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Old 07-24-2003, 09:11 PM   #1
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Overlander floorplans?

Anybody know where I can see basic floorplans for Overlanders?

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Old 07-24-2003, 09:39 PM   #2
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You may want to check out the Vintage Photos Archives although there aren't as many plans as photos...but you'll get the idea.

You may also want to look at the VAC Archive Documents...there are several brochures listed there, some of which include plans.

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Old 07-24-2003, 10:39 PM   #3
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Thumbs up You're smart...

...to be doing all this checking and research before you rush out and buy the wrong thing!

A lot will depend on what you have as a tow vehicle. Anything much larger than the Tradewind would drag down our Tahoe too much, IMHO.

You'll want to be thinking about hitch setups and brake controllers, too.

If your tow vehicle won't be the limitation, then condition and price (if you're like me) will dictate the choice. If you find a great deal on a trailer in nice condition, it won't matter whether it's a Caravanner, Tradewind, or Overlander.

We looked at a Tradewind here in Phoenix that was pretty shabby, for noticably more than we paid for ours, so it does pay to look around and be willing to travel a way.
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Thanks for the feedback!

Maybe floorplan isn't all that important, but it seems so to us. What we're looking for would have a queen or double in the rear, and a couch and dinette up front. We like the front of a 25' Safari six sleeper, only longer so that a queen could be in the back. The 28' CCD is REALLY close (we'd prefer the dinette on the streetside).

We're guessing 28' would be ideal, but we're flexible either way. We don't have a tow vehicle - we'll get it to match our trailer, but we'd prefer an SUV to a pickup (dogs ).
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Floor plan ...

The floor plan for a 1975 27' Overlander center double is posted here ... hope it helps.
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Old 08-20-2003, 12:55 PM   #6
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Awesome!

Thank you very much!

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Old 08-20-2003, 01:29 PM   #7
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Thanks for the feedback!

Maybe floorplan isn't all that important, but it seems so to us. What we're looking for would have a queen or double in the rear, and a couch and dinette up front. We like the front of a 25' Safari six sleeper, only longer so that a queen could be in the back. The 28' CCD is REALLY close (we'd prefer the dinette on the streetside).

We're guessing 28' would be ideal, but we're flexible either way. We don't have a tow vehicle - we'll get it to match our trailer, but we'd prefer an SUV to a pickup (dogs ).
The new Safari 30' bunk floorplan just popped up on the Airstream site . It is a real layout departure with a queen up front, a streetside dinette, a rear corner bath, and an extra bunk or optionally a double in the rear.
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Old 08-20-2003, 02:12 PM   #8
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Overlander floorplans?

Greetings darkStar!

The Overlander through much of its run had the same basic plan as that posted by Silver City. The rear bath was found in probably 95%+ of the pre-1974 Overlanders - - the configuration changed from time to time, but the general characteristics remained the same - - a 3/4 tub/shower, Thetford toilet, wash basin, and one or two wardrobe cabinets (one of which usually contained a swing-out medicine cabinet) (post-1961) - - prior to 1961 it seems that a shower stall was more common with a small vanity and toilet that sat up one step on top of the floor mounted balck tank. Then, in the center of the coach you would find the bedroom - - "Center Twin" contained a twin bed on either side with storage below and quite commonly (1960s) you would find two windows above each of the beds (hammock bunks were evidently a rather common option with this setup) - - "Center Double" featured a fold-out sofa on one side of the aisle and a dressing table with more wardrobe cabinets on the other side of the aise. Beyond the bedroom area, you would find the kitchen area, and ahead of that the living room that usually featured a front lounge with free-standing dining table (pre-1966??) or a credenza type folding table that folded up into a wall cabinet (post-1966??).

During the 1970s there were at least a few of the Overlanders built with a center bath, but it did not seem to be a particularly popular model (at least in the Midwest as I have only seen two or three with that configuration). I would be VERY surprised to find any Overlander (as all according to my information would be pre-wide-body) that would have anything either than a rear twin or a rear double arrangement with the center bath.

I have seen pictures of one 1950s Overlander with the rear bedroom (twins with an extra rear door that appeared to be factory), a center bath, and the rather traditional front arrangement with a front lounge followed by the kitchen area - - it had the free-standing table that was common to many of the 1950s and 1960s Overlanders.

While almost nothing is impossible when it comes to Airstreams and the potential for changes to the floorplan to suit a customer's special order, I don't think that I have seen more than one or two Overlanders with a dinette.

Good luck with your search!

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Floorplans are important. If you are not comfortable, just what was the point of getting an Airstream?

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Old 08-20-2003, 06:58 PM   #10
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Overlander Floor Plans

The book, AIRSTREAM THE HISTORY OF HE LAND YACHT, has floor plans of the whole 1963 Airstream fleet including the 26 ft Overlander Twin and 26 ft Overlander Double.
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