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Old 10-01-2003, 10:14 AM   #15
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Re: Caravel Rally

Heidi & Steph,

I was just joshing about the Caravel rally. It actually sounds like a great idea. I apologize for my rather undeveloped sense of humor.

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Old 10-01-2003, 02:28 PM   #16
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I knew you were pulling my leg, you had a smilie on the end of it!

I'll try to be more exclusive Roger, I know I'm lettin' y'all down. Must be my extensive Mustang background! I find I'm not fitting in very well in the vette crowd either...

I agree Shari, it's neat to see all the differences in the coaches. I haven't been lucky enough to find a 68 Caravel in our travels yet, but it's been fun to see other vintages. I can't wait to get to a real vintage rally next year!

Of course the other difficult thing is figuring out what was original and what was added over the last 20-30-40 plus years. For example, my caravel has a 'Land Yacht' emblem on the back between the taillights. I haven't seen another like that, and NewKid64 thought it was probably added by a PO.

What does International trim mean, anyway?
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Old 10-01-2003, 03:08 PM   #17
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Steph, I have seen the Land Yacht between the tail lights before...as a matter of fact, I just checked and it looks like most of the '68s on the vintage archive website have it, sorry Brett.

Also, here's an old thread that kinda gets into the whole "International Upgrades" thing. Enjoy!

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Old 10-01-2003, 03:17 PM   #18
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You've got me curious now. I just went and got my registration for my 1972 Overlander, and as it turns out, it was made in California... now residing in Tampa Florida. I was wondering why I enjoyed the bean sprouts and yogurt sandwich on whole wheat bread so much while out in my trailer. And who knows, if things go Arnold's way, maybe "I'll be back!"

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Old 10-01-2003, 03:32 PM   #19
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International package

Steph:

The '68 catalog gives the details of what was included in the International package that year. The catalog is available at the VAC website, under the "Online Library." (The site is probably being worked on at the moment, as access is somewhat intermittent.)

The following are listed as the International upgrades for '68:

water purifier; ceiling fan; stove exhaust fan; 7 gallon gas bottles; automatic regulator; deluxe central control panel; bedroom wall comfort cover; bedspreads; 12v outlets; astrodome vent; sink covers with cutting boards; deluxe carpet; deluxe hubcaps.

The catalog states that you could also buy a standard Land Yacht grade trailer, and purchase one or more of these International features as "options." This might explain why a trailer has some of these features, but not all.
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I've moved this thread because I orginally posted it in the '64 GlobeTrotter section and it really applies to a broader spectrum of vintage trailers.

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I see where the 60 era Overlanders are described(here) as 28 footers.

I think of Overlanders as 27 footers. I think from a 70 era POV.(point of view).
So did they shorten the trailers or just lengthen the rulers?

i.e. did they change the length or the method of description?
Do the measurement oddities have any thing to do with geography (Cal vs oHIo).

I recall a thread somewhere that suggested a way to uniformly state our units descriptions. I recall that adding the "birthplace" was suggested. Ill try to find that. Seems like it would be a good idea to all speak one tongue when describing an Airstream.

And was it SantaFe or Cerritos (Serritos) Calif?

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I see where the 60 era Overlanders are described(here) as 28 footers.

I think of Overlanders as 27 footers. I think from a 70 era POV.(point of view).
So did they shorten the trailers or just lengthen the rulers?

i.e. did they change the length or the method of description?
Do the measurement oddities have any thing to do with geography (Cal vs oHIo).

I recall a thread somewhere that suggested a way to uniformly state our units descriptions. I recall that adding the "birthplace" was suggested. Ill try to find that. Seems like it would be a good idea to all speak one tongue when describing an Airstream.

And was it SantaFe or Cerritos (Serritos) Calif?

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Frankly, Airstream has difficulty speaking it's own language, much less the rest of us trying to learn and use it...

There was very little standardization on the units actually until the mid-'80s. Unit to unit, they were similar, but not necessarily the same, especially from one model year to another. Names were used to describe models, then trim packages... then models again. The Bambi name has been used on 16' trailers, then 17' trailers, then 19' trailers, and then back to the 16' again... then abandoned on the 16s. The Caravel has been both 17' and 18'. The Overlander has been 26' and 27' models... on and on...

The serial number schema isn't even standardized across the board.

Actually the original Overlander/Cruiser body was 26' when they were introduced in the '50s. I had a '57 Overlander with a custom interior for a short time.

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And was it SantaFe or Cerritos (Serritos) Calif?

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You might find Post #5 interesting...

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Hi, newbie here. Bought today S/N I 2 6 7 J 4 3 3. So, I guess its a 26 ft. 1967? But the owner said it was a '68. Hmmm... Too, while the first part of the ID id definitely NOT an "O", the nameplate says Overlander. Made in Jackson. Right?
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You're right...what you have is an Ohio built, 1967 Overlander (26') with the International trim package. The 'O' you are looking for, is actually a '0' (zero) which is a place holder in the Serial Number when it doesn't have the International upgrade package.

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