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Old 04-28-2008, 06:52 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Luminati
Here's our new Marmoleum floor and new dinette. We ripped out the gaucho and said "see ya' later!" Absolutely no regrets! Ripped out the tan Berber carpeting also. Yes, cameront120, the Marmoleum looks good, is natural with no out-gassing, however it was a bear to install. It was expensive too. I'd say in our 25' Tradewind, it was approx. $600 (without labor, beer and swearing). It scratches easily too. You just need to be careful about little rocks. But, I love the look.


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Hey, I like your style

Here is another study in orange just to show a comparsion with the gaucho in place. This is Armstrong tiles in "pumpkin" they are much less labor then the marmoleum. I am sure the marmoleum is a much cleaner way to go as there are no seams. The color is fun but shows everything which maybe is good thing. Have to keep it clean......
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:34 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by safari62
Hey, I like your style

Here is another study in orange just to show a comparsion with the gaucho in place. This is Armstrong tiles in "pumpkin" they are much less labor then the marmoleum. I am sure the marmoleum is a much cleaner way to go as there are no seams. The color is fun but shows everything which maybe is good thing. Have to keep it clean......

I like yours also! There is something about l'orange. Your photo makes your AS look very spacious and your gaucho is one of the nicest I've seen. I guess we just didn't like sitting side-by-side on our gaucho, cranking our necks for conversation. Our '78 Int'l Tradewind had this side table that was tucked away next to the gaucho and it required more effort than I thought was worth it to set up. Only one person really had use of the table. Oh, well! Too late now.

On the other hand,, I would love to have a gaucho instead of the twin beds.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:58 PM   #31
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For what it's worth, I just picked up a new 2007 22 ft International CCD with front bed (under the wrap around windows.) the mattress has an odd curve to it to fit the Airstream but so far this is the BEST thing about the whole new rig.

I am towing it home on I-81 in VA and got a little tired after 350 miles so I pulled into a rest stop and took a nap. I was out like a light in five minutes. Best mattress I've ever had in an RV, despite many little complaints uncovered already about this rig. I had a 1986 32 ft Excella for 8 years, the bed wasn't very good at all and I spent the first two year "fixing & fastening" stuff that should have been done correctly at the factory. I've only had this one a couple of days and already I've found a 1/4 inch gap in the aluminum seam that allows outdoor light to "illuminate" the storage cabinet space under the bed ! Airstreams are very nice for lots of ego boosting reasons or I wouldn't have bought another one--both purchased new--but they are slapped together just like the lesser brands when it comes to little things. I'm not complaining, just explaining... I'd still rather pull an AS than anything else. Between AS rigs i had a Jayco for 5 years and there is no comparison for long haul towing.
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:03 AM   #32
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It's not that I hate the look of the gauchos - in fact, I quite like them - it's the comfort factor that I hate. We tried the whole memory foam toppers - but even that was not helpful - the bed just doesn't seem to want to really lay flat...besides, I think I like the look of the dinette as well as the practicality of it (for us)....The rear gaucho will stay, but the previous owner had tried to make a bunk bed over it, thereby taking out the top storage compartments and leaving a hole...I'd like to be able to fix that and make it look nicer....
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:00 PM   #33
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I went through the same issues this year. Decided on a floating cork floor, and pulled out the miserable couch and built a dinette up front. Here is the link posted on this forum recently:
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:38 PM   #34
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I have refurbished three Airstreams in the last 2 years and have put a basic and relatively inexpensive (less than $1.00 US per square foot) in all of them and vinyl stick down tiles in the bathroom. I have found it easiest to take out the beds and in each of my cases also took out the non-functioning fridge. I use paper towels to trace the front curves and then a router or jigsaw to cut the front curved pieces. I then use a beige caulk to "trim" out the edges.

As for the lack of comfort. One trailer I bought eggshell material and another simply started with new foam. In the one I used eggshell material I used fitted sheets over the top and a nice comforter and kept the eggshell foam on all of the time--much easier than trying to store it.

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