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Old 07-05-2019, 09:30 AM   #2881
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Cheap 325 on EBay.
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Old 07-05-2019, 02:30 PM   #2882
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Needs work but they all do. Seems like the price is in the ball park.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:59 PM   #2883
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Here's a 77 26' Argosy in rough shape at a fairly reasonable price in Brandon Vermont.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:38 AM   #2884
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Not exactly my cup of tea but here's a 2007 Airstream conversion on a sprinter chassis.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:46 AM   #2885
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Not exactly my cup of tea but here's a 2007 Airstream conversion on a sprinter chassis.
Apparently building your own airstream interstate is cheaper than buying one!
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Old 07-17-2019, 06:31 PM   #2886
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Here is an interesting ad:
"This is one of the 1980's Airstream motorhome conversion kits to convert trailers into FWD motorhomes".
So for 2k, one could purchase 3 NLA MH panels (Roof, L and r front) 2 windshields, and 2 complete cab side windows. and the engine compartment lid and the NLA panel below the windshields. Of course the question would remain on what to do with the rest of the trailer.




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Old 07-18-2019, 05:13 AM   #2887
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Old 07-20-2019, 01:43 PM   #2888
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345 in L.A., sounds too cheap so approach with caution...

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Old 07-22-2019, 12:12 PM   #2889
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Factory Cummins 345 in L.A.:

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Old 07-22-2019, 12:34 PM   #2890
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Dang, another gutted interior project stalled out.
I just can't figure why folk want to tear out these very well built solid wood interiors.
I can see if there is need for repairs deep inside, but many think they can do a better job than the factory, that was at its pinnacle in that era.

That earlier gasser that you posted Waipio, really does look too good to be true.
Anyone checked it out? Peter H ?

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Old 07-22-2019, 04:31 PM   #2891
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Dang, another gutted interior project stalled out.
I just can't figure why folk want to tear out these very well built solid wood interiors.
I can see if there is need for repairs deep inside, but many think they can do a better job than the factory, that was at its pinnacle in that era.

That earlier gasser that you posted Waipio, really does look too good to be true.
Anyone checked it out? Peter H ?

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Richard -
That's a very good question and deserves an answer from someone who has just gone through a complete interior gut/renovation.

In our case, it was a desire to have a brand new Airstream Classic motorhome, but unfortunately Airstream hasn't made them in over two decades, so you dive in and get it done. This is the second 345 we've owned by the way, and you're absolutely right, those we're pinnacle years for the Classics. They offered a lot of quality for the money. Our first 345LE was in nearly new condition when we bought it. We kept it completely original, travelled all over the country with our young children, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Fast forward 20 years, and we decided to do this one the way we wanted it done. I will tell you that the renovation process was long, had numerous challenges, and as renovations go, dramatically exceeded the initial budget. (lol, no kidding). So, I can certainly understand why so many people with good intentions don't complete their dream of an Airstream renovation. It's hard to see it through to the end. But, if you do, you will have the joy that comes with completing any major project, and you'll get what you truly want. That's why we did it, and we couldn't be more pleased with the result.
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Old 07-22-2019, 05:01 PM   #2892
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Richard -
That's a very good question and deserves an answer from someone who has just gone through a complete interior gut/renovation.

