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Old 12-15-2009, 05:14 PM   #1
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Spiffed up and ready to roll

We've just finished the updating on our 21ft. 1969 Globetrotter - except for the shine. I thought I'd share a few photos. We're pretty pleased with whole adventure. This is our third airstream and we do love the size and layout of this one. It's perfect for us.
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:28 PM   #2
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very nice. now get out there and enjoy it.
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:30 PM   #3
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Nice touches. Really like the color selection. Congrats...

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Old 12-15-2009, 05:45 PM   #4
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Very pretty! You should be proud of yourselves.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:27 PM   #5
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OOOOO, Nice job, looks like she is ready!
What did you use on the floor? A Dark Pergo?
Also how did you bring the cabinetry back to life, any sanding? Poly?
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:41 PM   #6
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Looks like brand new or better!
Interested also to know what the flooring is.
Good luck with the shine.
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:28 PM   #7
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We really did a lot to this trailer. It had been sitting in northern California for the past 20 years - unlicensed. In addition to cleaning, we replaced the drapes and cushions - I did those. My husband spent many hours sanding and refinishing the wood. We discovered that it was originally a light color and had darkened with age. We liked the dark look better, so he stained the wood and finished it with a Varathane Polywipe. Several coats. We also had to replace one wall panel.

We replaced the door panel to the refridge and the bathroom door with a darker colored wood laminate that pretty closely matches the wood. Fortunately, all the original systems work very well and only needed maintenance. We found a fabulous technician who has sealed everything and updated all the systems. He also built a beautiful oak table to replace the aged laminate one.

We replaced a little floor rot and added cork flooring from Lumber Liquidators. The one we chose is very dark, as you can see, it has some variation in pattern and color. We like the floor, the red rug was added to encourage our dog to lie out of the way under the table.

Oh, we also replaced the wheels, axle, and brakes. For the most part we feel like we have a new airstream with the charm of an old one. We got lucky in finding this one on craigslist. We had previously owned a '65 and loved all the real wood inside. We were hoping for one of that vintage. I think that '69 was the last year for wood. Plus, we love the size.
So, we've named her/him/it Lucky.
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:44 PM   #8
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We call our '65 Caravel "Lucky". Got it from a guy who had made it very nice as though he was going to keep it forever. We were "Lucky" to get such a nice trailer, and it was "Lucky" to find us rather than someone who might not take care of it or not use it like we do.
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:40 AM   #9
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Where's the bathroom?

Just curious where the bathroom is? Is it in the rear streetside? Looks great!
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:29 PM   #10
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You are right about the location of the tiny bathroom - streetside rear. When the bed is pulled out there is only a very small walkway. There is a full/tall closet streetside between the bath and kitchen wall.
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