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Old 04-19-2006, 01:32 PM   #1
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I recently obtained a 1966 22' Safari that has been well used. I want to get it in usable shape to take it camping on a family campsite 8 hours away for July 4th week. After cleaning out trash and a bucket of rust and dirt it seems to be fairly sound. I work in maintenance and will do most of the work my self. I have just ordered the owners manual. No service manual was available. I was told they weren't printed till the 70s. I could really use any info about the water system, DC electric and AC electric to start with. Parts seem to be missing. Any schematics would be greatly appreciated. I would buy them if I could find them. This is my first trailer so I don't have experience to fall back on.
The front port side window doesn't seal when closed. The window closer seems to work OK. The curve of the original window seems to have changed in the last 40 years so it leaves a 1/4' gap. Is there a rubber gasket I can use to keep rain out while towing?
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Old 04-19-2006, 01:36 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum. There is much info on this board, you just have to hunt for it. What you don't find here, you can find at http://www.tompatterson.com His site is really cool and does have technical diagrams. The rubber gasket should be obtainable from http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com . Good luck.

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Old 04-19-2006, 01:41 PM   #3
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For the window, do you have the metal clips at the bottom to hold it down? That would seal it up tight. Getting it within a 1/4 inch of the frame is about what you would expect with the crank, then use the latches to pull it in tight. Can you provide any picture of you situation?

And I can do much better if you ask specific questions about your systems. I have worked on all of them and have replace the water pump, fixed valves, and worked both the DC and AC wiring and so let me know what you need!

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Old 04-19-2006, 10:33 PM   #4
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The VAC has some older documents online that might help. It will give you the type of documentation that came with trailers of that era.
http://www.airstream.net/members/documents/
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:33 PM   #5
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Thank you for your feedback. I took a closer look at the window after I pressure washed the green mold off. Someone has replaced the glass with soft plexiglass that may be a hair long. I may file some plastic under the bottom clamps to see if that helps. If I can't find a replacement window someplace I may try Lexan sometime.
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:08 PM   #6
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John thank you for your response. This is my first forum experience. I tried to send a message with pictures, but the pictures didn't come through. Any quick pointers you can give me on sending pictures through this system?
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Thank you for your feedback. I took a closer look at the window after I pressure washed the green mold off. Someone has replaced the glass with soft plexiglass that may be a hair long. I may file some plastic under the bottom clamps to see if that helps. If I can't find a replacement window someplace I may try Lexan sometime.
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Oh, you just walked into the most important question the owner of a 66-68 can make: Where do I get replacement curved windows? Answer: Vintage trailer supply. We are very lucky indeed to have this valuable resource. Trip through this site for a while and you are going to be poorer for sure. Also, Inland Rv has lots of valuable parts, too.

And please, ask away!

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