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Old 04-05-2014, 04:15 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone
Like a lot of people say, I am going to be retiring soon -- work less but not stopping. We have done a lot of camping from tents to tent trailers and now thinking of getting a small vintage AS -- 1960s and 16 to 20 foot.

We live in Huntington Beach and are just starting our quest.

Any help and suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-05-2014, 04:24 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. You've found the right place to start your quest. There is a wealth of Airstream information here on these Forums.

Good luck in your pursuit.

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Old 04-05-2014, 11:06 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums!

You are looking for a pretty popular size of trailer. Do plenty of research so that you know what you are getting into. Decide how much restoration work you are interested in doing. Any 50 year old trailer that hasn't already had a lot of work done to it, will be needing a lot of work, whether it is obvious or not. There is plenty of information on the Forums, and you might also get hold of the back episodes of The VAP (Vintage Airstream Podcast), and you can listen to them as you go at your search. When you find your trailer, be ready to make a decision and buy. This size trailer doesn't last long.

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Old 04-06-2014, 05:51 AM   #4
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Is AWChief's trailer still for sale? It is the correct length and vintage and has all the work already done. He is only selling because he wants a 22-23' trailer.
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There are Vintage AS, sites and groups within the AS, ask for links and/or private message opportunities.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:35 AM   #6
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cool cool.....good luck....ill try and chime in more later - but use the search feature but use the google search function and search key words and enjoy hours of reading and really useful info.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:42 AM   #7
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Thanks for the information all.

What size of trailer does AWchief have? is it less than 20'?
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:47 AM   #8
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Find AWChief - either by using the advanced Search or by going through the members list (LONG). Click on his profile - One of the options is "Send Private Message" - send a message asking him for the details.

PS also check "Classifieds" - Search for all vintage trailers.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:53 AM   #9
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AWChief's trailer is a 1964 17' Bambi II.
I don't remember his price, but I do remember he was firm on his price.
The trailer is road/camping ready.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:55 AM   #10
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It is a beautiful trailer with awning and IMHO a huge overkill a/c unit. One should never be too hot...
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A couple of relevant phrases come to mind in the vintage trailer world.

You get what you pay for!

You can pay me now for a road ready rig or pay later to do lots of work before getting to go camping.

Welcome aboard and keep the eye balls lubricated because there is information overload on nearly every topic relating to Airstreams and camping. Also you will find lots of opinions, and we all know what those are worth.

Good luck in your quest for the perfect Airstream for you. It is out there.!
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Vintage trailers, as classic cars, in many instances are less expensive to buy already done rather than pay for restoration.
I think I remember him saying that the trailer had a new axle.
At any rate, the trailer is in really good condition and ready to go anywhere as is.
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Carl, I got and responded to your PM. Hope to be talking to you soon.
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Wohoo!
That sure is a cool little trailer!
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