Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-18-2015, 10:04 AM   #21
Rivet Master
 
PSchw's Avatar
 
2005 39' Skydeck 390 SD
Livingston , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 544
Images: 4
Mine is in the same area O'Fallon MO and I pick it up 6/22 need to put new tires on they are 10 years old.
Airstream does not make any big motorhomes anymore and Being member and want to stay member in WBCCI there is no choice. Still love the idea of the roof padio.
Peter
__________________

PSchw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2015, 04:02 PM   #22
4 Rivet Member
 
israndy's Avatar
 
2005 39' Skydeck
Alameda , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 485
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 1
I still wonder where you found that one. I will be almost passing thru O'Fallon on my way from the airport to pick mine up. Longer drive home too.

The roof patio is bonkers, will need clean up, may restore the fabric or go all new up there. I previously mentioned doing fake grass up there, but the dealers here don't wanna talk to me about how to attach it so it doesn't blow away. Some sort of roofing adhesive. I also wanna buy a cabin cruiser style bimini top to go over the sun lounger in the back.

Click image for larger version

Name:	RA_bimini.jpg
Views:	353
Size:	64.6 KB
ID:	241013

Something strong enough not to blow away if I leave it up, but folds flat when I wanna drive under a bridge.

-Randy
__________________

__________________
2007 LTV Serenity beater 2005 Airstream SkyDeck
Also a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2000 Honda Hybrid Insight, new 2013 Volvo C70 hardtop convertible
And all electric: March 2018 Tesla Model ☰, a 2012 Mitsubishi i-Miev and two 2007 Vectrix VX1 motorcycles
israndy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2015, 04:48 PM   #23
Rivet Master
 
DaveFL's Avatar
 
2000 31' Land Yacht
Central , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,485
Images: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by israndy View Post
. I previously mentioned doing fake grass up there, but the dealers here don't wanna talk to me about how to attach it so it doesn't blow away. Some sort of roofing adhesive.
Attachment 241013

Something strong enough not to blow away if I leave it up, but folds flat when I wanna drive under a bridge.

-Randy
Fake grass you don't want, it heats up in the sun, has porous rubber(plastic) base which will hold water under it, mold could be a bigger problem.

I would look at completely synthetic carpet in a light shade to reflect heat.
Indoor-outdoor carpet adhesive should hold it down.
Bimini top needs about 6 points to mount securely, two for the frame and 4 for straps fore and aft. You will need to have a list of things to do before moving
DaveFL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2015, 05:26 PM   #24
2 Rivet Member
 
1994 34' Limited
Round Rock , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 47
Nice looking RV. To remove the leftover wrap, 3M makes a decal removal wheel that doesn't remove the paint beneath it. Its actually an adhesive remover tool. You attach it to a drill, and its basically a big eraser. They are like $40 at the auto parts store. You can see examples of it working on youtube. I'd try that before repainting it.
txtwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2015, 08:10 PM   #25
4 Rivet Member
 
israndy's Avatar
 
2005 39' Skydeck
Alameda , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 485
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 1
Sweet!! Thanks you guys. I am so thankful I am on this board. I was REALLY not looking forward to getting all that adhesive off. Will it work with the 3M Invisible Bra too? Mine is SO cracked it's silly.

But now you have me curious about the fake grass. It heats up in the sun, I know, I have it at home. But it is not as hot as a solid plastic surface, the strands catch the wind and cool. Porus rubber will hold water, but not like a sponge, it actually lets the water flow thru to the surface below that is, probably, fiberglass. So the water should flow thru the grass and off the edge of the deck. Or be held in place until it dries. But it is outside so I don't think it will be too bad for mold as the sun beats down on it and then the rain flushes it out. I'll compromise and buy a section from Costco and use straps to hold down the small patch and see how it goes. Pull it up after a few months and see whats what.

-Randy
__________________
2007 LTV Serenity beater 2005 Airstream SkyDeck
Also a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2000 Honda Hybrid Insight, new 2013 Volvo C70 hardtop convertible
And all electric: March 2018 Tesla Model ☰, a 2012 Mitsubishi i-Miev and two 2007 Vectrix VX1 motorcycles
israndy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2015, 09:42 PM   #26
4 Rivet Member
 
israndy's Avatar
 
2005 39' Skydeck
Alameda , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 485
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 1
Peter, finally found it. I started a google search for skydeck and went thru EVERY entry before I found yours:

Click image for larger version

Name:	00404_8Jonfs6lIpH_600x450.jpg
Views:	252
Size:	33.6 KB
ID:	241198
2005 Airstream Freightliner X-Line SkyDeck.pdf

Looks like you got quite a nice, move in ready unit. You got the small fridge with the pantry and the original TV that is missing from mine. We have the same bedroom TV, though I will be recycling that. You have carpet that I don't have, but I have always been happier with area rugs. Easier to clean.

I actually bought another motorcycle this morning at a local car auction that I hope to use strapped to the back of the Skydeck. Cannot wait to go and get mine, actually very jealous you are probably on your way to get yours now. I have the title on it's way so I will likely see that Monday so I can start having my guy do repairs on it.

