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Old 04-14-2006, 06:42 PM   #15
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sacramento to costa mesa, ca. Haven't mapquested yet... How much are wheels tha tires gonna cost me? I am already seeing a money pit! help
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Old 04-14-2006, 07:37 PM   #16
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Don't fret...

you should have a great time with that trailer. Is the rest as orginal as the one outside shot shows?

I'd venture that rims are the old 15x6 or 15x7 size, but you seem to have a 5 lug (vs. the newer 6 lug). Anybody else with vintage out there want to comment?

I'd p.m. Uwe after you get home (or before - he's in costa mesa) if you need help with a restoration. He's been doing a great job with his vintage trailer.

The skin looks perfect - better firm up your muscles and get ready to polish!

How's the systems and inside look? Any soft spots on the floor?

Nightmare? Nah.... just pace yourself, and don't worry when you open your pocketbook. Bring a wiring diagram - you may need to rewire your pigtail to match your setup (the orginal pigtail used round wire plugs... the modern one is with spades) and electrical tester. I'd also bring some bungy cords (or a small block of wood to wedge in the door handle... search for wood and door lock) to hold that door shut until you get home and have time to test the lock.

Intersting that there are no "orginal" looking running lights. I'd replace those "bullseyes" with more orginal looking teardrop ones.

Exciting! What are you towing with? Expect about an 8hr-10 hr drive on I-5 (and over the Grapevine). Glad it's cool right now down south!
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Old 04-14-2006, 07:52 PM   #17
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thanks the interior looks ok. Just don't know if I am getting in over my head. I wish it were $1000 less, and I would hesitate. I will try attach the rest of the pics I have. Hopefully I will get more tonight.
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Old 04-14-2006, 10:50 PM   #18
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Nice one

Those are the original lites. Not teardrops as earlier.
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Old 04-14-2006, 11:56 PM   #19
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Old 04-15-2006, 11:23 AM   #20
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HaH!

Steph, took me awhile to get that one! I guess the sign was posted to make that black tank last longer? Less time means less left behind... so to speak!

Speaking of money.... honestly, if you want the trailer (and you do), then don't look back.
Enjoy!
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Old 04-15-2006, 11:33 AM   #21
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This list done on VintageAirstream may also help you calm yourself about the money pit. Take it step by step and don't expect to do it all at once, pace yourself and enjoy the journey.

http://www.vintageairstream.com/FAQ/...html#Restoring
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Old 04-16-2006, 12:51 PM   #22
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OK maybe not. We chickened out. After finally getting more pictures, and talking to a few people, and seeing what it needed. We decided to pass. Long story, but if you want it its back on Craigslist.
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Sorry it didn't work out - keep looking, the Caravel for you is out there somewhere.
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Old 04-16-2006, 12:59 PM   #24
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Bummer...

That one appeared to be as good as any 40+ year old trailer.

Maybe you don't want go vintage after all ~

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Yeah we defineatly do want a vintage trailer. But in the end this one was a little more expensive initially than we hoped. Needed tires and wheels, and bearings packed minimum to get it home. Plus tanks, an axle eventually and interior upolstry (have you seen foam prices?).And I don't believe the systems were checked. Also bugged me that he didn't have a title for it. So we passed. Was it a mess? No If it were closer to home, and I could have trailered it, I would have. But there was too many expenses to get it here. Oh well, we'll keep looking. If that one were $1000 less.........

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Bummer...

That one appeared to be as good as any 40 year old trailer. Maybe you don't want a vintage trailer after all ~

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Old 04-16-2006, 01:18 PM   #26
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Dieter,

sorry to hear that it didn´t turn out as "Your" Trailer!! I am shure you´ll find another one that will fit your needs and what you are willing to spend!!! Keep on looking...


Anyway Happy Eastern


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I don't know the asking price on that one...

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But in the end this one was a little more expensive initially than we hoped.
but if it had new tires, wheels, bearings, tanks, new axle, upholstry, etc...it probably would be higher than it was ~

And yes, I have priced new foam

Good luck with your search ~

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Old 04-16-2006, 03:03 PM   #28
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I too looked at it and passed. My biggest reasons were that it had an unsightly patch over the street side wheel well, and the toilet had stability issues - which made me think that there were either tank/flange problems or other structural issues. To correctly fix the exterior would have involved a major panel replacement. Additionally, the title issue was just that, an issue. I guess I'm just saying that being an owner of a vintage unit and having seen the trailer in person, I can understand Dieter's reservations.

Dieter, not to worry, you and the right vintage unit will find each other.
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