In the spring of 2015 (4/6/15), I purchased a 1972 Airstream Land Yacht for $2500. For it’s age, it looks amazing! This small investment could be the outlet to a lot of fun memories of traveling. Plus, I just love vintage! I could bring it back to life for the family to enjoy.
I found the Airstream on CraigsList.com, purchased it, and drove it home (about 45 miles) with my Nissan Pathfinder, all on my own. No one knew what I had done until I drove up with this amazing blast from the past! Needless to say, the family was a little shocked!
The 31′ aluminum home on wheels has a kitchen, living room, 2 twin beds, and a bathroom with a tub/shower. It has all of the original awnings. No leaks!
It had been used as a ‘home’ for someone while they were rebuilding from a burned down house. So, supposedly everything works. I just don’t know because I’ve not tried to use it.
I immediately removed the original green and orange shag carpet, burned the mattresses, and wiped everything down . We connected it to power and the air conditioner works amazingly well! The lights work too. I have not tried out the appliances or the plumbing.
The vintage RV sat in my yard for several months as I tried to find someone who could do a little work on it for me. I wanted someone who specialized in Airstreams. They are few and far between! I ended up using a standard RV shop and paid to have it made “road worthy”. I spent another $2500 for the new tires, breaks, and such.
Again, it sits untouched for several months. The dream just….sits. All of that changed on March 10, 2016. Check out my blog!
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