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Forum: General Repair Forum 04-22-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,143
Posted By emilyweav
Here are a few pictures of the wheel well area....

Here are a few pictures of the wheel well area. It's hard to tell in pictures, but it's a lot more obvious in person since the airstream is reflective and shows imperfections more easily. The road...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-14-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,143
Posted By emilyweav
Wheel Well Issues

Okay seasoned Airstreamers I could use some help! We put the shell back on and I have a few concerns. The first is that in the back curb side corner the c channel didn't rest on the floor. When I...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-25-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,143
Posted By emilyweav
This winter has been brutal. With personal things...

This winter has been brutal. With personal things that came up as well as weather (thank you polar vortex) I haven't made as much progress as I was hoping to. We were able to move the shell inside...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 02-21-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By emilyweav
Should I trim the skins?

In another thread, I addressed the issue of not having the original subfloor to make a template for the new one. The front and back pieces were so rotted that we couldn't get any of the exterior...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-21-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By emilyweav
The c channel doesn't wrap around the subfloor. I...

The c channel doesn't wrap around the subfloor. I was surprised when it didn't. The whole reason we took it off is because we thought that would be the case. Since it just sits on top I figured we...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-21-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By emilyweav
Should I trim front and back skins?

In another thread, I addressed the issue of not having the original subfloor to make a template for the new one. The front and back pieces were so rotted that we couldn't get any of the exterior...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-19-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,811
Posted By emilyweav
Thank you-Batteries?

Thank you everyone for your replies! Is there any reason I would need batteries right away if I have a converter? I'm just thinking they'll just be sitting and not getting used so if I don't need...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-18-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,811
Posted By emilyweav
Do I need an inverter?

I will be full timing on shore power most of the time. I was planning on getting new batteries and an inverter, but I was wondering if this is necessary (at least for the time being). If I decided to...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 02-15-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By emilyweav
Calphalon Nesting set

Does anyone have or use the Calphalon nesting set? It's a little more expensive than others but I'm going to be full timing, so I want something easy to clean and that I can get a lot of use out of....
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-07-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By emilyweav
General Questions

I am currently redoing a 71 Sovereign and have very little knowledge of the electrical and what's absolutely needed vs. what's preferred. I am going to be on shore power most of the time, but would...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-12-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,143
Posted By emilyweav
I've heard varying reports as far as subfloor....

I've heard varying reports as far as subfloor. When we took the old subfloor out we measured and thankfully it was 3/4 inch. If I were planning on taking it anywhere right away I would definitely...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-12-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,143
Posted By emilyweav
I haven't had a chance to post about my newest...

I haven't had a chance to post about my newest awesome opportunity so I thought now would be a good time. My family owns a small business related to boating and other industries where ropes need to...
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 10-12-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,596
Posted By emilyweav
Bellypan Material

I am replacing my bellypan. I live close to an RV surplus store, and they have aluminum on a roll that I can get fairly inexpensively. I believe it's a little thicker than the belly pan that was...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-10-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,143
Posted By emilyweav
We do. I just want to make sure that I put it...

We do. I just want to make sure that I put it back together in a way that I can be sure the shell is on straight and not warped.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-08-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,234
Posted By emilyweav
New subfloor pattern template

I am getting ready to put the shell back on my 71 Sovereign. The subfloor that was pulled out in the front and back was too rotten to be able to use as a pattern for the new subfloor I'm putting in....
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-08-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,143
Posted By emilyweav
Advice needed please!

So we've gotten some more things accomplished in the last couple weeks. I'm working on removing the old window seals so we can replace them, we welded and reinforced the frame where needed, and we're...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-14-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,143
Posted By emilyweav
Up to Date

I believe that pretty much brings us to where we are now. This weekend, my dad installed the new outriggers I ordered to replace the ones that weren't in great shape. My mom and I worked on the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-14-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,143
Posted By emilyweav
Shell is off!

Once we removed the shell, we moved on to completely stripping the frame. Removing the subfloor was a much harder job than I anticipated, and the temp the weekend we did it was 88-90, so we were...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-14-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,143
Posted By emilyweav
We pulled the shell for a couple reasons. One was...

We pulled the shell for a couple reasons. One was the back half of the subfloor. You can't really see it but it was in rough shape. So rough that we don't think we'll be able to get a template from...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-14-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,143
Posted By emilyweav
Lifting the shell

Next (and quite a bit of time later) came the BIG EVENT. This was so scary. We drilled out all of the rivets we could find, and started lifting the shell. We decided to use gantries, but instead of...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-14-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,143
Posted By emilyweav
Panel Removal

Next was taking out the panels and getting rid of the NASTY insulation. I had mice trails and acorns galore in the walls and belly pan. SO GLAD I decided to take this renovation so far. I know I...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-13-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,143
Posted By emilyweav
First Steps

The first thing we did is take out all of the interior. We removed all of the dividing walls, curtains, counter, closet, etc. to get down to bare bones. As I'm sure many of you know, this is easier...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-13-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,143
Posted By emilyweav
71 Sovereign Renovation

Hi everyone!
I have decided to try to keep a thread of my renovation both to get feedback and also to have a place to look back at what I did if I need to!
I bought my Airstream in March. So much...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 08-09-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By emilyweav
Macerating Toilet Downsides?

I am currently redoing a 71 31' Sovereign. It was formerly a rear bath, but I am converting it to a side bath. I would love to leave the tank in the rear though, so I've been looking at toilet...
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-25-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 54,610
Posted By emilyweav
I know you use solar, but how much energy do...

