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Old 04-13-2005, 05:22 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 19?? Globe Trotter

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Globetrotter that my father inlaw gave to my wife and I the title say that it is a 1964 Airstream. The trailer has a Globetrotter badge on it but all of the pics that I have seen are not what we have. There is a site with a 65 Safari that looks the same inside and out as mine. Will the serial number tell me what I have?
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yes, it will. post it here, and someone will interpret it for you.

I believe there is a decoder on airstream's website, too. go to airstream.com and do a search.

then go take some pics of your cool trailer, and post them here so we can see!
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Wink I love a good mystery!

Oftentimes, 1965 model trailers would have been sold at the end of 1964 so the titles may not match. But if you post the VIN Number (& pictures) as Chuck suggested, we can help you figure it out. Also a link to the site you mentioned may be of help...

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One way to tell for sure is the entrance door.

Door within a door is pre 65. In 65 was when they began using the solid outer door with an additional screen door, like the trailers have today.
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I have a similar situation with my 1958 Bubble, according to everything I can find the Bubble was only made in 55, 56, and 57. However my title says 1958, I think it was probably just built late in 57 and not sold until 58. Yours probably is a 65 that was sold early, at the end of 64. Someone told me one time that back then the title was based on the date of sale.
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Post 19?? Globetrotter

Alright it has the door and sreen are separate so it is a 65. Now why do they call the other trailers that I have seen on the net 22' Safari and mine says it is a Globetrotter.

The vin is S0205003

I only have a few pics for now. I will get more as I start the restoration.

It is original for the most part. I made the mistake that many people probable do by starting it without a plan and then gave up. I now have more time and money and a shop. I hope that this will turn out like the other trailers that I have seen.
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The vin is S0205003.
S = California factory at Santa Fe Springs
O = Land Yacht [standard] trim level
20 = length in feet
5 = 1965 model year
003 = sequential serial number = third 20' 1965 trailer built in Calif. factory

Globe Trotter is the model name for the second shortest trailer made in most of the 1960s. GTs were 19' long from 1961-1964, 20' long from 1965-1968, and 21' long in 1969. Have fun with your trailer renewal!
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Have you seen this?

'65 GlobeTrotter

It appears there were a couple of different layouts in '65...sometimes the biggest difference between models is just a couple of feet, but the layouts can be almost identical.

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Thanks. I will put more pics up as I get into it.

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Quote:
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S = California factory at Santa Fe Springs
O = Land Yacht [standard] trim level
20 = length in feet
5 = 1965 model year
003 = sequential serial number = third 20' 1965 trailer built in Calif. factory

Globe Trotter is the model name for the second shortest trailer made in most of the 1960s. GTs were 19' long from 1961-1964, 20' long from 1965-1968, and 21' long in 1969. Have fun with your trailer renewal!
Fred, you are a marvel, as are the moderators for the new forum layout. I was about to post a photo and ask what year (see below), but now I know it's a 1965! Vin is SO 20 5015.

My problem with the look of this GT is the tailight--it's a fiberglass box, still intact on both sides, but pretty flimsy. Looks like a first attempt at a design change that years later turned into those 182 lb castings that defend the rear ends of mid-70s models. Actually, the whole GT in the photo looks old, like 50s, except for the 5 panel curve. Speaking of old, Fred, what is the provenance of that A/C shroud?

By the way, I checked once again (a continuing 7 year odessey) on the availability of this Airstream and got the same "what is it about NO that you don't understand?" You'd think the owner would be impressed that I'd drive all the way from Colorado just to check on his GT.

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Hey Zep ~

Now I know for a fact that you're after this one because of the superbly fitting awning.

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No, but someone else I know is!

I decided that I'm going to fix up the 23' 1977 Safari I found in Chino Valley AZ on the way to the 4CU rally three weeks ago (or was it four?). Now I need to figure out how to undent the one blem and fix the vacuum disk brakes. I've been looking for a [cheap] 22-23' with two axles for 6 years and would prefer an early 60s model, but this will do for now.

I think this is finally going to overload my own ability to manage, so the Overlander is going to have to find a new home.

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I'm looking at a globetrotter which will be a bit of a project, but the shell is good, and the inside has most of the paneling, and has been converted for an office.

Where would I find the VIN?
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I too am curious as to where to find the VIN # on Airstreams, is it located on the tongue? This is very good information for when you get down to some serious looking! Many Thanks!
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