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Old 02-09-2015, 02:13 PM   #1
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Rumble Strip Ramblings: Alice Reno!

I am starting this thread to share our renovations of our 1982 31 foot Excella that we named Alice.


We bought our Airstream, Alice, off a Craigslist add from a great guy named Al.
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Old 02-09-2015, 02:53 PM   #2
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Welome aboard!! The fun is about to begin. This is the place to get help and thoughts about your upcoming reno. I had a lot of help when I did out 1976. Most of it was good, and some of it great. Chris
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:39 PM   #3
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Demoing the Gaucho Couch

@CBWELL Thanks! I have been lurking on the forums for a few months but I am excited to become a more active member.

The first thing we demoed in Alice the Airstream was the Gaucho Couch











for more pics and info you can check out our blog post about removing the couch here.
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Nice pictures, i like how you got multi pics in one shot.
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:00 PM   #5
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Taking out curtains

The curtains were old, water damaged and stinky so they had to go.





Let there be light!


more info on how we demoed the curtains on our blog.
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:02 PM   #6
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Demoing the Rear Bedroom

First we removed the curtains.


Then we started to demo the beds.




Under the carpet we found rotted subfloor


The end table came out after the beds.


We were left with rotted floors and mouse droppings, mouse poison and mouse repellent. No dead mouse bodies yet!


More photos and info on the bedroom demo on our blog.
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:37 PM   #7
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Correction: 1984 not 1982
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:39 PM   #8
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Is Alice a mid bath? If it is the window layout looks different from my 82.

Yours look to be the same size and my bathroom window is small.
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:40 PM   #9
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I think that just answered my question.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:48 AM   #10
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I think that just answered my question.
Alice is an 84, twin bed rear bedroom. I miss typed the first post and couldn't figure out how to edit it.
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Old 02-18-2015, 10:04 AM   #11
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Nice trailer. You have a lot to work with.
I have replaced floors in two trailers before. You will likely find the leak for the rotted floor was caused by:
1.) battery box
2.) panoramic window
3.) long vertical seam
4.) lower beltline

Make it a point to put time in your schedule to recaulk the entire trailer when the weather warms up.
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The custom fit curtains for the Airstream make a big difference when refurbishing. Here is a place to have new custom fit Airstream curtains/Drapes made by a company that has been doing this for a long.

Drapes For Airstream and Argosy Trailers


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The curtains were old, water damaged and stinky so they had to go.





Let there be light!


more info on how we demoed the curtains on our blog.
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Congrats, welcome aboard and keep taking pics!!! Love that you share!

Good luck!
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:01 AM   #14
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@crispyboy Thanks! I am sure we will have loads of questions once we get to the subfloor issues.

Nice trailer. You have a lot to work with.
I have replaced floors in two trailers before. You will likely find the leak for the rotted floor was caused by:
1.) battery box
2.) panoramic window
3.) long vertical seam
4.) lower beltline

Make it a point to put time in your schedule to recaulk the entire trailer when the weather warms up.
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