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Time for the Essentials

We knew we wouldn’t have time to finish up the water and propane systems before leaving for our first journey on May 30, so we got down to work on the other essentials, now that wheels were ready to go. First up was our lower bedroom walls, so we could build a bed. The old […]

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Now We’re Rolling!

We drove to North Carolina this week to pick up a rather essential component of our Airstream: the wheels! A fellow AirForums member was selling the rims and tires off his 2012 Airstream after upgrading to a larger size. We were geographically close enough that it worked out for us to go pick them up […]

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Nothin’ but the Tail Lights

Today we got our tail light housings back from the body shop and installed them ourselves. A friend, who owns Malibu Collision/Malibu Customz auto body shop and specializes in custom car fiberglass and carbon fiber, bravely took on our badly crumbling and irreplaceable plastic tail light surrounds. After several failed attempts at making a mold […]

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Corking Fees

There’s something magical about having a floor we could actually safely walk on with bare feet, after many months of fear of bodily harm, including–but not limited to–tetanus, splinters, impaling ourselves on various fasteners, or even falling through said floor. It also seemed fitting that two wine lovers like ourselves would pick cork as our […]

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The Walls are Closing In

There comes a moment in every long project where you panic a little lot and question whether you did everything correctly up to that point. With an Airstream renovation, that moment occurs precisely when you start reinstalling the walls that you will likely never be able to remove again. We planned our electrical system to […]

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