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Old 07-28-2013, 08:29 PM   #1
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Already want to renovate my 2013!

As I hang out in my trailer I think of more things I want to change!
1. Wallpapaer border in the bathroom- this is my least favorite thing in the whole trailer. I want it gone. I want aluminum like the kitchen backsplash.
2. All other wallpaper/mouse fur- I want all the wallpaper and mouse fur gone. I want to replace all wallpaper and mouse fur with aluminum or hickory wood. The wall to the right of the sink could be all aluminum, as well as all the insides of the exterior walls. The partition walls could all be hickory wood.
3. The raised areas of the bedroom walls that are covered in carpet that matches nothing else in the whole trailer could be hickory wood. I think the 2014's have wood here, just like in the bathroom behind the commode.
4. Another option for the mouse fur walls would be the same padded vinyl stuff like the ceiling. I think they kinda sorta got it backwards. The mouse fur should be on the ceiling and the padded vinyl,stuff should be on the walls.
5. The end of the cabinets over the galley has one little padded fabric area that matches nothing else in the trailer. The end of that overhead locker could be hickory wood like the end of the Overhead locker on the road side of the trailer over the dinette.
6. The underside of the lockers above the couch is the padded vinyl stuff like the ceiling. The underside of all other cabinets is wood. I want the underside of the cabinets over the couch to be wood also.
7. The floor could be real hardwood instead of roll vinyl hardwood look-alike flooring.
8. The microwave could be in an overhead cabinet instead of down low in the cabinet. I have adapted to the current location, however. Sit down in the dinette booth to put food in the microwave...
9. The couch and dinette could be brown leather.
10. I could have a solar panel installed
One of these days, as time and money permits, and as things wear from use, these renovations will take place.
If anyone from Jackson Center is lurking around on the forums I hope they take notes...we might have a new line of trailer going on here- sort of a Classic meets an International...
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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Well.. Sorry you are struggling with your "Classic" but the factory listened to similar requests and built the Internationals and Safari/Flying Clouds with "optional" aluminum interior walls, wood (or wood-like) flooring, and less wallpaper.. Classics have historically been trimmed and designed for those mature owners who like soft, quiet and padded.. Good luck with makeover...
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:02 PM   #3
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And thus some of the reasons I went from my 2011 30 Classic to 27FB Serinity (after a 2009 25FB CLassic too). The Classic for me is just an odd mismatch.

Loved the hardwood - hated everything else to include vinal on my walls and ceiling and that wallpaper and flooring!
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:02 PM   #4
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Get ready to get sick. Airstream's new "Land Yacht" might just be the thing for you. There's a video on Youtube where Jay Leno gets shown through one.

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You should know that Airstream will ALWAYS make the "perfect" model for you one year after you buy a new one. Damn their marketing gurus.

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Old 07-28-2013, 11:54 PM   #5
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We liked the look of our 2013 25FB International Serenity interior but the cross body bed with the overhead storage area was the straw that broke the camel's back (mine). The size was okay, but if it had been a twin bed option in line with the direction of travel, we would have been able to adapt.

Thus we are stumbling up the model line to a build to our specifications twin bed 2014 27FB Classic that has the solid Hickory wood interior which we really like. We get the wider hanging clothes closet in the hallway and wider pantry like the other 27FB models. In addition, the 27FB Classic Twin includes a hanging closet above the foot of both beds as well as an overhead cabinet over the window of each bed for additional storage. We are having custom 8" thick mattresses made and while in Hanoi will have custom hand made quilted comforters made for each bed.

We are planning to deepen the depth of the storage under the lounge cushion and dinette seat on the street side as well as modify the audio center to build in the Dish TV box and the midi cable switch box.

We will install an AM Solar 300 to 400 watt solar system with four Lifeline GSM batteries and a 2000 watt inverter with proper wire sizes and creating access to the area under the head of each of the twin beds in the curved area. While doing this, we will add both 120Vac and 12Vdc power outlets for the nightstand between the twin beds.

Once the unit arrives and we take it on the shakedown trip, we will probably add to the list and then commence the customization.

Thanks to all those that have shared these ideas on the forum.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:01 AM   #6
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I chose the Classic originally because I liked the interior best of all models because of the hickory wood. I just wish there was more of it. No wallpaper. I like the look of "your grandparents trailer".
No, the $140,000 Lamd Yacht is not an option...
As things wear out or start to look old on this trailer I will renovate to my specs...no wallpaper, and no mouse fur...more aluminum and more hickory wood.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:01 AM   #7
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We've remodeled and added so many personal touches to our Classic 30ft S/O since purchasing it new in 2004 and we enjoy it so much. We're so fortunate to have purchased the correct size on the first go around.
Happy trails!
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:40 AM   #8
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We've remodeled and added so many personal touches to our Classic 30ft S/O since purchasing it new in 2004 and we enjoy it so much. We're so fortunate to have purchased the correct size on the first go around.
Happy trails!
That's getting closer to how I want my interior to look!
Exterior modifications i am interested in include:
1. silver A/C covers- maybe paint
2. silver Fantastic fan cover- maybe paint
3. stainless covers for furnace, refrigerator, and water heater
4. stainless covers/replacements for the white storage bin and city water/black tank flush compartments

If they still made the slide I might have purchased one to appease the wife...
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:03 PM   #9
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No need to delay getting rid of the paper border in the bathroom. I hated it too. Removing it is a snap. It just peels right off without disturbing the wallcovering under it. I purchased peel and stick aluminum mosaic tile at Lowes and covered the entire area behind the sink. There are pictures on a thread from a couple of months ago. I am considering using the same material to cover the wallpaper behind the stove and sink of our 2004 classic.
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The main reason I went for the 28' Intl CCD was for the interior -- and I really like the aluminum as it makes the trailer bright and modern. I've already done SS on the furnace, WH, vent cover. Replaced the cheap plastic Furrion sockets with chrome, also repainted the cheap plastic outdoor shower cover, water compartment and Dometic A/C cover with a very attractive silver plastic spray paint. Added 4 solar panels and a 2000 watt inverter, Maxim skylights, MAXX fans, and custom curtains and bedspread. Half the fun of the A/S is making it your very own.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:01 PM   #11
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I understand the mouse fur is quite hard to remove. Maybe you can paint it aluminum color.

I've been remodeling the trailer almost from the beginning. It is the way of Airstreams.

Of course, the 2014's are out….

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I already have plans to put on the mouse fur to cover the aluminum in my FC when it arrives
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We've remodeled and added so many personal touches to our Classic 30ft S/O since purchasing it new in 2004 and we enjoy it so much. We're so fortunate to have purchased the correct size on the first go around. Happy trails!
I love what you've done with it! We have the 2007 Classic 30 S/O and we would love to get rid of that carpet up in front. Did you do these changes yourself?
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:16 PM   #14
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A huge reason we went for the Serenity. I did not want carpet in a camper, I hated the mouse fir and I loved the easy to clean, light and airy look of the Serenity. The hickory is pretty, but far too busy for me.
Airstream has something for all tastes.
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