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Old 01-25-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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How to identify a particular Airstream trailer model?

I am currently looking at purchasing a 1957 Airstream trailer. It is 26ft long, has an outer? aluminum skin, and the seller is unsure of the model. I was advised by a her husband that it may be a flying cloud. What do I look for to determine the model of trailer it is?
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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Pictures will help as will the serial number, typically on a plate by the door.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:30 PM   #3
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From the information on Airstream's site, if it's a 26 ft long 1957 trailer, it should be an Overlander.

Now, if it's a '56 model that wasn't titled until '57 and the year was entered wrong on the title, etc. it could be a Cruiser or an Overlander.

There's a lot of historical information on Airstream's specifications page.
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Basically, you need to get the VIN number from the (probably faded) blue plate next to the door (see my avatar) or embossed on the tongue; then either decipher it yourself with the info posted on the site linked previously or post it here and someone will help you.

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Identified the airstream!

The Airstream that I have been looking at is a Caravanner. Thanks for all the help in Iding it. Will attempt to post pics of it.
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