When I was young my father piled the 5 of us into an Airstream and traveled across the country – from Montana to Boston. It was an unimaginably daring adventure for my 7-year-old mind. Sitting in the back seat of the car wasn’t a thrill but when we stopped and got to climb into our home on wheels, I was hooked. We left the Airstream with my grandparents while we lived in NY for a year. Then it was back into the Airstream for a trip the long way round back home to Montana. Sadly for me, our Airstream was sold but I always hoped I’d get another chance with a shiny pal. A couple years ago, while we watched the prices of Airstreams climb and the desirability increase, my partner and I thought we’d better move on the Airstream dream or give it up. After barely missing numerous eBay and Craig’s List listings, we got our chance. We wanted a late 60’s Caravel and there finally was one, waiting for us in Madison, WI.
We took our Airstream, now named Madison, on short trips for a couple of summers and then…we did what we always wanted to do. A total shell-off redesign and rebuild. A new BIG project. The story begins….