Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-29-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
gmaof20's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Boyne City , Michigan
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 44
Newbie Shower Question +1

Hi, I'm new here, brand new, so hope I am doing this right:

I actually have 2 questions. In my quest for an Airstream I came across a Streamline. The resemblance to the AS makes me wonder if there is a relationship? Is this a good trailer? The price is phenominal but I'm not interrested if it is not a good quality invenstment.

My second question does involve an AS: I have located a nice one, but it needs a new shower. Does anyone know where I can locate a shower for an AS. Everything I find is square and I am concerned about the difficulty in making it fit.

if I end up with the Streamline...can I still hang around here?

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
gmaof20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2011, 08:03 PM   #2
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmaof20 View Post
Hi, I'm new here, brand new, so hope I am doing this right:

I actually have 2 questions. In my quest for an Airstream I came across a Streamline. The resemblance to the AS makes me wonder if there is a relationship? Is this a good trailer? The price is phenominal but I'm not interrested if it is not a good quality invenstment.

My second question does involve an AS: I have located a nice one, but it needs a new shower. Does anyone know where I can locate a shower for an AS. Everything I find is square and I am concerned about the difficulty in making it fit.

if I end up with the Streamline...can I still hang around here?

Thanks!
Streamline has been gone for many years.

Therefore if you need genuine parts, forget it, as they don't exist.

At least with Airstream, the factory still carries many parts for trailers 30 to 40 years old.

Additionally, a few commercial vendors have many parts for the older trailers, that Airstream no longer has.

Streamline is a decent trailer, "BUT" original stuff is history for them.

Andy
__________________

__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2011, 08:10 PM   #3
Top
Always learning
 
Top's Avatar
 
1972 29' Ambassador
1962 19' Globetrotter
1951 21' Flying Cloud
Central , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,779
Images: 24
Blog Entries: 2
Send a message via Yahoo to Top
Welcome!
Streamlines are good quality trailers. Many will argue better than an Airstream. What year of Airstream are you looking at with the shower problem? Anything can be done with enough time, patience and money.
Everyone is welcome here. There are many "Vintage Kin" owners here on the forums. Good luck with your search for a perfect trailer for you!
__________________
Lance

Work is never done, so take time to play!
Top is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2011, 08:44 PM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
gmaof20's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Boyne City , Michigan
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 44
Smile

thank you all for answering so quickly!

I have yet to see the paperwork, but am pretty sure it is a 1971 29' Empress. it is in good solid shape, no leakes or tears, solid flooring. there are 2 small "tree kisses" on the top-side, but the body is in great shape. i will however, need to find a door as there are a few wrinkles. Is this going to be impossible? it's not so bad I can't live with it, would just rather not.

I want to remove the "small" shower and put in a shower/tub combo. I am not as concerned about original as I am comfort. I want to add as many bells as whistles as I can afford because we plan to spend 2-3 months at a time in our "vacation cabin"
__________________
gmaof20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2011, 08:45 PM   #5
Moderator
 
Kevin245's Avatar

 
Vintage Kin Owner
... , ...
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 9,386
Images: 9
Streamline is a great marquee. They're out of business but that would not deter me as most vintage trailers are long ago orphaned by their builders. While off the shelf parts are all but gone you'll be surprised what can be located on the internet. Just because you own something other than an Airstream doesn't mean that you're not welcome here.


Here's a link to TCT's website that gives a brief about Streamline.

streamline [Tin Can Tourists Wiki]
__________________

"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."

Eleanor Roosevelt

Kevin245 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2011, 08:46 PM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
gmaof20's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Boyne City , Michigan
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 44
Gosh...you asked about the AS. Not sure of the year on this one yet. Will be talking on Saturday. I just wanted to look at some showers online tonight
__________________
gmaof20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2011, 08:47 PM   #7
Moderator
 
Kevin245's Avatar

 
Vintage Kin Owner
... , ...
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 9,386
Images: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmaof20 View Post
..i will however, need to find a door as there are a few wrinkles. Is this going to be impossible? it's not so bad I can't live with it, would just rather not.
Depending on how bad the door damage is you may be able to re-skin it rather than replace. Have any photographs?
__________________

"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."

Eleanor Roosevelt

Kevin245 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2011, 08:15 PM   #8
2 Rivet Member
 
gmaof20's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Boyne City , Michigan
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 44
Smile

I got the Streamline...couldn't walk away from a GREAT deal I will have pictures this weekend if all goes well.

I hope to get it home and begin tearing away years of grime. There is a lot of work to do, but it seems the bones are good. Everything works, but I will be replacing all of the appliances and bathroom fixtures. The carpet is a mess and some of the wall covering is damaged, so it will need to come out too. I cannot wait to get started!

We would really like to have a larger shower and I am willing to sacrafice one of the closets to get it. I notice that the shower is rounded at the top. is there an outlet for these showers or will I need to modify one of the sqaure ones that are readily available?

thanks for any and all advice anyone can offer
__________________

__________________
gmaof20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
shower, streamline, replace


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie Question Kd9 2011 - 2015 International 57 09-14-2015 08:08 PM
Shower drain question 27FB Gringo 2011 - 2015 International 14 12-17-2011 02:32 PM
Newbie Dumb Question shebeen 1975 Overlander 6 07-07-2011 02:51 PM
Newbie With Question About Floorplans Mr.Bill Buyer Guidelines 24 06-27-2011 07:55 PM
'nuther newbie AS question re: RV parks.. Gringo On The Road... 18 05-26-2011 08:47 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.