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Old 10-02-2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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Hello and how do you do from Hastings, UK.

Hi everybody, my wife and i have taken the plunge financially( i see ruin ahead) and historically. We have bought our first airstream.

IT will need some work, it is however mainly original! it is a 1967-8? safari, numbered 3885.

Today i set about replacing the awning that i purchased for £54. and just need to rivet the end cap spring retainer back on and start the process of winding it back on!

i have also tested electrics, 12v and 110v etc and it all seems to be working with exception to the AC, heater and fridge(dometic) i expect that these need some form of gas! either refrigerant propane or otherwise!

i have already accrued a shopping list, of items that need replacing or refurbing!

I will be hoping to chat to others and ask questions etc as i go along the journey that is ahead of me, in the meantime!

Here's BETSY.

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Old 10-02-2014, 01:10 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums, and congratulations on your Airstream!


Somebody ought to clean these windows. There is a tremendous buildup of gook all over them...
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Old 10-02-2014, 01:50 PM   #3
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It's a small world....I was born in Hastings.
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Old 10-02-2014, 03:02 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums. We have a 1966 Safari. They're good trailers.

Lots of people here who are glad to answer questions.
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Old 10-04-2014, 02:34 PM   #5
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thanks people, im originally from scotland, moved to england in 1999.

i am loving the vintage of the 68, dont think id go any later, although im partial to the overlanders it had to be something i could tow in uk with the ridiculous restrictions we have here on length!
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