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Old 07-18-2009, 01:48 PM   #21
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It sounds like that particular trailer may already be sold anyway. That's another problem with Airstreams, when you decide you want one, you really have to jump on it! I spent about 6 months looking for mine, getting beat out every time I found one, until I finally placed a wanted ad in teh local paper. This time of year especially they are hard to score
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:09 PM   #22
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Here's another possibility, especially if you are a do-it-yourselfer. Keep looking for an AS, but make it a motorhome (yea, they cost a bit more, but if you watch-who knows!). Then you have the AS for living & can tow the bikes in something else.... maybe much less costly in the long run
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:58 PM   #23
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You would have to build a ridged frame and set your shell on it. Check out older Avions, they were a little stiffer. Silver Streak was ever stiffer yet, some with a 3 rail frame. There's a guy up here with your idea. He has an old 30 ft Spartinett, aluminum but flatside. He's cutting 5 ft out of the middle, bringing the ends togather. He's putting a door in both sides on the back, and using ramps. Drive his bike in one side & out the other! Front 2/3s for living. Gonna try to use his appliances way to the front for ballance. Bet you could tripple your money on that cloud!
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:12 PM   #24
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It would be a crying shame to cut that baby up. The frame and single axle aren't strong enough anyway. You'd be better off finding a SOB or wrecked, newer Airstream.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:49 PM   #25
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Well y'all I thank you for your input seems someone beat me to that one thankfully!!
I found a double axle 1971 and have decided I can carry bikes in the tow vehical.
I looked at the brand new AS today at camping world ...man they are slick!!
I will look at the 71 tommorrow, its complete with soft bathroom area and everything is intact not saying where I found it ...seems some of you can't have enough A.S.

I'm sure it will need some work, camping areas are not the cleanest enviroment, so I'm thinking of aluminium diamond plating the floor... is there any body who has done this?

what is a SOB?
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:03 PM   #26
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My father-in-law (Bob) says SOB stands for Sweet Old Bob. But we also call non-airstreams, Some Other Box, or a variation there of.
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some old box hmmm thanks I;ll rememner that one

where do the water supply lines run in the 71 models? it appears I will need to run al new lines

tomorrow will be interesting I'll take pics and confer with y'all
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:17 AM   #28
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ITs SOME OTHER BRAND also. If ya diamond plate the floor you will run into a weight problem. Why do u have to modify a perfectly good thing.? But it appears you have mods on your mind and will not be swayed. Its your investment that you are destroying.If you go to those extremes it will not be usable to anyone else in the future and will end up in the salvage yard.
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I will not cut an airstream, I can use my TV to load the bikes
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:43 PM   #30
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some old box hmmm thanks I;ll rememner that one

where do the water supply lines run in the 71 models? it appears I will need to run al new lines

tomorrow will be interesting I'll take pics and confer with y'all
All water lines run above the floor,going around the back,behind the tub,then up to the sink.The ones behind the tub are hardest to get to.
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Many of us have used or are considering using cork flooring. If you seal it, it provides a clean/soft long lasting floor that is a natural product. AND it does not weigh alot. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:30 PM   #32
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Many of us have used or are considering using cork flooring. If you seal it, it provides a clean/soft long lasting floor that is a natural product. AND it does not weigh alot. Just my 2 cents.
And Wally used it in his trailers too...
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Diamond plate isn't flat. It would be hard to walk on and clean.

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Diamond plate isn't flat. It would be hard to walk on and clean.

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