My name is Richard I have a wife Leanna and two daughters in college. We live in San Angelo Texas
Always wanted an Airstream but they just don't make one that does what I want.
So I built one... In the process of putting finishing touches on it now.
I have been lurking on the forum for the last several months trying to learn all I could about the trailers. I finally purchased the 07 19' in April and she followed me home from the Dallas area to San Angelo.
Even after viewing many threads about al the issues that can arise I still let my emotions get the better of me and bought the trailer because it was the one I was looking for. Then we get home start playing with the new toy and realize there are a few issues. Soft spot in floor under dinette, water leaks in plumbing several places including pump from obvious freeze, and odd s and ends type stuff inside and out.
Fixed all but the floor it is only a spot about the size of basketball and under dinette where you never stand.
A few of the things that AS does not offer on a standard trailer that i require and or desire....lots of storage, more fresh water, more propane, more battery power, generator, air compressor,propane BBQ grill, and a way to haul all our different toys.
I'm not new to rv's or even custom made toy haulers but this is my first AS.
I know that some are going to be appalled that I molested such a beautiful little camper..... But I do not see it that way... I see it as putting the little 19' to good use providing fun and pride for years to come.
There are still some cosmetic touches to be made such as covering up the wheel wells, cleaning the front jack areas up a little to look smother, and transitioning the toy hauler portion into the trailer a little cleaner.
Few of the specs
75 gallons fresh water
40 gallon propane tank
40 feet of aluminum storage boxes
18 x 8.5 feet deck for toys
Quick connects for propane grill and air hose
Onan propane 5500 ( I have a welder , plasma torch, and air compressor need large generator plus it uses about the same fuel at half load as a smaller one at full load)
Two truck batteries
Hurricane tool chest under tongue
2 7500 pound torsion axles
Converted half of lights to LED so far
Bambi is a special edition sport ...the best I can tell its like a flying cloud package( some of you guys will no doubt know more on this)
Trailer built specifically for this project.
Anyway thought I would say thanks and share as this forum has been a help to me with this project.