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Old 07-13-2008, 11:40 PM   #1
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Just brought an Airsteam


Just bought an 75 Safari (23ft) and now puzzling over where to start. That said, it has virtually *no* dents on the outside. Woo-hoo!

Now the things we need to fix...

1. Bathroom is scary
2. Again... the Bathroom is really scary
3. One of the POs loved contact paper
4. One of the POs had apparenty a case of silicone sealer lying around
5. A PO cut hole for a deadbolt to the right of the door
6. The wiring is a bit on the "oh my gosh" side of the line
7. None of the tanks have OPD
8. The "new" RV battery is 2 years old an appears to have been fried
9. The front window leaks... or did, can't tell due to all the Silicone
10. The Land Yacht plate on the port side is missing

... Oh, and the door handle broke on the first day of ownership

But I'm now a Airstream fixin' member of the "club".
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Old 07-13-2008, 11:53 PM   #2
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First of all, welcome!
It sounds like you have your work cut out, but the makings of a nice trailer.
Spend some time in the restoration threads, there is a ton of info about some of the things you need to look for. With the water leaks, floor rot may be one of the main things you'll have to address.
Good luck, take photos and post them here, keep us updated.
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:39 AM   #3
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You may find the dead bolt hole is for a factory deadbolt, as they could come with them. Batteries are relatively cheap, but you should take a look at what is charging it before blind replacement. We had a Univolt that worked great--when we didn't need it.
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:10 PM   #4
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Do you have any idea of where the dead bolt went on the original config? Was it mounted in the door or on the wall/bulkhead side?

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