Our Airstream

Our LuxeLandYacht is a 1976 Airstream Sovereign, 31' travel trailer.  We found this gem on eBay for sale in the state of Illinois and for the right price we had us a project!  At the end of the photos is an explanation of how it was transformed from a dilapidated travel trailer, into our new home on wheels.

The Airstream now!
The Airstream Before Polishing
The Airstream Couch - After
The Front Couch - Before
Kitchen and Living Room - After
Kitchen and Bedroom - Before
International Emblems - Before and After
Replacing Sub-flooring During Renovation
During the initial 'gutting' of the Airstream, it was kept in a rented parking spot about 20 minutes from our home in Prairie Village, KS.  We removed load after load of old cabinets, rotted flooring, window coverings, etc., until it was totally empty.  The only original pieces of the Airstream left are the shell, frame, windows, A/C, and the awnings.  Most of those things were cleaned and refurbished, everything else was replaced.

The total renovation was a Huge project, but very fun.  We found Airforums.com invaluable when researching everything from how to refurbish the windows to polishing. 

A few of our favorite highlights of the renovation:

Axles and Wheels

New Subfloor

Windows Refurbished

Emblems Refurbished

Electrical overhaul

Lighting

Plumbing

Tail Lights and Trailer Tongue

Fantastic Fan Vents

Insulation

Flooring

Building cabinets and furniture

Appliances

Furnishings

Polishing

Truck

Generator

1 comment:

Allison Coomes said...

I grew up camping in an Airstream with my grandparents-how fun! I found you on the GFG linkup and so glad I did...joined your Airstream blog too!
-Allison