So, we’ve completely gutted our Airstream…now what?
Well, we needed to make a plan. What do we need to make her beautiful over the next 8 months? Well, what do we think we’ll need?
Here’s what we came up with, in no particular order. And, also, this is a constantly changing list- as you can imagine!
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For the Airstream:
- An Inverter Generator. This may not be right away since they are pretty pricey. We do have solar already hooked up to our Airstream, which is a HUGE benefit! But, an inverter generator is so much more quiet and it will allow us to enjoy boondocking a whole lot more without all the noise interrupting nature!
- Propane Heater. We had to take the original heater out, so that will need to be replaced. We don’t want to be cold!
- Refrigerator. We don’t want anything too big and bulky, but it needs to be able to hold enough for a few days. We’re thinking something like this. (do you have a recommendation for a good fridge?)
- Galvanized Buckets. We want to do a farmhouse theme throughout and plan on using something like this for the shower and this for the sinks!
- Convection Oven. I think we’ve decided to put a propane range back in, but we will be adding a convection oven to get any baking done! Stay tuned for how that works out!
- Water Pump. The original was bad and needed to be replaced– we’ll definitely need a new one!
- PEX Plumbing. We need all new plumbing lines and we’re going to go with this since it’s flexible and easy to work with.
- Cabinet Lumber & Countertops. Like I said, we’re going with a farmhouse look. So, we’re going to need wood and metal to make that happen!
- AGM Batteries. We need new batteries to go along with our solar panels. And, we want good ones.
- New Tires. People say to replace trailer tires every 2-4 years to avoid a blowout and/or any damage to the Airstream, which we definitely don’t want!
- A polishing kit from Vintage Trailer Supply. She’s gonna shine really nice by the time we’re done with her!
- New Lights. The original ones are cracking, so they need to be updated!
- Signal Booster…we both work from home, so we need good internet!
- Voltmeter. Knowing where your batteries stand is VERY important!
- And like anything on this page…
For the Truck:
- K&N Filter. We really need a better air filter so the engine will run smoother when pulling the Airstream. So, we’re going to go with one from K&N!
- Tow Mirrors. These are an absolute must if you’re going to tow, well, anything really! The mirrors on the truck don’t allow us to have a good view of what we’re pulling, so we’ll be upgrading to these.
So, I think that’s it for now– but the list continues to grow! In 8 months, you’ll get to see the finalized list of everything we added along the way so make sure to subscribe to our newsletter!
And…we most definitely will be using Good Sam for roadside assistance!!
Have you remodeled an Airstream? What products/resources did you use?
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