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Old 07-01-2010, 10:45 AM   #1
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We've got a 1969 27" Land Yacht. We've had it seven years now maybe? Initially, it was kinda rough, two layers of wet carpet, 12 volt AC fridge, Air conditioner sounded like you were mixing concrete, permatex repair job on holding tank, and way groovy upholstery curtains and wallcoverings from '69.
Pulled carpet and got floor dried out; repaired soft spots around inner skin. Re-floored with wood laminate. Ditched upholstery; got new foam, sewed up some coverings.
A/C fridge got sent to house for beverage fridge. Got the Dometic to fill the hole. However, we wish they could delete the circuit board and just either run it propane with a pilot or AC voltage.
New A/C up top.
Rear bath, always an adventure. Tried to salvage the old tank but after a few trys, gave up and ordered one on line. Also had to replace as much of the floor as far as possible without gutting the bathroom and reinforce the belly under the tank
Fresh water supply is roll 1/2 inch copper that has seen a few freezes. Consequently, the pipe diameter is the same as 1/2 inch couplers, elbows etc. and has lead to some creative soldering.
Faded dealer sticker is from PA. Found some evidence that it may have ended up in Fla. (Yankee snowbirds?) and also via MS, perhaps as a hunting camper, before landing in southeast Tennessee.
Trailer sees service for family vacations, especially NC Outerbanks, and deer hunting adventures.

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Old 07-01-2010, 11:02 AM   #2
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Welcome Ben! We're glad you're here. Sounds like your Airstream has received lots of TLC over the past few years. Do you have any pictures to share?

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Old 07-01-2010, 11:38 AM   #3
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Welcome Ben,

Glad you're here with us and posting. Sounds like you've faced the standard trials and tribulations of vintage trailer ownership and survived.



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