Airstream is a renowned American brand of travel trailers, known for its distinctive shape of rounded and polished aluminum coachwork. This unique body shape dates back to the 1930s and is based on the Bowlus Road Chief, an all-aluminum travel trailer designed and built by Hawley Bowlus, who also oversaw the construction of the Spirit of St. Louis.
Today, Airstream trailers and recreational vehicles are manufactured in Jackson Center, Ohio, United States. The company, which is now a division of Thor Industries, employs more than 800 people and is the oldest in the industry.
The Airstream story began with Wally Byam, who began building trailers out of Masonite in his backyard in Los Angeles during the late 1920s. Byam published a magazine selling “how-to” kits to customers wishing to build their own trailers. In 1936, Byam introduced the “Airstream Clipper,” which was essentially a rebadged 1935 Bowlus Road Chief, with the door relocated from the front to the side. This design reduced wind resistance and improved fuel efficiency, and it was the first of the now-familiar sausage-shaped, silver aluminum Airstream trailers.
The first Airstream was able to house four people, had electric lights and a water supply, and was named the Clipper after the first trans-Atlantic flying boat. Sold for $1,200, it quickly became popular among travelers, and despite the economic challenges of the Great Depression, Airstream was the sole survivor of more than 400 travel trailer builders operating in 1936.
At Texoma Classics, we recognize the historical significance of Airstream trailers and the passion of their owners. Our team of experts provides top-notch restoration services for Airstream trailers, ensuring that these cherished vehicles continue to delight their owners and travelers for years to come. Contact us today to schedule your Airstream trailer restoration service at our shop in Sherman, TX.
At Texoma Classics, we understand that Airstream trailers are more than just vehicles; they are an extension of their owners’ lifestyles and personalities. As such, we offer comprehensive remodeling services for Airstream trailers, providing customized solutions to meet the unique needs and preferences of our clients. Recently, we had the opportunity to remodel an Airstream trailer with a bathroom and kitchen remodel, custom-built dog crates, and new flooring throughout the entire trailer.
Our team of experts began by understanding the client’s vision and requirements for the remodel. We then provided customized solutions to transform the trailer into their dream home on wheels. Our team installed a new bathroom and kitchen, ensuring that the design was both functional and aesthetically pleasing. We also custom-built dog crates in the bedroom and living room, providing a safe and comfortable space for the client’s furry companions.
Finally, we installed new flooring throughout the entire trailer, providing a fresh and modern look while also improving the overall functionality and durability of the flooring.
At Texoma Classics, we take pride in our ability to provide top-notch remodeling services for Airstream trailers. Our team of experts has years of experience working with these unique vehicles, and we understand the importance of attention to detail and customization to meet the individual needs of our clients. Contact us today to schedule your Airstream trailer remodeling service at our shop in Sherman, TX, and let us help you transform your Airstream trailer into your dream home on wheels.
At Texoma Classics, we understand the value of restoring vintage Airstream trailers to their former glory. These cherished vehicles are not only a symbol of American heritage but also an iconic representation of the travel and adventure culture. Recently, we began a 2008 Airstream restoration project by removing the kitchen.
At Texoma Classics, we understand the importance of flooring in Airstream trailers. The flooring not only provides a fresh and modern look but also plays a crucial role in the overall functionality and durability of the trailer. Recently, we installed new flooring in a 2008 Airstream trailer.
Our team of experts began by carefully removing the old flooring, ensuring that each component was in excellent condition. We then installed new flooring, selecting materials that would meet the individual needs and preferences of our clients. Our team took great care in ensuring that the installation was precise and that the finished product was both aesthetically pleasing and durable.
At Texoma Classics, we take pride in our ability to provide top-notch flooring installation services for Airstream trailers. Our team of experts has years of experience working with these unique vehicles and understands the importance of attention to detail and customization to meet the individual needs of our clients. Whether it’s a vintage Airstream or a newer model, we provide comprehensive flooring installation services to meet our clients’ needs.
At Texoma Classics, we understand that every detail counts when it comes to Airstream trailer restoration and remodeling. The walls of the trailer are an essential component, and the right wallpaper can provide a fresh and modern look while also adding personality and character to the interior. Recently, we installed new wallpaper in the bedroom and living room walls of a 2008 Airstream trailer.
Our team of experts carefully selected the wallpaper, taking into account the client’s preferences and the overall aesthetic of the trailer. We then installed the wallpaper, ensuring that the installation was precise and that the finished product was both aesthetically pleasing and durable.
At Texoma Classics, we understand the importance of a functional and aesthetically pleasing bathroom in an Airstream trailer. A well-designed and well-maintained bathroom can make a significant difference in the overall experience of traveling and living in an Airstream. Recently, we began restoring the bathroom in a 2008 Airstream trailer by tearing down the old fixtures.
The new refrigerator has been installed.
The bathroom wallpaper has been installed.
Reinstalled the toilet in the bathroom.
The new kitchen cabinets have started to being installed.
The dog create has begun being built in the living room.
Adding trim to the dog create.
Dog create in the living room has bars being installed.
Begun to frame out the dog creates in the bedroom.
Walls are up on the dog creates.
The bedroom dog creates have the divider wall installed.
We have installed ship lights under the cabinets in the bedroom and living room.
We have begun painting cabinets Optimistic Yellow.
The overhead cabinets have been installed.
We have installed the kitchen counter top which is butcher block.
We have gotten the porthole installed and the bathroom has been completed.
We wrapped the fridge with a vinyl wrap made to look like a vending machine.
Working to install the new automatic awning.
We have gotten the arms attached to the awning.
The bedroom dog create countertop has been installed.
The bedroom cabinets have been painted and added wallpaper.
The countertops have been clear coated.
The living room dog create countertop has been clear coated.
The kitchen sink has been plumbed water lines and drainage installed.
Bedroom countertop has been clear coated.
The bathroom shelves are an essential component of the trailer, providing storage space and adding personality and character to the interior. Recently, we installed butcher block on the bathroom shelves of a 2008 Airstream trailer to match them with the countertops.