My new (old) AS
Hi all- great site! I have just purchased my 2nd Airstream...I sadly and foolishly sold my first one and have regretted it weekly ever since. been 10 yrs now.
This next one is a 29' 1970 International. But I think it would be listed as a 71 because the manufacturing date is 7- 70 on the door plate. The trailer was originally bought for use in ONT Canada and lived most of it's life there. I believe I may be the 3rd owner.I found it by chance on a side road when I pulled off the highway to switch fuel tanks on the truck. It was meant to be I guess. Most of the skin is in really good shape save for a few dents down low.
I am currently living in Newfoundland, which is an large island off Canada's East coast-Notorious for harsh weather down thru the ages. I fear that the old International may have suffered some during her 4 or 5 years here on "The Rock" as it's called.
So far I can only see evidence of one leak from the front roof vent , which has reduced the front couch to garbage. And she lost the rear window during Hurricane Leslie.
I've had some success with the appliances , except the water heater , which the PO didn't drain, and subsequently froze and split. I will replace it with an On-demand system.
Any way, looking forward to digging into this one. My first venture into the Airstream was a dream come true. but its too sad a story to tell on the first date...