Hi everyone! My husband and I bought a 2007 Airstream Interstate (AI) just about a month ago, with plans to do a lot of maintenance, upgrades, and customization ourselves.
In conjunction with this, we decided to blog our progress. We plan to distill the best of the collective wisdom that we find in the forum threads with our own efforts to create guides that are rich in step-by-step detail, photos, and humor (let’s not forget humor). This will be a noncommercial blog – no advertisements, no commercial bias, and we are not in it to make any profit from anyone.
THE INTERSTATE BLOG
Thus far, I’ve published posts describing replacement of our AI’s electrical converter, improving the steering wheel, tips on purchasing a used AI, and other general info. We are in the process of doing a complete overhaul of the grey water system and I will have a detailed upcoming post on how we upgraded that plumbing. Grey water leakage is a persistent problem on some older AIs (we discovered only after purchasing our AI that our lines were not just leaking – they had sheared off the tank entirely).
We are not new to DIY and not new to blogging, but we are new to the AI, and so we expect to make mistakes and miss things despite our forum and internet research. We welcome any and all feedback from more experienced folks so that we can improve our efforts.
And thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for the wealth of information presented in this forum. We’ve only owned our AI for a month and the forums have already helped us sooooo much.
Alison & Lawrence
League City, Texas (also interested in corresponding with other AI owners in the greater Houston area)