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Old 07-05-2014, 07:16 AM   #1
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I am Lisa, and I am totally new to the whole living in a trailer thing. I want/need to do a project as opposed to an already fabulous Airstream. I will be reading EVERYTHING. :-) I need to know what to look for (must be OK because can't be fixed kind of stuff) I need to know details from cosmetic stuff like how do you affix curtain rods to how to do electrical. Looking foward to lots of learning.
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Old 07-05-2014, 08:06 AM   #2
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Hi,
I am Lisa, and I am totally new to the whole living in a trailer thing. I want/need to do a project as opposed to an already fabulous Airstream. I will be reading EVERYTHING. :-) I need to know what to look for (must be OK because can't be fixed kind of stuff) I need to know details from cosmetic stuff like how do you affix curtain rods to how to do electrical. Looking foward to lots of learning.
Lisa
Lisa.

If you post a couple of photo's of what you have, along with the serial number, then a number of Forum members can better help you with suggestions.

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Old 07-05-2014, 08:22 AM   #3
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Sounds like you came to the right place if you are thinking Airstream. I did not buy a refurb or vintage but they are certainly nice. I can tell you that even from my own experiences so far that you will certainly grow in your level of maintenance ability. From your post it sounds as if you are willing to work!

From what I have read on the forum the hardest job is to replace a complete floor because you basically have to take the trailer apart- all cabinets out, shell off, etc. There are crafty people on here that have done that. That also requires a place to have the space to do all of that- the highest level of refurb. This is most common on older models but it all depends on how long a leak has been undetected.

I have found that everything seems difficult at first and, it is done differently- even the curtain attachments but there are some really nice people here to help.
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If you are looking for a "mature" unit, spend time in the Vintage trailer area. There is even an annual Vintage Trailer workshop where folks share their hands on experiences restoring units.

Sleepless nights now have a solution... read the forums!

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Welcome to the Alumaholics Annonomous! You can learn a lot in these forums, especially the maintenance and repair threads. When comes time to delve into a project , take lots of pictures and notes to make putting it back together easier. Have fun!


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Old 07-06-2014, 06:11 AM   #6
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Smile Thanks for Welcome!

@andy, I have nothing yet... Going to go see a'72 Ambassador today, though. First Airstream for me to examine in person.
@rodster, yes, I will be fixing one from the ground up. I have big plans, lol. We'll see what happens.
@switz, sleepless nights now have yet another cause, lol.
@tom, alumaholics. That's funny!
Y'all have a great day!
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Welcome to the forums Lisa! Good luck on your journey.
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