Title: 1986 Airstream Sovereign
29 - Florida
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.
Good frame, axles, wheels and tires. New electric jack and stove. Interior is completely apart. We disassembled it rivet by rivet to clean and inspect. Saved all frames for beds, couch, divider walls, etc. We took it apart by drilling out rivets and unscrewing screws. No hammers involved in disassembly. If it didn't come out easily, we kept looking for more rivets/screws until it came out easily.
Our intention when we bought this about 11 months ago was to basically disassemble the whole thing, down to the exterior walls, clean, inspect, and re-assemble, but with our modifications. We got only as far as the disassemble, inspect, and clean. Not re-assembled.
The interior wall panels are all removed from the inside of the Airstream, intact and most of them are stripped of the old vinyl coating that came from the factory. It was our intent to make the inside walls just polished aluminum. We got about half way done with that. Used CitrusStrip to pull off the vinyl.
We removed the old insulation so we could inspect the wiring and also have access to smooth out some dings on the exterior. So, right now, you see the "bones" and have access to the outside skin, from the inside.
Found it had small areas of soft wood in front corners of flooring, so they were cut out and replaced, and an additional layer of plywood screwed down on top of entire floor.
We have just about everything needed to put this back together except the time. Life changed and we haven't been able to work on it for the past 9 months and it doesn't look like that is going to change.
Trailer lights work (kept the trailer wiring hooked up and also the jack). Tows fine. Has the whole anti-sway hook-up and the tires are in really good shape. I've towed this at 70 mph. Bearings were repacked 11 months ago.
Interior wall panels are hanging from the walls in the barn. With the exception of one which on the work table (not getting worked on)....
Its got a good base and frame and was being used regularly by the couple that owned it before us. We bought it for $7400. Because we had to stop in the middle of reconditioning, I figured we better make it an attractive price. Not even sure what it should be priced at.....
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