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Old 03-14-2019, 09:50 AM   #1
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New owner of a 68 in Calgary

Good day folks,

Just picked up my first airstream this past weekend after the previous owner was kind enough to store it indoors for the winter. Its a 22' California twin. In the shop now for a new axle with a 2" lift, but after that it should only need a light going over (floor covering, windows, anything with cloth on it).

Going with the mild lift for clearance as we head up to the Yukon annually and this should help with some of the tire eating potholes and frost heaves. Will also keep the stabilizer jacks we are adding from dragging (opinions on using 2 or 4 jacks? thinking 4 as the front post is a little loose).

Floor itself is solid and all the appliances work. Only real issue that we are aware of so far is the rear passenger side frame and bumper is bent out of alignment by about 3 inches, cosmetic and will be a pain to fix, but overall pretty good shape.

Fingers crossed that tanks and plumbing is as good as the seller has assured us,

I'm sure I will be back with questions, but for now, here she is in front of the prairie grain elevators in Nanton Alberta where I picked it up,

Cheers,
Kerry

(will try again later to get picture to upload - maybe blocked because account is new...)
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:04 AM   #2
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Hi Kerry, congrats on your new trailer! Sounds like a great find.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:52 AM   #3
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Congrats on he 68. You should be able to post photographs now.
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:17 PM   #4
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Good choice on the trailer, sounds really nice. I am just south of you in Lethbridge and we recently bought ( a year ago ) a 1973 Ambassador Land Yacht. It currently is sitting beside our cabin at the lake as a guest house but the the plans are to completely remodel and update it so we can do some travelling.

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Old 03-14-2019, 12:35 PM   #5
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New owner of a 68 in Calgary

Congratulations!

Iím just south of you in High River.
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:34 PM   #6
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Congrats on the 68, we love ours.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:18 AM   #7
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Congratulations on your new Airstream. Great adventures lay ahead of you . If you’re ever in Southern California please check out the greater Los Angeles Airstream club. You are welcome at any of our events .
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P.S. One of my favorite things I put in the airstream was a 4 qt Instapot .
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:48 AM   #8
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Congrats on your 68

The Alberta/Saskatchewan Airstream Club is having a rally in Granum Alta the week end of May 16-20 where you will be able to get loads of information and see other units. For more info contact Ted at ted9865@gmail.com
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:52 PM   #9
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congrats on your Airstream
We are in Calgary also. The club here has a lot of nice people.
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Congrats! Please take photos, I'd really love to see this beauty!
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:46 PM   #11
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Congrats on your new 68 Overlander. We have a 66 Tradewind and love it. Looking forward to seeing the photos.

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Old 03-16-2019, 07:50 AM   #12
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Good day folks,

Just picked up my first airstream this past weekend after the previous owner was kind enough to store it indoors for the winter. Its a 22' California twin. In the shop now for a new axle with a 2" lift, but after that it should only need a light going over (floor covering, windows, anything with cloth on it).

Going with the mild lift for clearance as we head up to the Yukon annually and this should help with some of the tire eating potholes and frost heaves. Will also keep the stabilizer jacks we are adding from dragging (opinions on using 2 or 4 jacks? thinking 4 as the front post is a little loose).

Floor itself is solid and all the appliances work. Only real issue that we are aware of so far is the rear passenger side frame and bumper is bent out of alignment by about 3 inches, cosmetic and will be a pain to fix, but overall pretty good shape.

Fingers crossed that tanks and plumbing is as good as the seller has assured us,

I'm sure I will be back with questions, but for now, here she is in front of the prairie grain elevators in Nanton Alberta where I picked it up,

Cheers,
Kerry

(will try again later to get picture to upload - maybe blocked because account is new...)
Calgary68: I have a 31' 78' and took it to Whitehorse about 5 years ago the highway was good then. Good luck and happy Airstreaming!
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:53 AM   #13
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Welcome Calgary, feels like we're neighbors (only 5+ hours away). Congratulations on your purchase, look forward to tracking your progress. I am currently working on a '72 overlander. Looking forward to pictures.
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:25 AM   #14
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And here is the Trailer...

A bit delayed, we are in the midst of house renovations...

I will add some interior shots once we collect it from the axle shop later this week. Thanks for the tip re the club and I look forward to meeting folks in the community in the coming years,

Cheers
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