I wish I would have found this forum before we bought. We have always wanted an Airstream and we are handy at fixing things, don't have alot of money (3 college age kids) so we found what we thought was a bargain 1969 Ambassador 29ft. for $3500. Its a little longer than what we need. My husband wanted to take on jobs around the country instead of motels and go on vacations. We have so many questions about fixing it up we don't know where to start.
We are looking for a vehicle to pull it .... Checked out the poll on vehicles I got the impression Chev Suburban, Chev 3/4 ton, or Ford 350 are the most popular choices?
Can someone tell me how much this thing weighs?
We think the axles are bad and maybe rear separation? Got this bit of info from the Polishing Guru in CA. What kind of expense and trouble are these going to be to fix????
The underneath is completely enclosed do we take it off?There is some rust on the exposed frame.
Did we make a huge financial mistake (we can't count that will enjoy fixing it)???
Appreciate any input you may have would be great. I really want to fix it up and use it for years to come we think it is the coolest.
Southeast Kansas 1stimers for a trailer let alone a big silver Twinkie