This is our first post, and first trailer. For years, we looked at travel trailers, and a strong preference for Airstreams evolved. Given that we are restoring a 1971 Formosa Ketch, we really didn't want to begin another project until the boat is back in the water (notice, I didn't say finished -- a sail boat is never finished). However, we learned of an Airstream in "good condition" near our boat yard so we decided to take a peak. We were amazed that the trailer was in such incredible condition. It had only one owner who always kept it in a covered area when it wasn't in use. He and his late wife had even taken it to Alaska from Portland, OR twice -- and camped for 3 months each time. Most of the trailer is original, except for some appliances and plumbing (stove, refer, toilet and air conditioner). The upholstery is not original, but the gaucho couch and twin frames as well as cabinetry are. We intend to keep it the way we bought it until we have a chance to get to know it. So far it seems quite comfortable for two retirees who want go camping when we are not sailing.
We have enjoyed the forum, and have found it so helpful. Thank all of you that find time to contribute and answer questions.