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Old 08-07-2003, 03:05 AM   #15
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Thanks for the update. I just read where ealrlier in the thread someone has posted pictures and someone else has looked at them and commented on them and I can't seem to find them. Maybe it was started on an earlier thread and I missed that. Can't wait till the photo section is back up!!

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Old 08-07-2003, 10:12 AM   #16
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Ken,

I am new also and wish to see the photos. But I do volunteer work as well as a full-time job so I understand priorities! In the interim, I did find a cool site with lots of photos:

http://www.vintageairstream.com/archives/index.html

Best of all, the photos are classified by model and year, so I can add to my daydreaming intensity quickly.

Hope you enjoy them!

Thank you all for encouraging me to go look at real rigs instead of photos. I am getting excited about that, too. The search is fun!

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Old 08-07-2003, 04:47 PM   #17
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Thanks Connie. I had already found that site too and looked all the cololr off of the pictures!!

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Old 07-26-2004, 11:57 AM   #18
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Hi Guys & Gals:

Just towed home my first Airstream from Washington. It looks like the exact duplicate of Tamara's unit, however mine is in need of about 500 hours of work to get it to the same stage of cleanliness. Mildew everywhere, rotten floor segments at front door and in bathroom, and leaks galour. I have started with a general TSP & bleach cleanup on the inside, however my priority must be to replace window/door seals and get roof leaks stopped. I have met my first challenge - most of the vent openers are siezed and yet vent gaskets and caulking must be all redone. Has anybody out there found an easy way to remove vent caps to allow for replacing seals & working on openers? I have much work ahead and I'm gonna need the benefit and help of those who have gone before.

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Old 07-26-2004, 12:06 PM   #19
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We too are going through some of the same issues technautica is - although not as major and not the vent issues. We will certainly be interested in learning along with you on the window/door seals. I think I have read that sikaflex should be used to "caulk" between the window and the frame. What is the recommended weather stripping for '72 windows?
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Old 07-26-2004, 12:08 PM   #20
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James,

What state did you find the unit? And where are you located. - Was and is it in an area that you get a lot of rain?

Vent openers ?...... are you referring to the windows? If so be careful, there is a pot metal arm that transfers motion from the crank to the window. It is about 3" in length. And it breaks easily. It is no longer made and Indland RV is the only place to get it that I know of.

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Old 07-26-2004, 12:18 PM   #21
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Try some albany brake cleaner from Autozone or Kragen shot into the vent openers. The sitting has allowed the greas to dry out and basicly tur to a sludge. Brake clean will dislve the grease. Had a towel under it to catch the waterfall of crud.
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Old 02-24-2006, 07:28 AM   #22
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Hi Tamara,
Congrats on your purchase! I just purchased a 1966 26' Overlander too. Our girl is a custom build from the factory. She has the double benchs up front with the table (instead of the couch). She also has a 3/4 bed instead of twins, which gives us tons of storage on the opposite side. Our bath is in the rear like yours and we like it that way. I had to pull her 850 miles to get her home, but the previous owner had put all new tires on, so she pulled like a dream. I have her at the shop right now getting a couple of boo-boo's fixed and all her systems checked out. She is beautiful inside, just a little dusty :-)
I will post pictures soon. We should keep in touch on places for parts. I know I will be looking to replace my tail light covers. I am jealous that you have a bottle opener on your trailer, I was thinking about installing one somewhere inside. I have one in my house that is mounted and it's so handy. I'm in total agreement about the smoke detector, but I think carbonmonoxide is a big threat, so think about picking one of those up too. Always remember to keep one of your overhead vents cracked open at night if you are running the stove or furnace.
It seems we are living in parallel worlds at the opposite ends of the universe! We are taking a trip in August as well, but to Idaho, Washington and Oregon. Were are going to do some weekenders before hand to get used to working the systems and to make sure we have all the supplies we need. You will want at least 1 of the long lighters for your furnace, stove and HW heater pilot lighting needs.
I'll stop rambling, but I'm sure I'll think of more things to share.
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Robin,

Congrats to your new acquisition! Sounds like a nice unit. I would have preferred the large double bed like yours and Tamra's to the twin bed arrangement that I have.

This thread started in 2002. So I believe Tamra has already been on the her trip. Since you live in Phx, I will invite you to a trip my wife and I do in May. We go to Rocky Point Mexico and stay at a trailer park on the beach. It is the first weekend before Memorial day. It is a very casual weekend. So you are invited if you choose.

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Hello fellow "really old Airstream" owners. I had bought a 1958, 26ft Overlander International, that I haven't towed home yet. This is a California, built trailer with a bunk bed and full bed on the curb side in back. It has vista view windows on the rear curb side also. I will need lots of help if I'm going to do anything with this trailer. Hope we can all learn together. I want pictures of everything anyone else does. Judy
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I'm baaaaaack!

Hey Action, long time no talk. I see you have been busy around here on the forums whilst I was away. (Well never really, truly gone..but I haven't been posting in a long time!)

I wanted to revive this thread to say hi to old friends and new - Robin, I saw your post in my axle thread last week and wanted to say howdy to another Overlander owner!

Action - do you go to that place in Mexico every year? We have been wanting to go to Mexico, some friends drive an RV waaaaaayyyyyy down south in Mexico every year, but we thought maybe something a tad closer to start out would be good for us. I'll have to look up Rocky Point and see where it is exactly. I take it you dig this place or you wouldn't be going back regularly!

This year we are pulling Airabelle to the Buffalo National River, in north west Arkansas for a big family vacation. Will be our first road trip with her since the big trip out to CA, which was amazing but hard on the trailer. Anyway, we have been neglecting the old girl for a couple of years and now we are ready to bring her back to running shape and get out on the road where she belongs! I'm hoping for another short trip in June with friends, looking for a good spot in the Midwest.

Robin, I hope you have a great trip to the Pacific NW, what a beautiful place! I loved northern CA and Idaho too. I'll have to go see if you posted pics of your trailer yet, I'd love to see how it compares to ours. I truly wish we had a front dinette, but man they are hard to find in some models. Congrats!!

I thought I would post in this forum a new thread about our current repairs, some of you may know we just took the trailer into the factory for some work. I figured the Overlander forum might be the best place to let people know what to expect when dealing with the same kind of issues in a similar model. Watch for a post soon as I get more details.

Spring is here and it's time to go CAMPING!!
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Rocky Point (or Puerto Penasco) is about 60 miles from the AZ/MX border town of Lukeville AZ. It is in the Mexican free zone. That is the area near the Mexican borders that does not require a passport or fees to drive in Mexico. Here is a link to the local tourist paper. http://www.rptimes.com/

From Phoenix we are 4 hours (towing - 3 non-towing) from Rocky Point. It is a very easy drive and is the closest point to an ocean from Phoenix. That is why we go. To see the sea! The camping is on the beach. So we can tow our bullet down and park with full hook ups and walk to the beach every day. We go every year on the week/weekend before Memorial day. Love to have you come out. Should you wish to go (anyone) please just contact me. We would be happy to go with.

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Action,
Sounds like a great spot, and a good possiility for our road trip next May - will drop you a line if we wander your way! Thanks for the link and info.

On our way to Jackson Center Wednesday to pick up our baby post-repairs. Will be doing the factory tour this time, looking forward to it!
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Hi Folks,
I got a windows question. I noticed when I crank my windows open that they are just hanging out there at head height for someone to run into. Do any of you have an idea how I can make this more safe (I'd hate to have someone take out an eye or something)?

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