Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-16-2003, 03:47 PM   #15
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 11,793
Images: 108
From the Vintage Airstream website FAQ's section:
Quote:
Q: I need an owners and service manual for my Airstream. Where can I get one?
A: The first owners manuals were published in 1964. Prior to that, the owner received a brown envelope containing parts lists and other helpful information on the accessories in his trailer. The VAC has started making these available in the Members Archive section. A service manual with instructions for performing service operations did not exist until 1972.
You can get photocopies of owners manual (1964+) and service manuals (1972-1986) from:

Helen Davis Secretarial Services
PO Box 484 Sidney, OH 45365
(937)492-8885

Prices are about $33 and $70 respectively. After 1986 the Owners Manuals included available service information.
Sorry Elizabeth, doesn't sound like they were available in 1962 ~

Shari
__________________

__________________
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2003, 08:37 PM   #16
3 Rivet Member
 
wunderful62's Avatar
 
1962 19' Globetrotter
sunnyvale , California
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 116
Re: 1962 19' Globetrotter, GVWR???

Quote:
Originally posted by Elizabeth
Hi you guys, enjoyed your chat!
Say, just bought one here in Minneapolis. Not sure we have the right tow vehicle for our Globetrotter? Do you know how much yours weigh? And, Wayne, how do I get an owners manual?
Looking forward to more chatting!
Many thanks in advance for your help!!!
Elizabeth
hi elizabeth, thanks for the reply, answer to your first question,i think the 62 19ft globetrotter weighjs in about 2200 lbs empty. question no two there were no owners manuals for 62, however i would have everything for the 62 airstream globetrotter . ive been a little busy but if you would like i can make you some copies to send and you can just cover the postage. im in california./ the seperate manuals contain info on the bowen gas water heater, the carlton gas wall heater, the magic chef 3 burner oven,the norcold fridge, the water tank and demand pump, and the pedamatic toilet and many other things.im not sure how to properly get in touch with you or get your e mail address but im sure we can work something out. all for now, wayne wunder,w.b.c.c.i./v.a.c.#1859 62 globetrotter/99 safari
__________________

__________________
wunderful62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2003, 08:43 PM   #17
3 Rivet Member
 
wunderful62's Avatar
 
1962 19' Globetrotter
sunnyvale , California
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 116
Quote:
Originally posted by InsideOut
From the Vintage Airstream website FAQ's section: Sorry Elizabeth, doesn't sound like they were available in 1962 ~

Shari
hi shari , so sorry i missed your rally but i am coming to the realization one can not do everything, but i do want to meet you and your husband and of course maxwell some day.i heard the rally was good. im hosting one in aprilm 2004 if you make it down this way. talk to you later, wayne 62 globetrotter/99 safari now too, bye.
__________________
wunderful62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2005, 08:39 PM   #18
2 Rivet Member
 
1962 19' Globetrotter
Santa Monica , California
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 21
Talking 1962 Globetrotter, Ohio model

Hi. Just purchased one myself. Left some questions on the restoration page. I'll have an owners manual once it gets towed home, if anyone needs info from that. Would welcome advice with regards to restoration. So the icky carpet is not original then? Is it bad form to rebuild the gaucho and dinette with wood that's not original? -Maya
__________________
Maya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2005, 02:43 PM   #19
JLester
 
1962 19' Globetrotter
Canyon Creek , Montana
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 47
Send a message via Yahoo to jlester
Post

Please let me know how your restoration is going, I have started my full restoration of my 1962 19' globetrotter. If anyone knows where I can find a lens for the 4 1/2 porch light I would appreach it. Inland says NLA.


