I have always loved the satisfaction I get when I take something that everybody else has given up on, something abandoned, headed to scrap, and make it useable again. I've taken this Airstream from derelict to desirable. I'm not half finished, and have people asking when it will be ready to loan out (had two this week... Like that will EVER happen). Ok, so it's feeding my pride, but I don't have a problem with that. Americans used to take pride in their work, now they seem to take pride in how much they can get from others... And don't take that as a knock on those that buy new. They worked hard for their Airstream just like I worked hard for mine.
The other reason is, I'll have slightly more than six thousand in a camper that I know everything about, that I know how it was put together, and that corners weren't cut in the assembly. I paid more than that for my last SOB, and wasn't half the camper of this one.
That, and I'm guessing, by the way I ache everyday when I'm done working on this one, that I only have about fifteen years of fun like this left in me. I'll take it while I can get it.
Looking forward to meeting a bunch of y'all at rally's. Love this forum, it has been priceless during this rebuild...
Somebody ought to clean these windows. There is a tremendous buildup of gook all over them...