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Old 09-09-2015, 07:27 PM   #1
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Hello! We've been lurking here for a while now and thought we'd introduce ourselves. Bonnie and Wade from St. Petersburg, FL. First time Airstream/camper owners! We bought our 29' Ambassador Landyacht in April and have been working on her over the last several months in the hot sweltering Florida heat! We've officially named her Airhed.

We were going to buy just an average new camper and one day I saw her on Craigslist. After discussing and ogling over pictures for a couple of days we decided to take a look and I was in love in the first five minutes and she was ours!

We've been having "fun" dealing with the trials and tribulations of owning a 41 year old Airstream but are thrilled at being stewards of such and old beauty. We feel that the time, money and effort has been worth it thus far. Just the conversations alone that spark up wherever we go with curious people asking "what year is it?" and giving tours to those wondering "what does she look like on the inside?" has been thrilling :-) We've decided that we're so glad that we didn't by that new average camper :-) Okay we're Airstream "snobs" already. That didn't take long, lol.

Anyway, she's a work in progress and we're trying to keep her as original as possible while we work on getting her back into working order.

Here is a link to our blog which documents what we've been up to with our restoration.

Cheers!
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:37 PM   #2
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Hi from AZ. . . Welcome to the forum from a former Floridian, sounds like a great project ! Good luck & regards, Craig
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:47 PM   #3
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What a great story!
Welcome to the forum and greetings from central Kentucky. Congratulations on the Land Yacht. Do they still make those? How old is that? What does it look like inside?

What do they call Floridians that head north in the summer time? Lake birds???

Glad to have you here, be sure to post some pics of Airhed.
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Old 09-10-2015, 07:47 AM   #4
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hello and welcome

Nice camper, great work so far! what did you use to paint the bathroom counter? john
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:51 AM   #5
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Nice camper, great work so far! what did you use to paint the bathroom counter? john
Thank you! For the fiberglass sink/counter we used a Semi gloss white marine paint from West Marine. The smallest size you can get is quart and I used less than a 1/3rd of it. Kind of pricey but worth it.

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Greetings from SC. Thanks for the pictures.
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Airhed nice job on your trailer and blog. I particularly like the before and after photos.
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Our blog has been updated with additional remodel pics which include, new flooring, pantry makeover, curtains and more after pics.

http://bonfellow.blogspot.com/2015/0...landyacht.html
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