Julia
__________________
jlester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2005, 04:45 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
47WeeWind's Avatar
 
1948 16' Wee Wind
1953 21' Flying Cloud
Denver , Colorado
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,149
Images: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlester
I have started my full restoration of my 1962 19' globetrotter. If anyone knows where I can find a lens for the 4 1/2 porch light I would appreach it. Inland says NLA. Julia
Julia:

Do you mean the Signal Stat brand 4" diameter clear plastic lens that is held into an exterior wall "scare" light fixture with 3 screws? If so, they are still available at larger truck stops and automotive light shops, may be even large NAPA stores. Also look on Ebay.
__________________
Fred Coldwell, WBCCI #1510, AIR #2675
Denver, Colorado - WBCCI Unit 24
Airstream Life "Old Aluminum"
Airstream Life
"From the Archives"
47WeeWind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2005, 09:38 PM   #21
JLester
 
1962 19' Globetrotter
Canyon Creek , Montana
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 47
Send a message via Yahoo to jlester
Question

I thought is what I had, but it turns out to be 4 1/2 with four screw holes. I called inland rv and they said no longer available.
__________________
jlester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2005, 11:50 PM   #22
Rivet Master
 
47WeeWind's Avatar
 
1948 16' Wee Wind
1953 21' Flying Cloud
Denver , Colorado
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,149
Images: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlester
I thought is what I had, but it turns out to be 4 1/2 with four screw holes. I called inland rv and they said no longer available.
Julia: Is there any brand name, model name or numbers stamped into the metal trim ring that might help identify the light you have in the trailer? Signal Stat made lights that used a 4-3/8" diameter plastic lens with 4 screws called their "SigStat" line. Their lights that used a 4" diameter plastic lens with 4 screws was their "Acrystat" line. Could you post a photo of the light or trim ring for which you are trying to find a plastic lens? Just because they are no longer available at one dealer does not mean one cannot be found with further effort. But first you have to know just what you're looking for. We need more data.
__________________
Fred Coldwell, WBCCI #1510, AIR #2675
Denver, Colorado - WBCCI Unit 24
Airstream Life "Old Aluminum"
Airstream Life
"From the Archives"
47WeeWind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2005, 07:25 PM   #23
JLester
 
1962 19' Globetrotter
Canyon Creek , Montana
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 47
Send a message via Yahoo to jlester
I will take a picture of the light on Friday and post it. Thanks.
Julia
__________________
jlester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2005, 10:50 PM   #24
2 Rivet Member
 
1969 31' Sovereign
Elizabeth , Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 76
Hi to all you fellow 62 GT owners, Just picked one up in Michigan, took it directly to Elkart IN, to Axis products for a new axle. Very happy with the job they did. They gave me back one of the original shock absorbers, which was nothing more the a steel rod. no flex whatsoever. If your shocks are original replace them at once. If they dont take up the shock your tires are the only absorbers you have. My interior is just as discribed earlier. Floor needs work don't know just yet how much?? I'm giving serious thought to rebuilding everything from the closets forward, including the kitchen and both gouchos.
If I raise the gouchos to get more storage under them it would be a nice improvement.
Two stacked drawers every place there is now only one. How much has to come out depends on the final floor inspection. Best to all.
stagecoachbill
__________________
stagecoachbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2005, 06:30 AM   #25
3 Rivet Member
Commercial Member
 
Maybricks's Avatar
 
1962 19' Globetrotter
1960 22' Safari
Stamford , Rutland UK
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 213
Images: 7
Send a message via Yahoo to Maybricks
Globetrotter 1962

Hi All
New to the site and its my first post. Forgive me if I mess it up at all...

I am in England and recently purchased a 1962 Globetrotter. I have named her mollie

My first Airstream and I'm new to trailers of any description.... looking for any advice or contacts that will help me recognise what I have, restore her sensibly and make her comfortable for use within the standards of today.
Would appreciate any contacts or pointers to start my journey on a good foot.

Many Thanks

Connie
__________________
Maybricks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2005, 09:48 AM   #26
Vintage Alum. Enthusiast
 
flyfshr's Avatar

 
1959 24' Tradewind
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: I currently do not own a 2nd Airstream
Posts: 4,319
Images: 40
Welcome to the Forums Connie.

In order to start any journey properly, we first must determine our starting point and where we want to end up. Let's start at the beginning. Tell us about this new-to-you 62. Can you post any pictures? They really help along with descriptions. We can go from there. Tons of assistance is gladly offered on this site.

