We have recently purchased a 1972 Sovereign
as well, 31'. It seems to be in excellent condition but needs lots of cosmetic attention. We hope to have it out of the park where it has been sitting for 16 years, and arrived at our home (we are only a few miles away) by the first of September.
Our first step is new tires. Then it goes to the an RV shop that a friend of mine owns where an experienced AS mechanic will look it over well and check it out. After that it comes home with a list of what needs to be done.
We plan to replace the shag carpeting with Beber and a heavy pad. Then we plan to replace the cushions and upholstery. We also may change the curtains to miniblinds.
I plan to spend a LOT of time on AS Forums to learn what to do and not to do -- and how to do it.
Good folks here!