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Old 04-05-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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Well, finally bought an Airstream 1968 30FT Sovereign-WOHOO!!!

OK, I am not new, but not a poster either until now. I have been lurking for a while and watching ad learning. Well, a guy I know has a 30ft Sovereign/ 1968 and I think we have a deal. I have a few things to take care of including a construction project, but by June or July, this trailer will be here at my place.

Its in decent shape and has a few missing items and a couple of dents. Its a rear bath mod with twins and a front room and actually a nice size kitchen area and fridge. Our plans are to restore it with more modern appliances and update some of the interior, paint, new aluminum and maybe some painted metal trim, we shall see.

I am no expert on Airstreams and appreciate any help with question on the threads I already started. However I can build a home and build hot rods (all mopars) so I figure an Airstream is the perfect choice. My wife and daughter are very much a apart of this and will be helping and deciding on what to do, ect.

We currently live in Northern Nevada and at 46 last year I retired from Law Enforcement, but as the economy went, I crossed over the line (workwise) and work as an officer in the peoples republic of California for the time being, until we can restore this trailer, sell the home and move to Cambridge Idaho, where I have 175 acres.
Our plans are to get this pole barn completed and a small living apartment on the property, then travel in this Airstream for how ever long we desire and make sure Idaho is where we want to be, who knows what we will discover.

Like most here, we are tired of excess and a big mortgage and once in Idaho, will have none or very little. So traveling will be our main deal. My 15 year old daughter is home schooled so keeping up on that will be no effort and it will be time to see America in an Airstream.

He are a few pics of out project and the rear sag testing method suggested by folks on here.

Now, I need a new user name as this one is for my darg car and doe snot match the trailer. My wife and daughter will help me with that.

Dave, Linda and Danii Brown.
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Old 04-05-2009, 03:45 PM   #2
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Sounds like a fine future plan. Where in Idaho is Cambridge (generally)? We've explored east and central Idaho (Stanley area), but we've not yet been far north or all the way west. We love what we've seen. ~G
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Congratulations on your new adventure Dave!

Looks like you've got a neat family project on your hands!

You have certainly found the right place for all things Airstream

The journey is the destination!

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PS, is Cambridge north of Downey?
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Good looking coach and daughter; we cruise Idaho a lot; you're close to Hell's Canyon; we'll be up there next month.
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Old 04-05-2009, 04:34 PM   #5
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1968 was a very good year......my son was born that year and that is the year of our Ambassador............I am sure you will have lots of fun with all the surprises your Airstream will bring. Welcome to the family. paula
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Cambridge is on US 95 in west-central Idaho, about 110 miles from Boise. It is only about 25 miles from the head of Hell's Canyon of the Snake River. Idaho Power maintains some excellent camp-grounds in this area, one at Brownlee reservoir, one at Oxbow dam, and a third near Hell's Canyon dam. It is one of our favorite places.

Cambridge itself is in a beautiful setting, surrounded by mountains. Since the lumber mill closed a few years ago it has had some hard times. There are some good property deals up around that area.

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Congratulations on your purchase and welcome from Florida.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:17 PM   #8
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Love the 68 Sovereign!

We have had ours about 11 years or so, been all over with it. It is still the best trailer in our fleet! Congrats on picking up a GREAT trailer.
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Cambridge is on US 95 in west-central Idaho, about 110 miles from Boise. It is only about 25 miles from the head of Hell's Canyon of the Snake River. Idaho Power maintains some excellent camp-grounds in this area, one at Brownlee reservoir, one at Oxbow dam, and a third near Hell's Canyon dam. It is one of our favorite places.

Cambridge itself is in a beautiful setting, surrounded by mountains. Since the lumber mill closed a few years ago it has had some hard times. There are some good property deals up around that area.

Gene

Yes, you are correct. I bought the 175 acres approx 5 years ago and also have a small commercial lot in Midvale Idaho. future home of ???? maybe an antique place, or Nostalgia store like a petrolina Gasoline ally kind of place or a mopar buying spot or Airstream buying location??????

Here is a pic of a potential Rally spot???????? This is on my small pond area. Its the lower area, near a pole barn I am curently building as storage for this trailer when living there.

Dave
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