Author Gene

Amazing Growth and Lifestyle

Being involved with so many aspects of trailering, I recently came across an interview with the President of Winnebago (parent company of Airstream). The interview was fascinating. Fifteen minutes of nothing but positive input and recognition for a pioneering company and exciting niche.

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Forty Seven Year Old Holding Tank!

Just the thought of using a run-down worn out grey and black combo sewage tank makes me shiver. More than shiver, these dinosaurs have a little if any capacity to protect trailer occupants and stay sanitized. Imagine the lack of efficiency of all the fittings, decomposed glue, and worn out plastic. Therefore, there is no […]

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Cold Weather Nightmare!

So, you said you winterized your Airstream trailer and put plenty of “anti-freeze” down the shower drain for winter temperatures. Well then why was there water, and soggy carpet throughout the trailer in the spring?

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Upgrading Interior and Design

To spotlight all our hard work and engineering vision for our Airstream trailers it became a must to add a design component to round out a very important “fashion department”. To glue color, texture, fabrics and replacement for all to see and all to choose from is very important. This, to me, is one of […]

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Missing, Broken, & Leaky Windows.

From day one, the word “window” has been a problem for millions of road travelers that need a tight seal with no leaks., and no sweating. If there is one single flaw regarding Airstream trailers manufactured before 1970 it’s the fact that few open and close without the seals cracking and the frames shifting out […]

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Never Before – Custom Fabric Interior Walls

Of course, most Airstreams are pretty cool both inside and out, but a definite problem is brewing. Today, when most Airstream trailer interiors look alike, we are bending the rules.

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Dangerous Spike

No different from your children when situations, examples, and firmness need to be repeated in the learning process. Qualified professionals are difficult to locate in the Airstream Restoration business. I wrote a blog some time ago “everything works.” The end point of my story was that most fix-it folks know little or nothing about the safe restoration or the proper approach […]

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Airstream Food Trucks

Hidden problems and disappointments. A fellow called me the other day from Maryland asking me questions about, “Airstream Food Trucks”. He was ready to hop on the airplane and fly to Oklahoma to view a converted truck that was being sold for $52,000.00. My questions to him was what did this food novice know about converted travel […]

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One Of A Kind Interior Design

After months of planning, designing and collaborating with some of the top fabric suppliers in the world, we at VARR, Inc. (Vintage Airstream Restorations & Repairs) came up with a one of a kind custom interior design for an Airstream!

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