Suppliers

Zolatone The following information came from Vintage Airstream.com http://www.vintageairstream.com/rr_topics_suppliers.html#toolsZolatone is the original interior paint used on vintage Airstreams from 1952 on. One Online place to buy Zolatone (auto body supply co)
Obsolete Parts RV Net list of boneyards & dealers who specialize in repairing older trailers
James P. Ambruso Replacement Airstream draperies
Grote Industries Mfg of original Airstream 1960’s marker lamps & reflectors – still available today, along with a Bargman #9 taillight substitute.
B. Walters Co. Manufacturers of the original Airstream gaucho slides (for pull out beds)
Tekonsha / Bargman Brake controllers, electrical connectors, door hardware, door catches, etc.
Tear Drop Parts Many Vintage Trailer (’40’s & ’50’s) parts and accessories
Sealand Traveler Beautiful well-built replacement porcelain toilets for Airstream trailers
Inca Plastics OEM supplier of Airstream water & waste tanks since the 1960’s
Airparts Raw stock aluminum, conventional rivets, and aluminum working tools.  Good source for aluminum skin panels (.032 2024T sides; .025 2024-O belly skin)
Seaward Products Makers of quality marine/RV appliances – good for custom interiors
Crest Fasteners Best source for interior 1/8″ pop-rivets. Also sells Olympic rivets and the shaver.
Blaine Window Hardware 1950’s/1960’s Window Operators, window latch hooks & window screen supplies
All-Rite RV Supply Supplier of custom and Hehr replacement windows and parts and custom water/waste tanks. Also source for aluminum corner (cove) molding – look under bath trim.
Foam Source Cut-to-size foam for cushions and mattresses
SDI Mattresses Custom RV foam bed mattresses
Bedmasters Spring Mattresses Custom RV foam and innerspring bed mattresses
FoamOrder.com Cut-to-size foam for cushions and mattresses
RockyMountainMattress Custom made mattresses for you RV and Airstream
ZipDee Roll-up Awnings for Airstreams
Dometic Refrigerators, A&E Awnings, Air-Conditioners & HW Heaters
Suburban Forced air Heaters & newer Ranges/stovetops
Atwood HW Heaters and newer forced air heaters and ranges/stovetops
Paloma Tankless LPG hot water heaters very similar to the old Valiant’s used by Airstream in the late 1950’s. They say they are now not for RV use, as RV certification now requires combustion air to be drawn from outside.
Aircraft-Spruce, Inc. Good source of raw stock materials (metals, hardware, chemicals) used in restoration
Dexter Axle Co. Axles, both leaf spring & torsion, & brake backing plates- sold through dealers listed in their dealer locator
Hadco Engineering Original supplier of 1950’s axles, brakes and wheels. Use to overhaul original Hadco leaf-spring axles
Fiberglass Coatings Inc. Penetrating Epoxy for floor repair, fiberglass gel coatings for bath repair, adhesives, cleaners, foam core material & more
West System Fiberglass resins & cloths used in the repair of tubs/showers/baths
Winona Mfg. Flexible Tambour for 1970’s interior cabinet doors
Tape-Ease Wood Veneer and Tambour for interior cabinets
Van Dyke’s Restorers Source for the stainless ’50’s-’60’s shower wands, hose and fittings – plus more useful stuff
ReproDepot Fabrics Vintage Fabrics for curtains, etc.
Barkcloth Hawaii Reproduction tropical vintage style fabric for curtains/upholstery
Silver Threads Custom made drapes at affordable prices
Tonic Living Vintage appropriate fabrics. Use coupon code “Airstream” and get 10% off your order.
Contemporary Cloth Reproduction 1950’s/1960’s (atomic) vintage style fabric patterns for curtains/upholstery
Beacon Fabrics Source for appropriate looking awning material and supplies – plus curtain track in aluminum.
Atomic Textiles Funky Fabrix – based in Australia, but ships to USA. 10% off if you mention you saw the link on this site.
Atrim The supplier for vinyl welt in many colors, which is the round stuff on panel and cabinet edges and corners. Also source for upholstery supplies, bed & cushion foam, & “How-to’s” on making cushions.
AutoTrim Source of welt by the yard and other upholstery supplies
Fabric Guru Prints, drapery & upholstery fabrics.
Midwest Products RV refrigerator rebuilders & list of dealers.
Heating Parts Specialties UK source of pressure type thermocouples and parts for Vaillant water heaters. Ship to USA.
CornerHardware Online source for locally hard-to-find hardware: galvanized window screen, pyle, you name it…
POR-15 Rust treatment for frames, etc.
General Ecology Replacement filter elements for the Ogden Model A pn RS-50G (not on website),  plus very well built new water RV purification systems.
Linoleum Suppliers of Marmoleum flooring, just like the old stuff
Oakland Rim & Wheel Wheels, brakes, axles, chassis and electrical and other trailer parts
