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This Man Lives In The Nevada Desert In A Vintage 1966 Airstream Overlander [VIDEO]

Bruce Czopek lives in the Nevada desert in a 1966 Airstream Overlander.

He moved out to Nevada decades before to work as a decorative painter.

After seeing a craigslist ad for the trailer, he bought it sight unseen for $4,500.

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Most everything is original, from the lamps to the three-burner stove and gas/electric refrigerator.

He’s even got the original owner’s manual.

Bruce spent about 100 hours redoing the sealant in between the aluminum panels. He’s also focused on refinishing the wood veneer paneling. Since the veneer is too thin to sand, he had to patch it to match the existing wood grain.

When asked why he likes Airstream trailers he said,

Because they make me smile. It’s really not complicated.

He said that if you have an Airstream, you’ve got to have “The Book” – otherwise known as Airstream: The History of the Land Yacht.

See also: Have A Trailer Book You Can Be Proud Of. These Make Great Conversation Starters.

The trailer is 26′ long and weighs around 4,400 lbs. Bruce doesn’t travel too much anymore, and keeps his rig parked next to a house on the outskirts of Reno.

The only thing he doesn’t like about his Airstream is that at 6′ tall, it’s tough for him to fit into the smallish 1960s-era bed.

Watch an interview with Bruce and tour his 1966 Airstream Overlander trailer.

httpv://youtu.be/gu1OeyeO_KU

 

Since the video was published by Kirsten Dirksen of Fair Companies, Bruce has been diagnosed with a debilitating disease called Tarlov Cyst Disease. You can find out how to help him get surgery and recover here.




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