Unbelievable Airstream Remodel: 1954 Flying Cloud Travel Trailer

Yet another one of a kind Airstream remodel. This time however this Airstream remodel had some deep pockets and corporate backing. This impressive Airstream was spear headed by Orvis, the outdoor specialty retailer. The trailer itself was remodeled by Timeless Travel Trailers, who is a highly regarded travel trailer renovator out of Wheat Ridge, CO. These two teamed up to create an Airstream remodel that certainly has an artisans touch. Orvis insisted that no detail was too small. This in many ways means it may be in better condition than the day it rolled off the assembly line.

Unbelievable Airstream Remodel: 1954 Flying Cloud Travel Trailer Photos

 

Aside from the notorious shiny exterior, which has clearly been painstakingly restored, this Airstream remodel holds several unique additions. Orvis was instrumental in the styling as you will see in the photos if you have ever been into a Orvis retail store. This 22′ 1954 Airstream Remodel offers gorgeous hickory wood appointments, oak flooring, copper sheet metal accents, and real genuine leather furnishings. Some of the finer points of this Airstream Remodel:

  •  Powered roof vents in the lavatory and shower
  • Sewer hose storage compartment
  • Shore power cord storage compartment
  • 1500lb electric tongue jack by Atwood

 

It also had a mechanical overhaul to the tune of a new axle, brake system, suspension, tires, wheels and coupler. Perhaps one of the best aspects of restoring  is that its possible to bring all the components up to current industry standards which was also the case here with this Airstream Flying Cloud. Interestingly, this travel trailer remodel wasn’t to be Orvis’ for long. The Airstream trailer was auctioned off soon after completion in 2011. Its unclear how much it sold for in the end but we can rest easy knowing that many of us would not have paid the premium that it would have required to get those polished copper ceiling tiles.

Some of the finer points of this Airstream Remodel:

  • Powered roof vents in the lavatory and shower
  • Sewer hose storage compartment
  • Shore power cord storage compartment
  • 1500lb electric tongue jack by Atwood

 

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To see detailed specifications, photos, and more visit OrvisTimelessAirstream.com.

 

 

 

 

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