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Old 02-24-2014, 06:53 PM   #15
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Keep the reason to yourself but try to get over it.
I won't get over it, but I have moved on. Thanks for the subtle down talking...
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:55 AM   #16
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Spaceliners are still misidentified as Safaris . . .

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The 22' Spaceliner was a limited production California trailer built mostly during the 1961 model year. I believe it had the louvered window in its door from the factory primarily because its floor plan below [omitted here] shows a window in the door rather than a door-within-a-door as used on most other 1961 Airstreams. It's a nice floor plan that for more than a decade has often been misidentified as a 1961 "Safari".
Spaceliners never had their own exterior name script, making them difficult to identify without recognizing their distinctive floor plan. Here are three Spaceliners which are still misidentified as 1961 Safaris:

1. 1961 Safari 22' #22-TDSS0548 - Vintage Airstream

This one has a later model year "Safari" name script attached that perpetuates its misidentification. Note the louvered window in the rear-hinged door, the small black California Division of Housing compliance plate and the distinctive floor plan inside.

2. 1961 Safari 22' - Vintage Airstream

The "L" shape dinette seating and table opposite the galley have been removed and replaced by a longer gaucho in this Spaceliner.

3. 1961 Safari 22' #22-TDSS0544 - Vintage Airstream

This one at least includes an acknowledgement that it has the "Spaceliner" layout, although it is still mislabeled as a 22' Safari.
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i came across the spaceliner a while ago while perusing the airstream.com vintage brochures / layouts page. they have it listed under 1950's misc.

http://www.airstream.com/files/libra...8ba19d7441.pdf
http://www.airstream.com/files/libra...56533cf107.pdf
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Not as rare as one would like it to be

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Spaceliners never had their own exterior name script, making them difficult to identify without recognizing their distinctive floor plan. Here are three Spaceliners which are still misidentified as 1961 Safaris:

1. 1961 Safari 22' #22-TDSS0548 - Vintage Airstream

This one has a later model year "Safari" name script attached that perpetuates its misidentification. Note the louvered window in the rear-hinged door, the small black California Division of Housing compliance plate and the distinctive floor plan inside.

2. 1961 Safari 22' - Vintage Airstream

The "L" shape dinette seating and table opposite the galley have been removed and replaced by a longer gaucho in this Spaceliner.

3. 1961 Safari 22' #22-TDSS0544 - Vintage Airstream

This one at least includes an acknowledgement that it has the "Spaceliner" layout, although it is still mislabeled as a 22' Safari.
So with three of the seven 1961 22' trailers under the "Safari" section of the Vintage Airstream photo archives Spaceliners, It would seem that these Spaceliners are not as rare as some would have you believe.

Great info Fred. Thanks!
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