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Old 03-21-2008, 01:58 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,

My husband and I recently acquired a 1958 International GlobeTrotter (OI 2201). It seems in fairly good shape...though I'm hardly qualified to make that assumption...never having had any experience with a travel trailer before!

I've been reading the forums for a couple months now educating myself. I have a ton of questions and alot are going to show how terribly clueless I am. Fortunately I've found this community to be very pleasant and accomodating to people like myself... thanks!

I'm pretty excited to get started so I'll be taking my questions over to the restoration subforums soon to get some advice with my project.

Hi and Hello again,
Robin
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Old 03-21-2008, 02:08 AM   #2
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Welcome and congratulations. You've taken on a big project; however, it may be the beginning of some great memories for both of you. I hope the excitment stays with you through all the Airstreams to come....and there will be more! Don't ask me how I know.
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Old 03-21-2008, 04:56 AM   #3
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Congrats on your new project. My wife goes up your way several time a years to fish in Pulaski.
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:18 AM   #4
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Hello everyone,

My husband and I recently acquired a 1958 International GlobeTrotter (OI 2201). ... I have a ton of questions and alot are going to show how terribly clueless I am. Fortunately I've found this community to be very pleasant and accomodating to people like myself... thanks! Robin
Hi Robin:

Welcome aboard and congratulations on your neat 1958 Airstream. To learn alot and get many of your questions answered in a few days, bring your trailer as is to this nearby-to-you event:

Vintage Trailer Jam '08

Here is a Airforums thread about the event:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f290...8-a-40180.html

There is nothing better than in person explanations, with someone pointing at and describing things, to get you up to speed. You can also look at other people's trailers for solutions to the same issues you are facing. And seeing many older trailers being used by their owners will give you and your husband a big shot of inspiration. Hope to see you there!
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:58 AM   #5
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Welcome to the Forums, Robin. We're glad to have you with us. Congratulations on your new baby.

Feel free to ask any questions here. I personally handle the really easy ones like, "generally speaking, what color are Airstream trailers?". The more dificult questions will be handled by someone more competent.

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Old 03-21-2008, 02:12 PM   #6
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Sounds like a great trailer, but we demand pictures.

Keep us posted on your progress.

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Old 03-21-2008, 02:44 PM   #7
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Thanks all for the warm welcome!

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To learn alot and get many of your questions answered in a few days, bring your trailer as is to this nearby-to-you event:

Vintage Trailer Jam '08
Wow! This is just what we need, thanks WeeWind for the links! I will have to work on the husband though, somehow he doesn't share my enthusiasm for the trotter. He sees it as a money pit and is reluctant to "get into it!"!"

Not me...I just jump in and yell for help!

Hmm...probably should try another tactic...I do want him to LIKE this!
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Old 03-21-2008, 05:53 PM   #8
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Hi,

Congrats on your find!! We found ours last year after looking for sometime. We had a family member pass away and bought his 1988 29' excella 1000 which is in very good shape. We live about 35 miles north of Watertown in the town of Hammond. Oh, by the way, our girls basketball team is the NYS State Champions for the second year in a row !!!!!!
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Old 03-21-2008, 06:26 PM   #9
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Welcome from Central NY

Welcome - you've got one neat Airstream there. CrankDog here on the forums is from central NY also and also has a 58 Globetrotter. You've got to attend our central NY Washington DC WBCCI Unit Boondocking Rally in June here in North Norwich, NY. It'll be a good time had by all! I've got a 58 Sovereign of the Road - 30 footer. Looking forward to meeting you. Post some pictures.

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Old 03-22-2008, 04:35 PM   #10
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Hi,

Congrats on your find!! We found ours last year after looking for sometime. We had a family member pass away and bought his 1988 29' excella 1000 which is in very good shape. We live about 35 miles north of Watertown in the town of Hammond. Oh, by the way, our girls basketball team is the NYS State Champions for the second year in a row !!!!!!
Sadly we aquired ours very much in the same way! An unfortunate consequence of that (beside the obvious), is we can't ask them "whats this, does that work, and where did you put x... etc." We are on our own with this baby and we know zip! Before the snow fell and buried it I manged to get in and clean it out (uh...yeah!...it came very close to going for aluminum scrap that day!) Now after spending the winter researching the trotter I'm looking out the window a little more fondly at it! My brother in law and sister in law would be happy to know someone in the family was keeping it.

Congratulations indeed, on the girls winning the championship!!!! A lot of hard work goes into a program to get that far!

If you are ever down our way stop in! We live one easy mile from Exit 40. I'd love to have someone tell us what's what on the trotter....or more likely, what's NOT on it!

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Old 03-22-2008, 04:55 PM   #11
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Welcome - you've got one neat Airstream there. CrankDog here on the forums is from central NY also and also has a 58 Globetrotter. You've got to attend our central NY Washington DC WBCCI Unit Boondocking Rally in June here in North Norwich, NY. It'll be a good time had by all! I've got a 58 Sovereign of the Road - 30 footer. Looking forward to meeting you. Post some pictures.

Rob
Hi Robandzoe,

Its nice to know there are airstreams in NY! After reading through the forums most of the winter I developed the idea that the mecca for travel trailers was in the West! And while that may have some truth to it, I'm encouraged to know there are some nearby (relatively speaking)!

I'd love to make it to a rally, especially one so close! Since we don't know, and haven't been able to get a good look at what we've got (see previous post why), I wonder that we could get to a rally in so short a time! Of course, if its boondocking (our kind of camping), guess it doesn't matter if nothings working! Well maybe the brakes....and hmmm, what else...?

Robin

PS. I think this trotter use to live down your way, years ago!
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Welcome Robin. Sounds like a fun project. There's no lunium like ol'lunium.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:22 AM   #13
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8 in the area

We've got 8 Airstreamers here in the central NY area. And yes, come on down for a boon docking (aluminum tent) rally. We've got a 58 Sovereign, 54 Safari and a 65 Caravel with a 64 Trade Wind that my town is raffling. My uncle over the hill (5 miles from me) has a 68 Sovereign, a 60 Trade Wind and and a 93 34'er. I think his username on here is Stanton66. RoverOwner on here has a 61 Ambassador. CrankyDog has the 58 Globetotter, a 65 Overlander and a 72 Ambassador (I think). Virginia has a 75 Argosy. The Inmans (Aria something here on the forums) have a 67 Globetrotter. We go camping with the Vandamme's out of Rochester who have a 63 Trade Wind (Sig) and Alex who is working on a 57 Custom 22'. So, you're not even close to being alone here as a Airstreamer in the NY area. We're all going to Westcott Beach State Park over Labor Day too! Our boondocking Rally is a WDCU WBCCI event and it's around the Sherburne Pageant of Bands. It'll just be a good ole camping weekend with alot of fun people. Give me a call anytime if you have any questions - number is in my signature. Post some pictures - so we can all see your beauty. Why do you think your little trailer came from our neck of the woods.
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:11 AM   #14
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when where?

When is the norwich rally? Trying to stick close to ny this year with the price of gas.
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