Last year my wife and I bought a classic 1975 Sovereign Airstream. At a glance it was beautiful, so we bought it "as is" from Michigan, over 2,000 miles away, without an inspection.
Removing the vintage shag rug to do a simple carpet replacement, we discovered that the wood floor and the overhead sleeping area were rotten with mold and wood decay from years of hidden water leaks. We soon had a long list of problems with plumbing, electricity, woodwork, appliances, cabinets, etc. realizing we were in way over our head.
I checked out Vintage Airstream Restoration and Repair and liked the owner and the crew. They obviously love the restoration of classic trailers and do excellent work. They had dozens of vintage Airstreams trailers of all kinds on the lot, for sale, being restored or in line for restoration. I waited eight weeks for a slot.
Their prices are fair and the quality of work is superb. From custom cabinetry to ingenious electrical upgrades, you couldn't ask for more. Thanks to VARR, we now have a beautiful wood interior, warm low-amp LED lighting, upgraded heater, modern upgraded converter and inverter, re-worked plumbing, new rooftop sealant, a first-rate battery bank, and high-output solar panels. They flood-tested the clear, gray, and black water tanks, and pressure tested the entire RV for leaks. The floor is actually stronger and better than new, with new frame welding and foam insulation sandwiched between marine plywood--no squeaks, no spongy spots, and finished with understated Marmoleum.
4 months later, Vintage Airstream Restoration and Repair saved our vintage RV from the junk heap and kept a beautifully restored work of art on the road.
- Glenn S.
- Review on VARR from Draper, UT