Airstream Floors Scare Me!
Love the forum! Relatively new here. My family is looking at purchasing an airstream for years of family fun. After reading these forums and other info, I am scared to death of spending a good chunk of change on an awesome AS, only to find a rotten floor! Short of stripping up all the floor covering and dropping the belly pan for a real inspection, how can I avoid the flooring nightmare so many are posting about (floor replacement, separation, etc)? I would like to buy a 70s-80s model, but I wonder about the feasibility of finding a rig without floor rot. Would I be able to get a vintage unit's floor replaced or repaired at the mothership in JC ohio, or do they only work on the new stuff now? Roughly speaking, how much does a floor replacement cost if done at the JC plant? I initially thought buying newer was the answer, but now I see people with 2000+ trailers with rotten floors too! Yikes!
I think I may be stuck looking for a trailer with documented total floor resto by someone who knew what they were doing! This ought to limit the selection!
Any thoughts out there about this? I am not scared of replacing axles, refrigerators, etc. I can handle the occasional pricey repair, but completely gutting the rig and replacing the floor is more than I can imagine.