Got my first Airstream a couple of months ago. 86 Soverign 31'. I am already tearing into it and making it my own.
The carpet was shot, the goucho was worn and there was just not enough seating.
I have been reading all of your posts and it has been a GREAT help.
So far, here is what I have done.
Replace water heater tank (cracked from not being winterized is my guess)
Replaced water pump and some plumbing. Now all systems work!!
Gutted bathroom and re-faced walls with "Milk board" skeets.
Removed bathroom counter, sink, etc.. Replace with new stainless sink, faucet and new countertop.
Replaced flooring around toilet where it was rotted and built a riser (pics soon).
Removed carpet and installed a VCT floor.
Stripping the vinyl from the walls (wow, what a job, you guys where not kidding)
removed goucho and small "TV" counter (as someone here called it) and am building "wrap around seating".
Added two of these Vintage Trailer Supply - Vintage travel trailer parts and supplies!
lights from Vintage Trailer Supply, they look great! (need to post pics)
I am sure I am missing something, but I upload some pictures here: http://www.airforums.com/photos/brow...mageuser=28207
I have MUCH to do, but for $3500 I think I got a good deal!! All the appliances work, goes down the road great (knock on wood).
Once the inside is done, on to the polishing.....
Thank you all for you post, I certainly could not have done this without all of your advice!!!!