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Old 10-14-2011, 10:00 PM   #15
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I LOVE how they did the dinette! I'm hoping there is lots of storage space under it though, the round seat has got to leave plenty of unused space.

I think you would have to get a tarted-up vintage tow vehicle to match it. Maybe a Ford woodie?
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:33 PM   #16
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For 50k +10$ you get an airstream with a giant block of ice to keep it cool
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:45 PM   #17
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I LOVE how they did the dinette! I'm hoping there is lots of storage space under it though, the round seat has got to leave plenty of unused space.

I think you would have to get a tarted-up vintage tow vehicle to match it. Maybe a Ford woodie?
Duh, your supposed to tow it with this:

http://http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=3Y8E

Has anyone ever gotten a bargain at an Orvis store?? Don't think so. Not saying they don't have nice stuff and all. but it's kind of one of those if you have to ask..... places.

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Old 10-14-2011, 10:53 PM   #18
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Food for thought

If you could afford this trailer, I am sure the small cost of having an air conditioner installed would be of little concern. Probably it is less than the cost of removing one if the owner wanted to restore the lines of the trailer.

I am fairly sure that none of us are apt to run across this trailer in the local KOA. Functional as it is, I think it is more appropriate to look at it as a work of art. In my opinion, to pick at it on these forums is much the same as picking at a piece of art in front of the artist. That, also in my opinion, is not in very good taste. Just my thoughts.

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Old 10-14-2011, 11:10 PM   #19
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:49 AM   #20
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Electrical provisions have been made to add A/C which, indeed, can be handled in several ways. Should the auction winner be in another country, they may want to add a local A/C brand which would be service and warrateed at their location. Other customization options could be added as well.
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Duh, your supposed to tow it with this:

http://http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=3Y8E
The Rover is a great vehicle. Lannie does fantastic work bringing these workhorses back to life. This is the third one in a row Orvis has offered. It is, however, not the tow vehicle for this trailer. It would tow it straight up a cliff due to its low end torque and gearing, however, you wouldn't make it very far at highway speeds.

The better choice for towing might be:

http://www.orvis.com/intro.aspx?dir_id=885&group_id=26876&subject=9294

also a meticulously crafted vintage vehicle as you would expect from Orvis.
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Not sure what it will sell for...but I see it as a premium "value"...particularly when compared with the premium price on new AS trailers. This appears to be true high quality...which I do not see when I tour new ASs.

Add an AC unit and I think you would have a very nice two person trailer.

Timeless Trailers appears to me to be the "best" at putting together some extremely nice (and expensive) restored/rebuilt Airstreams. While you or I may not be willing to pay the price...to me that does not mean they are not of "value" to someone who will.

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Old 10-15-2011, 02:35 PM   #23
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Duh, your supposed to tow it with this:

http://http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=3Y8E
Personally, I'd rather walk a mile over broken glass in bare feet. IMHO, old British cars, as interesting and romantic as they may look and sound, should all stay either in Britain, or in museums. By this I do not mean to besmirch the name/reputation of the gentleman in New England that restores them, in fact, I don't know him at all.

But as a person that owned three different late-'50s and early '60s British cars in the 1960s, my experience tells me that, unless all the original running gear and suspension has been removed and replaced with current American, German, or Japanese running gear and suspension, that vehicle would never see service as a tow vehicle in my life.

But I love the way it looks.
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The better choice for towing might be:

http://www.orvis.com/intro.aspx?dir_id=885&group_id=26876&subject=9294

also a meticulously crafted vintage vehicle as you would expect from Orvis.
Dude, my heart just skipped a beat. The only thing cooler than the Wagoneer to me is an IH scout....... I dare not show this to my wife. The last retro car I told her I liked was the Dodge Challenger parked in my driveway. That was a Valentines gift.

BTW, I am intimately familiar with the Rover. Having lived in Africa, it's still popular there. Kitschy & capable, but the city scape in many African towns is littered with British Rover carcasses. Abandoned Toyota Land Rovers are almost unheard of, and many modified ones are still in service with safari companies.

Even the Brits have a sense of humor about Rover. Watch the dystopian BBC drama "Survivors". One of the characters drives a tricked out vintage Rover that he is seen working on in nearly every episode!
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Dude, my heart just skipped a beat. The only thing cooler than the Wagoneer to me is an IH scout....... I dare not show this to my wife. The last retro car I told her I liked was the Dodge Challenger parked in my driveway. That was a Valentines gift.

Abandoned Toyota Land Rovers are almost unheard of, and many modified ones are still in service with safari companies.
Toyota Land "Cruisers"...

I agree that the Wagonmaster Wagoneers would be appropriate tow vehicles...but I do think we would be quickly be reminded of the improvements in vehicles since the demise of the Wagoneer (1991?) Tom R
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Personally, I'd rather walk a mile over broken glass in bare feet. IMHO, old British cars, as interesting and romantic as they may look and sound, should all stay either in Britain, or in museums. By this I do not mean to besmirch the name/reputation of the gentleman in New England that restores them, in fact, I don't know him at all.

But as a person that owned three different late-'50s and early '60s British cars in the 1960s, my experience tells me that, unless all the original running gear and suspension has been removed and replaced with current American, German, or Japanese running gear and suspension, that vehicle would never see service as a tow vehicle in my life.

But I love the way it looks.
There's a big difference between old British cars and Land Rovers! When I was running the Telluride Rotary 4x4 Tour, there would always be an old Land Rover or two that could still show the Wrangler and 4Runner drivers how to do it right.
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I thought every Grand Wagoneer was restored every few months just to keep them going.

As for the Orvis model Airstream, it is pretty, though not practical if you want to bake that fish you caught while boondocking. Sure looked like a microwave and not an oven. And the table is too small to get the whole family or fishing buddies around it.

But this is not for most people. It is for the 1% with too much money. It is a pretty toy.

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I thought every Grand Wagoneer was restored every few months just to keep them going.

As for the Orvis model Airstream, it is pretty, though not practical if you want to bake that fish you caught while boondocking. Sure looked like a microwave and not an oven. And the table is too small to get the whole family or fishing buddies around it.

But this is not for most people. It is for the 1% with too much money. It is a pretty toy.

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I wonder what will happen to the first husband caught cleaning a fish in that nice sink.

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