-Randy
__________________
2007 LTV Serenity beater 2005 Airstream SkyDeck
Also a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2000 Honda Hybrid Insight, new 2013 Volvo C70 hardtop convertible
And all electric: March 2018 Tesla Model ☰, a 2012 Mitsubishi i-Miev and two 2007 Vectrix VX1 motorcycles
israndy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2015, 08:01 AM   #27
Rivet Master
 
PSchw's Avatar
 
2005 39' Skydeck 390 SD
Livingston , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 544
Images: 4
Yes there is some work for me to do on it. Getting new TV's and getting ride of the carpet.
I was thinking also carry my motorcycle or just triple pull and adding s small trailer on my Honda Element I pull.
A lift is in the back is real expensive and I have a side car on mine.
I first get the SKydeck ready to keep the wife happy.
Peter
PSchw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2015, 02:57 PM   #28
4 Rivet Member
 
israndy's Avatar
 
2005 39' Skydeck
Alameda , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 485
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 1
Yes a sidecar lift would be a bitch. Mine I already own and just need to add two more receivers to the hitch on the Skydeck. I used it to get the new bike home on my lowly Sprinter chassis yesterday. The Airstream will be SUCH a step up. I will likely tow and lift at the same time… Crazy. Though not as crazzzy as two trailers.

Tomorrow is your pick up day, you must be so excited!

-Randy
__________________
2007 LTV Serenity beater 2005 Airstream SkyDeck
Also a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2000 Honda Hybrid Insight, new 2013 Volvo C70 hardtop convertible
And all electric: March 2018 Tesla Model ☰, a 2012 Mitsubishi i-Miev and two 2007 Vectrix VX1 motorcycles
israndy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2015, 03:45 PM   #29
Rivet Master
 
PSchw's Avatar
 
2005 39' Skydeck 390 SD
Livingston , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 544
Images: 4
I am already set up all fluid change and new tires here goes $7k.
But don't want to take any chances have a filters also changed.
Gone be interesting tomorrow.
Peter
PSchw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2015, 08:36 AM   #30
4 Rivet Member
 
israndy's Avatar
 
2005 39' Skydeck
Alameda , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 485
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 1
OK, If I spent a day on the road, I could get from Missouri to Illinois. Are you stopping along the way to test it? How is it working out?

-Randy
__________________
2007 LTV Serenity beater 2005 Airstream SkyDeck
Also a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2000 Honda Hybrid Insight, new 2013 Volvo C70 hardtop convertible
And all electric: March 2018 Tesla Model ☰, a 2012 Mitsubishi i-Miev and two 2007 Vectrix VX1 motorcycles
israndy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2015, 11:15 AM   #31
Rivet Master
 
PSchw's Avatar
 
2005 39' Skydeck 390 SD
Livingston , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 544
Images: 4
I got it serviced yesterday and get new tires today will stay at a campground in St. Charles MO to test everything out. Don't have the manuals so with the online manual from the AS site and trying everything I hope I can make sense of it.
Have water coming from under the slide coming out. Hopefully only from washing or so.
Peter
PSchw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2015, 02:42 PM   #32
4 Rivet Member
 
israndy's Avatar
 
2005 39' Skydeck
Alameda , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 485
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 1
Crazy! You are still so close to the airport. I have that horrible 2 hour drive to get to my RV when I go to get it.

I guess it is smart to find out what is wrong and make them fix it, but I am buying mine as is. So if they didn't JUST fix it for me I expect they will be no more help then me driving home before working on whatever is broken when I take possession.

That is a LOT of room for one person, just roaming around at night. I think w/o the wife and dogs it would seem quite alone, glad I have the Sprinter RV when I am by myself.

Don't forget you promised us all photos!

-Randy
__________________
2007 LTV Serenity beater 2005 Airstream SkyDeck
Also a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2000 Honda Hybrid Insight, new 2013 Volvo C70 hardtop convertible
And all electric: March 2018 Tesla Model ☰, a 2012 Mitsubishi i-Miev and two 2007 Vectrix VX1 motorcycles
israndy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2015, 08:52 AM   #33
Rivet Master
 
PSchw's Avatar
 
2005 39' Skydeck 390 SD
Livingston , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 544
Images: 4
So far not a good start. Water heater busted and water pump also.
The basement and the slide out flooded.
Now I have to get a new water heater and a new pump before I can even take a shower.
Found also a nice mice nest no mice but lots of leftovers.
Front ac seams not to work and can not get anything on the TV's.
Wife is not happy expecting 94 degree to day.

