Classic RV Restoration

Camping In Style

“Classic. Vintage. RetroMod.

"If you can dream it, we can build it."”



Who we are

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And what we love about what we do
AS-Sovereign

1968 Airstream Sovereign – 30 ft

I’ve always had a passion for camping and for the world of classic campers. Of course when I was a teenager they weren’t classic, but even then I knew that the 30 foot Airstream Sovereign my parents owned was something special. My family would forge out on adventures with our shiny Airstream behind us. We took trips into Canada where we enjoyed the beauty of Lake Louise and Banff National Park, into California and even Mexico. As kids we of course enjoyed Disneyland, but one of our favorite destinations in the winter was actually camping in Death Valley, California.

As a young man I ventured into a cabinet business with a friend, specializing in custom cabinetry for residential homes. Because we installed appliances for every customer, I learned every aspect of the business, from construction, electrical and plumbing through heating and air conditioning. I was also starting my own woodworking business at the time, enjoying the process of designing and building the custom cabinets in my own shop.

Death Valley

Entering Death Valley from the west

Somewhere along the way I fell in love, and I discovered my new bride was also very interested in camping. One our our first adventures was traveling down through California, visiting many places, including my childhood favorite, Death Valley. I would tell my wife stories of the camping trips in the old Airstream, how wonderful it felt to be traveling in such a classic RV. In the fall of 2013 she told me she wanted to buy one, and we began the search. Soon she found a 1966 Airstream Tradewind. At only 24 feet long, it was a bit smaller than the trailer I experienced as a youth, but we knew it would be perfect for us.

I have a particular passion for helping restore these magnificent RVs. It is more than just work for me, but a chance to travel back to the times as a child when I discovered the beauty and peace of camping. I hope that I can help you relive your youth, or make some new memories in your own trailer. We enjoy traveling to various rallys and shows, meeting fellow enthusiasts, and helping others bring their own classic RV back to life.

 



What we do

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Let us bring your vintage trailer back to life.

Cabinetry


We will work with you on a design that includes the features most important to you, whether it’s refurbishing your existing cabinets and countertops, or a completely new layout.

Appliances


Do you want to use your existing appliances, or replace them with new? We will integrate either into your trailer layout, matching your style and taste.

Flooring


Give your trailer that finished look with high quality flooring. Select from a variety of options that will tie together everything, and give your trailer a finished look.



Our Work

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A peek into our current and past projects
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Our ’66 Airstream

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Follow the progress on our own 1966 Tradewind
  • Vent Cover


    Since lowering the bathtub, the original vent cover isn’t long enough so I decided to make a new one out of the left over fiberglass I have.   I made the form out of birch plywood, applied a mold release, two coats of gel-coat and laid up two layers of fiberglass mat leaving the excess hanging over the edges.

    Trimmed the excess off with my table saw and miter box.

    I had to tear apart the form to release the part from the mold. Oh well, I didn’t need it anymore.

    The new cover next to the old plastic one.  All that’s left is to cut it to length and fit it to the curved ceiling.

  • Painting


    Now that all the old paint was stripped, I sanded the vinyl with 150 grit sandpaper to give the surface some tooth and set up my airless with Sherwin Williams (SW) extreme primer and shot a light coat.  Next I sprayed a coat of  SW  latex in their tan color which is a little lighter that the original paint.  That really brightened up the inside!

  • Stripping


    Since the rolled on paint filled up the texture of the vinyl wall covering in spots I decided to strip all the paint off.  I used the more Eco-friendly orange stripper.

    It worked well giving it a couple of hours to soften the paint and I didn’t have to wear a respirator even in the enclosed trailer.

    Even after stripping, the surface varied widely in color.



Contact Us

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E-Mail:  briansd@comcast.net

Phone: (503) 349-5769

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We are easily accessible off interstate 205 and interstate 5, just 14 miles south of Portland, Oregon.

Pulling a trailer? Call us for easy directions to our facility.