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Old 02-15-2009, 01:00 PM   #15
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Our 78 Sovereign was beautiful to me, but yellowed inside from years of heavy smoking from it's previous owner. And I mean yellow. The best product that I used to clean the inside was Mean Green. Even after I used some of the other products, when I used it, more brown would run down my arm. I can't give much advice on plumbing, so that's all I have for you.
Welcome to Airstream Life. It will be very good to you and your family. Your unit can be anything that you want. Isn't it fun how they look so similar to other units on the outside, but when you step inside, are so totally personalized and unique. Have fun.
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Old 02-15-2009, 01:50 PM   #16
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Welcome! You certainly are in the right place for all things Airstream.

Welcome to the adventure!

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Old 02-15-2009, 02:12 PM   #17
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Just curious though, how is it a hippie dream? I ask because more than one of my friends has "hippie frank" or "hippie" as the listing on their cell phones for me.
Dude, have you ever been to Boulder or Golden, CO? If you had, it might be easier to understand the moniker...
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:46 PM   #18
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Far out! maybe we can trade peeks at each others' rigs someday. Peace and love- tim
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:56 PM   #19
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Ditto Hampstead38

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Very well put Hampstead38!!!
You'll get tons of good advice here - and quite a few heated opinions. IMHO, Hampstead38 gave you some of the best. THINK, THINK, THINK, plan & research a lot.

Draw up a formal plan (allow for slippage because doo-doo occurs). Involve the children even if they are just out of the cookie crumbler stage. They CAN help polish; if you need to patch the floor, their tiny persons can scoot under the Airstream and help daddy and mommy pick up dropped tools, and their shortness will come in handy if you want to apply tire black to the wheels!

The more they feel it is THEIR Airstream too, the more enjoyment you all will get out of it. OH, and start camping the minute you have a sound floor and no mouse droppings - kids just LOVE to make smores around a campfire and use their sleeping bags, even if it's in the driveway or a camping spot three miles from home.

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Old 02-15-2009, 05:00 PM   #20
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A 31 footer is not bad for a starter. In fact it is a good choice for most any need. I am starting in the Airstream field with a 72 Argosy 20 which is a shell with a home made entry door. There is a lot of work to do. There is almost no plumbing or electric left in it.
I have replaced the rotted flooring which was a lot of flooring. I have purchased a furnace, entry door, water heater, fantastic fan, and a few other itims. As basic things progress, I'll build a dinette and couch/bed frame. Soon I'll put more of it together and it will look like a real camping trailer.
Good luck as you progress with your project.
I don't look like a hippie any more.
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