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Old 05-21-2002, 09:52 PM   #1
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Makes? types? Models?

What types of sovereigns were built during 72? Who does anyone know?
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Old 07-22-2002, 06:58 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 07-22-2002, 07:14 PM   #3
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Hi Steve,

checkout this link:


The show one 31' Sovereign for 1972

I have not seen any that had significant differences from the one in the picture.
Perhaps this helps..
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Old 07-23-2002, 09:24 PM   #4
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Jody, I have one, and have been all through it. I can probably answer just about any question you have, MAYBE. I have done quite a bit of plumbing work on mine, and some interior work in the kitchen area. Let me know if I can be of assistance.

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Old 07-24-2002, 05:35 AM   #5
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Thank you very much Mike. I will be looking for guidance here before I do each thing.

My first plan is to pull up the shag carpeting, make certain the flooring is good and smooth; put down a heavy Berber pad that breathes well and then Berber carpeting.

Any special tips and techniques???
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Old 07-24-2002, 06:47 AM   #6
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I have recarpeted 2 diffrent units and I did one twice. I will pass along what I have learned.

If the shag carpet is the original take it out carefully. The guys at the factory used a pattern to cut it out and you can use it as a pattern to cut yours out. You should be able to calculate you carpet needs and if you have a small independent carpet shop you may be able to get a remnant for very little money. Remember to include closets in you calculations. We had great danes and like to camp in state parks so we chose to use a flat pile commercial grade carpet. The sand and grit sits on top of the pile and can even be swept out if you are not carring a vacum. We carried a red devil upright with a beater brush. The nice thing about the comerccial carpet is that it does not crush from wear and is designed for abuse. usally the pattern we chose was a darker color with speckles of colors mixed in. That way if there was sand etc on the rug you could not really tell. Over the fourth of July I visited my old 77 that I carpeted 8 years ago and it still looks great. Now my brother-in-law uses it to hunt, and his wife has used it for a land development sales office for the last 4 years.
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Old 07-24-2002, 09:40 AM   #7
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I will check into flat pile carpeting.
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We have the low cut commercail grade carpet in our. We have purchased brazillan Cherry Pergo wood flooring for the living room and kitchen areas. We will be using 3 in 1 underlay and a high density carpet in the bedroom area. We were thinking maybe tile or light marble for the bath on a rubber based floor glue to give it some flexibility. We found some real nice raised paper to redo the walls and are going to redo the fold out couch with the suede type coving. We are also going to modify the bed room in the center and make the twin beds into 2 day beds that can fold open into a full size bed in the middle. ( it's just the two of us),my wife sews really good and we are doing the curtian in the bath room in Betty Boop. Bobbi my wife has name the trailer The Betty Boop! Hey you know the rules... If momma's not happy ain't no body going to be happy! hehehe

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Old 12-08-2005, 03:41 PM   #9
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I use berber in all my rental houses. It is ok for the trailer if you do not do alot of walking in the woods, have kids or dogs. Berber is difficult to seam without the seam showing. To not have any seams you waste alot of carpet but it is fairly cheap. Pad must be the high density stuff specifically made for berber. Alot of people put hard surfaces in the bath and kitchen. If you are in and out alot with mud or woods walking, hard surface is also good for the around the door.
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