We’ve been traveling for almost a year now without a surge guard on the Airstream. I know, dangerous stuff. One zap to the trailer could cause a total electrical meltdown and not just to the expensive electronics inside — the entire Airstream electrical system. There were quite a few times that we’d run out in the […]
One thing we had trouble wrapping our head around in the beginning of our Airstream journey was storage space. Vintage Airstreams (and maybe new ones too) only have small storage compartments on the exterior that’s barely enough room for things like hoses and small accessories. We’ve watched folks at RV parks pull entire ladders from […]
Last winter was our first trip in the Airstream and we didn’t have much need for air conditioning (except for the humid days). Before we headed out west on our next adventure, we knew it would become a necessity. For installation info (and pitfalls to avoid!) check out my previous post. I would just suggest hiring […]
We picked up Mavis in original condition and that of course included the ancient (broken) jack. Somewhere along the way, the motor had malfunctioned and the original manual crank had disappeared. There were some replacement options to slowly raise and lower the jack, but none fit exactly. After our trip back from Southport (and a […]
If you are like us, you want any work performed on your Airstream to be by a professional who knows the details of the project. It’s not ideal for someone to learn on your unit. Mavis came with the original AC unit installed back in 1975 and while it blew air, it wasn’t cold. We […]
If you’re a corporate professional, you may wonder how you could continue to make an income while living in remote places or traveling the country. Many company cultures are that you must be on site, which is typically near a major city and not close to where you may want to travel. For some […]
Before heading out on your first adventure in your brand new (or new to you) Airstream, it’s important to know how your trailer is powered. For all years I’ve come across, you’ll have two power sources which are the battery (12 volt) and shore power (110 volt). The 12 volt battery will supply power to […]
Vintage Airsteams don’t come with instructions on how the dirty work (it’s not really dirty) of emptying a black water tank is done. Here’s a complete step-by-step walkthrough of emptying the black water tank on your vintage Airstream. Click here for more information on our plumbing work on Mavis.
When we first got our Airstream we had no idea what all the button did on the control panel. We poked around until we figured it all out on our own. We’ll save you the headache! Here’s a walk-through of your vintage Airstream control panel and what everything does.
Insuring your newly renovated vintage Airstream can be one of the toughest parts of ownership. The key word here is renovated. Getting an insurer to underwrite a policy was more difficult than I expected. The first step is to hire an appraiser who will compile all relevant information (VIN, model, year, length, condition, etc.) along with […]