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Terrapin 08-03-2007 09:31 AM

Advice Appreciated
 
Hello-
We need to refurbish our airstream, guess first step is to buff it and seal any leaks. All tips are appreciated. I will search the forums for help.
thanks!

Moonstruck 08-03-2007 10:14 AM

I've just come from New2IT's posting about his refurb on a MoHo and he's produced a very comprehensive plan for refurbishment see:
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...lan-34792.html
Not entirely applicable but might help you prioritise.
Marc

Sugarfoot 08-03-2007 10:17 AM

Welcome to the forums, Terrapin. You don't say if this is a new purchase, but I'll go under that assumption. I don't remember the title of the thread, but I remember running across some excellent advice on where to begin restoration when I first was looking for my Airstream. Start with your running gear, lights, brakes, all you need for towing and make sure those systems are working well. Safety first. ;) Then make sure your exterior is weathertight from leak sources like windows, A/C, vents, etc. I think belly pan, frame, floor integrity and tongue issues were next. Then address your systems like LPG, plumbing, electric. Repair/replace appliances. Then on to interior casework, finishes, soft goods, etc. Polishing and sealing the exterior was towards the end of the laundry list. I may have missed something, but that's a summary of what I remember.

I know polishing is what most want to do first. And it does give a real boost to your inspriation to see that shine. :D Good luck and don't forget to post pictures.


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