Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-30-2021, 09:21 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
1971 31' Sovereign
Burlington , Ontario
Join Date: Jul 2021
Posts: 5
Well Hello there from Silver Jet

Hi new to Airstream, just started a 1971 Sovereign reno, taking it to the bones and back again. Quickly hopefully ;-)

Look forward to getting it roadworthy and getting on the road. will be questions coming and the official name process is coming and my ode to Gord Downie.

Silver Jet is my ship.

Ciao for now.

SilverJet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2021, 10:30 AM   #2
Rivet Master

1966 22' Safari
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Fredericksburg , Texas
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 2,206
Welcome to the forums. Thatís a roomy trailer. Start a renovation thread, keep us posted and ask the questions if needed. Good luck
Bubba L is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2021, 06:54 PM   #3
Rivet Master
dbj216's Avatar

1986 34' Limited
1975 27' Overlander
Conifer , Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,084
Images: 1
Greetings from Colorado: Welcome to the vintage Airstream hobby. You have the longest trailer built in 71 at 31'. It is roomy, and is a comfortable long distance travel trailer for sure. I personally like the early seventies trailers better than the late seventies mainly due to having a 3/4" subfloor and less plastic in the cabinets. That said, renovating these old trailers takes maybe 1000 hours of your hard labor. But it is fun.

I have renovated a 75 Overlander 27', and helped a friend renovate their 76 Sovereign 31'. (see photo) I just finished my son's 69 Globe Trotter 21'. Call me crazy and you would be correct.

Like Bubba L said, start a project thread, or "blog" as some call it, in the Airstream Knowledgebase found near the bottom of the Forums page. Click on Sovereign and then your year range. Folks like me like following along on your project and offering "free advice" that might help you. There are plenty of Sovereign renovation threads posted there. Try reading the "Little Girl" thread as they built an award winning Sovereign. You can learn an awful lot about your project by reading what others had to do.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2008 Camping.jpeg
Views:	6
Size:	695.1 KB
ID:	400723  
WBCCI #8607 VAC Region 11
KnowledgeBase trailer renovation threads: 69 Globetrotter, 76 Sovereign, 75 Overlander, 66 Trade Wind Such fun !
dbj216 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
Well, well,'ll never guess what followed us home today! InsideOut Vintage Kin 85 11-28-2017 07:58 PM
Need price help with 1955 Silver Streak Jet 19 studio47 Vintage Kin 34 03-13-2012 09:23 PM
1956 Jet Silver Streak 19' Vintage Airstream trailer eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 04-16-2011 08:30 AM
Well, Well, Well........ Jim & Susan Off Topic Forum 54 06-12-2005 12:46 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 05:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.