Tag Archives: restoration

Airstream MoHo

Classic Airstream motorhomes (those built with an aluminum body) were produced by Airstream as Argosy motorhomes from 1974 to 1978, and as Airstream Classic motorhomes from 1979 to 1995. In recent years they’ve begun to gain retro appeal and be sought out as prized candidates for modernizing. This 1991 Airstream Classic 250 is a leading … Continue reading Airstream MoHo

The Beerstream

Meet the Beerstream… …a 1967 Airstream Overlander Land Yacht converted into a mobile beer and cocktail bar. Last year wedding photographer Ely Roberts and his wife Abby (a labor and delivery nurse) relocated from San Luis Obispo, California to Bend, Oregon, where their new home offers two things they enjoy: outdoor recreation, and good beer. … Continue reading The Beerstream

Magnolia Pearl

John Gray and Robin Brown customized every inch of their 1972 24-foot Airstream Safari. Basic restoration work included new tires, an axle with 5000# rating, new plumbing, new insulation, and new electrical wiring—but all of that was merely a base for an elaborate Victorian-themed interior designed specifically for their business, Magnolia Pearl, Robin Brown’s unique … Continue reading Magnolia Pearl

Amazing Vintage Interiors—Part 2

1968 Airstream Ambassador Uwe Salwender of Area 52 Productions reconstructed this trailer to be completely functional for work on the road while retaining the vintage appeal of the 1968 shell. The owners wanted an eco-friendly entertaining space, a premium sound system, separate beds, enough space to store their bicycles inside, a “wonderful galley so we … Continue reading Amazing Vintage Interiors—Part 2

A National Park on Wheels

Airstreams have had a long, congenial relationship with the National Park system—the two rather grew up together, with Airstream kind of a kid brother to the older park system. Indeed, this year Airstream produced the Pendleton trailer, a commemorative issue recognizing the park system’s 100th anniversary. Having been a seasonal ranger for Grand Teton National … Continue reading A National Park on Wheels

Quick News – 9/22/15

Exciting new hands-on events at Alumapalooza 7! But first: this is your last chance to get a free Alumapalooza 7 event t-shirt for early registration—the offer expires next week! Save your space now: each adult who registers and orders by September 30, 2015 gets their tee for free. (The discount will be applied when you … Continue reading Quick News – 9/22/15

Ask Outside Interests – 9/22/15

In Outside Interests 18, Rich Luhr—author of Airstream Life’s (Nearly) Complete Guide To Airstream Maintenance—helped readers with a sticky subject: polyurethane sealants.  Cam M. dropped us a line. “Excellent article about sealants,” Cam wrote. “One hurdle I have, not covered in your article, is whether the old sealant has to be removed, or in areas … Continue reading Ask Outside Interests – 9/22/15

Vintage Valuations

The value of your vintage trailer is probably higher than you think — and convincing your insurance company of its worth will be an uphill battle unless you cover your bases with a professional appraisal. “That’s becoming more and more important,” said Jim Polk, who (along with his wife, Lynda) heads up Polk Associates, LLC. “Insurance … Continue reading Vintage Valuations