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Old 07-07-2007, 02:25 PM   #1
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Hey, Hope Everyone Had A Nice 4th.
I Just Recently Aquired My Airstream, But There Is A Question On What Make It Actually Is, I Guess There Were 3 Models For That Year; The Flying Cloud, Sahara And Overland?
Maybe Someone Out There Can Identify This For Me, Unfortunately I Do Not Have Any Photos Available Just Yet.
There Is Also An Issue With Some Left Hand Threds On My Axle, I've Tried Every Nut And Bolt Place In Tucson, Including Our Airstream Dealor In Town And To No Avail, Maybe Someone Has. Info, On This As Well. Looking Forward To Meeting Some Of You.
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:29 PM   #2
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Hey, Hope Everyone Had A Nice 4th.
I Just Recently Aquired My Airstream, But There Is A Question On What Make It Actually Is, I Guess There Were 3 Models For That Year; The Flying Cloud, Sahara And Overland?
Maybe Someone Out There Can Identify This For Me, Unfortunately I Do Not Have Any Photos Available Just Yet.
There Is Also An Issue With Some Left Hand Threds On My Axle, I've Tried Every Nut And Bolt Place In Tucson, Including Our Airstream Dealor In Town And To No Avail, Maybe Someone Has. Info, On This As Well. Looking Forward To Meeting Some Of You.
Hi and welcome to the forums.If you can provide the serial number, someone here can identify which model you have.
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:31 PM   #3
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Greetings Fatman. Wow! That sounds bad. Well, greetings anyway. Post the serial number so it can be decoded. We'll be able to tell you what it is. I'm really surprised Oasis couldn't help you out with the left hand threads on your axle. Are they the lug nuts? You might try Auto Safety House here in Phoenix. Best of luck and post pictures when you can.

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Old 07-07-2007, 02:33 PM   #4
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Oh, by the way, the Safari and Flying Cloud are 22 foot models.

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Old 07-07-2007, 02:36 PM   #5
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There were more then 3 models made in 57. Check out this link:
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The different models had different lenghts. Measure the trailer from the front of the hitch to the rear bumper and you should have a good idea. If the trailer is 22 feet it could be one of several models. The VIN will also help, it should be on a plate next to the door.

I can't help you with the nut and I see you have been to Oasis RV which is a very good service and parts dealership. Maybe someone else knows about these nuts....
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:51 PM   #6
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Some older Chrysler cars and trucks in the 40s,50s and 60s had left hand lug nuts . An auto parts shop may be able to come up with something.Try posting on the Classic Car thread on this forum.
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Several Dodge products from the mid 60's to around 1970 had left hand lugs on one side of the car. Something to do with tire rotation would loosen the lugs so they reversed them on one side only. A friend of mine broke a lug off of his Dad's Dodge Dart when he went to change a flat. Dad was not happy...
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