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Old 06-17-2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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Our '78 Sovereign

When we got our Airstream it was all original and I thought it just needed a real good cleaning. Unfortunately there was no way to get rid of the rat smell and droppings without pulling everything out. It ended up being a much bigger project than we originally thought! My dad and I did the remodel. We removed all the propane and everything is electric. The tall red cabinets are from Ikea and are for entertainment centers. We placed them in front of the wheel wells so we didn't have to cut the backs. We did trim the tall cabinet to fit the curve of the ceiling. The sink cabinets are some older cabinets we had and just painted red. The bed is from Ikea and pulls out into a king, it also has huge drawers for storage. We primed and painted and walls white and used the grooved plywood on the kitchen walls. We also put laminate floors throughout. No bathroom pics since we did not remodel anything this year except a new toilet.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:14 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums and thanks for the pictures! Interesting if I did that the wife would give me like half a heart beat to make it look like a yard is it the way that you like it? Did you check (removing a wall panel) to ensure that the critters are not in the walls? All in all it looks really good.
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It had been sitting empty for six years so the critters came and went!
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As you read through some of the restor threads on the forums you will come across phrases like the rodent highway and simply the tunnels. If you notice the smell either come back or remain as more than a memory then, find a wall panel that you can see the top and both side edges and remove the rivets from that panel. If there is no smell or funny noises then disregard! If you do then read some more and get rid of the critters!
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It had been sitting empty for six years so the critters came and went!
Hi KaseyTX! Good to meet you. I'm right there with ya in terms of the rodent smell. I'm gutting mine right now, too. I caution you: the smell might get worse before it improves....especially on a hot day. At one point, I could smell the urine from the kitchen door and that's not cool at ALL!

Hang in there- you'll take comfort knowing that all traces of the little so&so's have been removed. It's worth it!
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