RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-18-2013, 11:24 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
Air Jabroni's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Augusta , Georgia
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 7
My new/used 1975 Sovereign!!!

What's up fellow Airstreamers! I am new and a Jabroni to the old school Airstream world! We spent 8 days at Lake Thurmond the day we bought our Airstream and it was the best time we've ever had with the kids! Hooked is an understatement. We are headed to Charleston SC after the Forth and can't wait! My 1975 Sovereign may have issues but I don't care at this point. She appears to be solid enough to travel and enjoy with the kids and that's all that matters now! I may have a few questions later, but for now all is well. The F-150 is saddled and ready to roll and pic's will follow later! Thanks for the forum and hopefully I can learn alot from ya'll!!!
Sincerely, Air Jabroni.
Two blocks from the Augusta National Golf Course
Air Jabroni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 01:55 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
RM66caravel's Avatar
 
1966 17' Caravel
Newport , North Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,287
So proud and what no pictures?!? Helpful hint #1 everybody pros and amatures (me) like pictures. Yes we will pass our opinion but in most cases it comes with some really awesome advice! So welcome to the forums break out the digital and click some pics use the go advanced button and post em.
Cliff
__________________
Gotta get busy! Have a great day! Now where did I put those revits?
RM66caravel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 07:14 AM   #3
ALUMINUM OBSSESSION
 
1993 34' Limited
Hamilton , Ontario
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 158
Good to see you're a happy camper!!! The simple life is the good life!!
Keep on smiling!!! Welcome!!!
william Haym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 08:31 PM   #4
1 Rivet Member
 
Air Jabroni's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Augusta , Georgia
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 7
Sorry for not uploading the pics last night... but here she is!
This is her at our very first campsite (first of many to come)! Although my wife insists it's not a she, but a "he" and nick named it McDreamy!

The people we bought it from did a good job of installing an L shaped seating area. However, I would love to go back with the original gaucho and credenza if anyone could help. We want to keep the inside as original as possible as we love the 1970's interior!

Click image for larger version

Name:	10.jpg
Views:	191
Size:	330.5 KB
ID:	188679

Click image for larger version

Name:	11.jpg
Views:	199
Size:	256.0 KB
ID:	188680

Click image for larger version

Name:	13.jpg
Views:	228
Size:	296.6 KB
ID:	188681

Click image for larger version

Name:	15.jpg
Views:	184
Size:	243.0 KB
ID:	188682

Click image for larger version

Name:	16.jpg
Views:	206
Size:	309.1 KB
ID:	188683

Click image for larger version

Name:	17.jpg
Views:	175
Size:	225.1 KB
ID:	188684

Click image for larger version

Name:	18.jpg
Views:	165
Size:	228.5 KB
ID:	188685

Click image for larger version

Name:	21.jpg
Views:	164
Size:	423.4 KB
ID:	188686

Click image for larger version

Name:	photo 5.jpg
Views:	179
Size:	338.6 KB
ID:	188687

Click image for larger version

Name:	22.jpg
Views:	173
Size:	435.1 KB
ID:	188688
Air Jabroni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 09:16 PM   #5
Site Team
 
Aage's Avatar
 
1974 31' Sovereign
Ottawa , ON
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11,219
Images: 25
Hi there Jabroni!

Your trailer looks like it has been well-loved over its lifetime. I would not be in a big rush to take away the L-shaped couch, I think it makes the most space from the 31-footers of the first half of the '70s. Give it a little time, and see if you don't come to agree with me...

All the best, and don't hesitate to ask questions, you will be pleased to find the depth of the help available to you should you ever need it!

__________________
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
...John Wayne...........................
Aage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 10:24 PM   #6
1 Rivet Member
 
Air Jabroni's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Augusta , Georgia
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 7
I agree Aage, we are going to enjoy her like she is and maybe do something later with the couch area. The trailer seems to be pretty solid although my curiosity is getting the better of me about the frame. I'm almost afraid to look with all I've been reading on here about frame replacement and repairs. I think the issue I may need to resolve here in the short term is the axles. On flat pavement the trailer is lower on the curb side about 2" measured at the wheel wells. I would like to upgrade them and get the sealed bearings if that's an option. I have the capability to change them myself, I just don't want to order the wrong ones like I've read some of the other members have had issues with.
__________________
Two Blocks from The Augusta National
Air Jabroni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 10:12 AM   #7
New Member
 
1975 27' Overlander
Omaha , Nebraska
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1
Hi All,
I, too, am newbie, with a 1975 international. Have always wanted one and at last! HeighHo (Silver) is mine. Anyone old enough to remember that?!
I am a pretty capable woman but sometimes a little overwhelmed. I don't have a truck yet, I have it on Lake Binder in Corning Iowa for the season....electric, fire pit and picnic table. No motorised so quiet and peaceful. Some questions.....I just filled the water tanks with about 1/2 C bleach/water, will drain and fill again with plain water (hauling 5gal buckets, funnel). Do I need to empty and reload every weekend. I may not get there every weekend, I live 1 1/2 hr away in Omaha. Thanks! Will try to figure pic sending
HeighHo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 10:51 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
m.hony's Avatar
 
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 12,111
Love the retro 70's vibe going on- the "starburst" clock and the big flowery upholstery-
__________________
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 10:52 AM   #9
Rivet Master
 
m.hony's Avatar
 
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 12,111
Looks like "avocado" counters, too.
__________________
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 05:05 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
GAStreamin's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Moultrie , Georgia
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 521
It's in good shape from what I can tell from the pictures. Nice trailer!
GAStreamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 06:53 PM   #11
4 Rivet Member
 
Silver Hawk's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Palomar Mountain , California
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 354
Welcome aboard Air Jabroni!

Bought the same trailer last year - have made two long trips - would get another just like it.

We are alone and retired so I removed the fold out bed in the front and installed two recliners - after two trips, would do again - more comfortable by far.

With the 2" drop on one side and it's a '75 - I bet you need new axles - they are only good for 20 years or so and max. 25, and it's almost 40 for your trailer. Check with Andy at Inlandland RV to find out if yours haven't been replaced - I bet they haven't. Old ones will beat your trailer apart.

Good luck and enjoy!
Silver Hawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2014, 02:56 PM   #12
2 Rivet Member
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Cedar Bluff , Virginia
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 26
I, also, just bought a '75 sovereign but it doesn't look near as good as yours. I plan to do the necessary stuff and work on cosmetics later.

Mine is the side bath with the original gaucho couch. It looks like all of the cabinets and closets are original. The rear bed has been removed and there is only a bed frame there.

Still,lots to do.
Airlifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sovereign


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1975 AIRSTREAM Sovereign gronlampa Airstream Registry Discussions 0 08-19-2011 09:32 AM
Xanadu :: 1975 Sovereign teamkeira Airstream Registry Discussions 0 08-19-2011 09:31 AM
Big Boy :: 1975 Airstream Sovereign Zeppelinium Airstream Registry Discussions 0 08-19-2011 09:31 AM
1975 airstream sovereign 31ft camper eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 06-16-2011 05:00 PM
1975 31' Airstream Sovereign -fun & livable! eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 04-16-2011 01:10 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.