I have this crazy addiction for looking for all the airstreams I can find- on land or on the internet. I am amazed at the work people do. A lot of these trailers have a personality all thier own. I also like seeing what other people have done as far as refurbish, restore, or remodeling thier trailer. Gives me some good ideas on what I'd like to do for my trailer.
Check out the VAP podcast. Tim, Rob, and Colin do a great show. Each week there is a different topic, some you may enjoy listening to now or later down the road. I download the podcasts, put them on my ipod or a blank cd, and listen to them while driving. A couple of episodes may be of some interest to you:
Trailer 101:-Robs March Rally Report
-Listeners question: Laminate flooring vs. Vinyl
-Laminate flooring installation tips
-Converters and Inverters
-Trailer power systems explained
-Trailer water systems explained
-Robin Williams has black tank trouble in his new RV movie
-Flush your tank with the Hydroflush
-LP gas systems explained
-Travel with LP Fridge on or off?
-Auto switching LP regulators
- OPD Overfill Protection Device explained
Episode 1: Join Host Tim Shephard and Airstream restoration professional Colin Hyde and Airstream enthusiast Rob Baker talk about how to purchase a vintage trailer, how to search for hidden damage, how to winterize your trailer, and much more!
And a few others were on eBay trailering, bringing it home, and here's the description on episode 12:
-What is the Vintage Airstream Club
-The VAC historianís job: Airstream history not club history
-Preservation, Restoration, Refurbishment, and Modernization
-Most renovations are refurbishments
-Listeners question: What is the best way to maintain value, keep it original or change it?
-Take time to learn the trailers design, layout, and usage
-Colinís restoration update
-Robís run in with Dicky Riegel, Group President of Thor
-Listener question: How is Robís trailer being polished?
-Fighting the polish: Filiform Corrosion
-Request for DIY restoration comments and questions
-A polished Argosy?
somewhere between a restoration and refurbishment
-Period appliances restored offer boondocking benefits
-Restore or refurbish with trailer use in mind
Hope this helps.