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Old 02-04-2004, 08:30 PM   #1
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I think I've lost my Airstream.

I have enjoyed using my trailer for 7 years and of course it has sentimental value. I have also just begun dabbling on the internet. During a routine investigation into the aquisition of a doorhandle I learned that my 1959 was a World Traveler. Of course the result being that I think I would be afraid to take it on the road knowing only 7 were made. So you see I have gained a very rare unit but I have lost the ability to use it in a carefree manor. I will probably put it up for sale if I could figure out what it is worth. I imagine I could find another model. Does anyone have any ideas.
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Old 02-04-2004, 08:31 PM   #2
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Hey, you can always bring it up here to Illinois or I can come down there and pick it up!
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Old 02-04-2004, 08:38 PM   #3
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What is a "World Traveler"??

Did Wally own it or something?

(BTW, Airstream should be in caps)

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Old 02-04-2004, 08:41 PM   #4
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(BTW, Airstream should be in caps)
With all my typos....I'd have thought that I'd have been called on that long ago before a caps issues!
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Old 02-04-2004, 09:02 PM   #5
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I have enjoyed using my trailer for 7 years and of course it has sentimental value. I have also just begun dabbling on the internet. During a routine investigation into the aquisition of a doorhandle I learned that my 1959 was a World Traveler. Of course the result being that I think I would be afraid to take it on the road knowing only 7 were made. So you see I have gained a very rare unit but I have lost the ability to use it in a carefree manor. I will probably put it up for sale if I could figure out what it is worth. I imagine I could find another model. Does anyone have any ideas.
Hi, and welcome to the Forums! This is a great place to get all kinds of good information you won't find anywhere else!

Regarding your World Traveler, my advice would be to enjoy it! Although it may be a 'rare' model, it's not like the rare car world where the value of your trailer skyrockets based on the rarity. The value of your trailer is based soley on condition and demand for that model. A well-kept vintage unit of any model is worth more than a trashed rare trailer, the sole exceptions being the original Bambis. Caravels are now beginning to rise in value as the demand rises for them.

So, enjoy your trailer. Enjoy the fact that it's rare, and have a good time with it. Airstreams were built to enjoy, not to store in a museum and look at. The Vintage group of WBCCI holds regular rallys that are great fun to attend and see the trailers, but the folks who have them all use them too.

By the way, feel free to head to Illinois in June for the Forums Midwest Rally! We'd all love to meet you, and Kansas IS in the midwest y'know!

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Old 02-04-2004, 10:53 PM   #6
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Sorry about the typo I'm not a very good typist, especially when it comes to the shift key. I meant no disrespect. I will be going through Illinois sometime this year I am originally from Pittsburgh, and frequently travel route 70. Thanks for the advice on enjoyment, I have certainly enjoyed it so far. But may be in the market for something smaller anyways. Selling is a ways off, but I will make sure the next owner intends to use it.
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Old 02-04-2004, 11:21 PM   #7
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Enjoy using it & share it with others!

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The Vintage group of WBCCI holds regular rallys that are great fun to attend and see the trailers, but the folks who have them all use them too.
Look's like we're neighbors...you'd be welcome to join us VAC'rs at the 2004 Rocky Mountain Rally in Colorado Springs where several other "rare & unusual" trailers (and people!) will be congregating!

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Jomichel - good to hear there's another World Traveler out there. The vintage club's website has an archive section, as you may have seen, and there are only exterior photos of a World Traveler shown. We would all love to see any interior pictures that you may have of this rare unit. With your permission, we could even get them posted for all to see. Because this is such a unique trailer, it would benefit the vintage group to historically record its layout and features. If you have been using your Airstream, by all means continue to do so. It was designed and built to be used and enjoyed.

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Old 02-05-2004, 12:20 PM   #9
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I will have pictures soon, but I don't have a digital camera. I Will try to have them scanned. I would love to see my unit on that website. If anyone is interested I could draw a floor plan on Autocad also.
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Enjoy it.

Things that sit in disuse are often worse off then something that is used often. Get it appraised and insure it for value then enjoy it and show it to the rest of us.
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Maybe I'm dense, but I don't get it. I've always spelled Airstream as I just did, and no one ever told me it needs to be all caps. Did I miss something somewhere?
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jomichel -
I would like to see a floor plan in AutoCad of your World Traveler. Let's see your stuff!

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Old 02-05-2004, 05:02 PM   #13
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I believe when the thread was started it was "airstream" not "Airstream" in the title...maybe Roger confused his post in this thread with that other thread

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flyfshr - My brother is using it at this moment, but will be bringing it to KS sometime soon so I can't measure it in detail right now. However wouldn't mind making a floor plan of another model. I will need all the dimensions preferably from only two perpendicular walls and the points where the radius of the trailer begin and\or end, and total interior length and width at floor level.
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