Greetings from South Louisiana!
I have a 1972 Airstream International Sovereign
I did buy it second hand/used in very good condition (85%) back in 2000.
The prior owner had several RV's stationed across the Southeast USA due to his type of work (Road Construction). The ‘Silver Bullet” has served us well over the past 10 years. Most of my upkeep is to try to keep at or above 85%. The inside is immaculate! The finish is dull due to clear coat deterioration.
My brother has a 74 Airstream International 31’ that needed some extra body panel work and a warped door problem. Maintaining 2 of these trailers has given the both of us insight to the tricks of the trade. I would be glad to assist others with tips if I can.
At this time, we are working on repairing and probably replacing the roof vent covers next season. Our trailers have 3 roof vent covers each. While making a temporary repair using fiberglass stranded bondo, I noticed on my RV that the center vent lid had a small ˝” hole that appears to be factory made. Why would a hole be in the roof lid from the factory? Is it a “double bottom” design lid perhaps and the hoe is for trapped rainwater evaporation??