This unit is currently in use and will probably not be available until later this year. We discovered this Airstream in the back corner of an older RV dealership. It started life in 2005 as a Christopher Dean Model. Years of neglect provided the opportunity for a nearly complete renovation. The trailer was reconfigured to make it feel more open with a pull-out chest refrigerator and bright new custom cabinets. Renovations include:
All new custom interior cabinets, walls, pantry, and no space wasted design
Custom counters with solid brass edging
2 – Fantastic fans, 1 – older bathroom fan
Highly functional galley with induction burner cook top
Older microwave behind retractable doors
Large chest refrigerator / freezer (Whytner)
New ultra-leather upholstery
New radio entertainment center (Pioneer)
New led interior lights
New exterior led marker lights
Newish (barely used) 32” Samsung TV
New custom bed linens (to fit corner bed)
Newish tires with less than 2,000 miles.
All new plumbing (pex)
Mostly new wiring
New electric hitch jack motor
It towed like a dream with our Jeep Grand Cherokee and now with our Jeep Gladiator. Nearly everything has been done that could be done make this a luxury trailer, but there is still room to decorate and possibly update the air and hot water. Purchase includes the hitch and stabilizer bars, interstate batteries and propane tanks. We had as much fun doing the renovations as we did camping. We hate to let it go, but work demands that we sell.
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