So we just recently began this Airstream journey by purchasing a 1967
Airstream from my Grandfather. I am still digging into the history of it, but so far I am in love with this jewel. Unfortunately, the Rookie that I am lost the rear compartment panel in the drive from New Mexico to Texas. Luckily through another thread on here I was able to get information to obtain parts from VTS to fabricate one.
First order of business was to gut the Airstream so that I could install new flooring and check the state of the sub flooring. Luckily the sub flooring was in pretty good condition. I did notice that a section was previously replaced by the door. At some point there must have been some water damage or maybe it was due to age that the wood for the closets and by the pocket door is badly damaged for at least 4 inches up the wood. While I wish I had the budget or the time to do all these projects at once, it’s just not possible, as I keep reminding myself “One step at a time”!
Items already completed:
-removed old furnace
-removed old water heater(would like to go tankless so any suggestions are greatly appreciated)
-demoed bathroom sink and closet as it was damaged.
-bought replacement battery
Projects on my list right now:
-Replace kitchen countertop
-build new closet outside of the bathroom
-use Rebath epoxy product on bath/ shower
-install new a/c unit
-remove vent hood from stove area
-replace tires. I noticed the tire date code is 0513
-install new 18” vista view window where refrigerator vent was located ( in the market for one if anyone has one lying around)
-test black tank and plumbing
-repair belly pan (front portion came undone in the trek to Texas)