I apologize, I introduced myself as I asked a question under the repairs section instead of doing it the correct way. Let me try this again.
My husband, Russ, and I just purchased our first airstream this past week. It is a total fixer upper. We found it on craigslist. It is a 1965
Overlander International twin bed layout. It has broken windows, stuff growing on the roof, skeletons of small vermin inside, bugs, rotting wood, etc.
You get the picture, kinda gross right now. Russ drove 14 hours to pick it up and drove home the following day. We only dropped a small piece of the belly pan and Russ strapped up the toilet before it completely fell out the back.
. But... it towed straight and easy in spite of four very old rotting tires.
We just fixed up a small 15' Serro Scotty camper this year, used it a bunch, and decided it was just too small for our growing family. We set our heart on an airstream and sold our Scotty. We have two boys, 12 and 14, and four large dogs (3 deaf and 1 hearing).
Russ and I love projects and are already enjoying working on our new airstream. After a good wash to remove the vegetation on the roof, it already looks tons better! Yesterday we started removing the interior and got all out except the bathroom. Most of it is good for templates only as all the wood is rotted. The floor is in surprisingly good condition but we will have to replace some of it too. The frame appears solid except a rusted area near the door steps which will have to be repaired/welded.
We are starting on the windows (hence my window question in the repairs section) and have a few minor repairs to do of the skin. Luckily our neighbor worked on airplanes for years and has most of the supplies needed. More importantly, he has offered to help us with repairs.
I am sure we will have tons of questions as we move along.
Jenn and Russ