RV Life

March 10, 2021
AIRSTREAM RENOVATION: Replacing the outriggers on the chassis

Well, we found out after removing our Airstream's subfloor and getting a good look at our chassis that it was... not so solid. It wasn't TERRIBLE but it had some issues.

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March 6, 2021
AIRSTREAM RENOVATION: Lifting the Shell off of the Frame

Now we have come to the truly scary part of this whole airstream renovation. The thing I was dreading we'd have to do this whole time. My nightmare has become real.

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February 22, 2021

Chassis and frame repair is perhaps the most common, and necessary, steps in any Airstream renovation project. When dealing with vintage trailers, rust is guaranteed. How much? is the question....

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February 15, 2021
AIRSTREAM RENOVATION: Removing the Subfloor and what we found underneath...

Now you might be wondering "Ben, why are you removing the subfloor?" Well, I am glad you asked! First of all, the subfloor itself is not in good condition.

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February 8, 2021
How to remove a Zip Dee Awning from an Airstream

Ben removes the zip dee awning from the airstream in order to clean up the exterior and polish the shell. see how he does it.

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June 22, 2020
AIRSTREAM RENOVATION: Removing the Interior Skins

Now it's time to remove the interior skins, or walls. The interior walls of an Airstream are also made of thin aluminum sheets. Ours just happened to be covered with some pretty nasty 80's vinyl.

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May 26, 2020
AIRSTREAM RENOVATION: Stripping the Exterior

So it's on to the exterior! We've gotten the bulk of stuff demo'ed out from the interior, and before we got any farther I wanted to get the exterior prepped for polishing.

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April 3, 2020
Airstream Demolition: Part 2

After 2 full days of removing all the walls and cabinets, time to remove the shower pan, toilet, and the rest of the plumbing. But we weren't able to work on it for 3 days...

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