It is with a heavy heart that my family has decided to sell our beloved 1972 Airstream. I have worked very hard over the past 5 years to bring this trailer back to life and to what it is today. We have decided to spend our time and energy developing our “up north” property for our future cabin.
I gutted it down to a bare shell and started from scratch. This unit was essentially abandoned in 1978 at a local storage lot and left completely untouched. It had the original rear bathroom set up and I have been prepping to make it a center bath with a rear bedroom. All lighting works, furnace works, A/C works, stove works, fridge works, microwave works, tv & antenna works. I’ve towed this unit in its current condition about 1000 miles with no issues.
The bathroom/shower, bedroom and plumbing system still needs to be done.
Some of the updates include;
-Spray foam insulation
-New Rims, new tires
-New LED lighting inside and out
-Custom dinette/ living room
-Vintage Tin ceiling backsplash
-New front glass rock guard
-New electric door handle/lock
-New backup/observation camera
-New convection microwave
-Custom made real barn wood table (drops to create bed)
-Custom upholstery dinette/ couch
-New On Demand water heater (never used)
-Professionally rebuilt original 30lb aluminum propane tanks
-New LED color changing light strip under awning.
-Rear 4’ of flooring replaced with marine grade plywood
-Rear frame braced and professionally welded
– Professionally tinted windows
There is much more and I am happy to discuss all of the work I’ve done and share photos of this journey with any serious buyers. I also have a brand new porcelain toilet and quite a bit of the original interior and a huge amount of trim and odds and ends that will be included.
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