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Old 06-18-2012, 01:58 PM   #3095
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Live Oak Music Festival

Saw this configuration at the festival. Owner said he put it together himself.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:06 PM   #3096
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Saw this configuration at the festival. Owner said he put it together himself.
Did he offer to sell it to you for the low-low price of only half a million dollars?

Sprinter - Airstream halfbreed

We're had some harsh words for it over here.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:08 PM   #3097
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Mike, The ingenuity of Airstream owners never ceases to amaze me. That almost looks “factory”. It would be nice to know more details of this unit.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:09 PM   #3098
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Saw this configuration at the festival. Owner said he put it together himself.
From the photos it looks like he did a nice job. Was there access from the cab into the "trailer"?
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:10 PM   #3099
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Hey, thanks for the great pic of us in transit

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On I-30 south west of Little Rock, Ar.

Wow! Now i have a picture of the Tundra and Thumper traveling down the road.

We were on our way home after a great week of Airstreaming in beautiful Arkansas.

Thanks so much, riverone.

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Old 06-18-2012, 02:54 PM   #3100
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Did he offer to sell it to you for the low-low price of only half a million dollars?

Wow! That's the exact same unit! I can tell from the cabinetry. They did a nice job on the inside and out - if you like that style, but it's not my cup of tea..

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It would be nice to know more details of this unit.

Here's the link DKB_SATX offered, which has the details, including the price!
Custom Fabricated Airstream Mercedes Sprinter Diesel Motorhome Custom Fabricated Airstream Mercedes Sprinter Diesel Motorhome | eBay

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Was there access from the cab into the "trailer"?

There could have been, but it was blocked by a couch. They showed me the inside, but I didn't want to intrude and take pictures, since they were in the middle of camping, if you know what I mean.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:59 PM   #3101
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Thanks, Mike, but that link is blocked by the firewall where I am now. I will check it out when I get home tonight.
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Thanks, Mike, but that link is blocked by the firewall where I am now. I will check it out when I get home tonight.
Here's the description:

This Custom Built Motorhome is for someone who appreciates a unique and finely crafted motorhome with no equals on the planet. Not for someone looking for a cheap bargain priced run of the mill motorhome , yes the price is correct and I realize this most likely will not sell.
I spent 2 1/2 years building this, approximately 6000 hours, using the finest materials available. I wanted an aerodynamic motorhome and to that end I did the following.
1. Used a new airstream 19' trailer which in itself is the most aerodynamic RV on the market.
2. I removed the AC from the top and custom designed the ac unit that fit underneath just behind the rear axle with the intake and outflow vents on the floor with the use of custom built teak vents.
3. Custom built fender skirts held on with 1/4 turn aircraft cowling fasteners in case of tire change.
4. The underneath portion of the motorhome section is completely incased in aircraft aluminum for wind flow except the drive shaft is exposed, with a slight angle rising in the rear section for less drag.
5. aluminum to connect the trailer with the cab for a smooth airflow. There is a 2nd inner panel and steel reinforcement and insulation in this area.
6. The steps are enclosed behind custom fabricated doors that are closed during travel. Even the ends of the original bumper are filled with foam and sealed with aluminum to reduce drag.
All of this has resulted in a smooth, quiet driving RV which gets between 17 and 20 MPG and you can cruise at 80. I also opted for the 3.72 rear end ration to increase efficiency yet it has plenty of power
The entire inside except for the refrigerator cabinet was gutted and redesigned to allow for a queen size bed across the back, therefore the bathroom was reduced in size as for me a larger bed was more important than a large bathroom.
1. a row of drawers was added in the kitchen, a round sink with more counter space, a high end marine faucet is used with a more classic style countertop material.
2. linoleum was removed and solid maple flooring was installed., all the tacky carpet on the walls and ceiling was removed, prepped, and painted a pale yellow.
3. all the cabinet doors were removed and new doors custom made in my shop.
4. The small back window was removed along with the small outer back access door and a full size door and windows installed that come on the 16' Bambi.
A wicker sofa is in the living area with a removable table and a custom removable section to transfer between the cab and the back. I also installed a Xantrex 2400 inverter/charger and 2 6 volt top of the line golf cart batteries.
5. A quality filter system in installed along with a water accumulator. A second water tank was installed to increase capacity to 36 gallons. Also An electric sewer valve in also added.
6.3" rigid board insulation was added within the frame of the chassis for added insulation and quietness.
7. The tow system is rated for 7000 pounds for this vehicle
The Mercedes Sprinter Diesel CabChasis, only has 21000 miles and drives as smooth as a Lexus.
8. All the lower baggage compartments were custom fabricated. One compartment on the drivers side is large enough for a 6' 3" adult to lie in. There is also a pass threw compartment in the back. There is a lot of storage as I wasted no available space.
This unit weights 8900 pounds with full tanks which gives you over 2000 pounds of carrying capacity. I also added electric leveling jacks.
to see more photos see my photobucket by emailing me and I will send you the link I will need an email address Some show before, during and after. Also 1 is me showing this to the top 3 Airstream Executives, they were impressed!
Please call me at 805 682 1075 if you have further questions
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:49 PM   #3103
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Airstreams in the Neighborhood

Here are two vintage Airstreams within a couple miles of my home in rural NC.
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"yes the price is correct and I realize this most likely will not sell."
At least he does not seem to live totally in a fantasy world. Price aside it is still an interesting concept.
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"yes the price is correct and I realize this most likely will not sell."
At least he does not seem to live totally in a fantasy world. Price aside it is still an interesting concept.
It's a fantasy to even bother listing it on eBAY on the off chance that someone with $574,999.98 more money than brains would pay that for it. I think he has it listed for some other reasons.. maybe to justify some insane amount on insurance coverage? Reason to think no one "gets it" because they're not lining up to buy?

(and re: the number above... Yeah, I realize it's real value is way more than 2 cents, and if he had priced even in the realm of the very expensive new Interstates I'd think it was at least sane, if ambitious, but at $575k it's just some sort of mental exercise (or defect) I don't understand.)
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I would think he can put any price he wants to on it. It is no more insane than some of the units that are priced/advertised on the Air Classifieds.
It is only the price catagory that draws attention to this item. And , unless you want to build one, it is one of a kind.

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It's a fantasy to even bother listing it on eBAY on the off chance that someone with $574,999.98 more money than brains would pay that for it. I think he has it listed for some other reasons.. maybe to justify some insane amount on insurance coverage? Reason to think no one "gets it" because they're not lining up to buy?

(and re: the number above... Yeah, I realize it's real value is way more than 2 cents, and if he had priced even in the realm of the very expensive new Interstates I'd think it was at least sane, if ambitious, but at $575k it's just some sort of mental exercise (or defect) I don't understand.)
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At least he does not seem to live totally in a fantasy world. Price aside it is still an interesting concept.
This Class C Airstream concept of a Sprinter based motorhome seems like it would be successful in today's high fuel cost environment. An Sprinter Class C with a classic Airstream aluminum exterior behind the cab and floor plans like the 2013 Winnebago View or Itasca Navion IQ would be very tempting if I were in the market: Winnebago Motor Homes - 2013 View & View Profile
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Wow! Now i have a picture of the Tundra and Thumper traveling down the road.

We were on our way home after a great week of Airstreaming in beautiful Arkansas.

Thanks so much, riverone.

Dana and Olga
You are so very welcome! We are glad you enjoyed your time in AR. Check out Lake DeGrey your next time through! It is near Arkadelphia, our hometown.

We enjoy traveling to northern AR . Gotta love those hills! I think I hear them calling my name!

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