Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-10-2014, 05:45 AM   #15
1 Rivet Member
1970 23' Safari
Seven Valleys , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 6
Originally Posted by Isuzusweet View Post
Getting back to what questions the OP asked about the value of interior fittings.

When I renovated my 83 310 turbo diesel this summer I to had to ask myself what was worth keeping, what to update, or get rid of. The way I answered this question was quite simple.......

If I could replace with a lighter better product...It was gone. i.e. I replaced my subfloor plywood with Coosa board, which is 40-45% lighter than plywood and will not rot, mildew, grow fungus, mold or absorb water.

If I couldn't replace with anything stayed. i.e. I recovered my paper core aluminum clad gables with brand new 3M Di-noc Weave vinyl.

If I wanted to update something that was equal weight and function....I would update it. i.e. plumbing fixtures, going from brass to chrome.

The biggest reason you see so many Airstream projects for sale with the words "gutted interior, ready for your dream renovation" are that people gutted their interior and threw everything out thinking it was trash........only to find they couldn't build anything lighter and better.

that is some very good advise to think about. The floor idea is exactly what i needed. a lot of my new plan includes a LOT better use of space, there are many cubic feet of wasted space in and around the mechanical in this thing.

6DoF is offline   Reply With Quote

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
'73 Tradewind interior Any Value Tony S General Repair Forum 5 04-07-2014 01:41 AM
What is the value of a 1998 Excella 1000 interior's contents? P. Tegowski General Interior Topics 2 08-19-2009 12:27 AM
Insuring for value... Jabba Our Community 25 02-28-2003 09:26 PM
Value of an airstream banjerman Our Community 2 01-31-2003 06:41 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.