Classic RV Restoration

Custom Cabinets For Vintage RV's

“Classic - Vintage - RetroMod.”



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.



Our Work

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

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Follow the progress on our own 1966 Tradewind
  • Lighting


    I installed a series of four 12v LED lights from Amazon down the middle of the ceiling where there was already wiring and also a matching one in the bathroom above the mirror.  These each have their own switch.

    I’m looking for a couple of wall lights nest to the front seats.

  • Air Conditioning


    This trailer didn’t come with air conditioning and instead it had a vent in the bedroom area. Fortunately it had a 110v  power already in that space.  I reinforced the opening with a wood surround that fit between the inner and outer skins.  Before installation I added a soft start kit to the unit which includes rewiring it with a larger capacitor and other electronic circuits that will allow it to start much easier and put less load on the trailer and camp ground circuits.  Then with some help I installed the 13,500 BTU Coleman Mach A/C unit on the roof.

    Next is the Ceiling Assembly install.

     

  • Exterior


    I built a compartment in the back bumper to house the sewer hose.  It’s made of aluminum angle and aluminum diamond plate fastened with pop rivets.

    I installed four trailer jacks under the trailer and added an extension so I can operate them with a drill and not have to kneel down. The second picture is a closeup of the extension and the bracket I made to hold it in place. The socket is magnetic and with the bracket it is held securely for travel.  This is a great time saver over the standard jacks.



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E-Mail:  briansd@comcast.net

Phone: (503) 349-5769

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We are located in Lewiston Idaho