So I recently purchased my first home- An Airstream! I've enjoyed reading the informative posts on this site about everything, and I'd thought I'd contribute my adventure with my '78
So I had originally bought it with ideas of fresh paint and a little elbow grease... but I can't help myself the scope of work has expanded exponentially.
I started by taking out the front cabinetry, goucho, and all window coverings- I have in mind a totally different setup in the front area. In the process of taking it out, I fell into another problem... literally. I stepped back into a rotted section that collapsed a little underneath my foot. Subfloor replacement!
So as many streamers have complained, the original Univolt was going to drive me bonkers so that was the first order of business (btw it is my house... full timer in a remodel in a trailer! I must be nuts!) Replaced it with a Boondocker that is a quarter of the weight, size, and heat and virtually silent. Love that little metal box!
So here's what I'm looking at so far, starting just with the front of the trailer and as I wrap this up I'll be working my way back, as I live in it.
- Mount the battery boxes on the hitch
- Replace subfloor (and deal with whatever I find underneath!)
- Possibly replace front exterior panel where battery doors and univolt vents were located
- Remove interior dome endcap (hit my head way too many times.... plus slightly damaged as is)
- Replace endcap with aluminum “fan” of panels and other interior panels as well
- Window cleanup, sealing, and tinting
- Build built in L shaped couch/storage/bed
Once I get those handled *gulp* I'm going to be moving on to the kitchen! Hiyahhh!! Since I'm more of a design person rather than a technical engineering person, this is the style board I made to help me see the light at the end of this renovation tunnel. I can't wait to see it come together!