Fixing up vintage trailers, like old cars, houses, whatever is your thing...can be a fun and relaxing experience. You have to try not to exceed your ability or you might get into trouble working on anything, especially an aluminum bus like vehicle with all the sytsems the Airstream has.
With the help of a few web friends, I found I could pretty much handle any repair or redo that I came across.
It was rewarding to see the older coach take on a new shiny look and become the envy of many who saw it.
I discovered new polishes and waxes to keep the outside looking good, while mildly customizing the striping, the paint trim and more.
The interior was well worn from years of use, so we hired a local auto craftsman to redo the seats and couch. He also provided matching interior trim.
It made a terrific difference to see these reupholstered in newer automotive quality fabrics.
I checked out new flooring ideas, and went with cork tiles. These were warm on the feet in the winter, and cool in the summer. Easy to install once i took out all the seating and tables.
We added new curtains in the bedroom, and cleaned the blinds in the living area. We recarpeted the drivers area and insulated under the floor.
I stripped the grey paint from the lower body area outside, and polished the aluminum that now shown through.
And many more small details that helped the classy rig stand out and look sharp.