Experienced at trailering, new to Airstream
For 25 years my wife and I have taken our three girls and their friends on various trips and vacations - vans, trailers, boats, canal boats in Europe. Now it's time for another scheme. I've always wanted an Airstream, and caught my wife half asleep ("get what you want, just let me sleep") AHA! So I bid on eBay and won a "fair condition" 1971 24 footer on the far side of the country. I haven't seen it yet up close and personal, but for $3250 how bad can it be? Based on the serial number, it's a 1972 Trade Wind Land Yacht, with twin beds and a rear bath. Is this right - L25TZJ1939. The Z is probably a 2. So I got another two feet of trailer. We really prefer a double bed toward the rear, so we'll be looking for the "modifications" section of your fine web site. Our tow vehicle is a very "experienced" 1989 Ford Van, the stretch model with a big engine. I enjoy working on such projects, and am looking forward to retirement and visiting our grand country. The problem of the moment is whether to sell the 24 ft sailboat, which is getting lonesome already. Just not enough hours for ALL the hobbies and interests.
So I would appreciate direction toward sites or expertise specializing in interiors. Our home is a Craftsman Bungalow, it's only a few years old, but looks like 1920 already, and I'm thinking of the same sort of theme for the 'stream. I'm a reasonably proficient carpenter, electrician, plumber, et al.
By the way, I know where there are two derelict trailers available for tow away in San Mateo County, CA. They're rough, and have no paperwork. One is an early 60's Shasta, the other is a '54 Spartanette. Both classics, and both in need of serious money and time. Eventually they'll get crunched, so if you know of someone interested, please contact me at 650-867-5018. jim