What a year!

In a few days, it will be one year since we started the process of bringing a neglected 1976 Airstream back to life.  It’s been more work than we ever imagined, cost way more than we thought it would, and has been the most challenging and exciting project we have ever done.  We are really happy with the way it turned out but there’s  two things we should have done differently. The first thing is the flooring. The VCT tile we used looks great and we don’t have any complaints, but Marmoleum would have been awesome!  The second is the axles. I have no idea why we didn’t replace them when the shell was off. Sure would have been easier! We plan to order them in the next couple of weeks though. Live and learn!

Our first official camp-out is planned for Halloween weekend with The Heart of Texas Camping Unit at Fort Richardson State Park in Jacksboro and we can’t wait!  Happy Camping!


11 thoughts on “What a year!

  1. Hi!
    I discovered your blog several days ago. Oh my lord! What a beautiful restoration/project! I love, love, love the galley with all the red countertops. Lets not stop there… the head! It’s to die for. Ok, how about the dinette cushions. Stunning. I’m telling you, you guys did this Airstream beauty proud. I understand from your previous posting that you shelled out more than you expected, but isn’t she just gorgeous?!! Here’s sending you best wishes and happy trails!

    1. Thanks so much Grisel! We had a great time doing the restoration and can’t wait to make some memories playing instead of working! I’m intrigued by your name. My two nephews last name is Grisel! They pronounce it like Gisele. Very unusual name. Happy trails to you as well!

  2. Hi! Fellow Airstream renovator here in AZ, with a 1974 Sovereign. This is quite the transformation-AMAZING! I look forward to following your adventures. We are over the 1 year mark of work on our Airstream, but gearing up for traveling come mid-November! We blog over at http://www.Airstreamy.com. Love the blog! 🙂

    1. Hey Airstreamy! VERY cool trailer you have there! I love it! I know exactly how excited you are to hit the road. This past weekend was our first camp out and our first night in our trailer. It was more fun than we ever imagined! Looking forward to following you guys as well! Happy Halloween!

    1. Thanks Javier. You have such a cool trailer and you’ve done so much already. It all just takes so much freakin’ time…you’ll get there. Soon she will truly be “The Sovereign of The Road”!

  3. What an absolutely fantastic remodel job on your coach. It sure is an inspiration to do work on ours. You must really be handy with your hands and have plenty of extra time. If we spent that kind of time we wouldn’t have real lives. The finish is just unbelievable…great job.

  4. Congratulations on making such great improvements to your vintage Airstream, and Happy Anniversary! We’re right on top of our first anniversary too, so I’m feeling your excitement and know you’re about to have some great adventures. You have a gorgeous aluminum glow goin’ on! Now, go have some fun, and enjoy every minute, as you’re overdue for a good time!

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