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Don't Mess With Ethel ('78 Sovereign Renovation)

Posted 06-13-2012 at 11:31 AM by Taylormade

A few months back I was searching for my "project". Mrs Taylormade and I had enjoyed camping in our pop-up camper for three years and used it at least a dozen times each year.

I purchased the biggest pop up made and it had all the luxuries a pop up could afford... and it still wasn't enough. Every time we'd walk through a campground, the shine and mystique of the aluminum would call out to us.

In Florida, Airstreams (especially Sovereigns) are a dime a dozen and most are relatively cheap. I'd driven a few hours in each direction and had settled on one that was really ready to use and was a great price. I'd struck a deal and told the guy I'd be back in the morning with cash when my phone rang.

It was a lady who'd listed an Airstream on CL. The price was a little high but it was on the way home so I thought I should check it out.

When I got there, I noticed that the body was in mint condition. There were no dings, dents, tears, anything to speak of. "Uh oh" I thought. It was $1000 more than the one I'd decided on already but when I drove off (after telling her I wasn't interested but best of luck!), something spoke to me. For whatever reason, this was "our Airstream" and I knew it.

I called and offered a "half way" deal and the owners accepted it. We were on our way to being Airstreamers!!

We didn't have to wait long for our adventure to begin....
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    Congrats Taylormade! Looking forward to hearing how it all turns out. Best of luck!
    Posted 06-14-2012 at 08:01 AM by bocotim bocotim is offline
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    I look forward to seeing the renovation story!
    Posted 06-14-2012 at 01:21 PM by worldinchaos worldinchaos is offline

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