It’s hard to believe that the Airstream corporation would have overlooked one of its most important component designs during its evolution.
Anyone who has owned or is planning an upgrading or restoration is aware of the “plastic wheel wells” that came stock on most early designs and build outs. Cracking, leaky, broken or sometimes completely missing interior the “protectors”
Continue reading “Metal vs. Plastic Wheel Wells”
From the looks of things, it looks like a lot of America has discovered the office back-drop in places like Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and an Airstream weekend.
Continue reading “Airstream Resort Housing with Weekly Rates”
Bob’s alarm went off exactly at 6:30 am for him to get out of the house and to the airport for the 8 am flight to Dallas. This was an exciting morning since Bob was flying from Bozeman, Montana to see for the first time ever his newly acquired 1972 31-foot Airstream trailer.
Continue reading “The First Time Dazzled Buyer”
Ready or not here she comes…but when she gets here one must anticipate all the problems inherent with neglected old, dirty, metal that sat in a field for 50 or so years.
Continue reading ““Understanding” Your Airstream Restoration Budget!”
In the horse world, it is well known that when a rider and a horse feel comfortable and confident with one-another the relationship is called “hooked on”. That trust relationship makes for a safer and more consistent test of the ups and downs of each day for both horse and rider.
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More and more often we are finding that many folks are very unhappy with the lack of mechanical knowledge when it comes to travel trailer repair shops.
Continue reading “Another off-Colored Repair Shop”
As our business continues to grow worldwide we have had to implement more sophisticated technology to keep up with the demand for restoration details and efficiency.
The corporate world(s) have suggested years ago the need to have print capabilities. Now the day has come for “CAD” mapping since many Airstreams are being designed with many complicated profiles and floor-plans.
Continue reading “Airstream Restorations Starts with CAD Drawings”
After all the planning, the repairs and replacement items, the original Airstream project is ready for those touches that make it a gem and a travel niche leader.
Coordination of the different elements of fabric color, sample texture and personal patterns, the interior theme and accent qualities are complete.
Continue reading “Custom Upholstering, Fabric Design, and Interior Finishes”
My style of writing is short, and to the point with few question marks.
By BLOGS are more “cowboy” than HARVARD, but most folks get my points. For the cowboy blog today, I am going to speak (write) loud and clear about the dangers of taking a body off an older Airstream Trailer and replacing the rust, rats, and compromised aluminum with healthy newly manufactured replacement steel.
The challenge is and always has been for the novice is, an understanding of the complexities of how the round peg goes into the round hole!
Without this knowledge or experience (which most folks have ‘NONE”) the Airstream restoration project will never be road worthy and safe for you, your family or business.
Continue reading “Body Off, Danger On!”
How many times have we seen a beautiful Airstream trailer sitting in a dealer’s lot waiting for its turn to get repaired.
The remains of a horrible accident or a mistake in judgement while backing up. Often times this reveals only the surface problems.
Continue reading “Insulating the Accident”