Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-29-2008, 07:30 AM   #1
3 Rivet Member
2011 28' Flying Cloud
chanhassen , Minnesota
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 143
New Globetrotter 21 Owner & Forum Member

I lost my Jayco 21' last summer to a flash flood in SE MN and vowed to never leave my camper in a stationary setting again, especially by a river! I wanted something I could keep at home and tow and go on demand.
Found a 1976 21' Globetrotter from a gentleman in Chicago and we agreed to meet halfway in Wisconsin to consumate the deal. He did a lot of foundational type work - replaced brass plumbing with pvc, gel cel battery, new Firestone tires & brakes, new toilet, went through the electrical - in short she is mechanically correct. The interior was another story.
So far we pulled out the mauve carpeting and replaced with a Dupont laminate flooring. We pulled out the kitchen counter, table and trim and replaced with a more modern laminate material. I'm in the process of taking off the wallpaper on the luann boards (very time consuming) and will replace with a laminate as soon as I get it off. The bathroom sink and tub were faded so I bought top side paint at the local Marine store (has epoxy in it) and have repainted the faded fiberglass areas - looks great.
In 1996 a previous owner had Airstream in Ohio install a Dometic Air Conditioner and it has a water leak when it rains - I purchased a new gasket from Dometic and plan to re-install soon. Pulled out the (4) speakers and bought new 3 way speakers and a new am/fm dvd deck and flatscreen tv.
Removed slip covers from cushions (replaced in the mid 80's) and gave them a good wash at a commercial laundry. Did the same with the drapes.
It's coming together.
A couple questions - the previous owner carried the spare tire in the back of his truck - can anyone of you recommend a specific spare tire carrier brand that I can mount beneath front of the airstream? I have a service manual which outlines how to cut out an area that will facilitate a spare tire cover. I wonder why the "cadiallac" mfg. of travel trailers left off a spare tire carrier?
I have the original hitch, that rides a little high behind my Durango and plan to have my Equalizer tow hitch installed.
This is where I am at to date. Should be nice when she's all put back together. Ken
kentuvman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 09:07 AM   #2
Rivet Master
Mel's Avatar
1967 22' Safari
1960 Caravel
Edmonds , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,445
Hi Ken, welcome to the forums. Sounds like you've been very busy with your new project - any pictures to share?
Mel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 10:46 AM   #3
Rivet Master
Aerowood's Avatar
1971 21' Globetrotter
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
Arvada , Colorado
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3,374
Welcome from another 21 GT only a 71 model and a long way to go to be finished.
Aerowood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 09:43 PM   #4
3 Rivet Member
2011 28' Flying Cloud
chanhassen , Minnesota
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 143
Pictures to Share

will get pictures posted - new kitchen counter & table & trim gets delivered tomorrow - hope to wrap up in next two weeks.
kentuvman is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new owner of 68 Globetrotter JOSEPH NICHOLS Member Introductions 4 01-26-2006 01:35 PM
New Member & Motorhome owner n5wc Member Introductions 4 01-01-2006 02:46 PM
New owner of '62 Globetrotter Maya General Interior Topics 9 02-12-2005 04:06 PM
new owner of a 1976 globetrotter,20' nu2argosy General Interior Topics 15 04-15-2004 10:09 PM
A new Airstream owner (and forum member). old_silver Our Community 5 01-13-2003 02:07 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.