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Old 03-03-2016, 02:15 PM   #15
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Many of the tin can tourists need to read this. Many buy, gut the trailer, throw everything out. Then they are stuck, no idea on how everything fits back in or why it was there. No idea on gas or electric setups, no idea on hitches and wheel bearings, but they sure are pretty! To each their own.
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Old 03-03-2016, 02:32 PM   #16
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Sure. But you don't own them so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ - private property means do with what you want.
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Old 03-03-2016, 02:46 PM   #17
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This is an asinine thread...I don't know about the responses but the first post sure is.

I gutted mine and rebuilt it completely back to factory spec.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...ml#post1755979
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Old 03-03-2016, 02:54 PM   #18
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I see lots of AS on Craigslist for sale that are gutted. None of the original parts are there. Makes it difficult to redo. No patterned, no way of knowing what the original looked like. Some of these have been destroyed in my opinion. Worthless except to an experienced rebuilder.
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Old 03-03-2016, 02:57 PM   #19
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This is an asinine thread...I don't know about the responses but the first post sure is.
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I really don't know why I stick around here.
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Old 03-03-2016, 03:01 PM   #20
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This is an asinine thread...I don't know about the responses but the first post sure is.

I gutted mine and rebuilt it completely back to factory spec.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...ml#post1755979
You don't have to read it.
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Old 03-03-2016, 03:06 PM   #21
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I'm with Bold Adventure. Unless you're working on someone else's without their consent, then it's your property to do whatever.
It was a great learning experience. If you quit halfway through it just becomes a discount project for the next guy or gal.
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Old 03-03-2016, 04:20 PM   #22
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Now, we have big dreamers that watch a 1/2 hour TV show, and think: "I can do that!"

Hey! we resemble that remark!

And our favorite RV restoration show is an hour long...
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Old 03-03-2016, 05:01 PM   #23
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I love seeing old trailers no matter what the brand being brought back to life. Repurpose and reuse.
Personal note, it is your property to do with as you please and no body else's business what you do. When somebody starts paying the bills then they can have some say so.
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Old 03-03-2016, 05:06 PM   #24
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It's not asinine when you see how many trailers are for sale, because "I don't have the time of finish it".
Meanwhile the seller has gotten rid of everything that was inside it.
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Old 03-03-2016, 05:17 PM   #25
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I've spent over half a year in almost daily e-mail correspondence with a couple who bought a gutted Airstream that came with a pile of junk that used to be the interior. Mine is nearly original and only two serial numbers later than theirs. They are making amazing progress, and should be ready to camp in a beautiful Airstream in a month or so.

My job was to provide photos and measurements of my trailer's furnishings so that they could rebuild theirs almost from scratch. We've even had fun identifying the mystery parts they found in the junk pile.

The smart thing they did was to copy most of Airstream's design, modifying only where needed.

Bottom line, it's been fun, and I've made two new friends.
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Old 03-03-2016, 05:24 PM   #26
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Dan I remember you doing the same thing you speak against? Why the change of heart? My 81 is still 90 stock with a few improvements.

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Old 03-03-2016, 05:37 PM   #27
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When did it become okay to start dictating what people do with their private property? Are we going to start assigning heritage status to these trailers and mandate their owner submit themselves to public hearings before they make changes?
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It's not asinine when you see how many trailers are for sale, because "I don't have the time of finish it".
Meanwhile the seller has gotten rid of everything that was inside it.
"I don't have the time" really means "I finally came to realize how far I am in over my head and I would like to bail out". Then they try to put a positive spin on it by saying they have done the preliminary work when in truth they have damaged the situation beyond recovery.
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