Great thread! Fun to see what others have done to tune things up a bit.
We've (he's) made similar changes to our 2007 25'fb Safari to those already mentioned, including:
~Changing out to 16" wheels with Michelin tires.
~Adding latex foam mattress toppers for the beds.(Including custom mattress pads and sheets.)
~Replacing flooring. (we had "the leak", and sub floor was replaced, leaks caulked, etc.under warranty) We then put down an inter-locking floating floor from Home Depot-- which we would have done anyway, since the original flimsy floor covering was….flimsy..
~New table made out of quarter-sawn oak to replace the white formica original.
~Changing out to new "marine grade" upholstery on all cushions to replace the very thin original in the sofa/dinette area.
~Changing out all the lower cabinet fronts under sofa/dinette from fabric-covered to the same oak used on the table. Changed all pulls to brushed nickel.
~Adding rear and street-side awnings.
~Replacing the plastic toilet with porcelain.
~Changing all task lights to LED and added a dimmer switch.
_Changing entry steps to the curved ones & adding step covers,
-But the #1 favorite change? LIke many others have said, it's the solar panels.
Having 300 watts available from that source has completely changed our camping experience. We mostly dry camp in state parks, etc. and those panels from A&M in Oregon combined with the AGM batteries and the triple-charge converter have made us generator-free happy campers. Even on a recent trip to Colorado rife with thunderstorms and overcast days, we had a full supply of decadent watts.
That said, after ten years of frequent use we think getting this Airstream is one of the best moves we've ever made in our already very full lives.
And we thank this forum for the wealth of info from so many incredibly awesome and generous folks!
Happy trails to all~