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Flying Cloud

San Francisco
, California
Last Modified March 22, 2024
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Flying Cloud

San Francisco
, California

Sleek and shiny, Airstream trailers have been turning heads on the highways since they first started caravanning across America in the 1930s. Now there s an opportunity for you to own a classic of the genre: a 1962 Airstream Flying Cloud. Price: 39k

I purchased this 1962 Airstream Flying Cloud 22 foot in 1995 and have been obsessed ever since. Once acquired, I completely restored it to peak condition. Now, this iconic beauty maintains its vintage charm but now has sophisticated upgrades allowing for you to be fully off the grid while still enjoying all the luxuries of a classic Airstream.

This trailer was my inspiration to create the bestselling Airstream book, Airstream, The History of the Land Yacht Chronicle Books, 2000. Getting to know icon of Streamlined design in detail lead me down a path of much deeper research about trailer travel, trailer camping and the history around all things Airstream. I now need to pass this beauty on to the next owner and let it continue its road to adventure.

Highlights of the work done to restore this 1962 Airstream Flying Cloud to its original glory include: replacement of the sub floor, priming the entire frame and re insulating the entire floor. We wanted to keep the trailers original feel, layout and as many of the original fixtures as possible while integrating modern improvements when required. The belly pan underneath trailer was replaced. The interior cabinets were removed, and we used the original radius edges of original cabinets to rebuild new maple cabinets to insure that snug fit. All cabinet hardware was updated, a new linoleum floor was installed, and the walls were cleaned and painted. All of the cabinets, bed, couch and partition walls were custom built and are in great condition.

The trailer is kept covered at all times. This trailer has a new axle, electric brakes and new tires installed along with solar and battery storage to become a complete off the grid solar and battery trailer. These upgrades brought this trailer up to modern standards. Additionally, I had a carbon monoxide alert system wired into the trailer for peace of mind, completed with Adam Blair at Avalon rv in Benicia California. Adam’s fantastic Airstream shop is a great asset in the Bay Area caravaners.

If you are looking for a classic retro airstream that s plug and play ready for adventures tomorrow, here you go!

Scope of work. Email for more detail on all items below:

Full Solar Off the Grid capability.
2 FullRiver Premium Deep cycle AGM batteries
2 SunPower 100W solar panels
Victron Energy w/Bluetooth monitoring
Zamp Solar 15amp Controller
Samlex Solar Inverter amp; remote control
Catalogue manual for all components
All New Subfloor and linoleum.
New Zip Dee Awning w Sunbrella
All windows: resealed, new gaskets, screens.
Jalousie windows: perfect.
Tires: Power King trailer tire 3 yrs old 1200 miles.
Bearings repacked in 2020.
New powder coated rims, tires, baby moon caps.
Aluminum Skin polished 9 yrs ago; developed aluminums own patina.

New Axle: 4500 torsion axle with e brakes and break away switch.

New throughout. New water pump
New toilet: Dometic 310, ceramic bowl. 35g freshwater tank, 25g grey water, 15g black water tanks. new valves and connections/fittings. Comes with freshwater hose, hardwired shore power cord, sewer hose.
Original bathroom sink and tub were removed, cleaned and refinished with 2 part epoxy. Shower walls are original fiberglass system.

Electrical / Utilities / Kitchen:
Inspected, refurbished wiring. New 30 amp inlet, 30 amp electrical service. New 55 amp convertor/charger.
Hard Wired Carbon Monoxide / Propane Gas detector

Keys and pink slip all in order.

Contact me to inquire, ask a question or set up an appointment to see the trailer. I live in San Francisco. I store the trailer in the Bay Area. We can work out location details. Thanks for your time.

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