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Old 01-12-2014, 09:12 AM   #1
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I came into this airstream in a local feild here in Vermont. After inflating the 40 year old tires it was a scary trip the 20 miles home. Anyways it is her and I want to share some progress.


interior as I found it





some minor floor rot in one corner


New flooring and replaced fiberglass end cap with patterned aluminum sheet



Was going to keep some interior counters and such but ended up ripping them out


Where I am currently at


This is going to be our summer camp at the lake (cant afford taxes on a camp) This is my first airstream having lots of fun with the process. I am next going to finish the kitchen, build more cabinets, refinish bathroom and go through heat and water system.

If anyone in my area is interested in the wall mount oven I am not planning in putting it back in.

I have not posted much yet but this forum is a great resource.

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Old 01-12-2014, 10:38 AM   #2
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Be sure to check out the floor under the toilet area before you go to much further on your interior work. This area is where you will find the most floor rot, frame to shell seperation and frame rust. Removing the fiberglass bath components takes some room to remove.
You are doing nice work and welcome to the Forums
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:06 AM   #3
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Looks very nice! Chris is jealous of your aluminum end caps....

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Old 01-12-2014, 11:23 AM   #4
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I came into this airstream in a local feild here in Vermont. After inflating the 40 year old tires it was a scary trip the 20 miles home. Anyways it is her and I want to share some progress.

Adam
Make sure that the trailer is water proofed so that rain cannot ruin the beautiful work you have done.

All the exterior gaskets have long ago deteriorated.

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will do..Thanks for the tips as I said this is my first airstream I am the jack of all trades master of none type of person. I did buy the service manual on cd and know there is a lot more work to do. I would like to get it usable and do a bathroom restoration this spring in the future I might completely gut the bathroom and start over but for the meantime just want to make it usable. I wont be trailing the airstream it will be parked at the lake so hopefully new axles and other running gear can wait.
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will do..Thanks for the tips as I said this is my first airstream I am the jack of all trades master of none type of person. I did buy the service manual on cd and know there is a lot more work to do. I would like to get it usable and do a bathroom restoration this spring in the future I might completely gut the bathroom and start over but for the meantime just want to make it usable. I wont be trailing the airstream it will be parked at the lake so hopefully new axles and other running gear can wait.
When parking the trailer for an extended period of time, support it with 6 jack stands. 2 on the a-frame, 2 between the tires on the axle mounting plates, and 2 on the frame immediately forward of the bumper.

If the trailer has the BAL jacks for stabilizing, DO NOT use them to lift the trailer, as they will break. They are designed to stabilize and not lift.

You can even take the wheels off if you wish, just so you use the jack stands.

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