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Old 11-27-2009, 04:44 PM   #1
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New Guy From Vancouver, BC!

Hello! My name is Tyson, and I'm from Langley, BC, about 20 miles from Vancouver. I currently don't own an Airstream, but am in the market for one. Primarily, in the 50's - 60s range. I joined this board to be able to learn about these trailers, so that I can make an informed descision, before I buy one in the spring.

This isn't my first dabble into vintage or antique vehicles. I have a couple 1959 Chevy Parkwood wagons,



1963 Greenbrier Van (In progress)



1961 Chris Craft Utility Ski Boat



The boat I just got. And thats why I am getting a trailer. The misses laid down the law. "I have been bugging you for 5 years to get an Airstream trailer, and you go get a boat?" Needless to say, it was a long week or so.

Anyway, I look forward to learning as much as I can from you all, so thank you!

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Old 11-27-2009, 04:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. Nice fleet of vehicles you have there. A vintage Airstream will nicely round out you collection.
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:03 PM   #3
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Hello! My name is Tyson, and I'm from Langley, BC, about 20 miles from Vancouver. I currently don't own an Airstream, but am in the market for one. Primarily, in the 50's - 60s range.

Tyson.

Hi Tyson, You are going to fit right in. You need to talk to safari57 (Barry). He is in your area and has a gift for finding vintage Airstreams.
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:04 PM   #4
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Tyson, very wise to obey your wife after a 5 year delay. I only lasted 3 months when I was told my wife wanted an Airstream.

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Welcome Tyson,

Nice fleet you have there.

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Old 11-27-2009, 07:16 PM   #6
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Hi Tyson and welcome to the Forums. Beauty wagon. And I love the 'vair. They are a lot of fun.

You will have to let us know what you are looking for in terms of size/weight range for an Airstream and then when we see something in that range we can let you know. There are certainly a lot of them running around out there, and now and then one of them comes up for sale.

Also, if you are looking for a done trailer or something you can restore. Big difference in price, but restoration on one of these puppies is a big job. Fun to do, but takes time.

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Welcome Tyson,

Nice looking collection of vintage. Will you be towing with the 59 Parkwood? I guess the original spring height would probably have to be considered again if so..

Make sure to update us with pictures once you find what your looking for.

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Welcome to the forums. We are in North Vancouver with a 67. There are lots of knowledgeable people here. Love the vehicles and boat, an Airstream is going to fit right in!
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Also, if you are looking for a done trailer or something you can restore. Big difference in price, but restoration on one of these puppies is a big job. Fun to do, but takes time.

Barry
Thanks for the nice welcome everyone! To answer a couple questions, I will be looking for a done trailer. I have enough headache with my wagons, the trailer may just do me in! I wanna be able to tow it, park it, and enjoy it. I'm looking for something in the 18'-22' range and of the 50's, early 60's vintage. Preferably already polished......I know, I know, not asking for much right? Ha! I'm not in a hurry, and I'm gonna make my descision carefully with my lady, since we are gonna have it for a long time!

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Nice looking collection of vintage. Will you be towing with the 59 Parkwood? I guess the original spring height would probably have to be considered again if so..

Make sure to update us with pictures once you find what your looking for.

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Hi Vinnie, I do plan on towing it with my '59. The 348 is being built as we speak for towing and torque. My other '59 Parkwood has a 283 in it, and it will be rebuilt in the future for towing. The 348 wagon is the red one in the picture, and it is on airbags. So I'm hoping that will good for towing my trailer OR my boat. Same for my 283 wagon. I also have a pick up as a back up plan. But my true hope is that I can tow with my wagons. I don't plan on towing my boat OR my trailer long distances, so the wagons should do the trick. HOPEFULLY, fingers crossed!
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:12 AM   #10
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Welcome from North Vancouver. It looks like we're getting a good number of members right here in the Lower Mainland!
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Tyler, I tow my trailer with my '57, it is lowered without bags, not as low as yours but I believe you will be fine. Try it, if you don't like it, change one of the cars, but we have several cars in our club who tow vintage trailers that are slammed and have no problems. You'll often hear others saying it can't be done which is interesting since we've been doing it for many years.

By the way, have you ever checked out stationwagonforums.com

It's a great place to swap wagon stories and talk to other owners who may have done the same thing.

Good on you for giving it a shot. We'll keep our eyes open for something that fits within your guidelines.

And Cameron is right, we've got a pretty big group in the Lower Mainland and even bigger if you count BC, on the Forums here. Probably a dozen or more just in the Vancouver area. So lots of people to keep their eyes open for a trailer for you.

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Old 11-28-2009, 11:36 AM   #12
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Welcome to the forum! It's always good to see new people on here.... I agree you do have a nice selection of vintage vehicles. The wagon is sweet man... the boat too! You definitely need an AS to go with your collection.
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Tyler,

Here's one that showed up on CL today

1963 22' Airstream Safari

Lee with the green '54 Ford Wagon our of Mission bought his '51 Flying Cloud out of Edmonds. It was nothing to bring it across. Duty on what he paid and as long as he had the registration and bill of sale done by the registered owner he had zero problems importing it. With the dollar up this is a good time to buy. Don't see many in the Lower Mainland for sale but Seattle has quite a few.

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Thumbs up Welcome aboard......nice herd.

Keep follow'n Barry....'ya can't go rong!!!

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