Crash Course in Recycling a Vintage Airstream

By the end of June, I’d started moving forward with my new contractors, √Čamon and Paul McMahon. We’d placed orders for replacement parts for the chassis, and agreed on the following scope of work: To supply & install five new outriggers for replacement on the chassis To sandblast and paint the entire chassis, including the A-frame and bumper To fix the entry stairs (which were wobbly in part...

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New Upholstery for a Vintage Airstream (Pt. 2 – Out with the Old)

Back home in New York, I started working on the next steps to fabricate my new, eco-friendly trailer cushions. First, because I have two Airstreams – a ’69 Trade Wind and a Safari for parts – I’d ended up with two sets of 47-year-old cushions and only needed one, to give to the upholsterer for use as templates. Since the second set of cushions were by now moldy,...

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