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Old 02-16-2003, 02:45 PM   #1
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Looking for books on rennovation.

Hi There! I'm Marshall. I am new here. I am in a unique situation -- Because of a chronic illness, I no longer work. Thus, I have a good deal of time to work on an Airstream rennovation, an old dream of mine. I have a very basic interior floor plan in my mind for a 19-20' Airstream. I may even have a gutted trailor located. My question is where to begin -- I need books. I am not handy or mechanical by nature. Although the design is simple, and I will have to have all of the pieces professionally put it, there are the basics I would need to have to even begin -- i.e., new flooring and the panels that make up the walls. Can anybody help me identify a publication that covers this information? I can't seem to find it on the net. Any and ALL suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 02-16-2003, 04:28 PM   #2
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welcome to the forum!

i can't think of any books that have been published about fixing up an airstream.

however, you are in the right place! there are plenty of folks here that are more than willing to help out.

just post your questions and don't be suprised at the number of replies you get!

what type of trailer do you have lined up?

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Thanks, John:

Yes, I'm looking at a 1960s vintage Globe Trotter 19-20 ft. that has a good exterior and an empty interior. Well, I appreciate the info and I WILL post here for information. Thanks so much.

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Marshall.

Visit http://www.airstreamtrailers.com

There are many reference sites listed, that will help you.



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I am doing my first restroation, and I have found a lot of good ideas at vintageairstreams.com in the photo archives section.

good luck, and post some photos!

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Books on restoration

I think it would be a good idea for WBCCI to compile restoration information in a book or booklet form and offer it for sale to members as well as non members. It seems that younger people are interested in restoration and therefore might join WBCCI after contact for info.
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Good idea.

However, how many do you think they might sell, after spending many thousands of dollars, doing research, editing, and publishing?

I would guess probably one copy.

That first purchaser would offer free copies to everyone who might share the same interest.

We started a manual about Airstream service, upgrades and modifications, based on my 37 years experience with the product.

We quit it simply because of the costs involved, including tons of time, and the fact that distribution of free copies, by others, is almost a guarantee.

Sure, you can sue them, but, we are in the service and parts business, and don't have the time for lawsuits.

Not a good incentive for making a substancial investment in time and money.


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do it!

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how about a cd rom? your costs of publishing would be greatly reduced.

the blank media is about 10 cents per disk if bought in bulk.

i would certainly pay good money for it.

most folks would respect your copywright.

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ps i'm certain someone here could tell us how to make it copy proof.
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