Howdy all. I decided it was time to become an Airstream owner and just took the dive. Here is my story.
About 6 months ago I found a 1953
Airstream Cruiser advertised for sale.
I went to look expecting very little. As we pulled into the driveway my wife said "I LOVE IT!". Ohhh my I thought. I don't even know how much work it will take. Well. To make a story short. We hauled it home the next day.
The tires were only 2 years old and the axle bearings had been repacked at the same time so that part was road ready for a short trip. The trailer had already been gutted and the sub floor replaced and was being religated to storage shed duty but only storagin the stuff that was intended to go back into the trailer. I aparently was a failed project. He had no more $ or time to sink into it. Sadily he didn't save any of the appliances or furniture when he gutted the trailer. He did save the arm rests for the Goucho and the drawers for the entire trailer but nothing else. He also tossed in a new stove, frig and water heater of which none were mounted.
Well. All in all. I worked on it for several months and got it almost ready.
Photos are located at
wncol2004's photos and albums on webshots
New running lights
new wiring to the running lights
new 120 volt electrical
many repairs to the plumbing
A few patches on the exterior skin.
New axle (brakes didn't work and parts no longer available).
All in all quiet a project but I have had a real blast fixing the old girl up.
Wife named her "The Runaway Sue".
Well. Gotta run.
Happy campin yall
1989 GMC R2500 HD Suburban.
Airstream Cruiser Travel trailer (The Runaway Sue)