14
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Welcome aboard. I think we all have found something in our new to us trailers that has to go, for us we had to have the front gaucho re- covered and quick. At least yours is a solid green, ours was a blue of some kind with these ugly pink flowers. I admit the curtains have to go!!


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