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Old 09-27-2008, 01:47 PM   #1
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Cool taken the plunge | 1968 Ambassador

Hi everyone, my wife and I just ponied up the cash for a '68 ambassador this morning. Not sure what we are doing, but were really excited to start this project. The '68 we bought is already gutted, which is exactly how we wanted it. We are giving ourselves 6 years to get it ready for our grand adventure. Our hope is to make it the most luxurious trailer on the road. A complete re-design with all the bells and whistles.

I will be using this forum a lot I am sure.
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:51 PM   #2
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Congratulations and welcome to the forums. Post some pics of your new baby
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:12 PM   #3
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Congratulations!!

Welcome to the forums and yes, 1968 was a good year. We are in the process of having our 68 Ambassador completely rebuilt.......is yours a twin or double middle bedroom unit? Please post pictures....paula
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:32 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum!! Congratulations on your new trailer!!

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Old 09-27-2008, 03:06 PM   #5
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Welcome to the Airforums and congrats on your new toy! You'll have a blast and with a clean slate, you'll have it the way you want it... Lots of info and moral support to be had here...

See you on the road in 6 years...if not sooner! Good Luck!
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:16 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum. You will find your answers here - a great website.
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:12 PM   #7
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brattwurtz, congrats on the find, but you won't be able to wait 6 years.
you'll be traveling before you know it
Good luck and send some pics as you go
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:22 PM   #8
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Welcome to the forums and congratulations on your find! I'm sure you'll find a wealth of information here for whatever your ideas are for your re-design. Be sure to post pictures of the process and before pictures would be nice too.
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:29 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the kind words and encouragement. I will post pictures soon.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:55 AM   #10
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OK, this gets a little confusing. It turns out the guy selling it was confused. He told me it was 28', and I assumed it was an ambassador. Even though the body is 28', the sign on the side says "sovereign", and the title says 30'. Anyway, none the less, it seems I do not have an ambassador but rather a sovereign.

I guess my question is "did airstream include the tongue in the 30'?"

Sorry for the confusion.

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Old 09-29-2008, 08:09 AM   #11
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Yes, Airstream measures their trailers from the center of the hitch ball holder to the rear bumper.

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Old 09-29-2008, 08:20 AM   #12
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Wow, even more room than we though at first!

Congratulations, and I agree with those who said you won't want to wait six years. See you down the road.

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Old 09-29-2008, 08:52 AM   #13
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Yup, more glorious room, and thanks for the confirmation on the length.
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:47 PM   #14
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Hi fellow Airstreamers! We just purchased step 1 in my retirement plan, it is a 68 Ambassador 28', I think It has to have just about a complete new interior, outside is pretty good. My problem is none of the 68's I have look at on the internet look like mine. I have taken some pictures but not sure how to attach to this. I think ours is really a 65 or 66 and who ever had it before the people we bought it from had it set up as some type of a commercial deal. Huge stainless steel counter with sink and metal drawers, a full size bath tub and all walls were redone in sometype of tan metal. Weird. Title says 68 and 31'. I know the 31' is wrong because inside measures right at 25', that would make it a 28' right? She is getting everything pulled out this weekend, so we can see what we have to work with. Good thing we have 2 years to get her ready to become our "retirement home" full time.
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