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Old 04-16-2013, 10:34 PM   #1
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1967 Streamline Empress

I am now the third owner of this 29' Streamline Empress! After owning popup campers for the past 19 years, we were pushed over the edge last month when my wife and I and our two kids and our 140 lbs. dog spent a week in Charleston, SC. in the 10' box popup. We can't wait to get the Empress on the road this summer and head West. Look forward to joining the community.

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Old 04-17-2013, 12:25 AM   #2
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How far west? Previously owned a streamline duchess(1966). Great trailers!
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:29 AM   #3
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All kinds of Streamline showing up lately. WELCOME!!

Hope to see more, and hope you'll take advantage of the depth of knowledge around here, from the simple to the complex.

The condition sure appears to be nice. That's a TT I'd enjoy having as it is what my grandparents travelled the US, Canada and Mexico with -- same year and size, IIRC-- way back when.


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Old 04-17-2013, 12:37 AM   #4
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How far west? Previously owned a streamline duchess(1966). Great trailers!
We will cross the divide, but barely. We will mostly be in Colorado. I haven't quite mapped it out yet.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:31 AM   #5
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Congratulations on the Streamline! They are very nice trailers for sure. Yours looks great.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:43 PM   #6
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So after getting new bearings and tires along with running down brake light glickes, I decided to spend some time on something purely cosmetic. I freshened up the streamline nameplate. These pictures were taken about 10 minutes after hand painting. Very glad I used oil based paint since the rain came about 5 hours earlier than expected.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:00 PM   #7
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That looks great!!
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:40 AM   #8
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I finally got around to taking my empress and sequoia to the scales. Weighing down on the streamline's tongue were the spare tire, battery, and dual propane tanks. The sequoia was loaded with a half tank of gas 100lbs.+ of cargo in the back and the camco wd hitch with 1000 # spring bars with a swaybar. The trailer shop set me out with the wd bars on the 2nd link from the end. I'm trailering on the 4th link now. BTW, I was not being weighed with my truck.

Here are my results...

Steer axle 3160(gawr), 2440 (w/o tt), 2320 (2nd link), 2380 (3rd link), 2520 (4th link)

Rear axle 3550(gawr), 27000 (w/o tt), 3520 (2nd link), 3340 (3rd link), 3160 (4th link)

Trailer axle ?(gawr), 4660(+800 tongue) (actual), 4820 (2nd link), 4880 (3rd link), 4920 (4th link)

Gross weight 6500(gvwr), 5140(tv actual)+5460(tt actual)=10600 (gross)
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:14 AM   #9
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Packed and weighed. And we are on the road. For the final adjustments I added 10 psi to tv tires, to 80, and one more 1/4 turn adjustment to the swaybar and what a difference those made. Made it to lake dardanelle state park in Arkansas.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:31 AM   #10
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Nice looking trailer. Have fun...
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:27 AM   #11
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She's been touring Colorado...
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:36 PM   #12
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That looks awesome! It's great to see a Streamline in that condition out camping like it should be. We don't see many Streamlines out on the road. Hope you are having good trip. Can you post some interior pics?

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Old 07-27-2013, 01:55 PM   #13
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Yes. Inside pics please. Did you polish the outside. It looks like its in great shape.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:59 PM   #14
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Have not polished the outside. It just photographs well. I'll post some interior shots in a couple of days. And yes I'm having a great time in it.
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