I know you use solar, but how much energy do these take to keep them operational during realistic use? I want the option of boondocking but haven't decided if I want solar yet. Would these drain...
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-24-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 54,610
Posted By emilyweav
freezer and fridge

i am super intrigued with your choice of fridge and freezer. Would you be willing to add some additional information about your choice? I'm also trying to keep it as open as possible and it seems...
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-23-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 54,610
Posted By emilyweav
I know this was a couple years ago, but i...

I know this was a couple years ago, but i recently bought a grizzly for my airstream as well. Did you have trouble getting insurance with a fireplace in yours? I'm a little worried no one will be...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 07-02-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,096
Views: 189,698
Posted By emilyweav
1971 Sovereign

Hi, I have a new to me 1971 Sovereign 31 ft. I believe the numbers that were on it before were 13907. If you would be willing to give me any insight that would be great. No pressure as I know you...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-29-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,134
Posted By emilyweav
Thank you so much! That clears up so much of my...

Thank you so much! That clears up so much of my confusion. I have a 31 foot Sovereign and I plan to only use the shore power for the ac (original armstrong if it works *Crosses fingers*) and smaller...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-29-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,134
Posted By emilyweav
Electrical for Dummies

Would anyone be willing to walk me through the basics of the Airstream electrical system? I thought I had a handle on the basics but then I see comments about inverters/converters that I don't...
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 06-27-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 403
Posted By emilyweav
71 Sovereign Service Manual

Is anyone who purchased a service manual or still had theirs with the trailer willing to share the knowledge wealth? I am getting ready to redo my plumbing and electrical with a full monty. I would...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 06-05-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By emilyweav
Thanks!

Thanks for the suggestion. I tried to email them and their email on their website is invalid as well as their website not cooperating very well. It's an option if we get really strapped for time I...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 06-05-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By emilyweav
Grey tank Help!!

I am getting ready to pull the shell off and I want to get through all of the shell off modifications as quickly as possible. I was planning on ordering tanks from Vintage Trailer Supply, but they're...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-16-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,617
Posted By emilyweav
Neighbors!

I know this post was a while ago, but I am in the Goshen/Elkhart area and wondering how you decided to add your tanks. Thanks!
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 05-14-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 540
Posted By emilyweav
Endcaps for sale?

I have a 71 sovereign that I'm remodeling. We decided that we are going to make new endcaps instead of reinstalling the originals to create more space, especially in the back bathroom. I'm wondering...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-10-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By emilyweav
Grey tank layout

I have a 71 Sovereign that is 31' long. I am wanting to add two grey tanks from VTS. I currently can't see what I'm working with because I am not yet able to pull the shell off and pull up the floor,...
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 05-10-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,437
Posted By emilyweav
I almost looked at your airstream

Hi,
I'm from Indiana as well and I was looking for an Airstream the same time you were and stumbled upon yours on craigslist! I found another that I fell in love with but it's so cool to see all of...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 05-09-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,274
Posted By emilyweav
Clear Coat Advice

I need some help with my 71 Sovereign. The clear coat is peeling off of the top. I just bought it a few months ago and I don't think it's always been taken care of like it should be. I've done...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 04-09-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By emilyweav
71 Sovereign Guts!

Title:
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

I have gutted a 1971 Sovereign and I am not planning on reinstalling the parts. I have bathroom parts, wall dividers, the countertops...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 04-09-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,290
Posted By emilyweav
1971 Sovereign Guts

I am remodeling a 71 Sovereign and I have all the guts. I'd hate to throw them out since I know there are so many people who try to do restorations and can't find parts. Anyone interested or know...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 03-23-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By emilyweav
Insulation Struggle

Hello,
I am the proud new owner of a 31' 1971 Airstream Sovereign. I am planning a gut remodel. It still has the fiberglass insulation and from pulling off a couple panels, many mice have had homes...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 03-21-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By emilyweav
Copper Rivets?

I was looking online today at rivets for the interior or my airstream and wondered if anyone has ever done a different color of rivet to add some decoration? I think the fact that Airstream rivets...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-18-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,277
Posted By emilyweav
1971 Airstream Sovereign Subfloor

I just purchased a Sovereign this weekend! I'm so excited but I am wondering what to do about replacing the subfloor. There are at least two spots that need to be replaced and I would like to see the...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 03-18-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By emilyweav
axles

It will be stationary. Iím planning to elevate it off the axles and wheels anyways. If I decide to pull or probably if I sell Iíll replace them at that point. Just not a huge priority right now....
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 03-18-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By emilyweav
Pictures

It's in pretty good condition for the price and age. I know I definitely have my work cut out for me. These are the pictures the seller sent me before I bought it. I'm planning to live in it full...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 03-17-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By emilyweav
1971 Sovereign gaskets

I just purchased my first airstream today! I'm overwhelmed but excited and thought I would start with what I know needs replaced and work from there. I need new gaskets for all of the windows. Where...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 02-19-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By emilyweav
Searching...

I am looking for a 70s or newer airstream. Preferably 30' or bigger. My goal is to live out of it for at least a year. I know I'm probably going to end up gutting whatever I buy, and I'm more than...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 02-19-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By emilyweav
Thank you

Thank you everyone for your responses! Does anyone know where to look in the Michigan/Indiana area? I've been scouring craigslist but I've been coming up empty. I'm willing to travel probably 4-5...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 02-19-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By emilyweav
Opinions?

This craigslist ad is within a couple hours from me. The outside looks to be in decent condition, but there are a couple things I don't know enough about that worry me. One is the separation on the...
Forum: Member Introductions 02-15-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By emilyweav
Thank you! I'm intending to park it and live in...

Thank you! I'm intending to park it and live in it for a year or so, so I thought a bigger one would be better for that application but I wanted to make sure I wasn't going to end up feeling stuck if...
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