According to the Chinese Calendar, ’71 is the year of the Pig… where it’s said, “Pigs have good fortune in life and are filled with beautiful personality.” We can’t help but agree after this lucky 1971 Airstream Sovereign found Reparadise.
Working with the client, our design team developed a plan to radically make-over the once glorious, but now bedraggled Land Yacht. It took over 2000 clocked hours to bring that beautiful personality back into the spotlight… and we think you’ll agree that the Airstream Sovereign’s a genuine head-turner now.
We started by stripping the Airstream down to the bare bacon. (Get it? Bacon? Strip? Pigs…Bacon Strips!? Sorry, couldn’t resist…
The original, dangerously rusted frame visually bowed… calling for a completely rebuilt chassis. Using a heavier-gauge steel than the bean-counter original, we followed with a powder-coating for longevity. Granted the safety-first mantra, we also added new Dexter Torsion Axles.
On the inside, there’s no more crampy/dingy bathroom. Adventure-weary travelers now clean up with style, while a modern and ultra-efficient Incinolent (incinerator) toilet eliminates the need for a black-water tank. The updated shower’s so shiny you can almost see to shave, and teak accents tastefully offset the mill finish.
Redesigned for efficiency, the kitchen area showcases custom cabinetry in the same gorgeous black walnut found throughout the camper. And, when it’s time to sizzle up some grub, cooking on the Furion gas stove top and oven provides un-denied pleasure with its ease-of-use and constant temperature.
At the front of this ’70s vintage Airstream, the large, reinvented lounge features Sunbrella UV protected upholstery with waterfall fronts. For ease of operation, an electronic table base easily transforms the lounge area into a large bed. Bound to please guests, at the heart of this vibrant camper, you’ll find Cerno, reading and custom sconce lighting fixtures throughout. Additionally, four dimmable circuits allow you to set the mood by adjusting twenty-seven LED strategically placed puck lights.
For entertainment, a Winegard Satellite/Wifi system ensures access to the latest flick, 4g cell reception, and a solid internet connection. Backing that up, is a HiFi interior and exterior 1000-watt stereo system that lets you enjoy a full range of frequencies yet, it won’t overpower the conversation.
Other important updates:
- New sub-floor and Marmoluem flooring by Forbo
- Completely refurbished shell, due to a lost battle with an overly aggressive tree
- All new interior skin, including custom fabricated endcaps (Ooooo-lala!)
- Restored\rebuilt windows and door featuring new seals and hardware… along with lots and lots of polishing
- State-of-the-art spray foam insulation – the best defense against the relentless sun, water intrusion, and frigid winters
- All new 12v and 110v wiring, with two 6-volt AMG batteries
- 400 watt Blue Sky Energy Solar system
They say you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, but we’ve proven with a lot of hard work and ingenuity, you can make a sleek prize out of a sow’s year. Good fortune indeed!