Interior Update, & Winter Plans

A year ago I purchased my 2014 Airstream in Nashua, NH.  Scout is a 20′ Flying Cloud Bambi C-class.  Like most RVs, the interior was a palette of browns.  Airstreams are classier than other RVs, but the interiors leave much to the imagination.  I like COLOR!

I have spent a significant part of summer making new curtains, a quilt for the bed, and re-upholstering the dinette benches.  Re-upholstry is a lost art.  It doesn’t require sewing.  I removed the benches from the trailer., which are mounted with simple screws, and hides the water heater and holding tank.

The fabric is attached to the benches with simple staples.  Pulling the staples is time-consuming and boring.  The original fabric was really ugly, in my opinion.

I purchased most of my supplies and fabric at the local JoAnn’s Fabric store, with the exception of the curtain fabric.  I found that at Calico Corners on a remnent table.  There are lots of choices out there, but Jo Ann’s was most convenient.

I used an inexpensive vinyl $11 per yard, and should bought the more expensive $20 per yard – live and learn.  Sometimes it doesn’t pay to save money.  But the fabric for the cushions is fantastic and colorful.  It changes the interior vibe and makes it pop.  I also found very cute and colorful rugs made by Jelly Bean (

I hung a nice little shelf above the bed, for drinking tea in bed.  I moved the magazine rack that was at the head to the foot end of the bed.

Scout is almost ready to hit the road!  On 9/13 we will leave Westhampton, NY for Colonial Airstream in Lakewood, NJ for the repair of the body work from the hit and run this spring. 

I thought the damage was done by a Semi-truck backing into Scout in a rest area.  But truck drivers know what they are doing.   I now believe it was some idiot with a bicycle or motorcycle rack.  I hope it ruined their equipment, since they didn’t wait around to tell me they were sorry.   Colonial Airstream is a fantastic dealer and very responsive to all Airstream customers.   We should be road ready in 4-5 days.

Looking forward to seeing my pals in Washington, D.C.  We’ll be taking the Cape May Ferry from NJ to Lewes, DE, to avoid the NJ Turnpike and I-95.  

FALL: North & South Carolina until Thanksgiving.  Lots of GOLF!

WINTER: Palm Springs, CA

JUNE 2019 Niece Rachel’s wedding on Emerald Island, NC, and sister Becky’s wedding in Cary, NC.

Looking forward to lots of golf, and considering doing YouTube videos?

Hope to see you on the road.  Stay tuned.

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