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Old 08-21-2011, 12:19 AM   #15
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I don't know about a book, but RJ Dial has documented the restoration of his two trailers on: Vintage Airstream Home

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Originally Posted by dejahardy13 View Post
Thank you, 62Overlander (Terri?). You have corrected several of my misconceptions. I had thought the c-channel was steel. I had also thought that there was a steel beam on each side of the chassis. I completely misunderstood about the outriggers. Up until now, the pictures I had seen of the floor still had the shell on. After getting your post, I went looking for more pictures of just the chassis. Wow! How wrong can you be?

Marzboy, how does a U-channel work? I'm having trouble wrapping my mind around it. It looks like the floor would be held up by just the edge of the lower side of the U.

Does anyone know of a book that discusses how Airstreams are built and how to use and fix one?

Thanks again, all. I would love more information about how to go about this fairly cheaply by a complete novice. :-)


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c-channel, floor, rotten

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