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Old 06-12-2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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'65 Caravel for Sale in Ottawa, Canada

Hi,

Not sure if anyone is in for a major project, but I thought I'd pass this along.

1965 Airstream Caravel, 17 ft. MUST SELL - Ottawa Travel Trailers, Campers For Sale - Kijiji Ottawa

I've already got a 69 Caravel and this would be a great "bookend".
I also thought to buy it and give one each to my two daughters as a gift when they grow up (they are 7 and 9).

However, I truly have too much on my plate.

IF you want more pictures, let me know and I can go visit it as it is only half hour away.

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Old 06-12-2010, 10:31 PM   #2
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This is classic: someone tears the innards out of a vintage trailer, then either loses interest, runs out of money, or realizes that they have bitten off more than they could chew.

So they put it on the market saying "the hard work is done".

The truth is that they they have made the work even harder by ripping out everything that made it a trailer! All it is now is just an aluminum tent...

Sad.
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:01 AM   #3
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Aluminitis Alert!

Thanks for inducing Alimunitis Julison!

We're just getting into our first year of enjoying (ie. not "working on") our '79 Sovereign and now I'm passing a fantasy to restore this '65. Problem is our big 'ol Sov is so well situated it's practically a park model. Also, we love touring in our convertible so much, it's hard to get motivated to rig up our vintage '75 truck and haul that big trailer away from it's comfortable spot.

If [only] it was possible to tow this smaller '65 Caravel behind my '65 Sting Ray. The vintage is exactly correct too - three ways - as I'm also a '65!

I don't mind that it's been gutted. A clear slate opens up a lot of possibilities, but alas even an empty shell would still be too much weight for an old Corvette convertible, but it would be fun if it could!

Imagine that Caravel behind this?

Our 65 Corvette at our Campsite In Bancroft Ontario
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:13 AM   #4
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Thanks for inducing Alimunitis Julison!

We're just getting into our first year of enjoying (ie. not "working on") our '79 Sovereign and now I'm passing a fantasy to restore this '65. Problem is our big 'ol Sov is so well situated it's practically a park model. Also, we love touring in our convertible so much, it's hard to get motivated to rig up our vintage '75 truck and haul that big trailer away from it's comfortable spot.

If [only] it was possible to tow this smaller '65 Caravel behind my '65 Sting Ray. The vintage is exactly correct too - three ways - as I'm also a '65!

I don't mind that it's been gutted. A clear slate opens up a lot of possibilities, but alas even an empty shell would still be too much weight for an old Corvette convertible, but it would be fun if it could!

Imagine that Caravel behind this?

Our 65 Corvette at our Campsite In Bancroft Ontario

Now that would look awesome!
After restoring my 69 Caravel to as close to original as possible it would be nice to go the opposite and go modern - but time is not on my side these days. I too have a thing for restoring old toys - I have a 1970 sailboat that I am trying to get into the water this month....plus a kitchen renovation.

Someone needs to save this trailer though.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:15 AM   #5
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This is classic: someone tears the innards out of a vintage trailer, then either loses interest, runs out of money, or realizes that they have bitten off more than they could chew.

So they put it on the market saying "the hard work is done".

The truth is that they they have made the work even harder by ripping out everything that made it a trailer! All it is now is just an aluminum tent...

Sad.
I know it. It is too easy to get "right at it" and then realize that this is a huge investment in time - well worth it if you know what is coming though.
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Old 06-18-2010, 04:33 PM   #6
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Thanks for inducing Alimunitis Julison!

We're just getting into our first year of enjoying (ie. not "working on") our '79 Sovereign and now I'm passing a fantasy to restore this '65. Problem is our big 'ol Sov is so well situated it's practically a park model. Also, we love touring in our convertible so much, it's hard to get motivated to rig up our vintage '75 truck and haul that big trailer away from it's comfortable spot.

If [only] it was possible to tow this smaller '65 Caravel behind my '65 Sting Ray. The vintage is exactly correct too - three ways - as I'm also a '65!

I don't mind that it's been gutted. A clear slate opens up a lot of possibilities, but alas even an empty shell would still be too much weight for an old Corvette convertible, but it would be fun if it could!

Imagine that Caravel behind this?

Our 65 Corvette at our Campsite In Bancroft Ontario
IF the Corvette isn't an option, how about this.
The International Travelall is my all time favourite tow vehicle - my Dad owned one when i was just a kid. Miss them both.
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:24 AM   #7
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Vintage, but not to a fault

For towing duty, our '75 Silverdo in front of a '79 Sovereign is "period correct" and does the job remarkably well, even by modern standards. The mechanicals are all in top/new condition and all the wiring/controls are fresh and modern. I like the vintage ride without vintage problems, thank you.



It's just inspirational to think of something smaller, reliable vintage convertible that might be up to the task of a 17' Caravel. Think of all the places you could get to.

Perhaps a different International, like a '79 Scout convertible... yep that would be cool!
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Is it still for sale?

I am looking for a trailer like yours! the 65 caravel write to me at: adanieloperamail.com

Thanks
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Quite a bit of work

'65 Caravels are great, but...

Don't underestimate the work!

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f145...vel-45046.html
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I owned this trailer, it was stolen in 2000 and resold in 2009 to the guy who posted this ad, he then sold it to a US corporation that had $75 000 in renos done and now uses it as a boardroom. Police closed the case because they figured the renovations were so extensive they would never be able to prove it was ours.
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