It's been a few months since I posted, so decided to throw a few words up here.

I'm still on deployment over in Guam. 2 months here and 4 more to go until I can get back to working on the Airstream. I've missed 2 great rallies since I've been here and wish that I hadn't. One, the 50th Anniversary Cape Town to Cairo rally that Steve put together and Two, Airstreams in the Wilds that DanB from the forums put together.

I'm hoping that these two rallies will carry on again next year and HOPEFULLY, I'll be able to bring my Airstream along. I think that I even seen a date for Dogwoods and Bluegrass in Kentucky already scheduled for next year. I'll be hitting that one up again, even if I have to sleep in my tent again. That was the first rally that I'd ever been to and I met some great people and have a lot of new friends from there.

I'm still throwing ideas around in my head in regards to the interior for my Airstream, but I'm thinking that I'll mostly keep the same "setup", with a few re-designs here and there. I've managed to come across a cabinet builder, that's very interested in helping me out with the interior. He's one of the builders in the Seabee battalion that I'm stationed with and he said that he's familiar with Airstreams, which makes me feel even better. He was coming up with some pretty unique ideas when I was talking with him a few months back. Of course, as it is, he's up in Okinawa, Japan and I'm in Guam, so I won't be able to talk with him much until I get back home in February. But until then, I can come up with some basics for him to toy with when we get back.

I still have a ways to go before I start the interior, as if you read the posts from before I left for Guam, I'm still sitting with a shell partially removed from the frame. But the way that I look at it is I'm 50% done with the project, now all's I have to do is get it all back together :)

I've been considering possibly buying a "new" used Airstream in the mean time until I can get mine to the point that I can use it full time. I'm thinking something a little smaller, that is practically turn-key and that I could re-sell once I get my project done. I'll be keeping an eye out, but if anyone knows of anyone selling a nicely used 70's model Airstream for a reasonable price, feel free to let me know. I'm looking in the 25 foot range, but would consider anything at this point.

Well, that's about it for now. Just wanted to give everyone an update on things that are going on. We have a tropical storm headed our way in a day or two, so I'll be preparing for that this week and then, it's back to Airstream Dream'n :)

Hope to hear from you all soon and take care!

P.S. I haven't come across an Airstream in Guam, yet, but I'm looking every time that I leave base. I'll be sure to snap a picture of one, if I ever do find it.

Posted by CrazyCorpsman Monday, September 28, 2009

4 comments

  1. We just toured the factory in Jackson Center. Seeing how the cabinetry in the new ones are made is quite interesting. I highly suggest taking a tour.

    The coolest thing I learned was how they made the curved cabinet surfaces. The did some careful kerf cuts and then "bent" the wood on a frame to get the curved surface.

     
  2. Soldiermedic Says:
  3. Chief,

    I'll keep my eyes peeled for you here in Missouri if a trailer becomes available. Have any particulars for preference?

    We listed ours for sale, but you wouldn't want TWO big airstreams!

    Sorry you missed the rally events, but Amy and I host about 6 per year, so you will always have options.

    Steve

     
  4. Thanks for the insights, Lois!! I plan on doing a tour when I get back next year.

     
  5. Sugarfoot Says:
  6. Stay safe and hopefully the next four months will fly by and you'll be Airstreaming stateside with us again. Even if you have to set up "the fort" instead of an Airstream. :-)

    I'll keep my eyes open for a backup rig for you. See, no one can own just one!

     

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