Brad
FF

P.S.: You did great on your first post. Keep 'em coming.
__________________
4CU 2699 / AIR 10 / TAC AZ-1

I'm haunted by aluminum.
Charter Member of the 4 Corners Unit.
flyfshr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 02:01 PM   #27
3 Rivet Member
 
wunderful62's Avatar
 
1962 19' Globetrotter
sunnyvale , California
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 116
62 19 ft globetrotter

hello there , i have a 62 globetrotter and read your post. my mom is from mitchum surrey england and lewes sussex. first e mail me before i go on if you see my message or post reply.thanks wayne wunder
I guess I've downloaded some pictures! They were the ones that I saw immediately before I purchased so they were not actually taken by me but are a fair representation of her current condition.
I believe she is an Ohio model in quite good and genuine condition. I am hoping to make as few changes as possible but I would like to sort out the following issues
* There is some very dodgy woodstain that has been liberally added to one or two areas. I am intending to do a little gentle sanding at the weekend and may have to gently bleach back the wood and veneer to get the best chance of an overall colour match
* The knobs are missing from Carlsen Heater, I would like to trace replacements. I believe it is original and may be a 12m model
* The Dometic fridge also seems original. The bottom of the door is rusty, the interior has a few cracks and the catch is missing from the freezer door. The fridge needs new door seals
* The bathroom basin enamel is chipped in one corner. I would like to seal this and make it a little more presentable and hygenic.
* The toilet is yellowed and sun damaged. The toilet seat seems to have been painted. The finish will need to be taken back and refinished or painted as the condition is poor and a little tired!
* The shower/bath unit is yellowed, has a few shallow gouges and a few small fine cracks forming around the handle area. I would like to repair the cracking areas and perhaps paint the tray to improve its appearance.
* There is an extraction fan above the cooker, it is a little rusty and needs some kind of attention, I am as yet not sure what to do about this one.
* I would like to look into reinstating the air conditioning and the music system both of which are missing.
* I have a concertina door with a little damage to the bottom of the first panel, not sure if this is original, I need to check this somehow and maybe replace it with a curtain if it is a later addition.
* There is a curious space in the cupboard area above the dinette from which something was obviously removed. There is a small external viewing panel and some wires within the cupboard... as yet a puzzle

There will be a little general cosmetic work to the decoration and practical updating regarding such things as forming a suitable gas bottle compartment, the electrics, installing a transformer and battery charger.. etc, also I need new door seals.

I would be grateful for any practical ideas regarding suppliers or best practice for any of the above aspects of the project.
I am in England so the brand names often differ, a description of the product would be useful if available.

Of course I have no manuals...lol

Does anyone have any cool ideas that will keep her as pure as possible but make her comfortable using todays technology.
Also views on how much is too much before I spoil her

Rather a lot for a second post.... I'm eager to get started and very curious as to where she has been for 43 years and her adventures

Many thanks for any practical advice and contacts that may be forthcoming
Sharon[/quote]
__________________
wunderful62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 02:14 PM   #28
3 Rivet Member
 
wunderful62's Avatar
 
1962 19' Globetrotter
sunnyvale , California
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 116
62 19 ft globetrotter

hello there , its been a while since i have visited this site and finally regiistered again with a new e mail address. post a reply to let me know your still out there , thanks, wayne wunder

Quote:
Say, just bought one here in Minneapolis. Not sure we have the right tow vehicle for our Globetrotter? Do you know how much yours weigh? And, Wayne, how do I get an owners manual?
Looking forward to more chatting!
Many thanks in advance for your help!!!
Elizabeth
__________________

__________________
wunderful62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1962


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1962 Airstream Globetrotter wunderful62 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 5 09-22-2008 09:56 AM
1962 19' Globe Trotter, GVWR??? Elizabeth 1961 - 1963 Bambi 1 08-16-2003 03:42 PM
1962 globetrotter 19ft wunderful62 Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 7 05-04-2003 03:06 AM
1962 globetrotter Refrigerator wunderful62 Refrigerators 6 04-29-2003 09:55 PM
1962 19 ft globetrotter wunderful62 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 2 04-18-2003 07:28 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.