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Old 05-18-2015, 06:59 PM   #15
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It actually cleaned up pretty decent inside.
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:00 PM   #16
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:25 PM   #17
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Nice! No chair or mini couch next to the door? I wish I had the couch option not the chair...I wonder about getting one custom made?
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:10 PM   #18
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:14 AM   #19
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Looks like they had a TV there...
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:50 AM   #20
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Looks like they had a TV there...

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Old 05-20-2015, 07:25 AM   #21
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Imagine the TV on that wall with the sofa replaced with:

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that thing makes this beholder's eyesore. If you get my meaning. The interior as originally designed by Airstream is very attractive and functional.
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:54 AM   #22
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that thing makes this beholder's eyesore. If you get my meaning. The interior as originally designed by Airstream is very attractive and functional.

Tastes vary but I think some of the original design is obsolete and dated with a lot of potential functionality improvements. Especially when it's soiled and worn.

Moving the bed aft and removing the head banging box the old TV was in really opened up the bedroom for example.

I'm going to modify the front wheel wells to facet the backs like in my 95. I'll also get rid of the 2 side fueling option which will eliminate the box on the wall. I like the way removing the love seat opens up the interior.
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:30 AM   #23
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Can you tell us more about what you did to the wheel wells on the 95?
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The modification game is an easy one to start and a difficult one to stop, or to get right. I have 3 facts, 3 opinions and a question.

Fact 1: the motorhome is yours, you can do what you like with it.
Fact 2: the original design may be outdated now, but it used a traditional layout that (with small variations) was practical for the greatest number of owners the greatest part of the time and, before the wide availability of slide-outs, lasted about 50 years.
Fact 3: given the interior dimensions of the vehicle and lack of slide-outs, it will never be a 2016 model 36' RV.

Opinion 1: to some extent we are more caretakers than owners of these classic vehicles.
Opinion 2: there is an overall elegance about the interior of these AS Classics that is indefinable, but very easily destroyed.
Opinion 3: I have seen plenty of horrible modifications carried out on them, by people whose taste I would question, and a very few good modifications to make them more usable.

Question: eventually someone else will own my 345 and your two AS's, and will they praise or curse me and you for what we have done?

I am always asking myself this question, about the AS and about classic cars I own. My final opinion is that fifty years from now, when very few indeed are left, it will be the more original and least modified examples that will be most sought after.
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:44 AM   #25
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Can you tell us more about what you did to the wheel wells on the 95?

The aft side of the front wheel wells are faceted and shortened up to make more room for the furniture. I'll take a couple pictures later.

It came from the factory that way.
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:08 AM   #26
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The modification game is an easy one to start and a difficult one to stop, or to get right. I have 3 facts, 3 opinions and a question.

Fact 1: the motorhome is yours, you can do what you like with it.
Fact 2: the original design may be outdated now, but it used a traditional layout that (with small variations) was practical for the greatest number of owners the greatest part of the time and, before the wide availability of slide-outs, lasted about 50 years.
Fact 3: given the interior dimensions of the vehicle and lack of slide-outs, it will never be a 2016 model 36' RV.

Opinion 1: to some extent we are more caretakers than owners of these classic vehicles.
Opinion 2: there is an overall elegance about the interior of these AS Classics that is indefinable, but very easily destroyed.
Opinion 3: I have seen plenty of horrible modifications carried out on them, by people whose taste I would question, and a very few good modifications to make them more usable.

Question: eventually someone else will own my 345 and your two AS's, and will they praise or curse me and you for what we have done?

I am always asking myself this question, about the AS and about classic cars I own. My final opinion is that fifty years from now, when very few indeed are left, it will be the more original and least modified examples that will be most sought after.

I agree somewhat. The 95 is in very nice condition and quite original other that the updates I've posted. The 94 is more fodder for renovation. Inside and out. I bought it for that purpose.
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I would love to have that sofa!
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I would love to have that sofa!

The capt chairs are shot. Thinking about matching dinette capt chairs and recliner sofa.
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