Originally Posted by Leipper
I agree with Andy that the full answer is not so simple. It is very interesting to take apart the inside of an Airstream and try to figure out why it was built that way and the purpose of what you find (other than a dead squirrel or similar artifact sometimes).
Taking it apart is the easy part of the job. Getting it back together again can be interesting. I am heartened by the fact that it appears a number of folks around here have managed the task.
The interior metal must never be removed, UNLESS THE CHASSIS IS FIRST PROPERLY SUPPORTED.
If not, the shell and frame will droop out of position, making the reinstallation of the interior panels very difficult, because the rivet holes will not line up.
If the droop is ignored and new holes are made for the interior metal, the the trailer will forever have a locked in droop.