Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-22-2015, 10:44 AM   #1
New Member
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 1
1971 Airstream Sovereign 31 - New Mexico

Title: 1971 Airstream Sovereign 31 - New Mexico
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

I have been restoring this Airstream for a couple of years now, and had hoped to travel as I am a photographer. But around 2 years ago I was diagnosed with Kidney Disease and have been on Dialysis for 20 months, 3 times a week. Unfortunately I am one of the patients that does not typically feel well on treatment days, and occasionally on others. With all the complications I have found that I will not be able to do the traveling I had dreamed of. So, I'm reaching out to anyone with a heart who wants a great Airstream configuration and is prepared to do some work on the interior to make it their dream.

Please help me people. I have to sell this RV and move on. I don't know where else to turn, but I have to sell the Airstream as I will not be able to use it as my condition progresses.

I am selling this Airstream at a loss and will accept any reasonable offer even though it is listed for $19,999 OBO. If you're handy and want an Airstream that you can install a custom interior, this is your RV. Any reasonable offer will be entertained. I have clear title in my possession and Airstream is in highway ready condition. My loss is your gain. Actually I have invested well over $40,000 purchasing and repairing or replacing everything with top quality items.

It is 31' from Tongue to Tail & the coach is approx. 28'. Weighs in at around 6400 lbs. originally. Still needs interior work. I have repaired or replaced nearly everything in this TT.

New items include: 15K btu A/C, Husky 4500b. tongue jack, new brakes, new bearings, new shocks, 2 Samsung Smart LED TVs for bunkhouse, all new wiring, new water pump, new hot water on demand water heater, new switchable propane valves for dual 30 lb. LP tanks, new double entry door lock w/deadbolt, new waste tank gate, new awning, new dual fuel refrigerator/freezer, new original toilet, new break-away switch, 2 new stabilizer jacks, fresh tires, machined wheels, many kitchen supplies, knife set, plates, cups, blankets, vacuum, pillows, down comforters, stabilizer blocks, waste hose support, and more miscellaneous items.

As far as what was not repaired yet, there is not very much. There were one or two leaks in the waterline to the shower-I had the line capped for now. Generator was seized and removed. I still possess it and you can have it. Water heater was removed and replaced. Furnace does not ignite and needs replacement. Floor is currently the sub-floor along with 2 tones of Cork floor tiles by Globus Cork (6" X 18") for a Herringbone pattern (150 sq ft) with all chemicals to install, finish, clean and polish. Cork endures, is warm to the touch for feet and is an insulator of temperature, sound, etc. A lot was missing when I received the trailer. Most of the Tambour doors are gone. Bunks have been temporarily replaced with 2x4 bunks. Also, oven does not work, but the 3 burner stovetop is new.

All exterior and interior lighting is working correctly. Both sinks work perfectly.

Now for the largest of the improvements. I recently had an entire electrical system installed. It starts with GoSolar 2 x 200watt solar panels on roof (room for 2x200watts more), new charger, inverter, convertor, control panels, cutoff switches, and 10 Optima Blue Deep-Cycle Marine Grade Batteries. This battery bank is split between the two rear closets. They hold up to 750 amp hours of power and fully charge from dead in about 1 week. The system consistently displays 13 volts.

Assuming you run the refrigerator on propane, and don't use an a/c, hair dryer or microwave, you can stay off-grid indefinitely. 30a 110v hook up is also working as well as city water hookup.

At this point, the majority of the remaining work is on the interior. You can do a little or you can do a lot. I knew not to work on the interior until I had repaired or replaced all life support systems.

I have invested over $40,000 including purchase price in a labor of love to restore this old queen of an RV. My asking price is $19,999 OBO, but I will entertain any reasonable offer, so please see it, inspect it and make an offer if interested. All reasonable offers will be considered.

Thanks for looking and happy trails.

VIN #: I31TIJ4365
You can contact us by filling in the form on the right hand column of the ad listing:
skaplan1959 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1971 Sovereign 31' - New Mexico - Price reduced travel1971 Airstream Classifieds 0 09-23-2015 03:07 PM
1971 Airstream Sovereign 31 - New Mexico travel1971 Airstream Classifieds 0 09-07-2015 04:44 PM
1971 Airstream Tradewind 25 - New Mexico arby Airstream Classifieds 0 03-14-2014 05:05 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.