I'm happy to finally say I have a Airstream! I've wanted one for years but the dream wasn't obtainable until recently.
I've owned vintage trailers for years but never a AS. I also have a 55 Bellwood (which I'm selling) and a 63 Yellowstone. We attend 2-3 rallies/gatherings each year with them. I also have a newer teardrop. But 3 trailers is my limit, as our driveway can't accommodate any more. My husband is grateful for that or I might need an intervention otherwise.
When I started seriously looking at getting an AS, I looked at some of the newer models, particularly the 16' CCD with the front and rear wrap around windows (I love those windows!), but at the end of the day I simply couldn't afford one and to long term cost to finance one wouldn't have made good financial sense.
Then I came upon a vintage 59 Globetrotter (18 feet) that I could afford and loved the layout! I really wanted one with a rear bed across the back and voila...there it was. I went and saw it and after inspecting it and talking to the seller at length (who happens to be someone I know from another camping group) I bought it!
It has a bathroom with shower, on demand hot water heater and A/C that is in the storage area under the bed but it's ducted to blow to the front lounge area and also to blow in the bed area. It's actually a neat set up.
Now I'm in the process of giving it my own touches and doing things like making curtains, etc., and soon I plan on installing different flooring. Everything on the trailer is original except for the flooring and the faucet. I'm going to see if I can brighten up the original zolatone. It's a bit discolored here and there and has some worn spots. I hate to paint it but I have considered it. Just not sure how much I will damage the overall value of the trailer by doing so?
I've named this trailer my "Silver Lining".
Thank you for letting me join and I am finding this forum to be a huge wealth of info and so appreciate it!
Here are a few in-progress photos.