The time has come to sell our beloved 1978 Airstream Sovereign to make way for a new adventure vehicle.
We did a complete shell off renovation in 2018 and then traveled throughout the US for a year before returning to our hometown of Portland, OR where it has sat virtually unused other than the occasional guest for the last 2 years.
Quite literally, every single inch of this Airstream has been updated. The only 3 things I reused or repurposed were the frame, shell and 8 track stereo system.
**this Airstream was appraised by Polk Associates on 8/5/2021 for $122,500. Jim Polk is very well respected within the airstream community and his appraisals are commonly accepted by major financial institutions and insurance companies.
Most of the renovation was documented on our instagram account: @airstreamabode
In addition to this I have hundreds and hundreds of pictures documenting the renovation that I can share with prospective buyers
We designed this airstream to comfortably accommodate our family of 4. In addition to the 4 of us, the dinette converts into a large bed to accommodate guests. We have comfortably had 7 people sleep in the airstream.
-Front dinette with professionally upholstered cushions. Table drops down and back cushions go over table to create a large bed for guests. All benches in the dinette lift up with gas shocks for storage underneath.
-Spacious kitchen with custom cabinetry, large 30” white quartz sink with Delta Trinsic gold faucet, roomy under-counter fridge/freezer, propane oven and 3 burner stove
-Large custom pantry with tons of storage and a dedicated drawer for garbage/recycling
-Spa like side bath with porcelain penny tile floor and walls, composting toilet and a white porcelain sink with Delta Trinsic gold faucet
-Rear queen bed with custom built in bookshelf and loads of storage space under bed. Bed lifts up with ease with the help of gas shocks.
-Side bunks (30×75” each) with storage cubbies underneath for toys and such. Each bunk has a 110v outlet and 5 usb outlets
Here is a summary of the renovation items completed in 2018:
-Replaced all frame outriggers that were rotted
-Removed all rust and coated entire frame with POR 15 rust inhibitor
-Installed new high capacity (3,500 lb load rating) Dexter axles (inclusive of brakes) and new shocks
-New underfloor rigid insulation
-Complete new subfloor coated with marine grade epoxy to last another 40+ years
-Installed brand new belly skins
-New Custom fabricated tank pans
-All new tanks installed (48 gallon fresh tank and (2) 33 gallon grey tanks) including new dump valves and associated plumbing
-SeeLevel II Tank monitor system installed
-Installed new wiring to brakes
-All interior skins removed
-Extensive leak testing and sealing was completed with interior skins prior to wiring and insulating
-Installed reflectix and Roxul insulation between skins
-Rewired complete trailer
-Installed LED puck lights throughout in the ceiling
-Installed Mannington luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout
-Painted all interior skins with Sherwin Williams Multi Purpose Acrylic paint in “Simply White”
-Custom fabricated baltic birch cabinets and built-ins throughout with CB2 gold hardware
-Reinstalled the original stereo and 8-track (purchase will include great collection of 8 tracks)
-Young House Love sconces installed in Dinette
-Custom fabricated walnut dinette table with telescoping leg
-(4) new speakers installed (2 front and 2 rear) and new wiring
-Reinstalled original Motorola
-110v outlets and 12v USB outlets installed throughout (literally everywhere, there is no shortage of places to charge all of your devices)
-All new plumbing installed including PEX for water supply and new ABS drains and vents
-Installed custom fabricated aluminum front end-cap
-Installed new Fire/smoke alarms and LP/CO detector
-Installed a kitchen backsplash using Daltile tiles.
-Installed all new propane tanks, lines, valves and regulator
-Professionally polished in May 2021
-Complete new Zip Dee Awning installed June 2021 including all new hardware
-Hytech Bus Kote ceramic waterproof coating installed on roof in June 2021 (helps immensely with keeping the trailer cooler)
-New bathroom exhaust fan installed
-Rebuilt upper vista view windows
-Installed new gaskets on all windows and door
-Installed all new screens and bug shields
-All exterior lights including running lights, porch light, scare light and license plate light were replaced with LED’s
All new in 2018
-Dometic Air-Conditioner (Model 641916)
-Isotherm stainless steel refrigerator/freezer – AC/DC (Cruise 200)
-Dometic stainless steel propane 3-burner stove/oven (CU-434)
-3 rooftop maxx fans (MA00-06200K)
-Atwood 6 gallon water heater (Model GC6AA-10E, propane/electric 110v)
-I ran a propane line under the oven to install a catalytic heater at a future date but never got around to it since we travelled to locations with mild weather and it wasn’t needed. The installation of a heater can be negotiated with trailer if needed.
-New ShurFlo water pump (Model 4008-101)
-New city water connection and fresh water fill inlet
Completely new updated electrical system installed including:
-AIMS 2000W charger/inverter
-(2) 220AH 6V Lifeline AGM batteries. The current batteries are no longer at full capacity so I will install brand new (same model/brand) ones prior to delivery. The installation of upgraded lithium iron batteries (in lieu of AGM) can be negotiated with the sale.
-Progressive Dynamics 12v and 110v distribution panels
-new 7 way plug and junction box
-ran conduit from roof to electrical station for future solar panel install. The installation of solar panels can be negotiated with trailer if needed.
-New Furrion 30A stainless steel inlet
*The Airstream weighs 5,600 lbs and has a tongue weight of 800 lbs.
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