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Old 01-27-2018, 07:47 AM   #1
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Hello Community! Well, 2 days ago my Boyfriend and I purchased a 1975 Overlander.. to fix up (Ok overhaul) and use for camping/traveling. So excited, as I had spent my youth with my folks in our Avion and Holiday Rambler.

We named her "Airee75" and we have begun with the fundamentals of gently studying and gutting her. I Figured since we are not married -- that this wonderful project should not cause a divorce!

Excited about this retirement project and viewing all the wonderful projects many of you have done over the years to "polish" the line! /c
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Old 01-27-2018, 06:11 PM   #2
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Hello from Colorado: Well, well, I get to meet another 1975 Overlander owner. Thanks for the nice introduction. I'm excited for you. They are much fun.

I purchased my 75 Overlander last September and pulled it home. This is my third vintage Airstream. Folks here call the disease "aluminum-itis." It affects logical thinking aspects of the brain.

Likely like yours, my Overlander has many needs as any 43 year old travel trailer might. I have it all torn apart in my shop now and slowly make the improvements it needs. I think I will have it travel ready by late spring. Here are a couple of photos of it.

Like many folks here, I started a "build" thread describing the various "projects" I undertake. Basically my trailer had the common "rear end separation" and frame sag, axles are shot, subfloor rot at the rear, a broken black tank, a too small gray water tank, and worn out appliances. The "soft goods" from the mattress foam on up were old and musty.

You can stay up late and read over my project thread linked below. By the way, there are plenty of other Overlander threads. It was a popular model for Airstream way back when.

David
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Link to my 1975 Overlander Improvement Journal:
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:30 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forums from Pennsylvania as well. David (dbj) is the guy to follow. He knows the '75 Overlander very well and can explain things so even I can understand.

Enjoy the project phase. We've found it to be a lot of fun. Of course, we also enjoy traveling in our trailers and meeting people and seeing the country.

Our most recent project was a '68 Overlander (narrower body style than yours), but if interested in more late night reading here's a link to our thread, https://www.airforums.com/forums/f39...er-155180.html.

Enjoy,

Roy and Marie
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