I just purchased a 1972 31' Sovereign
Land Yacht. The number on it is 5945. It has a Wally Byam Club sticker on it. I have been looking on and off for 7 years and found several that I could afford but they were in other states and the expense to go get it would not have been worth the gas. Also I could not tell exactly what I was getting.
When I first looked at it I was really excited. I had hopes of spending time restoring it. It has been gutted for the most part. The frig, stove, tub,sink and toilet are all in tact. Not sure what works yet.
Upon closer examination I found that the walls including the sink, tub and the toilet had been painted a sort of dull yellow. Carpet has been removed and the wood floor is exposed.
It has hail damage but no leaks. All the windows are intact.
I would like information on what I should do as far as remodeling/restoring.
I have read some blogs that indicate too much modern improvement can lower the value of the AS. I don't think I can find all the originate parts that it might require. Would it be better to just upgrade to make it comfortable to travel/camp in? I wish I would have known about the volunteer inspectors before hand.
This is all new to me and suggestions/info would be greatly appreciated.