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Flying Cloud

, California
Last Modified March 4, 2023
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Flying Cloud

, California

1959 AIRSTREAM 22′ FLYING CLOUD ( licensed as FLY RIG)
Fly Fishing Camp / Guest House

Video’s can be viewed inside and out by sending request to us.

Our high-style, yet cozy, 1959 Flying Cloud is turn-key ready for her next adventure, wherever
that may take her. Rejuvenated from the frame up, she began her new life with us in 2004 after an extensive remodel as a mobile fly-fishing camp by Iowa Boys, vintage trailer specialists, in North Hollywood, Ca. Blue-ribbon trout streams beckoned her to Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Vancouver Island, and other destinations where she provided luxury accommodations, both in campgrounds and off-grid in remote, idyllic natural settings. While we toyed with the idea of restoring her to her original design, we recognized that 1959-era comforts and conveniences were not for us. We wanted her to complement our lifestyle, taste, convenience and utility.
So, upgrade we did, with all the comforts of home and then some, including hi-end sound and entertainment systems. When not on the road, she was a perfect guest house for visiting family and friends, functioning equally well as an office on occasion. We will miss our Fly Rig, remembering all the experiences and destinations we shared over the years, but she is ready to go—polished, fully equipped, all systems checked and running by an RV specialist 2/5/22. With all her interior beauty, she tows like a dream, smooth and steady for the road ahead.

Purchased from second owner in 2002. Rejuvenated in 2004 by Iowa Boys, LLC in North Hollywood, Ca., vintage trailer restoration specialists serving the movie and TV industry.

Exterior repairs and upgrades performed:
• Removal of belly pan, removal of rear end of frame and rebuild rear frame. Bumper cut off and then welded back on and painted. 2”x 2” steel channel on bumper for bracing bicycle rack.
• New belly pan
• Installed and plumbed 20 gal. grey water holding tank
• Rebuilt tongue to align with height of Ford 250 hitch to prevent bottoming out.
Added sway bar hitches for stability.
• Installed brackets for 2 tall, polished aluminum, Worthington 7-gallon propane tanks and necessary hardware.
• Replaced leaf springs with new torsion axle.
• New seal and aluminum drip cap over exterior door.
• Added exterior water fill and outdoor shower nozzle.
• New exterior electrical inlet.
• Skid wheels added to back bumper to protect against bottoming out.
• Awning rail and Zip Dee 12 ft. patio awning

New brakes, drums, rims and tires installed 12/21.
• 3 PowerKing Towmax Vanguard ST225-75-15 Radial Tires with chrome valve stems
• 15 X 6 6-Bolt on 5.5 Black powder-coated steel wheels
• 2 New Baby-Moon chrome hubcaps
• 2 Stainless steel Rally Wheel Trim Rings 2-1/4” deep

Interior remodeling performed by Iowa Boys:

• Interior completely removed and walls opened up for new wiring, gas and water lines, drain lines and dump valves.
• New subfloor installed.
• Interior wall panels re-installed, primed and shot with Zolotone.
• All new upper and lower cabinets designed and installed including drawer runners, hinges and supports. Maximized storage with front and rear overheads, under- bed cabinets and drawers. 12-Bottle wine storage cabinet and under-cabinet wine-glass racks.
• Kitchen countertop in stainless steel with two fold-up extensions.
• Double bowl, stainless steel sink. Pull-out faucet.
• Upgraded bathroom sail-boat style with shower stall and sink cabinet in stainless steel, Sealand Dometic toilet, pull-out trigger handle shower mixer with 5 ft. hose, drain to grey water tank and/or exterior of coach. Hinged bath door, mirrored medicine cabinet.
• Pergo Savannah Oak wood-look flooring.
• Upholstered rounded banquette front of coach for seating.
• Stainless steel dining table on swivel/adjustable height
• 25 gallon fresh water tank installed under front banquette.
• 3.5 gpm ShurFlo Premium pump for fresh water tank
• Twin custom mattresses for rear bunks, one with optional fold-up back cushion to function as couch. Extra long back bunk: 31” W X 84” L Side bunk: 32”W
X 72” L. Side bunk wooden platform pulls out to 32” wide for sleeping.

3-Burner Seaward Princess stove with oven and broiler.
Norcold 3-way Refrigerator and Freezer (12-volt, 110-volt, propane)
Two Fantastic fan air vents,
Olympian Catalytic Safety Heater
6-gallon hot water heater with electronic ignition.

Two 100 Watt Solar Panels on roof for off-grid camping
2 Centennial AGM batteries (installed 2/11/22)
Intellipower Charge Wizard monitor
SolarBoost Module
80 amp Converter
Prowatt 1000 Inverter
Exterior 110v outlet for lighting, cooking, etc.
12v/110v Distribution panel
Monitor panel including black, grey and fresh water tank levels
Digital battery level gauge
High efficiency, under-cabinet LED interior lights with dimmer switches

Entertainment and Sound:
Pioneer CD Receiver DEH-P5100UB for CD, AM/FM Apple BlueTooth
XM Sirius tuner with remote control and antenna on roof
4 Stereo speakers, two under-cabinet in the front/two under-cabinet in the rear
Kicker C10 sub-woofer speaker enclosed in cabinet for bass sound
Naxa 19” Wide HD LED TV flat screen with DVD player (12-v and 110-v)
In-cabinet Toshiba 9” Portable AC/DC TV/DVD player with front A/V jacks
WineGard Portable, Digital Satellite Antenna Model PM-2000 originally set for DirecTv.

Electrical connections: 50’ cord, 25’ cord, multiple adaptors
Sewer connections: expandable accordion hoses, connectors and folding hose support
Highly secure hitch coupler lock
Zip Dee 12 ft. patio awning and poles

Hitch Weight: approx. 4500 lbs.
2” Ball

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