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Old 02-27-2017, 01:55 AM   #1
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1970 Land Yacht Safari 23t - Renovations

Hello Airstreamers.
My wife and I fell in love with this old classic and we got if for a good deal. Now I need to breathe life back into this beautiful 1970s classic. This is our first travel trailer that we have owned, so I am learning a lot, but there is so much more to go.
Electrical power:
When we purchased our AS we could not hook it up therefore we had no idea what worked and what didn't. I just put in a new 12V AGM battery and fired it up...
Lights, check. All work.
Water pump, check. Turned on, made some noise.
Fans, check. Old, but work.
Furnace, blower works. I did not know the thermostat was on, then I heard it click on.
Overall, seems to be working okay.
Propane power:
The line under the bottom of the AS is crushed. I will have to run new supply lines. I HAVE 2 ORIGINAL TANKS FOR SALE. RUSTED WITH OLD VALVES. STILL HAVE HAS IN THEM RIGHT NOW.
Job seems straightforward.
We are changing up the interior layout so I removed all couches/beds/tables/carpet. I HAVE THE ORIGINAL BUTA THERM'X HEATER, NIGHT STAND W/ FOLDING TABLE, MAGIC CHEF OVEN/STOVE TOP, DOMETIC FRIG (INSIDE DOOR CRACKS, AND SEVERAL PLASTIC PULL OUT BINS FOR SALE. Again, no propane had been tested.

Now I would like to investigate a new 3 or 4 stage convertors and inverters. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

Also a new water pump, filter, frig, oven, solar, composting toilet, window covering, plumbing fixtures, brake/light plug, window seals, air conditioning, paint and flooring. Did I miss anything...

If you have any questions, suggestions, input, advice I would love to heard it. Thanks.
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Old 03-07-2017, 04:22 PM   #2
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Camas , Washington
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Welcome Nice Find, have fun with your project. Check the rear frame common issue with rusted out rear frames. This forum is a great resource for issues and ideas.

Here is a link to our ongoing project
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Old 03-18-2017, 05:01 PM   #3
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Marion , New York
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Welcome and congratulations on finding your Safari. I have a similar 1970 Safari. It is the Special Land Yacht Twin model with twin beds in front, pull out double in back, and wet bath in the rear roadside corner. It is in need of restoration and I plan to keep the original layout. The interior is in good shape but there is floor and frame damage that needs repair. I look forward to seeing how you breath new life into your Safari.
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:20 AM   #4
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Middletown , Rhode Island
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I just pretty much finished the same Reno as you're about to start last month. Many hours but worth every one. This forum has a wealth of knowledge and great members who are quick to answer your questions. Welcome to the club.
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:26 AM   #5
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Don't throw out or sell anything until you are done. You'd be amazed at the value of a piece, even if you are replacing it.

Fix the leaks first. Yes it does.

Good luck!
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