Peter
PSchw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2015, 09:23 AM   #34
Rivet Master
 
PSchw's Avatar
 
2005 39' Skydeck 390 SD
Livingston , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 544
Images: 4

Name:   ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1435242060.278434.jpg
Views: 442
Size:  124.7 KB

Name:   ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1435242082.192325.jpg
Views: 434
Size:  99.7 KB

Name:   ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1435242116.549689.jpg
Views: 524
Size:  124.7 KB
Here it is. Rains a little and inside is a mess pictures of inside and top will follow.
Peter
PSchw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2015, 03:54 PM   #35
4 Rivet Member
 
israndy's Avatar
 
2005 39' Skydeck
Alameda , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 485
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 1
Probably smart, bringing your toad. I was thinking of flying, but I have twice as far to go as you. Glad I didn't take it for the first trip out there, after discovering what things were wrong on it I wanted the dealer to drop the price by a LOT. Since he didn't I was actually only away from home for less that 15 hours. If I had driven it would have been 3 days each way, and to come home empty handed would have probably pushed me over the top to buy at the original price. Since he came down I have been very happy and like I keep saying, excited to get my hands on it so I can start fixing the things I am not having him do.

Sorry about the shower and the flood. I am guessing since she is with you that you guys were already at BB&B or Walmart getting supplies for sleeping and such. I just took a sleeping bag and a towel and a change of clothes, oh and a 6 pack of Starbucks with me to get the RV. Will do it again some day soon.

-Randy
__________________
2007 LTV Serenity beater 2005 Airstream SkyDeck
Also a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2000 Honda Hybrid Insight, new 2013 Volvo C70 hardtop convertible
And all electric: March 2018 Tesla Model ☰, a 2012 Mitsubishi i-Miev and two 2007 Vectrix VX1 motorcycles
israndy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 09:29 PM   #36
Rivet Master
 
PSchw's Avatar
 
2005 39' Skydeck 390 SD
Livingston , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 544
Images: 4
Got the water pump and filter fixed so we have water not hot but it is warm anyhow.
Yes working a little at a time will be months befor all the bugs are worked out.
What did you enviro paying for it?
I only had 300 miles to go and tomorrow start my trip to Livingston TX our new domicile where everything get registered should be there by Sunday and spend about 2 week continuing fixing it and get all the things done to become a Texan.
Peter
PSchw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 11:20 PM   #37
4 Rivet Member
 
israndy's Avatar
 
2005 39' Skydeck
Alameda , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 485
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 1
So you are not going back to IL? Or are you just registering the RV in TX as it is cheaper? I was thinking of doing that for OR as we are planning on having a house up there and could use the RV as a base there. But all our physical addresses would be in CA so I am sure someone would bust me even if I was doing the right thing.

What did I eventually end up paying? You first...

-Randy
__________________
2007 LTV Serenity beater 2005 Airstream SkyDeck
Also a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2000 Honda Hybrid Insight, new 2013 Volvo C70 hardtop convertible
And all electric: March 2018 Tesla Model ☰, a 2012 Mitsubishi i-Miev and two 2007 Vectrix VX1 motorcycles
israndy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2015, 02:31 PM   #38
Rivet Master
 
PSchw's Avatar
 
2005 39' Skydeck 390 SD
Livingston , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 544
Images: 4
I will become a Texan with address and everything. We will live fulltime in the Skydeck and travel using TX as our domicile.
I paid $70k plus a 2000 Mercedes Benz SL600.
Peter
PSchw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2015, 08:59 PM   #39
4 Rivet Member
 
israndy's Avatar
 
2005 39' Skydeck
Alameda , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 485
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 1
I paid $65K so pretty similar, though I don't know what the benz is worth. We are really bringing down the worth of these on NADA. Mine shows $132,120 in the options I have.

-Randy
__________________
2007 LTV Serenity beater 2005 Airstream SkyDeck
Also a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2000 Honda Hybrid Insight, new 2013 Volvo C70 hardtop convertible
And all electric: March 2018 Tesla Model ☰, a 2012 Mitsubishi i-Miev and two 2007 Vectrix VX1 motorcycles
israndy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2015, 09:34 PM   #40
Rivet Master
 
PSchw's Avatar
 
2005 39' Skydeck 390 SD
Livingston , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 544
Images: 4
The deal is looking for 10 -20% below NADA if everything works. I had another one from $135k down to $105k in absolute excellent condition. Well maintained nice me floor new TV's and new tires with 16k miles. I wanted to do a professional inspection but somebody just come up with the check and got it.
I valued the SL at $20k the dealer at $10k so for me it did not make a big difference.
On mine I need new windows as the almost all fogged up special the front both sides. The heater busted the water pump and a dozen other little things not working will end up being an extra $15k not to mention all the cosmetic changes.
I think we still did ok with something that unique.
Peter
__________________

PSchw is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2005 Airstream Skydeck - Hospitality/Party Bus - NASCAR Tour Bus eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 01-06-2012 09:00 AM
Used Skydeck Airstream 330hp Diesel RoofPatio Motorhome SUsed Skydeck Airstream 330hp eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 11-28-2010 06:50 AM
Used Skydeck Airstream 330hp Diesel RoofPatio Motorhome SUsed Skydeck Airstream 330hp eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 11-19-2010 07:10 PM
Awesome! 2005 airstream skydeck 390 bunk! eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 06-11-2010 09:10 PM
Party Bus 2005 Airstream Skydeck eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 02-09-2010 07:10 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.