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Old 06-01-2011, 08:42 PM   #15
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so would it be worth getting
id say yes, pending on asking price. Any Airstream is worth fixing IMHO.

Having two doors is kinda nice , if you travel with family.If it is a rear Bedroom layout with a separate entry , it will be convenient. put the kids asleep up front and you dont have to worry of waking them up, once you go to bed.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:50 PM   #16
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Wonder if it has a courting couch instead of a gaucho.

Very cool
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:53 PM   #17
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could someone tell me what type of airstream trailer this is / i know where one is located like this in a man's backyard with grass grown up 2ft around it / would it be something worth buying / i will get a pix of it today / but in mean time any help would be great

That is a 1948 or 1949 pipe frame 28' Whirlwind, not a later Liner. These are rare trailers with only a handful ever built. The best confirmed example is the one in this photo that is owned by Airstream Inc. and that is located in front of the Airstream Office in Jackson Center, OH.

Several years ago I ran across a classified ad for a desert find Whirlwind that was specifically being sold overseas. The seller would not even return my email as a U.S. citizen. That one had one door on the curb side and the other door on the street side.

I have heard of a third Whirlwind shell that is located one of the Airstream restorers. Rumor has it that that one is in such rough shape take it would only be good as a template to make another from scratch.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:58 PM   #18
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That is a 1948 or 1949 pipe frame 28' Whirlwind, not a later Liner. These are rare trailers with only a handful ever built. The best confirmed example is the one in this photo that is owned by Airsstream Inc. and that is located in front of the Airstream Office in Jackson Center, OH.
That is exactly what this one is, Joe. The poster just yanked the photo to show what he thought he had found.

Turns out what he really found was a '68 or so custom Sov with two doors.
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:02 PM   #19
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got pix's yesterday / owners moved airstream to storage area







This is a 1967 or 1968 30' Sovereign due to the tail light housings and water heater patch on the rear street side corner. It has been modified by the addition of a second (rear) door, newer (1969+) windows, and a big blue stripe. My guess is that perhaps this trailer was modified to be the "Mail Trailer" for Airstream or WBCCI rallies. I have never seen it before, but I have seen other similarly modified Airstreams. Otherwise, it could have been modified for other purposes (e.g. a storage trailer or rolling kitchen, etc.). Perhaps photos of the inside would help clear up the purpose of the modifications.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:45 AM   #20
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This is the one parked in front of the JC Service Center that I posted over a year ago.
I see that special "Airstream Light Blue" building in the background...
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:01 AM   #21
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Very hard to tell from the side, without seeing the badges (which is missing on this photo) or I.D. tag. However, it is RARE. My '47 Liner is rare, dual axle, 28 footer, and has the opposing doors (door on curb side and on street side) This 2-door option usually indicates it was a custom liner ordered by someone with BIG BUCKS! You can see my '47 listed in the archives on vintageairstream.com.
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:18 AM   #22
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My guess is that perhaps this trailer was modified to be the "Mail Trailer" for Airstream or WBCCI rallies. I have never seen it before, but I have seen other similarly modified Airstreams. Otherwise, it could have been modified for other purposes (e.g. a storage trailer or rolling kitchen, etc.). Perhaps photos of the inside would help clear up the purpose of the modifications.
Joe, the mail trailer was just sold by the WB last year. As I recall, it had one door and no windows. I could be wrong, but that is my recollection.

You can see through front to back, so I doubt this is a shower unit or a pre divorce unit as someone thought(unless the dividing wall was removed by a previous owner).

I also strongly suspect that the wide blue strip is hiding a major surprise on the street side.
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