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Old 01-29-2014, 02:48 PM   #631
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Hi Jeff:

My condolences on the passing of your family friend.

Your Bubble serial number 293 is right at the changeover point between the 1955 and 1956 California built bubbles. The Official Mobile Home Market Reports (blue books for used travel trailers) for the mid-1950s do not list any beginning serial number for the 1956 Airstreams in general or for Bubbles in particular, and neither does Airstream, Inc., so its unknown at what Califonia serial number the 1955 model year stopped and the 1956 model year began.

Some people think the Norwalk, CA factory began annual Bubble production at a round serial numbers: 200 for 1955, 300 for 1956 and 400 for 1957. Others look at features, like straight vs. teardrop fender wells. It's the serial number which determines the model year, not the features, yet in some states trailers were given the year in which they were first registered and licensed, as opposed to manufactured. You likely are not going to find any hard proof of your Bubble's model year. If I had to guess I'd guess your Bubble s/n 293 is a 1955 model on the theory 1956 California Bubbles began production at s/n 300, and your s/n is below that round number.

Anyway, WBCC big red number 609 was first assigned to Doris Moore, 16 W. Lemon Ave., Arcadia, Calif. when she joined the club right after she purchased her first Airstream, which I bet was your Bubble as the timing is right. Doris went on two WBCC Caravans, the Winter 1955 West Coast Mexican Caravan and the Six Months 1956 European Caravan. The later caravan is well documented with numerous photos in the June 1957 issue of National Geographic magazine. I imagine she took your Bubble on those two caravans as she appears to have been single and the Bubble would have been just the right size for her and for overseas adventures.

Congratulations on acquiring your Bubble. Check New Mexico motor vehicle laws to learn how to get a title for your Bubble. Good luck!
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:55 PM   #632
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My trailer has a ghosted 30183 on the roof - Does anyone have any information on it?

much appreciated!
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I have #30183 listed in the 1986-2000 directories to Frank & Doreen Martin of Kingston Ontario. No caravans are listed for them but I have seen that trailer number at the 1990 Int'l rally in Notre Dame Indiana.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:08 PM   #633
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Thank you so very much for your time and the information. It really brings it's history to life. I hope to see you on the road in the near future.

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Old 01-29-2014, 07:24 PM   #634
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Streamer since you are at it can you check 15344 possible Arizona connections on a 1965 Tradewind. Photos a couple of post below this.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:26 AM   #635
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Streamer since you are at it can you check 15344 possible Arizona connections on a 1965 Tradewind. Photos a couple of post below this.
From the directories I have, from 1982-2003 that number was listed to Darrell & Sharon Waters of East Alton IL. One caravan is listed #105 Western Canada Summer 1975.That trailer number was also at 9 International Rallies I attended from 1989-1999.
Some folks from that part of the country either winter or retire to Arizona but I don't have any direct connection to that state.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:18 AM   #636
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Thank you very much Streamer.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:23 AM   #637
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#5033 ?

We inherited number 5033; wondering who had it before us? Any info would be highly appreciated.

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Old 01-30-2014, 03:21 PM   #638
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Interesting did Jackson Center switch the number for you? Usually the number belongs to the owner not the trailer. Jim
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:32 PM   #639
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Zig, no. Poor choice of words. I simply meant that we were assigned 5033. Of course it's highly likely we aren't the first to have that number and we're curious about who our predecessors were. Our trailer has only been 5033.


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Old 02-03-2014, 06:36 PM   #640
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WBCCI number check

Hello Everyone,

I'm hoping someone could provide some info on WBCCI number 2442 from a 1957 Overlander.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 02-04-2014, 07:33 PM   #641
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How about another 1965 Tradewind? I can see 2 sets of numbers. The older, mostly faded appears to be 380. The newer number 6972.
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:00 PM   #642
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looking for history of our 1954 sovereign of the road

Hello there, we're the new keepers of a 1954 Sovereign of the Road, no. 1881. We bought it and have been doing the initial restoration work with Sam at Vintageairstreams.co.uk.

We'd love to find out about the original owners, and would love to get any photos that might exist..

Our restoration project is being followed by the English TV channel 4, a great program called George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, and we'd love to be able to show what it first looked like.

I don't know how to initiate this investigation, but Sam said to start here! If anyone can help, we'd be very grateful.

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Old 02-14-2014, 06:07 PM   #643
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Streamer, could you possibly check number 25344. We saw the ghost outline today in a different light and saw the very faint but definite #2 in front of the 5. It should be a 65 Tradewind. Thanks on advance.
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:00 PM   #644
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Boy I would like to know about the number on my 62 GT. The number is 30012. Any help would be very much appreciated.
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