Airstream’s Brilliantly Designed B190 Camper Van
Today marks the second day in an extensive journey to retrieve an Airstream B190 camper van, described by its previous owners as being in “like-new” condition.
The Airstream B190 is an example of the type of products Airstream puts out – something of extremely high quality. This particular van is extremely difficult to find and required an extensive stint to pick it up.
What’s really interesting to me is how people can call something “like-new” when it is in need of a massive mechanical service, but nonetheless, this B series camper was a steal.
The first thing I did once purchasing the van was take it to a Ford service center, as mechanically, it was having some difficulties. Low power on acceleration, erratic idle, and shaking in the early stages of acceleration. Ford diagnosed the problem saying that it was misfiring on one cylinder and a faulty coolant temperature sensor. However, they were wanting an arm and leg for the repair, so I found another shop to do the repairs.
Now I am stuck in Houston waiting for parts to come in tomorrow at the service shop I am using, Firestone. Fortunately, the Airstream makes for a perfect sleeping spot with its full size bed above the front.
For now, I will explore the town and see what all it has to offer. Then I will hit the road back to Indiana, a 1200 mile trek with an impending snow storm that may throw me off course for another day or two. We will see what happens!