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, California
Last Modified October 18, 2023
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, California

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“Atomic Twinkie” is a Fun little 18’ – 1969 Airstream Caravel. This beautiful Girl is in great shape for being 53 years young.
I have owned several other Airstreams and have owned this one from 2018 – 2022. She was already fully ready to go off-grid camping when I purchased her. I have continued her maintenance by giving her a slight facelift, tummy tuck, and enjoyed showing her off at parks and faires. The work I have performed include:
• New flooring from refrigerator cabinet to forward, with new vinyl flooring over. (2019)
• Rebuilt front Jack-knife couch base. (2019)
o Added 50 lb. utility drawer
o Added ‘Hatchlift Bedlift Kit’ to jack-knife couch.
• New water pump (2019)
o “Shurflow” fresh water pump (self-priming)
• Rebuilt front overhead cabinets. (2019)
• Recreated correct design pull-out dining table. (2019)
• Added Fire Extinguisher and smoke/carbon monoxide detector (2019)
• Restored to original curtain rails and hardware. (2020)
• New set of interior Curtains. (2020)
o “Sunbrella” upholstery fabric is UV, water and mildew resistant.
• Replaced RV Toilet (2022)
o Aqua-Magic V RV Toilet Pedal Flush / Low Profile / White – Thetford 31650

• Reinstalled belly pan from midway to back of trailer. (2019)
• Replaced driver-side kitchen Plex-glass window, to original glass (2020)
• Replaced all window and door seals (2020)
• Tinted all windows. (2020)
• Upgraded Axel/shocks/brakes – OEM (2020)
o Torflex Dura Torque Dexter Axel (5000 lb capacity)
o Airstream Gas Shock Absorbers (Gabriel Shocks).
o 12” x 2” Dexter Electric Brakes.

• Tow Sway bar and receiver set.
• Wheel boot-locks, and “Proven Industries” RV/Trailer Coupler Lock.

The previous owner also kept this lady in great shape. The work he performed from 2012 – 2018 was:

• compete interior gutting and all flooring was removed behind the axle due to rot. While frame was exposed, frame repairs by a professional welder.
• new grey water tank (not an option on this year Caravel)
• new subfloor, axle back
• new Vinyl flooring throughout
• wood partition walls were remade back to original
• previous owner had removed rear couch/ shelf area so a new custom couch / pull out bed was made with new foam and upholstery in the back.
• front jack knife couch reupholstered
• stainless steel countertop
• new power converter and fusebox
• plumbing repaired as necessary
• built shelving in closet to make a really nice pantry
• fridge, stove and hot water heater are original and all work well

• front glass/plexi was in bad shape. Replaced with one from an early 70’s airstream by a professional aircraft structural mechanic.
• Added front window rock-guard
• replaced rims and tires
• all marker lights upgraded to LED
• range hood vent replaced with new
• one coat of polish carried out in 2015.
• awning replaced
• propane tanks new in 2016
• battery from 2013
• air conditioning unit added in the 90’s, blows cold.
• interior heater was a fire hazard and was removed. As we are fair weather campers, we did not install anything, just built a cabinet door to cover opening.

In the restoration, I stayed true to keeping the weight down to a minimum and replaced with like and/or factory designed items. Current weight is 2,880 lbs., just as all original antique Caravel Airstreams should be.
Regarding taking possession, your own transportation arrangements are preferred. However, I can deliver for $3 a mile. If more than a day’s drive, then I reserve the right to sleep in the camper.
• I am not interested in shipping the trailer Internationally.
• I have clear title and pink slip in hand, and she is registered in California till Sept/2022
• I am listing this Airstream on other sites, so I may remove this add at any time.

Please contact me ([email protected]) with any questions or for additional pictures.
Thank you very much for visiting this listing, and ‘Pleasant Trails’ to the new owner of this beautiful example of Americana.

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