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Old 09-03-2014, 12:32 PM   #1
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Anniversary Airstream

I posted this below in the introduction forum, but thought I'd post here as well. I love seeing the things others are doing with the same Airstream. This is just the beginning of a very long project for us.

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My husband and I recently bought our first Airstream - a 1972 Overlander - in honor of our 10th anniversary (traditionally the "aluminum" anniversary). We are a military family from Louisiana currently living in Colorado. When we went to look at the Airstream, we knew it was meant to be as it had an old Louisiana inspection sticker from sever owners before us. We drop it off for a full inspection tomorrow and plan to do any necessary structural repairs then move on to the fun stuff!


The interior is mostly original, and in great shape, but we plan on redoing the inside to both update it and meet our needs. First off, we've got 3 kids, ages 4-9 so we want to add a bunk in the back and some sort of updated bed solution in the front for him and me. I know that it's possible to do that, but I have no idea how it's actually done. How does one build and secure something like that?

We also would like to update the cabinets and flooring. I'm not a big fan of the plastic laminate.

Is painting our only option to change the interior vinyl skin short of making new panels? I've been reading a lot on the forums, but haven't run across a definite answer. We might end up painting them, but I'm not sure how that actually looks when it's finished with the texture.

Any suggestions or tips would be GREATLY appreciated!
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:57 PM   #2
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Nice looking unit! Congrats on the anniversary and gift trailer! As a Cajun Country native (7 1/2 years away from home!) it made me smile to see your old La. tag. I look forward to hearing more of your project.


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The Louisiana sticker is by far the best part. We weren't sure we were going to get it until we saw the sticker, but once I saw it, I knew it was ours.
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Congratulations on your anniversary and new-to-you Airstream.

Louisiana is one of our favorite states in the country.....anything Louisiana is a good thing.

May you have many happy miles.


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