Outdoor Common Sense Safety Tips

So you want to get outdoors and have fun. So many places to go and visit. Planning that amazing vacation or trekking out into the Wilderness for some long over due quiet time. But sometimes in planning the fun stuff, we forget to have a PLAN for real stuff. What do we mean by "real stuff"? The stuff that you don't think of until that moment of "what do I do now" happens. Real Stuff like being...
How to Replace an Airstream Argosy Subfloor

How to Install a New Airstream Argosy Subfloor

Probably the most exciting part of a Airstream Argosy renovation project is when your new subfloor is installed. It wasn’t as hard as we expected, but it was still kind of hard. If that makes any sense. We started the weekend on Friday with priming all of our plywood with Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer™. We had already measured (re measured) and cut the pieces we needed. We initially used...

How to strip paint off a Airstream Argosy

I must admit, never did I think the words; “she’s an amazing stripper” would ever utter out of my mouth when describing Ariane. Yet that is simply the truth! Oh sure, I can strip with the best of them. But let’s face it: I rush it. I tend to go fast and just want it off far too quickly. She, on the other hand, focuses on the details. I’m speaking of stripping the paint off of our...
How to replace an Airstream Argosy Subfloors

How to remove a Airstream Argosy Subfloor

In any Airstream you are going to rehab, you quickly learn that the Sub-flloor isn’t just laying on the frame itself. The camper body is bolted to the frame, and in between the camper body and the frame is the edge of your sub-floor. Simply put, you are going to have to remove the sub-floor by removing the camper bolts first. (camper bolts are the bolts that are in your C-Chanel and that are...
Gutting An Airstream Argosy

Gutting an Airstream Argosy

Our Airstream Argosy has secrets! When we purchased her we knew there had been another inhabits. She’s 40 years of for gods sake. How naive would it be for us to think, she’s been waiting for us?  But Whoaaaa! She had some major secrets. Secret #1 You have had other animals living with you Secret #2 Others have taken out your rivets Secret #3 Who stripped all your Phillips screw heads?...

Airstream Argosy Subfloor

Renovating a Airstream Argosy isn't a walk in the park. It seemed easy enough. Just take out the old stuff, and put in new stuff. How hard could that be…? Pretty hard actually. We quickly learned that the old stuff (including walls, sinks, and closets) really are all part of the way Lucy is built. Everything is interconnected with each other. The rehab project is really a lesson in Airstream...