Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-08-2015, 10:44 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
1960 26' Overlander
georgetown , Maine
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 6
If you could do it all over again, what would u do?

hey team!
I'm looking to make simple electrical upgrades to my new/old airstream and wanted some opinions from all those who have done it before me. What would u change? Would u go simpler if u could do it again? or add more, bigger, better?

I have a 1960 overlander that I'm renovating. The subfloor is magically intact and strong, as well as the skins, so I won't be taking the interior skins off.

It will have one battery up front. I will neither be exclusively boondocking, nor avoiding it. I don't want many appliances (tv, microwave etc), but I do want to be able to handle the basics with small room to expand. I suppose I'll want simple new fuse boxes as well as a basic converter and inverter, I suppose.

I guess I'm looking for an opinion on a reasonable upgrade that won't require re-wiring the whole camper, but won't be cutting corners either...something that ups the resale value without breaking the bank.

I should say that all the wiring is intact and working perfectly as far as I can tell. I have the double light fixtures with both 12v and 110v. All sockets work, though I suppose I need to add a 12v option as well?

Anyway, I was going to try to figure it all myself, but I'm sure there are a thousand lessons you've all learned that I could benefit from hearing.

Ltrain is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What would you do different if you were placing your concrete your pad again? dznf0g Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 57 06-10-2015 09:27 AM
If you could anywhere from Seattle, where would you go? J5MM On The Road... 27 03-19-2011 08:37 PM
Logging In Again and Again and Again Secguru Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 4 11-01-2010 11:15 AM
maiden voyage with 37 year old TW Could you look over hitch vehicle set up Tony S Hitches, Couplers & Balls 10 09-14-2010 11:16 PM
Newbies all over again LuminumTraila Our Community 16 03-03-2005 08:59 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:34 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.