Well, all was as advertised and I am now the proud owner of a 95% original 1968
Globe Trotter in pristine condition
After 300 miles in steady 25-30 gusting to 45-50 mph winds (so says the weather man) I am happy to report that it tows like a dream. I kept the speeds to 60-65 tops and I hardly noticed the wind any more then I would driving just the truck. Being passed by 18 wheelers didn't cause any undue issues either.
I didn't really have time to take pictures today but will post some later. But it is amazing how clean and original this thing is. It even has the original Canvas cot over the couch, TV aerial, heater, fridge, electrical panel, even the original folding camp chairs - and they ALL work. Near as I can tell the larger propane bottles, new AC unit, new flooring and aluminum wheels are the only non original items.
I did learn some things today about Airstreams in general...
1) plan for long stops at the filling station because several people will want to talk about it.
2) The original electrical connector for towing is a bad thing. Took a few hours to rig something up so I could get on the road. If anyone has a tow vehicle side connector or knows where I can get one please let me know.
3) Something I should have known... an all metal body makes a wonderful Faraday cage effectively reducing all but the strongest cell and WiFi signals to un-useable. So here I sit at the picnic table in the wind LOL!