Walker Custom Chrome Affordable chroming of parts by mail. Send your parts with phone # – they call you back with price.  2145 Grand Coulee Blvd, Shasta Lake City, CA 96019  (530) 275-3634 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (530) 275-3634      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Mill Hardware Thousands of useful parts for fixing & repairing appliances & trailers
Tear-Drop Parts Perfect reproduction teardrop marker lights
Dupree Products High quality Sewer Dump valves, fittings and supplies
Axis Axles Torsion & Spring Axles for trailers, leaf springs, safety chain & correct black wheels
Trailer Tire & Wheel Newer all aluminum alloy wheels and traditional silver 15×6 steel wheels
Hub Cap Mike Baby moons and trim rings to fit all Airstream wheels from 1947 to 1975, including the originals and newer replacements
Carlisle Hydrastar Brake self-contained actuators for trailers with hydraulic brakes
Hoskin & Muir Metal extrusions and trim used throughout the trailer in restorations
Extrud-a-Trim Source for many aluminum extrusion shapes
Metals Depot Quick and economical online source of all the metal extrusions and sheetmetal you will need (Ledford Steel Co.)
Ronco 200 different sizes & custom of RV water & waste tanks
Restoration Specialties Vintage automotive restoration parts, but many are usable on our trailers, too
Tail Light King The kind of guy you see at swap meets with hundreds of different old automotive lights
Interstate Metal Fabricators Useful items such as baggage doors, shower tubs, body materials & interior wall fabrics
Amazon now has almost everything needed for the RVer and Airstream restorer; from tooling, to building materials, and RV parts at discounted prices and free shipping in most cases.
Tin Can Interiors Upholstery and curtains for vintage Airstreams – located in Ohio.
CurtainTracks.com Vintage appropriate aluminum curtain track extrusions and hangers
The Yellow Pages!! This is the your most important source of repairs and parts – local machine, fabrication & repair shops. Become familiar with what’s available. There are more services available locally than online.
RV Parts Suppliers
Iowa Boys Source of conventional and restoration RV Parts. Online catalog
RV Parts Outlet Source of conventional RV Parts at discount prices. Good online catalog
Metro-RV Parts Excellent online catalog of plumbing, electrical, LPG & appliance parts (the “Coast Catalog”)
Formerly AirstreamDreams.com  The biggest and best online site of true vintage restoration parts and supplies, including Vulkem sealant, Olympic rivets, vent covers, lights and window/door seals & the hard to find 1966-1969 window replacements.  Steve adds new hard-to-find items quite often, so check and see what’s new.
Mobile-Mart Online supplier of RV parts
Marks RV Supply Good supply of usable parts and accessories – Vintage Airstream friendly
T & J Trailer Largest supply of parts on the Internet – get their RV catalog
Dyer’s RV Arizona based online dealer
RVSurplusSalvage New & reconditioned newer parts. Online catalog, with pictures
Camper’s Repair Center Vintage Repair Parts in Montevallo, Alabama 1-205-665-2531 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-205-665-2531      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Singleton’s RV Salvage Located in Washington state
Wine Country RV On-Line Coast RV Catalog, Napa Calif. based dealer
Out-of-Doors Mart Airstream how-to-repair articles and parts
Three Way Campers Inventory of 1970-1980 Airstream parts – need to phone
Affordable RV Parts Discount pricing on RV appliances and parts – based in Las Vegas
DeLuxe Trailer Supply Southern California (Paramount). Will ship nationwide. 1-562-531-9123 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-562-531-9123      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Tools
Yard Store Aircraft Tools on-line sheetmetal tools at great prices
ENCO on-line tools, polishers, rivet-guns, etc.
Cleveland Aircraft Tool Sheet Metal tools
Perfect Polish Polishing cloths, heads, instructions and NuVite polish
Tool Crib of the North Discounted high quality tools available through Amazon.com
Harbor Freight On-line supplier of low-cost (cheap) versions of industrial tools
Informational Sites
Champion Tires Wheel Bearing Lube “how-to”
Champion Tires Trailer Tire explanations
RV Solar Electric Solar Power explained
RV Mobile company specializes in RV refrigerators
Ammonia RV Refrigerators good technical info site on how RV reefers work
Atwood Heaters

Gaskets – Trim-Lok Inc locking gaskets for windows  (Canada)

Quicktime movie on how LPG heaters with electrical fans operate

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