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Old 06-09-2015, 08:35 AM   #1
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1976 Airstream International Sovereign 31'

Hey Everyone,

I am new to the forums and am currently undergoing a massive restoration on my 1976 Airstream International Sovereign 31'.

The airstream was recently purchased in Austin TX, and was driven back to Ontario, Canada. It has begun the massive restoration project where its being gutted down to the bare bones. Unfortunately at this stage I am unable to get it on a weigh scale for the pre-weight before we start building it up.

Does anyone know what the weight of a 31' International Sovereign weigh is completely gutted? - before I start purchasing materials for the big restoration build, I would love to know what the weight of this airstream is so i can use the gutted weight as my point of reference before I start buying my materials to keep the weight as low as possible.

Thanks in advance!

Tyler Jackson

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Old 06-12-2015, 01:50 PM   #2
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Do you maybe have a way to weigh all the stuff you took out? The (total weight - interior weight) answer is gonna be very difficult to come by, I'm thinking.

Weight-saving hints from my interior travails:
  • Use plywood instead of MDF.
  • Build a 2" x 2" frame for stuff (like my dinette) and clad it in 1/4" paneling.
  • Fill tires with helium. Well, OK, maybe not this one.
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