I just purchased my first Airstream. It is an 'as is' unit and needs everything. I plan to begin the project in the next 10 days. I'm towing the trailer from Southern California to Amarillo Texas.
There is no longer any registration information on the trailer. I identified the model and size by comparing it with others online. The triple rear lights was the primary giveaway.
Here is my question. This trailer has dual axles. This apparently came with the trailer new. I can't find anywhere where this was an option on an 18' Caravel
. I wonder if I am missing something and maybe am mistaking the model. There is faded lettering that says Airstream and the lights and other items prove it is actually an old Airstream.
Any suggestions on coming up with a hidden serial number or other identifing marks would be helpful.
The trailer was basically abandoned at a storage lot and was used to pay the past due storage bill. It was stripped of the interior and the rear panel changed to have a door so they could use the trailer as a utility trailer. the windows were removed and a new piece of aluminum put in place on the sides. I plan to restore the trailer...but not to original...but to very usable and nice condition for my own camping fun.
I'm not sure how I will get a title for the trailer...I was able to obtain a 'one time' towing permit calling it a 'homemade' trailer.
Input will be appreciated.