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Old 09-27-2007, 09:34 AM   #15
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Yeah, I know...but that's the blue LandYacht placque by the door. The one I am talking about is the one with wally's face and the flag on the upper corner segment...I'll ask Fred to clarify, no sense in "just guessing". Shari
Hi Shari & All:

This 7 panel 22' Flying Cloud s/n 8276 is a mid to late 1957 Airstream that has the "Land Yacht" plaque on the front end cap forward of the curb side upper fixed window. It reveals use of the "Land Yacht" plaque began in mid 1957. The "Land Yacht" plaque identifies this trailer as being "self-contained" by 1950's standards, which means it has a propane instead of electric refrigerator and water heater, a black water holding tank for the toilet, and a 12 volt interior light system (among other features). The futuristic Ogden water filter at the sink is an optional extra on this "Land Yacht" trailer but was standard on the higher trim level "International" self-contained trailers.

Best I can tell, the separate "Land Yacht" plaque and "International" globes were used on the trailer exterior to identify upgraded (from base level standard 120 volt a.c. powered) Airstreams from 1957 to about 1960, when those separate trim level designators were replaced by a large rectangluar serial number plate that included the factory and trim level. This Flying Cloud helps establish the Land Yacht and International trim Airstreams were first offered in mid 1957.

That's one very nice Flying Cloud fitted with the Land Yacht self-containment package, unusual for a 22' trailer built in 1957. Grab her and keep her! .
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:54 AM   #16
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Thank you all for taking a peek and giving us your thoughts. Although the interior looks better in pictures than up close and I think we'll have to replace the axle right away I think we will go ahead and pull the trigger. I did the bumper test and there was almost no movement at all.

We have no experience working with Airstreams but we did hand restore a 1925 Califoria Bungalow and we are handy. Now we have two holes to pour money into ! WooHoo !

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Old 09-27-2007, 06:18 PM   #17
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Great looking trailer. It is very difficult to find them in that shape, with those options, as a starting point. Congratulations on finding it. I hope you give it a good home. It looks as though up to now it has been reasonably well taken care of and it deserves that for another 50 years.

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Old 09-27-2007, 10:43 PM   #18
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Thanks Safari57, we're very pleased to have found it and are looking forward to giving it a second wind.

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Old 09-27-2007, 10:59 PM   #19
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Okay Dreamer -- Time to update your avatar area so that it shows your Airstream!

Click on your control panel (User CP) at the left on this pages blue menu bar (2nd from the top). Select 'Edit Profile along the left column. Go down to 'Trailer #1' just below midpage, scroll and select '1957 22' Flying Cloud.'

You're dreaming pretty right now -- updating your profile will keep us asking for pictures, pictures, pictures! This project will be very interesting. Thanks for posting here!
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:16 PM   #20
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Hey, Dreamland...congrats on your find...she looks wonderful and in amazing shape for her age...sounds like it's an unusual model with some interesting features...she's happy she found you...I can tell...

Take good care of her...and have a blast...
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:30 PM   #21
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Great shape

Checked out the photos.

Miss Jenny looks to be in great shape

But for an accurate evaluation, more detailed photos would be needed.

Oh, the trailer looks nice too

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Old 09-27-2007, 11:43 PM   #22
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looks good...nothing there that can't be corrected if there is a problem.
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:40 AM   #23
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Okay Dreamer -- Time to update your avatar area so that it shows your Airstream!
Good idea ! And regarding more pictures, I'll be giving my camera a good workout as things progress.

Thanks !
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:48 AM   #24
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Miss Jenny looks to be in great shape
Miss Jenny says thank you
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Good pics! That should end up being a real keeper. Look forward to seeing updates

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