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Old 06-09-2006, 01:08 PM   #1
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Hello from a new member in England

Hello, we have just bougt a 1967 20' Globetrotter, recently inmported from the States. All Airstreams are pretty rare over here. We hav 6-8 week wait for some conversion and re-fitting work before we can collect it.

It will be used for guest accomodation and for holidays for me, my wife Hannah and our two girls Nancy 5 and Cora 2.

I'd like to source an owners manual or a sales brochue for this model. Can anyone suggest a place to try, preferably with a web-site?


Many thanks.
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Old 06-09-2006, 01:13 PM   #2
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Hello there, from the States!

The brochure and manual are hard to find, but I have a copy. I was just considering making some copies to give to others on the forums, because I had a request from another '67 owner who needed some information and diagrams that are provided in the manual.

I'll be happy to copy the manual for you and send it to you, if you post pictures of your trailer in return! We love to see pictures!!

It will take me a few days to get it to you, but if you PM me your address I'll send you what you need.

Welcome to the forums!

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Old 06-09-2006, 01:19 PM   #3
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Greetings from the other side of the pond. We have several members here from the UK and Europe. They tell us many stories of the strange looks they get pulling the Airstreams around over there.

Try Airstream Corp website. www.Airstream.com Somebody posted not too long ago that they were selling older editions of the owner's manauls and shop manuals these days. If they are of no help, do a search on this site for a company called Secretarial Services. That's where many of us have purchased ours. Be prepared to shell out a couple of bucks, however. I think I paid about $85 for the shop manual. The owners manual was about $45. I am a bit dissatisfied with my copy, too. It is essentialy just a photocopy and the quality is a bit poor (especially for the money).

Good luck with it, let us know how it works out for you.

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Old 06-09-2006, 06:05 PM   #4
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Hi, Ken,

Welcome you and yours to the forum and welcome to 'streamin' in cyberspace. We'd love to see some pictures of it in progress or the end result.

I had to edit: I personally am very interested in the very different idea of towing I've seen at the Airstream English website. The wheels look too far forward to me. I'd love to hear what you have to go through to meet the old Globetrotter meet your European standards and match up to your tow vehicle. I've noticed that many of the Airstreams in Europe tend to be towed by American iron. What are planning to use as your tow "horse?"

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Old 06-09-2006, 06:37 PM   #5
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repair manual

welcome

rrecently bought repair manual from airstream factory at www.airstream.com/shop. mine is for a 75' year they may have yours or not! they are copies of the originals but decent quality. i paid 60 american which is fair.

my parents neighbors in florida are from england. nice people. i have had on occasion a few speckled hens, good beer.

have fun

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Old 06-11-2006, 01:01 PM   #6
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Hi, Crowbar. Watc out for that nglish beer, it can be extremely potent. Fun though!!

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a try.

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Old 06-11-2006, 01:12 PM   #7
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Hi, Ken,

Welcome you and yours to the forum and welcome to 'streamin' in cyberspace. We'd love to see some pictures of it in progress or the end result.

I had to edit: I personally am very interested in the very different idea of towing I've seen at the Airstream English website. The wheels look too far forward to me. I'd love to hear what you have to go through to meet the old Globetrotter meet your European standards and match up to your tow vehicle. I've noticed that many of the Airstreams in Europe tend to be towed by American iron. What are planning to use as your tow "horse?"

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Hello Lamar, to get the Airstream ok for UK it needs a completely dfferent front towin arrangement, including a jockey wheel. It also needs anew axle, machined from scratch. Lights aren't a problem as it's a vintage vehicle, except some extra lights have to be fitted. The change to the electrics is another story (!!) and llt he appliances (cooker etc) need to be very carefully checked or (sadly) changed.

I will post pictures but I'm not sure how to do it yet.

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Old 06-11-2006, 01:14 PM   #8
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Hello Lamar, to get the Airstream ok for UK it needs a completely dfferent front towin arrangement, including a jockey wheel. It also needs anew axle, machined from scratch. Lights aren't a problem as it's a vintage vehicle, except some extra lights have to be fitted. The change to the electrics is another story (!!) and llt he appliances (cooker etc) need to be very carefully checked or (sadly) changed.

I will post pictures but I'm not sure how to do it yet.

Ken Taylor
Sorry Lamar, I meant to add that our tow car is an Isuzu Trooper Citatin, 3 litre diesel turbo.

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Old 06-11-2006, 03:07 PM   #9
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Wheels too far forward-

A result of the tongue weight demands- which is something like 75KG, about 160Lbs- which they never get to happen. Our tongue weight is something like 350 or 400lbs.

The laws there are impossible to actually tag an Airstream with a current certificate. almost everyone there is buying them and tagging them with a grandfather clause because of age. I know of people who have used electric brakes, weight distributing hitches, and everything else that came from the US, and have driven there for 10 years that way.

Let me guess, Miss Sarah?
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Old 06-12-2006, 02:53 PM   #10
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Hi There
Welcome to the airstream univers.
Hope you're going to be on the road with your airstream this summer.
Because we're having the european airstream meeting here in the south of france, we'd love to see you here, a good chance for you to meet other european airstreamers and see other models + info.
Not forgetting it's going to be fun.
The dates are 4, 5, 6 august near Toulouse.
It's not that far and I'm hearing more about cheap ferrys these days.
If you want to know more have a look at my site and get back to me.
Bye for now
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Old 06-21-2006, 07:35 AM   #11
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hello from west sussex

Hi ken, good to another airstreamer in the South of England. How are you enjoying the new addition to the family? Does it need much work and have you found out how to post pictures yet?
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Old 06-21-2006, 01:25 PM   #12
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U.K is a ground of asylum in Europe for the airstream trailers.Welcome on the forum and with much of pleasure for a meeting at the edge of the road.
English friends if you have photographs of your airstream with a small history be the welcome on my blog.
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Old 06-22-2006, 09:36 AM   #13
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For ..."Streaming Beers" or Beers for Steamers!

Ken and family, welcome!

I will look out for you, nice to know another UK 'Streamer - Specially in the South! I only know the Motor-Home croud at present (Another in Salisbury) but, we are all of the same stable? arent we??

Just returned from a trip to N.Yorks. Booths in Clitheroe..... finest selection of bottled beers and 90% are under a pound. a bottle!!!! - Not to mention a few trips round Theakstons and other breweries (Hick! )

Needless to say I am now a few pounds() lighter and the bar in the 310 fuller!

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Old 11-07-2006, 07:05 AM   #14
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Love to know how you are getting along with your trailer as I am looking to import one and reading through this forum it seems that there is a lot to do before one can even be towed in the UK! Is it best to buy one in Europe that already has the UK electrics do you think? Does the whole trailer have to be taken apart to do the electrics? Must keep in touch and see how you are getting on.
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