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Old 12-12-2018, 11:37 PM   #1
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How many just leave it as is

Thought I would start a friendly questioner Thread

How many Airstream owners have just brought their Airstream home and enjoyed it as the factory designed it. This is without major rebuilding it or re-engineering ?

I remember Harley Davidson did a on line study once. It was 50/50 those that bought it left it alone and enjoyed it stock vs those that modified engines or bolted on tons of chrome. I know at trade in time with the stock bikes, seems they always got about the same money as modified. Only the service and parts department made money.

I was that guy.

Anyway - Looking at our new 25 and i’m thinking of a few additions but pretty much leaving it as it was out of Jackson Center.

What’s your thoughts?
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:26 AM   #2
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Pretty much left it alone regarding design interior, however made numerous mods to improve overall performance (for lack of a better term) and those mods addressed design,build, poor defective parts equipment.
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:40 AM   #3
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How many just leave it as is

Only thing I’ve done so far to our FC 27FB is upgrade to 16” wheels and tires. Next I hope to have the mothership install a second A/C and 50 amp service.

I think I’d kinda like to have a lift kit installed (as described in another thread). After that, maybe satellite, solar panels, and a generator.

No plans to change anything in the interior though, still pretty happy with it.
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:53 AM   #4
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Depending on your intended use, a multi-stage top shelf battery charger/converter might be a good upgrade if your model does not have one already. Other than that . . .

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Old 12-13-2018, 06:18 AM   #5
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Reemodle changes no...upgrade, repair, frustration modification, oversight adjustments, FOD insp. interior, doesn't everyone? 😘
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:04 AM   #6
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Remodel no. Upgrade and general hardining of the trailer yes.( hardining,got that from the 23d thread). New tires and rims,new converter and batteries,3" lift and better skylite. Lots of redo's like water heater support,microwave support, medicine cabinet reinforced. Just general improvement on what we have.

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Old 12-13-2018, 07:20 AM   #7
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As above - no major remodeling, just upgrades and improvements.
MicroAir added to both A/C units, Dinosaur board for the water heater, rear facing video camera, maple/cherry/walnut dinette table to replace the sharp edged formica one, matching sink cover, custom screen guard on the door (see avatar pix), mudflaps, etc.
All part of the fun.


I'm camping in Florida as I type this and there is a fellow Airstreamer parked across from me who's partially gutting and remodeling his new 30 foot FC while he's camped. Had to go across and see what all the noise was yesterday while he was running a skill saw and sander. Looks like he's doing a fine job of it, but it's more than I'd want to get into.
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:52 AM   #8
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We have had two 25FBs. We had a 2005 Safari and currently have a 2015 Flying Cloud. The only significant modifications that we made were both got 16" Michelin LT tires (highly recommended). We also replaced the curbside dinette with a recliner. Other than these, we just used the trailers. We are now up to almost 2,000 nights of Airstream camping over the past twelve years.

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Old 12-13-2018, 09:54 AM   #9
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We love ours just like it is.

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Old 12-13-2018, 10:01 AM   #10
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Only small modifications. We bought the plan that worked for us (26U with twin beds) and it's needed small refinements... Memory-foam toppers for the beds. Better anchor points for the latches that hold the 2 parts of the table together, little clear bumpers to keep the sections of that table aligned properly when using it as the platform for the convertible bed, and leveling the platforms for the twin mattresses (they slope down toward the aisle.)
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:23 AM   #11
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No major remodeling for our 2015 FC 27FB. Similar to the others above, we did the converter upgrade, added some solar, AGM batteries and upgraded to 16” wheels and tires.
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:27 AM   #12
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For me as on my previous trailer I will do the lift kit. This is because of a driveway issue. I noticed no difference when towing.

For everyone I recommend you look at TPMS of whatever brand you like may save you some grief down the road.

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Old 12-13-2018, 10:34 AM   #13
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Part of my enjoyment in having an AS is working on it. I bought a used, 11 year old trailer, so fixing, up-grading, making it "look pretty", making it more to our liking, making it tow better, adapting it for boon-docking, etc. etc. is all just part of the fun!!
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:49 AM   #14
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Perfect the way it is.
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