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Old 05-20-2014, 08:01 PM   #1
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1980 Airstream Caravelle (Orange) questions

Hi I'm new here, I was trying to find info on my 1980 Caravelle. I've only seen this model in blue before and I recently got a orange 22' from my grandparents. It's in fairly decent condition but needs work. I've looked up the VIN and it has a "F" for the floor plan and I've never heard of a "F" so I thought it may be Special. Any info would help. Thanks in advance
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:40 PM   #2
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The story goes that those were made with the left over Argosy minuet frames. That's why they are narrower than other models from that year. That one must have been one of the first as it has the Argosy orange trim.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info Shacksman.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:47 PM   #4
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Yeah it is early the date of manufacture is February 13 1980
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:02 PM   #5
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Does it have the right rear corner bed, or the front lounge setup?
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:57 PM   #6
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I'd love to see inside pictures. They are pretty rare. Nice size unit though. Is it missing the lower window in that one pic, or is the glass just really clean?
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And the left Side small window isn't gone it's just really clean
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What I find odd here is that the trailer is a tandem. The corresponding Argosy Minuet 22' was a single axle trailer. Anywho, enjoy it!

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Old 05-21-2014, 06:49 AM   #9
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Thanks For the info Tom
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:26 AM   #10
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Nice our 24ft was made in august and has the blue paint and stripe. The Caravelle's 22 and 24 where tandem. You will love the weight ours weights 3500 on the axle's with camping gear and empty tanks. The fabric looks familiar and the green inside trim.
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Does anyone know where to get the orange rub rail for this model
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:15 PM   #12
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Out of doors mart has it. Bought mine online a few weeks ago, saw the orange there too.

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Ok Thanks for info. I'll look into it.
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