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Old 03-14-2006, 11:32 AM   #15
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You might see if you can get the winter edition from last year of Airstream Life magazine, I did the article on Classic motorhomes, and I am sure you will find it good reading on the history.
Many unusual one or a few of a kind units were custom ordered, and as you research you will run across photos and descriptions of them.
From the NASA Astro van to Hearses, ambulances, taxis, limos, rolling computer labs, nedical and dental, etc. Since their original build a lot have been reconverted to motorhomes for family use, rolling studios. display mobiles, sales showrooms, and more.
The value of these is best stated as above= $15 - upper $20,000 for a 270 in great shape with what seems like a nice exterior finish, albeit an unusual paint scheme, and depending on the interior functionality and so on. The higher priced units are exceptional in condition and function.
Welcome aboard, we love to see "new" Classics in our midst!

also check out if you haven't yet;
www.airstreammotorhomes.com
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Old 03-14-2006, 01:39 PM   #16
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Now it has all the anemities of home. My wife, son, and I live in it. There have been alot of changes to the interior. It has a fridge, hot water tank, 2 sinks, shower, stove, power inverter, charger, and a convection/microwave. Also a T.V. and DVD player that I mounted in the false wall I built between the cab and the living area. Now, it's home.
hi cthilmo

wow that sounds cool.....you've done a full conversion.

and you are living in it? in montana?......neat.

i full timed in my 28 for 2 years.....it was fun.

we have another newer member here (davidh) also living in his; also in montana....

since it's such a little bitty state......you guys are probably neighbors...

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Old 03-14-2006, 03:30 PM   #17
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Bing that our R.V. is our home my wife and I are not comfortable posting the living side of our home on-line. Inviting strangers into my home is not something that I would recommend to anyone. It certainly isn't typical of any R.V. but it suites us perfectly. We use the front door as our entry into our living/bedroom. There is a wall built, of tounge and groove with a door, to seperate the cab from the living quarters. The wall we have mounted a Flat screen T.V. and a DVD player. We,ve cornered against that wall a heter. A little two seater kitchen table with stools sits against the drivers side wall before the kitchen counters and cabinets begin. The kitchen was built to be typical of any other R.V. with a sink, range, refigerator, and convection-microwave oven. The lower cabnits under the sink and counter top are mostly not useable due to the fresh water tank, hot water hearter, water pump, and suburban forced air furnace. We have two bigger cupboards that are open- one we use for a linen closet and the other for a pantry. There are no drawers in our R.v. so for the kitchen gadgets we use sterilite drawers and our clothes are kept in under bed storage totes under the futon. The back room consists of a set of bunk beds I built to fit - covering access to the back door. The spare tire in the very rear made a nice place to convert the top into a bookself for our son's books. Oppisite side of the bunk beds is the bathroom. There is nothing special in the bathroom - typical shower stall, sink and toilet My wife made some very nice curtains for the back that keep the same conture of the R.V. Maroon on the outside and Blue on the inside to match. We've put new carpet and linoleum throughout and wood accents. It's very nice and very comfortable and yes, very cramped but we wouldn't have it any other way!
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Hi CTHilmo, Thought I would chime in and say hello and welcome to the forums, I moved to MT last june, and am living in Kalispell. Sounds like you have done alot of work to your unit. it's just me and the Lab in mine plenty of room for the two of us, until he figures he's going to join me in the shower, half to draw the line there.
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