01) Add Waste, Plumbing and Heat Systems
Next, the chassis assembly, nearly finished, is turned back over. We insulate and install the main, auxiliary, and fresh water tanks and their dump valve assemblies. Earlier, we added the hitch jack, the sub floor plumbing and the heat ductwork that supplies warm air to the water tanks to prevent them from freezing.
03) Stain and Finish the Wood Furniture
Wood panels, face frames, drawers, solid wood trim, and Corian® tops are then sanded, glued, and finished. Once that’s completed, the raw wood is stained and finished with a polyurethane finish. Sand, mud, dirt, water, and just about anything you can imagine gets on the furniture and cabinets so we’ve made sure the interior can be cleaned easily.
05) Install the Bathroom
After the Airstream has had its floor cleaned and carpet and padding installed, the lavatory cabinet, one-piece fiberglass shower stall, and toilet assemblies are installed. All Airstream bathrooms feature ample storage, Corian® countertops, Moen faucets, quality fixtures, and a hard, easy-to-maintain floor.
07) Complete the Kitchen
Airstream installs a complete kitchen, carefully designed for convenience and maximum efficiency. Residential grade appliances, comfortable dinettes, pantries with convenient storage, stow areas for pots and pans, Corian® countertops, Moen® One-Touch faucets with built-in water purifiers, and stainless steel sinks are installed next.
02) Make and Install the Wood Furniture
Our furniture artisans handcraft and assemble all Airstream galley cabinets, wardrobes, lavatory cabinets, dinettes, roof lockers, and all other Airstream furniture in the Airstream wood shop. All Airstream furniture is designed to be built first, then fit through the trailer’s door, allows increased furniture serviceability later.
04) Install Plumbing, Carpet, Furniture, Appliances and Ductwork
After all furniture is built, the completed shell is moved to the final assembly line where the plumbing, carpet, furniture assemblies, and appliances are installed. The interior plumbing is then roughed out and furnace ductwork is put in place.
06) Install the Bedroom
Next, the bedroom furniture is installed. Airstream uses only comfortable innerspring mattresses or high-density foam for our twin and queen-size beds. Airstream bedrooms are also outfitted with a large wardrobe, phone hookup, television cabinet, and sound system. Because of all these comforts, some Airstreams are used as guest quarters for visitors when parked at home.
08) Install All Other Furniture and Window Finishes
Finally, we install lounges, chairs, dinette cushions, curtains, and window shades. The front lounge of this trailer converts into an extra bed and includes a deep storage drawer underneath. Other models have a slide-out section with an overhead TV, a fireplace, or a computer table.