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Old 09-08-2006, 01:23 AM   #29
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Wow Roger! Just awesome. I've been reading the threads where people are arguing about whether the finish was very shiny originally. Guess these pictures would settle that argument. Beautiful! And no 3/4 ton diesels, just full sized sedans pulling them. Guess 1/2 ton pickups should work just fine, to settle THAT argument as well. A picture is worth a thousand words.

What nice trailers, and what a nice family as well. I know you cherish the memories.

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Old 09-08-2006, 07:23 AM   #30
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Thank you Roger and Roxie for starting this thread. I've really enjoyed it.

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Old 09-08-2006, 11:25 AM   #31
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Thanks for sharing

What a fun thread! Great old cars too; love the station wagons. Even seeing the camping attire was interesting. Lucky us that you shared, lucky you to have such memories.
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:21 PM   #32
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Wow Roger! Just awesome. I've been reading the threads where people are arguing about whether the finish was very shiny originally. Guess these pictures would settle that argument. Beautiful! And no 3/4 ton diesels, just full sized sedans pulling them. Guess 1/2 ton pickups should work just fine, to settle THAT argument as well. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Well, the cars were built more like trucks back then, with REAL frames and such. My dad normally got a 400ci in his Commuter or Colony Park. He was SOO upset when Ford stopped offering them. He felt the 351 was not a big enough engine.

I remember going up the Grapevine (I-5 in California) and doing about 15 mph in 1st gear. I do it now at 65mph with my diesel. A bit different times, but fun times nevertheless.

Thanks to my parents, my state map (in my avatar) is almost filled up.
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Old 09-09-2006, 05:45 PM   #33
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This why I got interested in Airstreams

My great-uncle and Great-Aunt bought this new 1969 Airstream. They towed this unit about 10 years and over 100,000 miles. As a child, I was facinated with Airstreams and the Lifestyle. I'm not sure of the model/length but I know it had a rear bath and the body style was new for this year.
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Old 09-09-2006, 05:56 PM   #34
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My great-uncle and Great-Aunt bought this new 1969 Airstream. They towed this unit about 10 years and over 100,000 miles. As a child, I was facinated with Airstreams and the Lifestyle. I'm not sure of the model/length but I know it had a rear bath and the body style was new for this year.
Hi John,

Great photos. I'm guessing the trailer was a 1969 27' Overlander but I'm sure one of the experts will give you a positive ID shortly.
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Old 09-11-2006, 01:04 PM   #35
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Great photos. I'm guessing the trailer was a 1969 27' Overlander but I'm sure one of the experts will give you a positive ID shortly.
Thank you Tin Hut, I will ask the family for more Photos!
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I don't mean new photographs of old Airstreams, I mean old photographs of current (at that time) Airstreams. Let me show by example.

My father took many slides of our travels with the Airstream. I have found the ones that had shots of the Airstream in it.

I am hoping that looking at these 'vintage' pictures would not only be fun but may be helpful to restorers that want to see what a trailer looked like 'back then'.

The link is: http://airstream.casarodante.org They are in no particular order. As people help the identifications, I will post more notes. My father's list of trailers that they owned are: '57, '62, '69, '71, '76 and '92. We have the '92 so there are no photos of that.

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Great link!

Nice old pics too
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Old 09-11-2006, 01:41 PM   #37
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My great-uncle and Great-Aunt bought this new 1969 Airstream. They towed this unit about 10 years and over 100,000 miles. As a child, I was facinated with Airstreams and the Lifestyle. I'm not sure of the model/length but I know it had a rear bath and the body style was new for this year.
I see by photo number 3 that Walley World was offering free overnight parking back then, too!

I love the Lincoln Mark IV. Your Great-uncle didn't need free camping with a new Lincoln and a new Airstream. That's a great combination.

Thanks for the link and great memories and photos caadoptees.
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One question I had about one of your father's Airstreams: The Airstream from the Florida Keys, did it have bunk beds in the rear curbside corner? My '06 30' Safari has them in that location but only has one window for the two bunks and I noticed there were two windows in that location that were separated quiet a bit.
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Old 09-11-2006, 04:33 PM   #39
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One question I had about one of your father's Airstreams: The Airstream from the Florida Keys, did it have bunk beds in the rear curbside corner? My '06 30' Safari has them in that location but only has one window for the two bunks and I noticed there were two windows in that location that were separated quiet a bit.
Wow! A tough one. If I remember (I was probably around 4 or 5) we did have one with bunks I would guess yes. This is the same trailer we took to Alaska but I can't recall if there were bunks. My guess is that there was one bunk above the back bed. I would have slept in that one. It may have been the type that swung down. I VAGUELY remember having my own 'window' and I thought that was cool. I think I looked out it while in Alaska and it was still light at 3am (kids were playing but I wasn't allowed).
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I see by photo number 3 that Walley World was offering free overnight parking back then, too!

I love the Lincoln Mark IV. Your Great-uncle didn't need free camping with a new Lincoln and a new Airstream. That's a great combination.

Thanks for the link and great memories and photos caadoptees.
Minnie Mate, Wow and thanks, I had not noticed that!

I sure love these pictures.

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Keep posting the pic's

What great old pic's, keep posting.............
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I don't mean new photographs of old Airstreams, I mean old photographs of current (at that time) Airstreams. Let me show by example.

My father took many slides of our travels with the Airstream. I have found the ones that had shots of the Airstream in it.

I am hoping that looking at these 'vintage' pictures would not only be fun but may be helpful to restorers that want to see what a trailer looked like 'back then'.

The link is: http://airstream.casarodante.org They are in no particular order. As people help the identifications, I will post more notes. My father's list of trailers that they owned are: '57, '62, '69, '71, '76 and '92. We have the '92 so there are no photos of that.

Have fun!
liked your pictures roger, those are the kind we need to see more of, thanks for posting. those were the days!!!
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