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Old 07-30-2013, 12:17 AM   #71
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I can personally confirm that I have seen two 1985s and one 1986 Airstream with OSB flooring and a 1979 and a 1994 with plywood flooring.

Summarizing the "vintage" applications from reading this thread, it seems that Airstream used OSB for flooring from 1985 at least into 1993, but stopped at least for a while beginning in 1994 (possibly during 1993) before restarting in the 2000's for at least some models.

What I would like to know is what did Airstream use for flooring in 1980 through 1984 (the early Thor years)? OSB or real plywood? Owners or others with information about these years please speak up. Thanks.

As the Vintage Airstream Club Historian, this seems like a fact I should know the answer to. That plus when I look for my next vintage trailer, I want to avoid OSB. Am I limited to 1979 and before or 1984 and before, or something in between? Thanks again.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:57 AM   #72
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I did some searching on this site a found a little additional information on OSB usage in early 1980's Airstreams. This thread confirms that OSB was used on a 1984 Airstream Motorhome:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...ded-83372.html

This thread implies that OSB may have been used on a 1983 Airstream Motorhome without stating so directly:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f142...rs-106206.html

I could find nothing about OSB usage before 1983 and nothing about OSB usage on Airstream trailers in 1983 and 1984. That said, I also found nothing that confirms plywood was used for flooring in 1980 to 1984 either. I do not want to make any assumptions.

I continue to look forward to responses from Owners of 1980 to 1984 Airstream trailers and motorhomes confirming if their Airstream has OSB or plywood floors. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:36 AM   #73
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My 90 Excella has OSB. My AS has spent its life in Arizon and Southern California and has held up well.
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I did some searching on this site a found a little additional information on OSB usage in early 1980's Airstreams. This thread confirms that OSB was used on a 1984 Airstream Motorhome:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...ded-83372.html

This thread implies that OSB may have been used on a 1983 Airstream Motorhome without stating so directly:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f142...rs-106206.html

I could find nothing about OSB usage before 1983 and nothing about OSB usage on Airstream trailers in 1983 and 1984. That said, I also found nothing that confirms plywood was used for flooring in 1980 to 1984 either. I do not want to make any assumptions.

I continue to look forward to responses from Owners of 1980 to 1984 Airstream trailers and motorhomes confirming if their Airstream has OSB or plywood floors. Thanks in advance.

I recently had a 1984 27' Sovereign in my shop with plywood sub-floor. Very thin 1/2" ply, but not OSB.

Perryg114 has a 1981 Excella with plywood subfloor.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:02 PM   #75
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My 1984 Excella 500 has a plywood sub floor.

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Looked at a 84 Excella 30 the other day, said it was in good shape.
Showed up - it was so bad it needed a shell off resto.....good old OSB
Also looked at a 5th wheel AS (at least he was honest about condition)...it was so bad I recommended he turn it into a AS Horse Trailer....OSB again
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Thanks Lance, Dan & Del,
It looks like 1984 may have a been a transition year from plywood to OSB, with some of both reported.

I am not sure what to make of the post that suggested a 1983 Airstream Motorhome may have also had OSB. Maybe I read too much into that post. Or were both types of flooring used both years, or did Motorhomes change to the "new" floor material a year or more before Airstream trailers?

Hopefully more people with 1982, 1983, and 1984 Airstreams will weigh in on whether their Airstream has plywood or OSB for floors.
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My 2000 25' Safari has plywood.
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My '90 25' Excella has OSB. Fortunately no signs of leaks or floor deterioration.

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OSB flooring, or "How trailers melt in the rain."

I had forgotten about this thread until another member started a new thread asking close to the same question. OSB stands for "Oriented Strand Board" (which we called "chip board" when I was a kid).

I will ask again: if you haven't already post the info (and you have OSB flooring info), please let me know your year and model of AS TT and I will do a summary next month.

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So if I understand Airstreams response Aage, they have not used OSB
since 2007 except for two (unspecified) models. So it is still possible to find it in a 2007. No safe harbor that.
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I will add to my prior posts that I have now personally seen a 1993 Airstream trailer with OSB, making my personally confirmed range 1985 to 1993 for OSB, with 1994 confirmed plywood.

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