We have similar plans and I am trying to determine what my plans are for my 31' Airstream after our trip to the keys. My son and I are going to leave late July from Port Aransas, Texas headed to the Keys. ( It's my graduation gift to him). We're fishing all the way.
Now for my thoughts,..... I am completely rebuilding the '75 31' Sovereign
Land Yacht. I own a furniture and millwork manufacturing business where we restore boats and I've always wanted to do an Airstream. I decided it may be a good idea to restore this one, sell it on the trip, then locate another to bring back to South Texas and do it again. I am putting in all mahogany cabinets and floors. All new LED lighting, stereo, copper counter top, sinks, charger converter, axels, on and on and on.
I've emptied the trailer of all cabinets and will lay down floors tomorrow. The subfloor is in very good shape and I am resawing mahogany strips into 1/4" thick pieces and using waterproof adhesives to put down on existing plywood subfloor. As a highly recognized furniture designer and manufacturer in our area, I can assure you the Airstream will be incredible from a materials, design, and finish standpoint. My costs to renovate should be much less than most folks because my material cost, equipment, and shop labor experience and skills make this quick and easy.