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Old 09-27-2008, 08:20 PM   #15
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Welcome to AirForum, Deb!

I wish you the best with the project you have decided to take on. If your plan really means that you will live in the trailer all year round, then I think that despite the relatively warm (for Canada) climate of Salt Spring, you are after all in Canada, so I would suggest reading some of the winter stories you can find here. I don't think the Airstream was really designed for wintering in the winters we can have here, but then, I don't normally live in the outdoors, as you mentioned you do.

Best of luck!
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:29 PM   #16
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ohmygosh everyone is so nicely & helpful - THANK U!!!! from debfit

I am blown away by all the replies from everyone and all the great advice. I'll be kept busy for sure doing my (thanks to all-of-U) more narrowed down search for my Airstream.

It's really not that cold here in the Winters on Salt Spring. Quite lovely actually but soggy ... yes. Not that I mind. I'd much rather go for a run in the rain than icy cold temperatures any day.

I'm going to go thru all the responses right now to my post and see what I can find. I really don't mind spending the extra $ for new. It's more important to me to find the one that suits my personality best. And an Airstream that I don't have to restore. I wouldn't even know where to start to restore one, yet. Maybe one day, once I've had my (first) Airstream for a while and then I can think about getting one to restore.

OK - off now to do research. THANKS AGAIN! Y'all are so nice!!
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:42 PM   #17
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Deb, click on the "Classified" tab at the top of the page. About the sixth listing down is a 2006 31 foot trailer which is located in Nelson, B. C. It is already outfitted with most everything one would need to use it in a colder climate and it is nearby. Check it out.
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Hi! - Thanks for telling me about this but I can't find it?? I checked in 'Classifieds' and did a search for 2006. Hummm I just don't see it.
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:49 PM   #18
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Hi! - Thanks for telling me about this but I can't find it?? I checked in 'Classifieds' and did a search for 2006. Hummm I just don't see it.
I think this is the one he was talking about.
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:02 PM   #19
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Wow Deb
Here's your life altering Airstream!
$79,500
Nice looking trailer with a nice truck AND the best hitch available...a HAHA!
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:23 PM   #20
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Deb... Welcome to the forums... Yes, it is a nice bunch of folks, isn't it? And they only get better. You'll find that out as you hang around and get to know them...

By the way...that 31' AS looks great...it could be just the one! Kinda like falling off a log.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:36 PM   #21
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1970 Land Yacht Airstream before & after pics

Hi Everyone!

It's DEBFIT from Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada. Well I did it! Last time I was on here I was looking for a 'minty used Airstream'. And I found a 22' Land Yacht - a cute little gem on craiglsist. I have been spending the past 4 months giving her make-over.

Her name is Jewels and she's nearly finished! She is going to be my office~girly space to retreat to. Here's a few before & after pics that I thought you might like to take a peak at.

Not sure if I uploaded the photos correctly ... but if you would like to see more pics you may visit me on facebook where I've posted a bunch more and made them 'public' ... so you don't need to be a member of facebook to see them. My profile name is 'debfit' and you should be able to see all of them.

And a shout-out to Kristiana of Silver Trailer, my desk was inspired by hers.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:02 PM   #22
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Congrats on a wonderful make-over, Deb! So, does this mean that you're living in it now, too? Sure hope you didn't get the kind of snow they did in Victoria and Vancouver!

It looks grrrrrrrrrreat!!
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:31 AM   #23
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Here is a Canadian dealer...

Can-Am RV > Home

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Hi Deb -- This dealer is located just outside London, Ontario, and we just visited them last Oct. They used to be exclusively Airstream, but are now more into the newer big boxy 'Some Other Brand' trailers. He still carries some Airstreams, but not like he used to. He actually has a 1965 restored vintage unit in the showroom. Very nice.
We found our vintage beauty just sitting in the PO's yard, overgrown in cedar trees. Knocked on the door, and lo and behold, he was willing to sell it. After all, he was only using it for storage anyway. Since we purchased it, we have done it up 'our way'. Have fun in your search for your unit and enjoy! !
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:08 AM   #24
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Thanks for the compliment! I love her!! And yes I will be living in her in the winter. I'm using a liquid-filled radiator type of heater (was a recommendation) from the this thread on the forum. That works really well for 'normal' winter temps. On the unseasonal colder days I've used another little heater.

In the spring I want to look into getting the airstream's propane heat up and running properly but right I had so much to take restoring and reno'ing to do that I decided to shelf that.
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debfit: truly a job well done !! Looks great and i'm sure it fits you with all the nice changes. Congrats !!
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