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Old 10-20-2002, 06:07 PM   #15
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battery door

Mine looks the same but does not have the handle. I posted pics in the photo gallery not as fine a quality but they may help.
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Old 10-20-2002, 06:35 PM   #16
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ThanX Chris and Buckmaster. Really appreciate the pix.

About how thick is the door? Looks to be about 1/2 to 3/4".

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Old 10-20-2002, 06:44 PM   #17
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access door

With out measuring I would say that is about right. iThe door is insulated with a thin sheet of fiberglass batting. The door inserts into the smal channel across the top of the frame and the lock holds it in place at the bottom.
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Old 10-20-2002, 09:50 PM   #18
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Battery door

Looks like mine is about 7/8" thick in the center. The center portion sits about 3/4" in from the outside edge all the way around. The oustide edge is 1/8" and fits into a slot at the top and locks at the bottom. Hopefully that makes sense.

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Old 10-23-2002, 02:24 AM   #19
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battery door lock

I'm pretty sure that the lock on the battery door is a standard mail box lock that is used in apartment mailboxes throughout the country. Most come with a kit that has several thow latches and use the one appropriate to your situation and discard the extras. If hard to find definately available from Century Maintenence su
pply, or granger etc...tod47d 67 Safari (Close to GT)
Just bulding battery hold downs and intellipower mount now!
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Old 10-23-2002, 10:43 PM   #20
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After looking at my battery door lock, I think they are one step up in quality from the apartment mailbox type lock, although the standard box lock might work, I'd recommend a better than average lock to retain door in various conditions.
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Old 07-25-2004, 01:42 AM   #21
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Waiting to pick up my 65 trotter early this week (1st Airstream)!

Paid way too much, but I had to have it!

I have been/will be scouring the fourms, as I will be doing a full restoration/remodel and I wanted to say hello...So any tips for the maiden voyage home? I am hauling about 5-6hrs from Northern CA to Southern CA down the 5 over the grapevine...(high winds sometimes).

Thanks for any info and I hope all of you are welll and I look forward to picking your colective brains.

Best,

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PS Am I crazy or do the 65 Globetrotter's have the only rear light cluster in a raised rectangle that is exclusive to our model and year??? This is one of the things I liked about the 65 styling, very cool...we are an anomoly right??? Let me know your thoughts...
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Old 07-25-2004, 05:50 AM   #22
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PS Am I crazy or do the 65 Globetrotter's have the only rear light cluster in a raised rectangle that is exclusive to our model and year??? This is one of the things I liked about the 65 styling, very cool...we are an anomoly right??? Let me know your thoughts...
My 65 GT has these rear light housings. Someone "tried" to take them out at one time and went nuts with the rivet gun and used steel pop rivets wtih rubber washer/gaskets when they ran out of Olympic rivets.

They made a real mess of the install I think trying to stop leaks. I think the leaking problem is why they were short lived in Airstream's use of this style. Also they become brittle over time.

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The other one looks worse. If you look carefully you can see cracking at the top on this one.

The only way to get them out without removing exterior panels is though the inside and that is if you remove the bath and inner panels behind the bath.
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Old 07-25-2004, 09:11 AM   #23
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I think they were used only in 65. My sister in laws 65 safari has them too. On the 67's I have seen they are aluminum castings.
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Old 07-25-2004, 11:12 AM   #24
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Newbie Towing

Thanks for the post about the 65 lights...but does anyone have tips for towing older airstreams a distance of several hundered miles? I plan to have the tires, brakes, wheels, bearings and lights checked in a town close to where I have to pick it up (8mi to town w/ no brakes-4 prong conection only) Towing with a GMC Yukon so I dont think this is a problem? Is there anything special I need to tell the mechanic who repacks the bearings, brakes...etc.???

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Waiting to pick up my 65 trotter early this week (1st Airstream)!

Paid way too much, but I had to have it!

I have been/will be scouring the fourms, as I will be doing a full restoration/remodel and I wanted to say hello...So any tips for the maiden voyage home? I am hauling about 5-6hrs from Northern CA to Southern CA down the 5 over the grapevine...(high winds sometimes).

Thanks for any info and I hope all of you are welll and I look forward to picking your colective brains.

Best,

MW

PS Am I crazy or do the 65 Globetrotter's have the only rear light cluster in a raised rectangle that is exclusive to our model and year??? This is one of the things I liked about the 65 styling, very cool...we are an anomoly right??? Let me know your thoughts...
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:39 PM   #25
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Hi everyone. I just registered today. I have a 21' 1965 Globetrotter. we bought it last October in Payson, Arizona. It is basically in great shape. We do want to put our own personality into it as we go along. The problem I am having right now is the waste holding tank. I rebuilt the Thetford valve but when I bolted it back up to the waste tank I can not get it to quit leaking. I am afraid that the bottom flange of the waste tank has some hair-line cracks in it. Is the tank replaceable, and if so, do you remove it from the top or bottom?
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Old 07-13-2007, 04:08 PM   #26
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Can anyone tell me how long the awning rail on their 65 GT is?

Has anyone installed an awning from Vintage Trailer Supply on here?

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Old 11-14-2008, 07:27 PM   #27
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we got our 65 gt in oct- 08 (what a money pit ) but im loving it. looking forward to our first rally!!! we are in winfield ks thats south of wichita ks. if any one knows of a rally with in 500 mi please let me know. tnkx bill&marsha
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:31 PM   #28
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Greetings Bill,

I host two rallies each year in the Spring and Fall in Branson, MO. I also have a few other Midwest Rallies in the planning stages right now. Any of these would be close, and excellent for first time rally attendees.

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