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Old 03-13-2010, 01:34 PM   #1
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Just Picked up a '69 Airstream

Hello Everyone,
My wife and I just purchased a '69 Airstream. It is completely gutted and we are hoping to outfit it for use as a mobile film making studio. It is in great shape and I think will be a fun project. Looking forward to learning lots on this forum.
Tim and Joan
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:59 PM   #2
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Welcome to the family. With an empty shell, you have a clean canvas to build what you need. Just keep in mind things like weight and balance -- you don't want to exceed the Max Gross Weight and you need to balance your build-out so that there is 10-15% of the total weight at the trailer tongue or your towing experiences might be really exciting!

Most important thing is running gear -- brakes must work, wheels/tires balanced, tires in good shape.

Also, carbonated malt beverage storage and chill capacity is an often overelooked yet critical factor.

Enjoy,

mike
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:00 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums, Tim and Joan. You've come to the right place for all things Airstream. Hopefully you got a short one, because BC Ferries just jacked up their prices for over length vehicles!
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:05 PM   #4
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welcome Hockeyboy from a fellow '69 Safari-ite!

I just bumped an Old thread just for US:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f420...ere-13834.html

add yr name to the list!

one thing quirky 'bout my 69 is that all the appliances are on the streetside...it doesn't seem to affect towing or balance but I could see how better interior weight dist would be a good thing and with your tabula rasa maybe you can consider it... post PICTURES!

23 is a great size, we camp a family of 3 or 4 (w/guest) and love it..

PROPANE rocks! consider a prop 'fridge, save yr batteries..

looking forward to following your progress...
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