February 24, 2008

As the calendar turns to a new year I again make my way back to South Jersey RV to have some work completed in time for a new season of Airstreaming.  This years trip to SJRV will entail having a new axle and brakes installed on our recently purchased '64 Trade Wind.  Ron Amme of SJRV recommends and installs the Dexter Torflex axle.  Hopefully the job will be completed in time for our first Rally of the year - WDCU's Cherry Blossom Rally - April 10-13 in Upper Marlboro, MD.

As provided in a previous report about other restoration work being done by SJRV, every trip to the repair facility is a wonder in what can be accomplished in the way of restoring old Airstreams (and Argosy).  The crew at SJRV are very, very good at what they do as the pictures demonstrate.  The big feature from this most recent trip is an Argosy restoration.

The rig was taken down to bare metal and painted at a pro paint shop.  The interior was gutted, new floor installed, all cabinets redone (new laminate), and some custom cabinetry is set to go back in.  This project will be a surprise for a reluctant RVing spouse.  Hopefully this restoration goes far to win her over to the life style we know and love.

Exterior photos...

Reflective tape has been added.  The new high gloss paint job does not
come across in this photo as spectacularly as it appears in person.

The badging looks brand new.

New 30 amp connector

Street side

Amber lens has been added

Nice choice of fabric - new Zip-Dee's all the way around.

New air conditioner and new hot water heater have also been installed.

Interior photos