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Old 02-02-2005, 07:33 PM   #15
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Bed - Yea!

If mine didn't have the double bed, I would not have acquired it. Check out my 'Members Photo Album'

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Old 02-02-2005, 08:47 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by maxandgeorgia
Jack, I understand the questions raised here, but we were owners of Coleman popups and the Caravan with these side-mounted stoves/grills up until the day we bought our Airstream. We loved that attached gas-connected cooker, and feel this is one short-coming in the Airstream (along with the Colemann's outside shower, but that's another thread!).
I'd buy into a stove and I've seen those for sometime now. I'm having problems with a grill which to me presents a lot more issues than a stove would.

If you remember the '04 30' Safari bunk model had the outside shower compartment. When I say compartment it was a hatch cover that when opened up contained a hose with a shower head and hot and cold handles.

I haven't seen the Coleman shower so I'm really not familiar with that setup.


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Old 02-03-2005, 01:01 PM   #17
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I have an Olympic gas grill. It uses the small bottles 14 oz. I can cook about 5 meals on one bottle. I like the idea that I can place it where ever I need to inorder to cook. Sometimes its gets too smokey under the awning and other times too windy. I just pick it up and look for a better spot.
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Old 02-03-2005, 07:03 PM   #18
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At the risk of hijacking this thread:

Originally Posted by driftwood
If mine didn't have the double bed, I would not have acquired it. Check out my 'Members Photo Album'
Originally Posted by 66Overlander
Yeah, there are at least three of us on the forum now: you, me & driftwood. We got the rarer (I think) double bed model. It seems so much nicer than the twin setup with the extra counter space in the bedroom.
You mean all THREE of us have '85 Sovereigns with that funky corner bed? We must represent a major portion of the factory output of that particular make, model, and configuration.

I almost didn't buy mine when I first saw that the "full-sized bed" turned out to be in the corner. But no way would I now trade the extra wardrobe and the extra drawers for an island bed.

My rear crenza sorta collapsed in a heap during some "adjustments", so I rebuilt it more in the Excella style. And in a "while I'm at it" mode, the front credenza, the galley, sofa, floor.... You can see the photos at

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Old 02-03-2005, 07:31 PM   #19
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Hi Jack

I suppose we could move this particular discussion to the Airstream Trailer Forums, 1985 Sovereign and each of us subscribe. Nothing better than discussing OUR Airstreams and their siblings!

I think Fallman may also qualify for our elite group of '85, 25' Big Bed - 4 of us!
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Old 02-03-2005, 09:24 PM   #20
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Lo Jack

I think we have hijacked my original thread . . . grills, schmills.

I've seen your photo's. The upgraded cabinets look nice, certainly better than the original tambours. It's also nice that you were able to manufacture a little counter space in the kitchen. Out trailer is pure stock except for replacement fridge, A/C, and water heater. I should probably post some photo's of ours on the sister site, except that I haven't figured out how to do that yet (really haven't even tried to figure it out).
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Old 02-05-2005, 07:48 AM   #21
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One of the things to consider when you install your gas grill, is the pilot lights (refridge., water heater and stove) as you will have an unavoidable leak when you disconnect your grill. Good luck, NYE
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Old 02-06-2005, 01:52 PM   #22
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Before the Airstream we had a pop-up camper that was equipped with an RVQ grill that quick connected to the side of the camper. The gas connection was right there by the grill connection so it was all very convenient. I loved it.

There was very little splatter and what little there was went onto the open lid. Honestly, I never thought about the heat factor, but it never seemed to be a problem. It was great to be able to cook outside under the awning when it was raining. The unit produced very little smoke so that wasn’t a problem either.

When I traded in the pop-up for the Airstream, I kept the RVQ hoping to be able to find someone to connect it to the side of the Airstream. Got a Weber Baby Q for a gift last year, love it and have waylaid the plans for the RVQ.
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I developed a design to mount a Big Green Egg Mini-Max to the front chassis of an airstream.
  • Mini-Max has a steel frame that can be bolted to the platform at four leg positions.
  • Weight distribution hitch will compensate for the added tongue weight (shifting to the TV and trailer) ~100 lbs.
  • 9/16" hole drilled through both pipes to allow for a lockable hitch pin to secure in stowed position and Barbecue position.
  • Use poly-foam to cushion ceramic insides during transport.
  • Big Green Egg dome cover (for larger eggs) will encase the whole unit for protection.
  • All welding can be done by a local auto-body shop.
  • You will never go back to propane and the egg will outlast the trailer.
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