In the workshop today…

In the ARC workshop today – we’re making more progress on the two Airstream lodges:

Here you can see the chassis on this one has been sprayed and is now ready for us to refit the ball hitch:

Airstream lodge

In this photo, the same Airstream is having copper end caps fitted. There is a protective film covering it but we cant wait to see it:

Airstream lodge

Here you can see the insulation which has been fitted, along with first fix electrics in place and the flooring in:

Airstream lodge

Now the basics are done, here is a hint of what is to come for this pair of Airstreams with zebrano cabinets being made…

Airstream lodge

In the workshop

In the ARC workshop today – we’re working on lots of different bits and pieces and the new workshop is also coming together as well – check out the door to the office for instance – how cool is this?

office door at the airstream workshop

This Airstream is getting a new aluminium underbelly…

Aluminium underbelly

Here’s Richard working on the bathroom counter tops for the Pool House Airstream

Pool house cabinets

The polishing is nearly finished on this one and you can see Richard working on the Airstream Pool House in the other building from here.

Airstream polishing

Here you can see some plumbing and electrics snaking across the floor before being restored in this Airstream Land Yacht project

Airstream electrics and plumbing

Airstream repairs

Colour Changing LEDs in the Bar Serving Hatch

In the workshop today – it’s busy, busy, busy ¬†as this complicated electrical system is fitted to the Bar Airstream – this will be powering everything in the Airstream including the awesome colour changing LEDs around the custom-cut serving hatch – these lights will help guide thirsty revellers towards the Airstream at dark festivals…

Airstream electrics

Airstream Bar Lights

Airstream Bar Lights

Lava Lamp Lighting

Back to the Lava Lamp Airstream today and a closer look at the lighting. As previously mentioned, the whole design is based on the inside of the Lava Lamp and there’s one recessed into the wall between the kitchen and the rear seating area:

lava lamp Airstream

Running along the ceiling is a panel fitted with hundreds of twinkling ‘stars’

lava lamp Airstream

lava lamp Airstream

There are also some LEDs positioned around the main seating area

lava lamp Airstream

Different lamps and spotlights are positioned throughout to illuminate the bathroom and the various cocktail making surfaces:

lava lamp Airstream

lava lamp Airstream

The mood lighting can be controlled by remote control with a round controller to alter the colour, the speed of the twinkling and flashing and the brightness of the lights in different areas. In combination with the surround sound stereo system and various gadgets such as the wine cooler and popcorn machine this Airstream has been a very interesting job for our electrician Terry who originally learned his trade as a helicopter electrician for the Royal Navy.

lava lamp Airstream

Meet the Team #7 – Terry

Terry the Airstream electrician

This is Terry the American Retro caravans electrician. He has been working for the company since it started and has known Darren for years. Terry does all the electrical jobs on the caravans and really enjoys the work as the Airstreams are something different from the norm. He gets to work with several different types of power supply and he finds the work very interesting.

“You get to do things in these caravans that you don’t do in normal household electrics….my favourite part of the job is when they’re finished and we can switch it all on and see it working.”

Before coming to work at ARC, Terry was in the Royal Navy for 24 years working mainly on helicopters. He is fully qualified to carry out all types of electrical installations in portable commercial or domestic units and is registered with Elexa. His favourite colour is green.

Terry the Airstream electrician