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Old 03-11-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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Help!! What year AS are we dealing with?!?

Hi there- Let me begin by saying we are total newbies, but we have tried to figure this out using diff sites we've found however our serial # plates don't look like the ones we are finding in archives. That being said, can anyone help us out and let us know what year of AS we are dealing with? We were given this AS and are making arrangements to bring her home to CA from NMexico. Thank you in advance! #042 s3109 6311
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:31 PM   #2
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Looks like a 1964 Overlander, 26', center twin beds, built in California.
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Hi there- Let me begin by saying we are total newbies, but we have tried to figure this out using diff sites we've found however our serial # plates don't look like the ones we are finding in archives. That being said, can anyone help us out and let us know what year of AS we are dealing with? We were given this AS and are making arrangements to bring her home to CA from NMexico. Thank you in advance! #042 s3109 6311
That serial number says the trailer is a 1964 model, made in the 11th month of 1963.

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Do either of you know if the 26' size is just a general approximation as this one measures about 23.5' from tongue or hitch point to end of rear bumper
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Do either of you know if the 26' size is just a general approximation as this one measures about 23.5' from tongue or hitch point to end of rear bumper
To make sure that the serial number is correct for your Airstream, measure the length of the awning rail, which is the same length as the lower roadside sheet.

That panel should measure exactly 16 feet. If so, then you have a 26 foot Airstream.

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Do either of you know if the 26' size is just a general approximation as this one measures about 23.5' from tongue or hitch point to end of rear bumper
That would make it a Tradewind, at 24'. The numbers you show indicate that you have an Overlander. "O42" is a base model (o), 1964 model (4), twin beds (2), "S" means it was built in Santa Fe Springs, CA.
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Thanks again to both of you. I'm taking a guess that this has been redone at some point and perhaps the serial is not leading us in the right direction. I noticed the 26's all have dual axles and mine has a single. Also no sign of trade wind having been written anywhere. Here are a couple pics I took when I was in New Mexico checking it out. I can't get back to measure the rail for a while.
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The plate looks correct for a '64...

O42 S3109 says to me it's a 1964 Safari which is only 22' long and they are a single axle.

O=Land Yacht
4=1964
2=Front Dinette/Bed
S=Santa Fe Springs, CA built
3=22' Safari (a 19' GlobeTrotter had a "2" in this spot, a 24' Tradewind had a "4" & a 26' Overlander had a "5", etc.)
109=Production Number

Is there a raised script name above the blue plate by the door? It's hard to see because the blue tape is in the way from this angle - but it looks like there is one. That is probably the model name, which would help clear things up. My guess it says Safari.

Airstreams are measured from the tongue to bumper which is approximately 3' longer than the actual body length. From the pics you posted, it's hard to tell how long this one is - but it looks like this one & this one. The window configuration looks the same. Why do you think it's 26' long?

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Thanks again to both of you. I'm taking a guess that this has been redone at some point and perhaps the serial is not leading us in the right direction. I noticed the 26's all have dual axles and mine has a single. Also no sign of trade wind having been written anywhere. Here are a couple pics I took when I was in New Mexico checking it out. I can't get back to measure the rail for a while.
Measure the awning rail, or the road side lower panel.

Add 10 feet to that dimension.

That then tells you the length of your Airstream.

That dimension will be exactly 7, 10, 12, or 14 feet, since we now know it's a single axle Airstream.

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The plate looks correct for a '64...

O42 S3109 says to me it's a 1964 Safari which is only 22' long and they are a single axle.

O=Land Yacht
4=1964
2=Front Dinette/Bed
S=Santa Fe Springs, CA built
3=22' Safari (a 19' GlobeTrotter had a "2" in this spot, a 24' Tradewind had a "4" & a 26' Overlander had a "5", etc.)
109=Production Number

Is there a raised script name above the blue plate by the door? It's hard to see because the blue tape is in the way from this angle - but it looks like there is one. That is probably the model name, which would help clear things up. My guess it says Safari.

Airstreams are measured from the tongue to bumper which is approximately 3' longer than the actual body length. From the pics you posted, it's hard to tell how long this one is - but it looks like this one & this one. The window configuration looks the same. Why do you think it's 26' long?

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I guess you all can see how confusing the serial number can be for a newbie. I'll have to check on the safari script but it does measure about 23.5 and has a front dinette with couches or beds on each side of it then in the middle it has another couch /bed and oven sink opposite of that. Much thanks all!
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I'll have to check on the safari script but it does measure about 23.5 and has a front dinette with couches or beds on each side of it then in the middle it has another couch /bed and oven sink opposite of that. Much thanks all!
Sounds like a '64 Safari layout to me...

Good luck!

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. . . and it looks like your rear bumper might have been "extended", or maybe it was a factory option (?) that could be part of the reason it's longer than 22'.

Sounds like Andy's method of measuring the long side panel length and adding 10' is the most accurate way to figure this out.
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