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 efficiency with any connections. For all to see, this is a health hazard and a must to rehab the rotted molding flooring as well as the frame which the tank sits on and probably leaks continuously.

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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 the most gratifying parts of “trusting the process'” since it pulls all the loose ends together and allows the client a chance to step back, use personal experiences, and their gut.

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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 of plum eliminating moisture.

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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 to trouble shooting the correct evaluations and repair procedures of many 20, 40, 60 year old Airstream trailers.

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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 trailer kitchens on wheels. He was excited by no means but naïve about the combinations of food, and Airstream trailer safety, and street valve of retrofitted “fad” truck, posing as healthy and innovative.

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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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There’s No Place like “HOME”

An Airstream trailer can become your home…better than – never before have so many folks traveled our great country finding a abundance of history, and wonder that comes with travel.  If you think you missed the history you did not it just started, trust me!

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