Sunday, January 31, 2010

The First Good Look

We got the trailer safely moved into my in-laws yard (thanks so much, G&V!), and it was time for a really good once-over.  The kind we wished we could do before we bought it.  Can't imagine what the seller's face would have looked like had I started knocking holes in the floor and peeling back the belly pan in his front yard...

Significant issues that I knew about when we bought it:

  • floor rot in the back
  • bumper and rear of frame nearly rusted off
  • non-functional brakes and split-steel (tire cage, anyone?) rims
  • all of the original brake light wiring bypassed
And when I peeled it open, I found...nothing else major!  What a relief!  It's going to be a lot of (wonderful) work, but not a complete shell-off rebuild.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Just How We Found It

This is where we found our trailer on January 30, 2010 in Jefferson, Georgia.  The guy we bought it from only had it for 3 weeks.  He had planned to restore it but it wouldn't fit in his workshop.  Lucky for us!  We're all hitched up and ready to go!

This is the "gaucho" in the front of the trailer.  It's a couch that folds into a bed.  It's missing some pieces.  It's supposed to have a back, arms, and a shelf.  

Kitchen.  Look!  Even the kitchen comes with aluminum.  (See the Reynolds Wrap in the kitchen sink.)   There's also a swanky fifties fridge across from the stove.

Looking past the kitchen to the back to the trailer.  You can see two single beds and the bathroom in the rear.

Bathroom:  closet, toilet, sink.  There's also a shower/tub combo just out of the picture to the right of the sink.  

Wow!  Check out that fancy floor!  It even has this cool feature where it moves when you step on it. One at a time, please!

Flaws and all, we're tickled to finally have an Airstream!  Let the adventure begin!