Originally Posted by Rhonda
My husband caved in and bought me a 1974 31' Sovereign
that I drove by and fell in love with. But now I am finding the cliche "love is blind" to be very true! The hw tank leaks, the ac doesn't work, the fridge won't stay lit and it was smoked heavily in. I guess we should have inspected it better and not taken his word that everything works. But I won't let that tarnish the dream and we are determined to get it in shape.
Well Cinderella was covered in soot, always had her hands in water, and didn't even have a refrigerator!
Good advice so far, work on safety issues first, then make a list of what you need/want done and just go at it one at a time! You will love your Airstream as soon as you get out camping! There are lots of threads for fridge repair/maintenance, etc. You could have major problems with your fridge, or it may be as simple as blowing the cobwebs/bugs out of your pipes/orafice.
The hot water tank that leaks is a major (or easily could be) issue, I would solve that one near the top of the list, or be sure the water is drained out of the hot water tank and capped off so it can't be used until repaired. Be sure and check the flooring to be sure dry rot hasn't set in!
Have fun, ask lots of questions ~ lots and lots! You will get excellent advice here. (And probably lots of it....
Mrs. NorCal Bambi (traveling in S Tardis)