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Old 11-11-2014, 03:40 PM   #15
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awesome . . . can we see photos?
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Old 11-12-2014, 09:10 AM   #16
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I've looked in that forum a few times. And yes, eventually I had to get out because there was too much arguing.

I'd really love to hear from the owners of vintage, lighter-weight, 22-footed A/S trailers and see what towing attachments they're using (Weight and sway), and see how they are faring.

We just bought a nice 2006 Ford F150 (5.4L) to pull ours.
We pull our 22' SS with a Honda Ridgeline. We do not use a WD or Sway And have no problems. Been doing that for 40k+ miles.
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:22 PM   #17
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I just added one as my profile pic and one as my avitar. I'm kinda new at Air Forums. Can anyone tell me how to add pictures to my Gallery? Thanks!
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Old 11-13-2014, 05:05 PM   #18
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Bwahahaha

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If you want lots of interaction, just go in the towing / hitches forum and tell everyone there that you heard a Hensley really sucks.
THANK YOU for my best laugh of the day so far!!
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Old 11-15-2014, 06:28 AM   #19
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Welcome jdlimages and kirkrit. You both recently acquired 61 Flying Cloud Airstreams. Now you can share the trials and tribulations of your ownership experiences. There is a lot to learn and these Air Forums can help you.

We would love to see photos of your trailers. I personally don't use the member "photo gallery" very much. I'm too lazy to navigate away from the thread to check out a photo. I'd say most participants post photos right in the tread they are participating in.

It's pretty easy to post a photo once you learn how. You can't do it from the "post quick reply" screen. You need to be in the "reply to thread" screen that gives more tools. Select the spot in your reply where the photo will get pasted. I often do it at the end of my note, like I'm doing in this post.

Then click on the "paper clip" and see the "manage attachments" drop down screen that asks you to "choose a file". Click the box and find the photo you want to upload on your computer, and click "open".

Okay, now click on "upload" and go have a diet coke! It may take several minutes to upload your photo. The screen says "please wait". The system is resizing your photo for you. Sometimes it is faster than others. You will see your photo file name appear in the screen once it has finished the upload process. Now you can "close this window".

You are done! You can select "preview post" to see what the final version of your posting. I do this to ensure I didn't select a photo of my beagle instead of my trailer.

Here is my 66 twenty four foot Trade Wind. It is much different than your 61. Some experts believe the early sixties trailers were the best as they were built in the last years of Bayum leadership. I think your trailers are seven segment end caps and leaf spring axles. I'm probably wrong, so show me a photo of your trailer.

Hope this helps,

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Old 11-18-2014, 02:00 PM   #20
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Airstream Pics 61 Flying cloud

Here's a few pics
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Old 11-18-2014, 02:43 PM   #21
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We just purchased our 1st Airstream - a 1961 Flying Cloud.

I was hoping there was a larger community of other owners so we could share tips and tricks.

Where is everybody?
If you are trying to restore to original Good Luck here. You will get lots of information on here but it will be someone with a 1984 or a 2003 or a 1972 answering your questions. Only a very small handful of people actually answer the question you ask. They mean well but if original is what you want answers for do your research other places on the net. I have a 64 overlander I am trying to put original and it has been a 5 year process chasing parts and information. I have researched what door lock came on it and still have not found the correct answer. Colin hyde and frank at franks trailer works are 2 great sources of information for early vintage airstreams. Good luck in your adventure.
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:47 PM   #22
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Holy cow jdlimages, that's a super looking Flying Cloud. Thanks for the pictures.

Streamdreamn talks about how difficult it is to restore an old to factory specs. I think folks who restore automobiles do this. It takes lots of time and research to find exactly the right cabinet hardware, or furnace part, or univolt converter. To see these restored trailers at rallys and shows is a lot of fun. It is something I'd not be very good it.

Kirkrit is meeting some 61 Flying Clouds and their owners.

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Old 11-18-2014, 09:11 PM   #23
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If you want lots of interaction, just go in the towing / hitches forum and tell everyone there that you heard a Hensley really sucks.


I know this posted is somewhat dated, but that is funny.

Gin and tonic out of my nose funny.


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