Originally Posted by sunblock
Hello, I have owned a 34' avion for a few years and love it. Came across a 75 sovereign
land yacht that needs cosmetic interior work for about a grand. Assuming there is no water damage or leaks, where else are the major issues on this model that I should look for? I am going to take a year or so and go through it so I dont mind replacing things, I just do not want to find something major that is beyond the average handymans ability to repair.
Welcome to Airstreaming.
A 36 year old Airstream typically has common issues.
Window, access door and entrance door gaskets, as well as the sewer vent pipe cover gaskets that only last 2 to 3 years.
Resealing the stack, wing and vista view windows is also typical.
Depending on the use, the water heater might need attention, and the furnace should be pulled and cleaned internally. The water pump valves may need replacing.
Lastly, check the brakes and axles. Torsion axles do not have an unlimited life.
The Dura-Torque Axle