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Airstream Name Grundgetta
Year 1979
Make Airstream
Model Sovereign
Length 31'
1979 Airstream Sovereign
1979 Airstream Sovereign
Overview At least 2 previous owners. The WBCCI number on the camper when we got it was 7384. The PO said it wasn't their registry. They also lived in Virginia and owned from about 1999-2009.
Exterior
1979 Airstream Sovereign Exterior 1979 Airstream Sovereign Exterior 1979 Airstream Sovereign Exterior
No modifications to speak of on the outside. We did replace the TV antena with a Winegard and re-inforced the original AC shroud. We put new seals on door/access doors, Vista Views and wing windows are now single pane, ZipDee awnings restored (were not bad to start with) and lots of Vulkem. We polished her up, replaced the trimline inserts and re-painted the emblems and trim.

Interior
1979 Airstream Sovereign Interior 1979 Airstream Sovereign Interior 1979 Airstream Sovereign Interior
Original interior was failing at a fast pace so we decided to renovate instead of restore. We re-painted the interior over the vinyl clad walls and plastics.

We built custom cabinets out of pine using floating panels. The couch flips out to make a bed that sleeps 2 (7' X 52"). The table is custom made but uses the same fold out system that the original did.

We replaced some of the plywood floor in the rear and coated the entire floor using epoxy. The overlayed floating floor is a pergo style that looks like slate and was put down last, trimmed around the cabinets.

The curtains and couch cushions are homemade. We used cedar sticks for rods and magnets/metal strips as base hold-backs instead of a track. The screens were replaced with solar screen (80%).

Customization
1979 Airstream Sovereign Customization 1979 Airstream Sovereign Customization 1979 Airstream Sovereign Customization
Some photos of the interior rebuild. First is the bath in process, second is the entry from kitchen to hall with pocket doors and third is the kitchen unfinished.

Other Information
1979 Airstream Sovereign Other Information 1979 Airstream Sovereign Other Information 1979 Airstream Sovereign Other Information
Some of the original images when we purchased.
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