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Old 09-03-2009, 01:20 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Always wanted an Airstream!

We are new to the Airstream community and were very happy to see so much activity and information on the forum. We always wanted and AirStream and finally found one last week! It's a 1988 29 foot Excella. We purchased it from a very nice couple that had put a lot of work into it already. Now we would like to put our own touches in. The first thing I want to do is remove the carpet and put in "wood" floors. They had replaced the carpet, so we can live with it for now. We will take our time. Also would like to re-cover the sofa bed. It is a 1988 and of course it has all that 80's mauve going on. I will be searching more after we get started. Keep the information coming.

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Old 09-03-2009, 01:29 PM   #2
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There are a lot of good folks in this forum.

We all like photo's too.

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Old 09-03-2009, 01:48 PM   #3
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Welcome to the site and Airstream living. You will find answers here. Congratulations again.
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:00 PM   #4
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Sounds like you found the right "source" for information! Welcome!
We have a 1989 Excella 1000 29' that is new to us since Mar. The PO put in the Pergo type wood floors and updated the counter tops before we purchased it. The wood floors are great for quick clean up, but a bit on the cool side for Fall camping. I put a few runners down and it is perfect! You will enjoy yours, I am sure!
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:17 PM   #5
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Congrats, it sounds like it was well taken care of. It will be fun to put your own touches to it.

Personally, I like carpet. My carpet is just set in place, so if I need to I can easily pull it out and clean it (or dry it, like when I had a water leak and it got soaked). It will be easy to pull out and use as a pattern to replace it when I need to also. And it's nice to walk on barefoot, even if there's a bit of camping dirt on it.

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Old 09-03-2009, 02:26 PM   #6
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Welcome! We love our Excella and I'm sure you love yours. Lot of helpfull folks here, do not be afraid to ask for help.
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:30 PM   #7

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Looks like a terrific start too your new adventure. We require Photo's.

Another vote for carpet, I like it cuz' h-wood is is all over 'da house.
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:45 PM   #8
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Welcome! Congrats on your AS. You are certainly at the right spot! Enjoy adding your touches to it......I bought the laminate flooring, just haven't put it in yet..........
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:45 AM   #9
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Now if I can only figure out how to maneuver around this site! I do have a couple of "before" pictures I would like to post. I'll get there. Thanks for the warm welcome.
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Old 09-04-2009, 08:13 AM   #10
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

First off, welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

Congratulations on your new baby. You're going to love Airstreaming.

Are you new to RVing, also? There is a learning curve, but you can get the answers here.

Get out there and try out your new baby. You will then be able to make a better determination of what you want to do to her.

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Old 09-04-2009, 09:41 AM   #11
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Thanks Brian! Here is a pic of our "new" airstream. We have been camping since 1978, when my husband and I camped across the US in just a van, a table top grill and a bottle of wine a night! Ahhh, what memories We have owned a popup, and 2 other travel trailers. Always doing a double take when we saw the Airstream. I guess you would call this good timing. We were sorta looking but not needing another trailer. Besides, we are new "empty nesters" and find that we have the time to play with a new project. I like the idea of taking it out first before we change anything. Thanks for the tip. Even if we only camp in the driveway!
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