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Old 09-20-2005, 01:00 PM   #1
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I took my first trip this past weekend after spending the entire summer getting my 71 Overlander ready to go. All new carpet, upholstery, curtains, new tires, fixed RES, new l.p system, recharged a/c system, waxed, new zipdee awning, lots of elbow grease, and other endless details, including fix of rear end sag. Here are a couple of links to show the finished product.


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Old 09-20-2005, 01:30 PM   #2
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Wow! Your '71 Overlander looks like a new trailer! Is it really in that good condition? How was your first time out? Any problems? Dennis

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Old 09-20-2005, 01:55 PM   #3
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It looks really good now that it has all new interior coverings. The exterior looks excellent too, but it was a sad site when I purchased it earlier this summer. It was covered in algae and hadn't been cleaned for the past three years. It was used by a deer hunter during the winter months as a place to sleep. Surprisingly, all the appliances work flawlessly. It only had one major leak with the plumbing, but it was easily repaired. It also pays to use a professional upholsterer.

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Old 09-20-2005, 05:27 PM   #4
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Miles, you know, of course, that you can't simply tease us with a couple of pictures. We want details and lots of pics that show how you did it!


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Old 09-21-2005, 07:53 AM   #6
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I'll add a more comprehensive list of photos in the future. I didn't photo document the entire restoration process, but I have some before and after pictures. Thanks for the positive feedback. My family looks forward to many more trips in the Airstream. It was perfect fit for my small family.


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