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Old 08-03-2005, 01:38 PM   #1
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Just got our first AS...'65 Globetrotter!

Hi...Would love to meet other owners of '65 GT's to pick your brain and compare notes. We have only had "Wilfred" a week but I already have a list of things that need replacing, fixing or finding.

Still has the original split rims and the baby moon hubcaps are rusty and were painted over silver...not sure if they can be saved by stripping and rechroming.

Has the rail for an awning but no awning.

Has the old style LP tanks.

No A/C and no fan in either ceiling vent.

Part of the cover for the hot water heater on the exterior looks like it was lost and replaced with just a loose piece of aluminum.

Both Airstream tags are really faded as is the tag by the door. (has old faded "Good Sam" club stickers on both ends, not Wally numbers)

No spare tire carrier.

I know there are other items but those were just off the top of my head.
It would be great to trade photos with other GT owners to help us with our not-quite restoration of our new toy.


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Old 08-03-2005, 01:51 PM   #2
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Hey, no sweat, that list sounds like a coach of the era in "as found" condition. I hope that that's the extent of your "issues". As for split rims, double check that, your 65 is starting to get away from those, but maybe you still do have them. Go to for a LOT of tips on fixing, renovating and restoring your coach.


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Old 08-03-2005, 02:26 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Forum. There are a lot of GT owners out here and the knowledge base for all models is fantastic. Split rims are considered a safety issue. Might want to think about replacements. I think many units of this vintage have the channel for the awning and I have seen plenty with the cheesy water heater panels.(Mine included)
You will find plenty of threads on painting tags and how and where to mount spares.
I've had this GT for 5 years and and am still find out new tricks and hints on all topics.
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Old 09-08-2005, 11:17 AM   #4
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Thanks guys for all the info. Any recommendations on brake controllers?

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Old 09-08-2005, 11:22 AM   #5
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do a search for brake controllers, you'll find more than enough info to help decide.

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