This blog is meant to provide useful information on Airstream trailer restoration and renovation.  I have completely rebuilt five vintage trailers over the years and am currently on my third Airstream – A 24 ft. 1974 Argosy.  Hopefully documenting the experience here may provide necessary technical details or just inspiration for others too.

Feel free to contact me below if you have any questions or comments.  Thanks for reading:)


  1. Great blog! I just bought a 1969 Airstream Int. Just wondering what thickness of plywood you used on the subfloor?

    1. Hi Michael,

      Glad you are finding the blog helpful:) The plywood I used was 3/4 inch which is what was originally installed in my trailer. My friend is restoring a 1975 Airstream and his was 1/2 inch which caused some problems with warping etc. I would recommend the 3/4.

  2. That’s what I was thinking. The floor around the washroom is rotted out. I haven’t look closely to see what was used in 69.

    1. I think certain years were made quite similarly, 69 and 71 being in the same batch so ya, I think 3/4 would do it. I have seen people just replace certain sections to avoid a full shell-off restoration. If its just a small area that is the problem, that should work for you. Be careful when cutting so as not to cut into the holding tank below. In mine, the tank was immediately below the bathroom floor.

  3. I haven’t read the whole blog yet. I was wondering if you upgraded your waste water tanks. Mine only has the black water tank and fresh water. Did you add a grey tank?

    1. Mine also only had a black water and a fresh water tank. I re-did the plumbing and made the existing black water tank a grey water tank and eliminated the need for black water by installing a composting toilet.

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