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Old 01-21-2013, 04:12 PM   #1
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Hello

Hi Everyone!

I am so overwhelmed by the amount of information on here! I am also thankful for a place like this for airstream lovers. I am in the mist of the perfect airstream for my business, I just really need a good shell, I am planning on gutting it! I am currently talking to someone about a 1955 airstream. Any advice on what I should look for when going to check it out?

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Old 01-21-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. I would suggest you research axles, wheel bearing issues, floor rot and windows. All require maintenance, especially on a vintage trailer. I do not believe there was air conditioning in a 1955 so there will be wiring and instillation considerations if you want to add this feature.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:36 AM   #3
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:43 AM   #4
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Hey Keith!

I talked to the seller. He doesn't know too much about it. He thinks it's 25' long, doesn't know the make. He said he'd send me the VIN number. Can I get info with that?? Or so i need the serial number? He also said the tires have kept air for a year without moving it.. Good or bad??He said I could pull it with a full size pick up with a 2" ball hitch, that it's pretty light.

I think it may be a 26' overlander, just comparing his pix to images on line... Not sure though... He said he thought it was flying cloud but is not.

I would have to pull it from SC to VA. How do I check to see if it will make it!?

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Can I get info with that??
Yes there is someplace to get that info on this forum.

Or so i need the serial number?
The serial number is part of the VIN, on that old of a trailer it may be the entire VIN

He also said the tires have kept air for a year without moving it.. Good or bad??
Sounds bad to me, that description makes me think the tires are more then 10 years old (maybe I'm just paranoid), if they are more then 5 years old replacing them before that long of a trip would be a good idea. Many people say to replace tires after 3-5 years depending on how they were maintained and how close the trailer weight is to the max weight rating of the tires.
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