Originally Posted by AKristine
. . . If you don't mind me asking,what was it about the 16 foot that got you to purchase it? I am in the research mode and want to end up making the right decision. K
The 16' Wee Wind is the most original late 1940's Airsteam I've ever seen, so I purchased it to preserve it more than use it for long term camping. It is a hard-sided tent with cold running water only after you attach a garden hose, with an ice box only after you have replenished the large block of ice every day or so, and with an unvented interior butane heater that I've never lit. When I use it, I adopt myself to the trailer rather than adopting it to me, so use is occasional and primarily in the summer when I show it at vintage Airsteam events such as this one (once there, select Airstreams
Vintage Colorado : Rocky Mountain PBS
The trailer I use for camping is the 1953
21' Flying Cloud, which has been upgraded from original with modern conveniences such as a larger propane-electric refrigerator, a pressurized water system with water heater, toilet and shower, and a cross-ways rear double bed onto which stuff can be tossed to get it out of sight during the daytime. The 21' length is ideal as it provides enough living and storage space while retaining a small agile footprint.
Back to sinks to emphasize an important point made by Janet and others: a typical RV double sink to too small to lay or stack dinner plates flat in the bottom of either half, whereas a single RV sink is usually large enough to accomplish this goal. Soap 'em up, mist them off, and air dry them in a dish rack makes for happy camping.