Hello from the Airstream Terraport in Jackson Center! What better way to mark the start of a journey with a new (to me) Airstream than spending your first night at the mother ship? When I realized it was possible to get from the location where I was buying the trailer to Jackson Center the same night, I simply could not pass up such an opportunity.
I did indeed end up buying the trailer with the work done as described earlier in this thread. I'm both excited and overwhelmed -- it seems like there are 1000 things to learn and 100 projects that I need to do in order to make this trailer my own. Absolutely everything is a mystery and a puzzle -- down to closing the front door smoothly!
The biggest issue is getting the furnace running so I can boondock on my way home (hoping that the service dept might be able to help me with that tomorrow). The previous owner thinks that it may need an ignitor -- at least that is what his troubleshooting led him towards. It would probably be a repair that I would try to tackle myself if I knew this trailer better. But as I'd like to use the trailer on the way home I will prob just bite the bullet and see if they can fix it for me.
The next pressing issue is that the shower is going to need a rebuild. Unfortunately, the previous owner never used the shower due to a cracked pan. I was hoping that was all that was needed and was going to attempt a repair, but as I've spent time looking more closely, it looks like the fixtures were removed when the previous owner redid the plumbing through the whole unit. He didn't bother to replumb the shower nozzle and faucet as he didn't plan on springing for a new shower pan anytime soon. Hopefully the drain is still in place, and it looks like it might be. Since the sink is right next to the shower, the faucet and head should not be too difficult. But the shower walls and pan are not in great shape so they will need refurb in the process.
Well, I just wanted to update this thread to say HEY and HELLO from Jackson Center! I now live among you, and I can call you FELLOW Airstream owners!