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Old 08-27-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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Trailer Hitch Connector

OK Iím new to all this and jumped off the cliff head first without looking. I bought a 1975 Scandinavian today off E-Bay. Iíve only looked at the pictures and said why not, price was right (cheap). I have no clue what the hitch connector looks like on these things. Can someone help me out?

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Old 08-27-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
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What is a 1975 Scandinavian? Or did I just fall into a joke?
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:03 PM   #3
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Post some pics of your '75 Scandinavian - should be entertaining!
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:15 PM   #4
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This smells like the work of auto-correct.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:21 PM   #5
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You'll be looking at a 2 and 5/16 ball on something that size.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:41 PM   #6
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LOL, wow ruff crowd spelling isnít my strong point. I use to build custom furniture and cabinets for a living. Iím finishing up my kitchen so I thought I would try to redo one of these. Don't want the tools to just sit around doing nothing. Here's a pic of it.
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Looks sweet... and still needs a 2 5/16" ball. Man, that thing is BIG. I'm assuming you have a tow vehicle with a receiver? Depending on what you've got, and how far you are going, you might need a good weight-distribution hitch. If you don't have far to go, you can putt home with just a solid hitch and the ball...
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Is that a buckle in the middle of the side? If so it may have frame issues.
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Is that a buckle in the middle of the side? If so it may have frame issues.
Yes I noticed that also. Given the history of the '70s long Airstreams it could be the dredded 'rear droop' problem. I hope it was cheap....really cheap because fixing this one won't be unless your carpentry/cabinet skills are supplemented with welding. These are and can be nice coaches. Stay with the Forums and you will find much help and guidance.

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Paid $2000 for it and that's a bad patch job on the side. The other side is in really good shape. I just got it back tonight from the Chicago area which was about 150 mile trip. Yep have a welder in the shop
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Paid $2000 for it and that's a bad patch job on the side. The other side is in really good shape. I just got it back tonight from the Chicago area which was about 150 mile trip. Yep have a welder in the shop
Welcome to the World of Vintage Airstream Owners.

Not bad for 2K.
The big rigs offer lots of possibilities for custom renovations. Just watch the weight distribution.
Keep the blades humming and enjoy the rehab ride.
Don't forget to post pics.

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Old 08-31-2012, 08:48 PM   #12
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Thanks Tom, i'm sure I'll be asking a lot of questions.

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