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Old 04-19-2018, 05:35 AM   #621
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Peter, beautiful as always

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Old 04-19-2018, 07:07 AM   #622
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Gorgeous work!
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Old 04-19-2018, 09:49 AM   #623
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Gorgeous ceiling.

The various talents and skills of the folks on this forum never ceases to amaze me.
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:14 PM   #624
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Gorgeous ceiling.

The various talents and skills of the folks on this forum never ceases to amaze me.
Various skills, yes; but we're all a little touched in the head for buying (in some cases, not just one) 30+ year old P30 based Airstream motorhomes.

Thank God we do have skills, or this section would be full of people saying "Where do I take my 30+ year old Airstream motorhome for service?"

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Old 04-19-2018, 06:45 PM   #625
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I prefer to call it a "Fleet" and it varies....1) P-32 chassis 325LE, 1) Gillig chassis 370LE, 1) Freightliner chassis 396XL, and last but not least 1) who knows chassis 34' Classic Limited S/O triple axle trailer. Regards, Bob
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:19 AM   #626
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Been a long time since I posted here, bought 87 29 Sovereign, fixed it up and sold it. Some kind neighbor turned me to the city for having an Airstream in the driveway, so I decided to build a fence with a double gate and a lot of room to park and work on my projects. Have enough room to park several 345 or long trailers on 1 side and still have access to the shop and the main garage.

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Now if only you could put that ceiling into an Airstream......
As for Argosy's........I tried, but no dice, (even the DW was onboard.)
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As for the ceiling, Tony, that plaster ceiling would not be the best choice for any Airstream, but I just picked up the this rare 1994 30' front kitchen Excella with a bad ceiling, very common with the 90's Airstreams. Only had to pull it 300 miles without brakes.
After much consideration, I first made sure the roof was water tight, then got 4x8 3/16 bead panels , primed them twice on the back and installed them by slightly lowering the cabinets. Just a good days work and I am pleased with the results.
Another option I considered was to cover the pre fit panels with an automotive type head liner or vinyl in my shop. Using contact adhesive on a ceiling in a tight environment is not my choice of poisoning myself. I certainly willl use this technique in future MH and trailer projects.
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Old 11-25-2018, 07:53 AM   #627
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The 34FK is one of my favorite models.....almost bought one a few years back, was thinking about converting my 05 34S/O to a FK, but ide rather jump off the Golden Gate Bridge ! Regards, Bob
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:10 AM   #628
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Looks like an awesome layout, especially for full timing, wonder why it isn't more common
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:12 AM   #629
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The 34FK is one of my favorite models.....almost bought one a few years back, was thinking about converting my 05 34S/O to a FK, but ide rather jump off the Golden Gate Bridge ! Regards, Bob

Biggest issue I have seen so far with the Front Kitchen models, is getting the kitchen drain pipe passed the wheel wells. Mine goes slightly uphill as it passes over the wheel well. Just have to pull the trailer up a hill every once in awhile..
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:18 AM   #630
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Looks like an awesome layout, especially for full timing, wonder why it isn't more common

Yes, because of this layout, I have been looking for one. They only made the 30' FK widebody in 1994, the 34FK they made for 3 years. It normally has a dinette on the right side, which the previous owner removed to have a recliner for full timing. I will rebuild the dinette.
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Old 11-25-2018, 10:40 AM   #631
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Ive seen pics of the front interior endcap covered with automotive headliner. It looked great. Can't remember what or who's Motorhome it was. You'd sure have a lot of choices in colors and texture. Ive always thought it would be a nice mod. If you're willing, wouldn't be easy.
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:37 PM   #632
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The 34FK is one of my favorite models.....almost bought one a few years back, was thinking about converting my 05 34S/O to a FK, but ide rather jump off the Golden Gate Bridge ! Regards, Bob
Just saying, nice trailer.....$33,284.00US at current exchange rates Bob.....

https://www.autotrader.ca/a/airstrea...N0B1Z0&sprx=-2

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Old 11-25-2018, 11:42 PM   #633
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The shop is full ! Nice FK though, Regards, Bob
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Old 12-21-2018, 09:09 PM   #634
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resto of 94 FK is coming along. Finished the dinette, flooring, ceiling and curtains.
i really like the new Luxury Vinyl Flooring HD carries now.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/LifeProo...-300461638-_-N
Its thicker than other brands i used before. This color is called fresh oak. It was the only special order from their color line. I ripped the shoe moulding myself and matched it to the flooring, its solid oak.

Here is a before and after
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Old 12-22-2018, 06:43 AM   #635
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Peter, that looks great!

Does that flooring just float or is it fastened in any way to the sub floor?

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Old 12-22-2018, 08:18 AM   #636
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Peter, that looks great!

Does that flooring just float or is it fastened in any way to the sub floor?

Brad

Brad, its a snap (floating), like Pergo. Wherever I could, I left a little space under the shoemoulding for expansion. I did have a little warping problem with other, thinner material when temps went above 100 in the summer. I hope this thicker material will behave better.
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Old 12-24-2018, 02:33 PM   #637
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Brad, its a snap (floating), like Pergo. Wherever I could, I left a little space under the shoemoulding for expansion. I did have a little warping problem with other, thinner material when temps went above 100 in the summer. I hope this thicker material will behave better.
I'm leaning towards something similar for my Argosy. Who knows, someday I might even get to that point

Thanks!

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Old 01-05-2019, 08:31 PM   #638
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This 1994 Excella front kitchen is not only a rare bird, because of the kitchen location, but it may just be the only Airstream trailer with 2 dinettes. I just finished converting one of the twins to a daytime dinette/nighttime twin. In my opinion a great use of space for folks with kids or like myself needing a daytime office space on occasion. Front Kitchen/front dinette/rear daytime dinette!
Don't mention the different upholstery, just trying to get things to work for now.

Stay tuned for the center gaucho Pullman sleeping cabin
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Maybe Just too Fancy?

Peter..I noted your plan to fashion the sleeping area of your Excella on a "gaucho Pullman sleeper". Given the PO's previous taste in upholstery, you may want to consider something more along these lines!
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Old 01-06-2019, 01:29 PM   #640
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Peter - I like the flooring. I need to do similar this year. I planned to use 'luxury vinyl plank'. When you say yours is floating, what did you use as the subfloor? Over here, I think we just the get plank e.g. Karndean which is about 3-4mm thick (I think). I had planned to just glue that straight to the floor of the Airstream, but I would like to better understand the options/your approach, which sounds better.

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