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Old 05-23-2013, 07:28 AM   #1
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After looking for about three years we finally bought an Airstream. I am sure I will have many questions as I do a restoration. We plan on taking out the original carpet and replacing it with a wood floor of some sort. What do you guys recomend?

I will post some pics when we bring her home on Tuesday.

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Old 05-23-2013, 08:31 AM   #2
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Welcome, can't wait to see your photos.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:29 PM   #3
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Congratulations!

Looking forward to seeing your photos. Imagining a big and yet fun project.

Good luck!
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:49 PM   #4
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After looking for about three years we finally bought an Airstream. I am sure I will have many questions as I do a restoration. We plan on taking out the original carpet and replacing it with a wood floor of some sort. What do you guys recomend?

I will post some pics when we bring her home on Tuesday.

Thanks Sam
Wonderful! Now specifics please. Year, length, features, condition? How big a restoration do you anticipate?
And don't forget to update your profile.

I think we ought to have an official rite for new restorers - sort of like a college frat/sorority initiation. Of course anything involving putting POR-15 on your skin would be forbidden as hazing (you'll find out!).

Welcome aboard for the long strange trip!

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Old 05-23-2013, 06:45 PM   #5
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It's a 1976 Ambassador 29'. The trailer is in very good condition. Stored inside for the last 10 years. No dents, everything works and the awnings are perfect. I took a pick and tested the floor in many spots and I didn't find any soft spots. I don't even feel like camping this weekend in my old Jaco. i will post pics as soon as I get it home.

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Old 05-23-2013, 08:02 PM   #6
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Hey sam
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Live just down the road (mile north of fleet). Let me know if you need any help.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:27 PM   #7
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There are a number of threads (strings of messages) here discussing and showing photo's of flooring replacements. Try the "Search" tab in blue bar at top, and type in key words like flooring or bamboo or hardwood and you'll see them listed...

Answer to your question is that members putting in wood have tended to go for either bamboo flooring or composite/engineered wood flooring, including products like Bellawood or Pergo or a dozen other brands... Mixed opinions about running boards lengthwise or crosswise, but you will need foam underlay and moldings.. May spend more for professional install than cost of material, so no need to look for cheapest products.. Some have elected to leave carpet in bedroom and wood in kitchen/dinette area.. Children and pets may alter that decision.. Similarly bathroom floor may get wetter than other parts of trailer, and might remain sheet vinyl floor under carpet.. Lots of possibilities, but do it the way you want it and enjoy it for years!
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:39 PM   #8
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Live just down the road (mile north of fleet). Let me know if you need any help.
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I am 4 miles north of Jordan park on Y! Small world!
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:57 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forums. You are in for a great ride.

Very wise to look for 3 years. I don't have that kind of patience.

We put in cork and are happy so far. It floats, so if we don't like it
I can remove it in less than 30 minutes.

Put in what you like.

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Old 05-31-2013, 08:10 PM   #10
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As I promised here is a pic. More to come. The interior is all original. Plans are to completly redo the interior with new cabinets and floor.

I could use some advice on painting the interior walls or stripping off the vinal. Also some help on how to make the old yellow bathroom look better.

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Hey sam
Cant wait to see your epics. Stop by on your way to town I'm at 465 Brill. We are currently getting ready for a camping trip to Co Ut and NM. Leaving Monday. Love to see your trailer.
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