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Old 08-20-2005, 05:04 PM   #1
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What's the wildest/most outrageous idea you ever came up with involving an AIRSTREAM?

I actually do have my own but Im dying to see a few others before I embarrass myself.
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Old 08-20-2005, 05:08 PM   #2
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I actually do have my own but Im dying to see a few others before I embarrass myself.
I have an idea of a use that involves copious amounts of alcohol, a large can of gasoline, some C4, and my derelict Argosy 22...
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Old 08-20-2005, 06:27 PM   #3
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My idea involves two 26 foot or larger 1967 trailers. Some welding and a whole lot of riveting. I want to make a 34 foot dual door palace. With a large rear master bedroom suite. Center bath with a gourmet galley kitchen and cozy dinnet up front. All in a Southwest style. This will be for the wife and I after the kids are gone. Oh and a good set of stablizing jacks..... .


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Oh Terry can I come and party with you when this all goes down???? Please, please....
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Old 08-20-2005, 06:54 PM   #4
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My business partner and I own "Mail Depot" in Virginia Beach. It's a private postal center and package shipping place. We had a wild idea that at Christmas time we could put a red flag up along side my 22 ft CCD and make it look like a mailbox - use as a moveable sign for the business.

On a more serious note I am very seriously thinking of redoing my mid-dinette into a banquette or L shaped couch and having moveable hydraulic lift table. In the 22ft CCD, the bathroom door actually hits the back of the dinette so it won't open fully - and the dinette itself is cramped. Due to the wheel well only two adults can sit there, the outside seats are for kids only. I figure that if the seating is over the wheel well instead of competing with it, four people could sit, and with a little planning I could still have a bed.

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Old 08-20-2005, 06:57 PM   #5
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My business partner and I own "Mail Depot" in Virginia Beach. It's a private postal center and package shipping place. We had a wild idea that at Christmas time we could put a red flag up along side my 22 ft CCD and make it look like a mailbox - use as a moveable sign for the business.

Hmmm...it really would look like a big mailbox...thats pretty cool.
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Old 08-20-2005, 08:04 PM   #6
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Also a pretty cool idea...would both doors be on the same side?
Or you have front & back door?
You could put an extra section in the middle and make it REALLY long.
heh heh
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Old 08-20-2005, 08:12 PM   #7
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My wife's family has a bit of property in the Philippines. Some of the most beautiful diving spots in the world. Ive given some half-serious thought to exporting a trailer there and setting it right down on the beach under some coconut & banana trees.
I believe it would be the only AS in that part of the world.
Its impossible to starve there (abundant fruit) and you can live richly for about $15 a day.
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Old 08-20-2005, 10:18 PM   #8
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I Have a 1967 Outlander, or whatever its called. It has the floor bad in the front and back but the shell is clean. I'm thinking of sectioning it and biulding a minni AS about 6ft wide and 10 ft long and 5ft high inside. I'm hopeing to keep the weight down to about 700 lbs. so I can pull it with my Honda civic. If I dont sell it before Nov, out comes the sawsall. anybody looking for the rear bath encouterments. Mac
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Old 08-20-2005, 11:24 PM   #9
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I am. Are they in good shape?I am building a 61 Overlander OCD.
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Old 08-21-2005, 06:10 AM   #10
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We bought a 68 Sovereign to part out. It has tree damage in the rear behind the back rib. I keep thinking "this thing can be fixed". Now the wild dream is to create a "toyhauler" out of it. Someone showed a link to an AS that had been overhauled to include a dyno for testing motorcycles and 4 wheelers. The rear compartment hinges up. The idea just stuck.
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Uh.... Ted... Uh... you could just BUY one y'know...

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Old 08-21-2005, 07:33 AM   #12
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Old 08-21-2005, 08:24 AM   #13
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Too much Dramamine involved...the wife is plagued by motion sickness.
BUT...an interesting idea just the same.
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Old 08-21-2005, 12:08 PM   #14
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This is something I've been thinking about too.

So, chikagurl, tell us about your idea!
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Old 08-21-2005, 12:27 PM   #15
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This is something I've been thinking about too.

So, chikagurl, tell us about your idea!

I did already!
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Old 08-21-2005, 12:41 PM   #16
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Old 08-21-2005, 02:12 PM   #17
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Well from the looks I've gotten already I'd say my AS is an outrageous work in progress.

Take one 28' Funeral Coach, remove the casket chamber from the rear end. Now that you can walk into the back from the main area it's functional for my needs. The rear area is the walk-in closet.... of course I'm a clothing rep so that helps.

The coach has a swing down headliner in the center of the coach. This will get an a/c duct next week. The 15K Air V ducted unit is is now on the rear of the coach. A/C will move down the "trunk" and be distributed from turn outs along the way as well as at the termination just behind the cockpit.

Dell laptop is mounted on the engine cover custom tray for Street Atlas navigation. It's also networked to the main computer mid coach. This has a 20" LCD monitor/tv. Of course wireless keyboard and mouse are in use as is the wireless link to the laser printer. Sprint Aircard provides full time internet connection.

Rearview camera is fed to my new Pyle 7" LCD monitor/stereo mounted in a double din opening in the dash. Considering mounting LCD monitors on each side of the cockpit in lieu of side mirrors, mounting ccd cameras to reduce drag on the exterior.

I'm looking for a graphic artist to work up my new logo. Picture the Presidential logo on Air Force One. Now picture Airstream One. The logo will have the eagle holding golf clubs in each talon. The dots above the eagle will be golf balls of course. The lettering will have to change to my name and business name. I figure one on each side of the coach and a big stars and stripes on the rear clamshell door will complete the look. Flag holders up front for stationary display of old glory will be required.

My four door AS MH has already proved to be much easier to load things into. It goes on the road full time next week. First stop will be the World Amateur Golf Tournament in Myrtle Beach SC.
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Old 08-21-2005, 02:40 PM   #18
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How 'bout putting one on a barge?

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Too much Dramamine involved...the wife is plagued by motion sickness.
BUT...an interesting idea just the same.
Park an Airstream on a small barge, install a Detroit Diesel Marine engine, with two electric thrusters fto move it around? Unwanted motion will be minimal.
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Old 08-21-2005, 05:59 PM   #19
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graphic artist

Howdy neighbor.
My bestest friend is one of the best graphics people around.
Used to work for EA GAMES in San Fran and teach at SVA in NYC.
Dont want to land my fanny in a sling here for soliciting but she's always
looking for side jobs...I can give you the info privately if you want it.
How about a pic of the 'stream in progress?
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Old 08-21-2005, 06:35 PM   #20
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Chickagurl, you can see some of the original photos of the coach listed in my profile. I'll be getting Airstream One back on Thursday when I return from a business trip to TX. I'm going to take some photos then. Hope to take them before moving everything over from the old ugly I've been working from.

I subscribe to the theory, "be careful what you wish for."
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