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Old 03-05-2013, 03:12 PM   #15
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. . . 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 (06:24):

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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.

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Old 03-06-2013, 02:40 PM   #16
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Lots of energy on this in a number of posts. I've seen some posts where people rave over the double sinks. My new trailer has the single large sink. It's awesome. I can even get the BBQ grill in it. Think it saves space and when it's covered I have a fair amount of countertop.

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:06 PM   #17
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Hello everyone -- !
On my way home from Boston today, I stopped into Colonial Airstream again to see the inside of a few Airstreams but mostly to check out the round sinks in real time. I didn't have much time on this occasion. The round sinks are deep, large and look great...much bigger than I thought from sites on the Internet! I really appreciate all of your comments, observations, etc., thank you. This forum is terrific and I'm so glad I joined. Now I can put aside the sink issue and continue to consider size, plus front bedroom versus rear -- my next thread!

All good wishes!

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:53 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by AKristine View Post
front bedroom versus rear -- my next thread!

All good wishes!

That's been asked a couple times.
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Old 05-06-2017, 08:55 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by AKristine View Post
Hello from Cape Cod...

I am puzzled about something regarding Airstream's choice of kitchen sinks. To me, a double sink is the way to go as I have washed a million dishes in my life and find that set-up very convenient. Now, as I spend my evenings reviewing Airstream floor plans, I see lots of round/oval sinks and not many doubles. Why is that? Am I so different? Most women I know like them -- wash/rinse. Maybe it is an age thing as I am in my early sixties. Your thoughts and comments on this would be helpful and appreciated.

Many thanks!

Everyone's taste will be different. Look at sinks that you're comfortable with their size, and use that as a guide for your choice. I have been through a few remodels over the past few years, and I have made good choices, and not so good choices. All of which I have to either live or work with.

Right now I am in the middle of replacing my entire AS galley. I have taken out the original double sink [realllly, realllly small]. I am also taking out the cabinets to make for more headroom. I have bought a small 30" sink base and a 21" x 16" undermount stainless steel sink [from amazon - 11 gauge, commercial grade, and very sturdy]. I have picked out butcher block counter tops from Ikea [very reasonable, and I can use the sink hole cutout to cover the sink when not in use]. I took out the stove, and am placing my mini fridge in that area, and adding a drop table at the end of the counter nearest the sink. All in all, I am looking forward to a galley that is usable, not just pretty.

Best of luck in your decision!

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