In our case, it was a desire to have a brand new Airstream Classic motorhome, but unfortunately Airstream hasn't made them in over two decades, so you dive in and get it done. This is the second 345 we've owned by the way, and you're absolutely right, those we're pinnacle years for the Classics. They offered a lot of quality for the money. Our first 345LE was in nearly new condition when we bought it. We kept it completely original, travelled all over the country with our young children, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Fast forward 20 years, and we decided to do this one the way we wanted it done. I will tell you that the renovation process was long, had numerous challenges, and as renovations go, dramatically exceeded the initial budget. (lol, no kidding). So, I can certainly understand why so many people with good intentions don't complete their dream of an Airstream renovation. It's hard to see it through to the end. But, if you do, you will have the joy that comes with completing any major project, and you'll get what you truly want. That's why we did it, and we couldn't be more pleased with the result.
You did a beautiful job on your rig no doubt. Obviously you've the skills and $$ to get the job done, and looks to be done right. I too though wonder about all the folks who's skills are minimal and are on tight budgets, that seem to think that immediately gutting their MH or trailer is the right thing to do. Then the harsh reality sets in and they are now stuck with an unusable RV. I'm a retired carpenter by trade and it blows me away how many folks jump into a project like that with no idea what they're getting in to. I get the whole "dream to make it our own" thing, but there sure are a whole lot of "gutted blank canvas" RVs for sale.
Ahhhhh well. It's good to have dreams. Can be expensive though.
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Old 07-22-2019, 05:14 PM   #2893
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Dang, another gutted interior project stalled out.
I just can't figure why folk want to tear out these very well built solid wood interiors.
I can see if there is need for repairs deep inside, but many think they can do a better job than the factory, that was at its pinnacle in that era.

That earlier gasser that you posted Waipio, really does look too good to be true.
Anyone checked it out? Peter H ?

Cheers Richard
The answer is simple.... Airstream never made a two person camper, if you want one you have to design one from the ground up.
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Old 07-22-2019, 10:48 PM   #2894
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I've got nothing but appreciation and admiration for those with the vision, skills, budget and perserverance to build what they want.

Well done Stream 3. Looks nice.

Unfortunately many who start don't manage to finish.

I'm curious Martin, about what you see as a better layout for two over that in the 310 / 345 interior?
I live full time in my 345 and have grown so settled in it's hard to imagine sharing it with someone else. But that may be more state of mind than space.

Please share your ideas about making it a better fit for a couple.

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Old 07-23-2019, 05:50 AM   #2895
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I've got nothing but appreciation and admiration for those with the vision, skills, budget and perserverance to build what they want.

Well done Stream 3. Looks nice.

Unfortunately many who start don't manage to finish.

I'm curious Martin, about what you see as a better layout for two over that in the 310 / 345 interior?
I live full time in my 345 and have grown so settled in it's hard to imagine sharing it with someone else. But that may be more state of mind than space.

Please share your ideas about making it a better fit for a couple.

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There is not one floor plan in the whole range that is designed for 'couples' (or in my case a late middle age couple, that doesn't want to live in a corridor). This means the seating areas (who needs gaucho sofas?), dining areas (we are camping people, eat outdoors!), food preparation areas (does anyone use the oven?) and bathroom areas (we have a full wet room, the shower gets used once per year and then only to drain down the water for winter) could all be better laid-out/removed. Even more general than that, could be better designed for there intended use. It is the intended use that has changed since they were first designed (which appears quiet constant since 1977) - for example how many of us still drag around a bath tub in the back?

The biggest issue is because they are built from the back forward, if you want to change something in the rear half, you have to either take a zaw-saw to it, or pull everything out. I recently was 'emailing chatting' with Brad and you reach a point that I call opening Pandora's Box. At that point the biggest realization is that if you want to get out of a 'hole', you first have to stop digging.
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Old 07-23-2019, 06:21 AM   #2896
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...At that point the biggest realization is that if you want to get out of a 'hole', you first have to stop digging.
Or you keep on digging until you come out on the other side....
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:31 AM   #2897
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I'd say this one is just a bit over priced!!
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Old 07-23-2019, 02:55 PM   #2898
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the answer is simple.... Airstream never made a two person camper, if you want one you have to design one from the ground up.
250 mh?
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:11 PM   #2899
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250 mh?
Close Nick, but still has the convertible lounge......
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Craigslist find...
1978 Collectible Argosy 24 ft Motorhome - $1800 (Lady Lake)
Could be your very own tiny house....Aluminum 1978 Air Stream Argosy, the painted variety that is now highly collectible and desirable. It is 24 ft long and has original 454 big block engine and good tranny. A restoration project, this unit has a nice bathroom and kitchen. Has been gutted but all parts are available and included (sofa, bed, etc). Has awning. Plywood floors in good shape, carpet removed. Has two working AC units! For more information please contact 845 629 0790

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