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Old 04-24-2011, 09:23 PM   #1
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1968 Caravel

I just purchased a 1968 also and will be picking it up next weekend and am very excited to join this forum, I am older than dirt so go easy on me.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:42 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums!

Hi Robert, Welcome to the forums!

Do you have any pictures of your 68 Caravel?
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:14 AM   #3
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Welcome, and congrats on picking up one of the best trailers they ever made
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:23 AM   #4
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thanks guys for your response. I have to get it on friday and my computer has a virus so I can't open files or folders, but here's a link. I hope it opens for you. bob
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Old 04-25-2011, 12:59 PM   #5
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How interesting! It looks like it has a homemade dinette and gaucho. It will be fun to get it home and see what you've gotten yourself into! It looks really nice, and that's a pretty fair price
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:05 AM   #6
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I only like good surprises, so I'm hoping! It has been in the same family since it was new, went from a grandfather to grandson and I bought from him. I got it for 7500. I'm sure I will have plenty of questions, b/c this is my first airstream or any camper...tent camping was all we did....a lot. thanks, bob
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68's are the BEST. Congratulations on your new AS. If you have specific 68 questions don't hesitate to PM me.
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You're going to like it a lot better than tent camping. At least we sure did the first time we camped through a windstorm and watched out the windows at people chasing their tents across the campground while we were playing board games and sipping hot coco in our trailer
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:18 PM   #9
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Thanks for the confidence, all the time I tent camped ...but once, was great, but rain on the side of a hill coming down is a mess for sure. But then again, I don't think I can get this AS in that area. The only question I have to this point is how to fix that nasty scrape and small puncture above the tire whell. bob
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Without seeing it up close, it looks like it's nothing structural, just cosmetic. I'd say a patch to cover that area would hide it just fine. No one would notice the extra line of rivets. I've seen some pretty snazzy patch jobs that look like they belong there.
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:23 PM   #11
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thanks Stephanie, I go tomorrow morning early for north of chicago and back as far as I can get to indiana. I'll know more by Saturday night. I appreciate your time taking to me. bob
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I don't think that it is a homemade dinette and gaucho . It looks too much like mine and mine is the original. Perhaps yours is also. Bob
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But yours is a 69, Bob. I assume your layout is quite a bit different.

The 68s had an angled dinette, and the gaucho is built differently and extends all the way out to the edge of the bathroom doorway. His has a lot of wood up front below the window that looks quite different from any 68 I've seen. It will be interesting to find out what is going on there, because I haven't seen a 68 Caravel with an interior like that.
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The wood veneer and edge looks just like mine. Yes, my interior is quite different with the bed in the back. I was just commenting on the wood itself.
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