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Old 01-30-2004, 12:27 PM   #15
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When it comes to the 70's the best I can tell is that all of them were Airstream Landyachts, then they had the various models and upgrades, ie;Bambi, Sovereign, Amabassador, Overlander, Caravaaner, then the upgrades being International, and Excella. With the Romany thrown in to confuse the issue. I am not positive on this, but it seems to follow thru on the units I have looked at.

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Old 01-30-2004, 12:32 PM   #16
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My Trade Wind, if I were to use the model descriptions mentioned above, would have been the standard model. No collection tanks, no 12V system, no compressor, 110V (hot) water heater and no frills. That is, of course, how it was when manufactured. Not the way it is now. I sure would like to find one of those International water purifiers though. Would look right nice coming out of the counter by the sink

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Old 01-30-2004, 12:45 PM   #17
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Wally's Humorous Side?

I've seen a few of the late '50 and early '60 coaches with a decking hardware cleat attached down low on the curbside in front of the entrance door. I was told that when at a rally, owners would tie up their Land Yacht 'anchor' and attach it to this cleat, just for grins.

Fred, any truth to this whimsical notion?

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Old 01-30-2004, 02:56 PM   #18
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Jaco;

Try figuring out the Transition years - such as the one we just bought. She really does have an identity crisis.

Our seriel number is a combination of the 68 & 69 sequencial methodology.

In 68 there seems to have been and International Model and an Overlander Model - So what is the difference between them????

My Serial# says she is an [O- Overlander], ['21] from the '68 sequence then she switches to the '69 Sequence with the [D] that dilineates the layout - [Rear bath, Double Bed] then the year[9-1969] and [J- for Jackson Ohio]. with the last 3 digits using the '69 sequence of being 3 digits for 60's opposed to 4 digits for 70's.

And as I am still going by pictures only (13-days to lift off) we don't know what everything is inside yet or if she has any of the upgradesmentioned in the above posts. But if that really is the original Material in her you can bet that they were and still are the cream of the cream.

And interstinly....the Door Plate States: 'GlobeTrotter Land Yacht'.

I have not seen any other A/S with the same layout yet? In fact the only other one I have seen is the one on VAC but has no interior pictures - but did show the specs for the outside - from a manual I believe.

Ours apparently has a lot of the original manuals so it should be very interesting reading.

As far as semantics go I'm with "Insideout - Shari"

I can't wait to sign up with WBCCI and receive a monthly magazine! - Is it good?
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Use of the term Land Yacht

Greetings GT6921!

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There is a widely varying opinion of the Blue Beret, the monthly newsletter/magazine of Wally Byam Caravan Club International. Personally, I look forward to each issue as I like to plan my travels as far ahead as possible, and I also find the articles quite interesting - - not all of them pertain to my situation, but there is always something of interest.

You might also find The Vintage Advantage, the quarterly newsletter/magazine published by the The Vintage Airstream Club, to be an interesting publication. I also look forward to receiving this publication each quater. The articles are generally written by other Vintage Airstream/Argosy owners, and the topics are as varied as the Vintage coaches.

I have had wonderful experiences with the WBCCI and am a member of the Wisconsin Unit. I feel sure that you will enjoy the Airstreaming experience even more with the WBCCI. The VAC will help you to more fully enjoy the Vintage Airstreaming experience.

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Old 01-30-2004, 03:50 PM   #20
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My Serial# says she is an [O- Overlander], ['21] from the '68 sequence then she switches to the '69 Sequence with the [D] that dilineates the layout - [Rear bath, Double Bed] then the year[9-1969] and [J- for Jackson Ohio]. with the last 3 digits using the '69 sequence of being 3 digits for 60's opposed to 4 digits for 70's.
I think you may be confused by some "misinformation" floating around. The first "O" in your serial number is not a "Oh" at all it is a "0 or zero". It's just a placeholder...not "Overlander" designation. The 21' & GlobeTrotter are in agreement and from the pics (on your other thread) I would agree. The Land Yacht was on most of the models during your era and the "International" means it has some upgrades. Overlander is the model name for the 27' double axle trailer in '69, like GlobeTrotter is with the 21' model.

Hopefully this helps ~

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Shari, now that you mention the numbers, whoever stamped my plate was a little light with the hammer. I am haveing a hard time between 5 & 6, 0 & 8, and was trying to think of a way to highlight them. Any ideas?

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Old 01-30-2004, 07:42 PM   #22
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I recently spray painted my CA ID tag then burnished the paint off the high spots (the letters are raised)...this could work for you. I wouldn't paint the whole sign, just the area with the numbers.

Sorry I don't have any good pictures ~ but basically, I lightly painted the whole thing black then with 2000 grit polishing cloth (automotive or jewelry supply) "sanded" the paint off the high spots. After that I sprayed clear over the whole thing. Lots of patience required, but great results!

The tag on the far right is the one I did...the paint had been stripped (or faded) completely so it was "white-on-white" before.

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Old 02-02-2004, 06:28 PM   #23
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Mine is not as purdy as Shari's But it is typical of the ones from the late 60's thru the 70's and perhaps into the 80's? Not real keen on the Faires Sticker but they were the orginal selling dealer, now long gone.

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Airstream says................

Straight from there website, Hmmmmmmm?

TIMELINE EVENTS :
+New manufacturing plant built 1971
+Argosy trailer put on the market 1971
(1972 Model)
+Argosy motorhome introduced 1973
(1974 Model)
+Service building built 1974
+Thor Industries purchased Airstream 1979
+First Airstream Classic Motorhome 1979
+First Triple Axel Trailer 1983
+First square Argosy Trailer 1986
+First Argosy Fifth Wheel 1988
+First Land Yacht Trailer 1989
+First Land Yacht Fifth Wheel 1989
+First B Van 1989


Go figure, maybe a typo? I can say I have the first Triple Axle trailer though.

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Aren't these those fiberglass sided ones?

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Maybe

I was not aware of a Fiberglass landyacht with exception of a LY motorhome, which are fiberglass.

I have heard of the Integrity (fifth wheel). I do not know what the "square stream" was called. Maybe that is the Fiberglass Landyacht.

Anybody?

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Question about our trailer name. We are restoring a 1976 27 foot Overlander. I27D6J1710 is the vin # Is it correct to refer to our coach as an Overlander? Does International refer to a type of trim/layout option that year? Or is it like our names first middle and last with us using our first name on a regular basis and the full name sometimes.
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Old 04-12-2004, 06:44 AM   #28
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...to refer to our coach as an Overlander? Does International refer to a type of trim/layout option that year?
Abe,

You are correct. The Overlander is the model, international a trim package. This changed in the late 80's so there is a lot of confusion on what means what.
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