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Old 09-04-2009, 08:47 PM   #15
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Welcome. You have found a wonderful trailer. The thirteen panel end caps are terrific. Looks like there are more of us in Southwest Florida than I realized. Does anyone know what taillights would be correct? Would 1956 pre-date Bargman 99's?
Replaced the tail light on my 55 Safari back to Bargman No.9 Trim Rings, bought the trim rings from Vintage Trailer Supply - Vintage travel trailer parts and supplies! with No. 6 lens also from vintage trailers. Found the housing from
Tractor Supply Company - Combination Stop/Tail/Turn Light which is a perfect fit.
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:58 AM   #16
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We have one and she shines up like a mirror!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Have fun!
Are there any photos I can access of your Caravanner?

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Old 09-06-2009, 01:40 PM   #17
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lucky remind me in about a week or two. ours is cute as can be, that is why we bought her. We have a toilet but no shower and only a black tank. We have a fixed almost queen bed in the back and we have a huge dinette up in the front. Hubby is not fond of drycamping so with our gal we keep dry camping to a mininum. Come to mardi gras we will be there. In the meantime remind me and i will add photos.
Have fun! they are a perfect size We live near the ocean the shine is good after a few months. if you google 56 Caravanner one done by David winnick will pop up. That one is very nice , more vintage retro, ours is like a beach cottage.
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Old 09-06-2009, 01:47 PM   #18
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Welcome! That AS is definitely worth the effort! Congrats!
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:49 AM   #19
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OK now you can see she shines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:24 AM   #20
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Awesome! I tried to get my cousin to buy that trailer!! Good to see it's found a good home. Good luck! Maybe I'll see it one day at a rally!

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Old 09-07-2009, 07:13 PM   #21
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Wow !!!

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OK now you can see she shines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She really is a beauty! Hope ours will look as good as that someday.
(Had to put sunglasses on to view the shine!)
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:19 PM   #22
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Awesome! I tried to get my cousin to buy that trailer!! Good to see it's found a good home. Good luck! Maybe I'll see it one day at a rally!

JP
Thanks! We are very excited. Since you have seen it - you know it will
be a lot of work (and money!) We know it will be worth it. We have
gotten the floor out and had to weld frame but it was not in as bad
shape as we expected. We are starting from scratch with everything. You will definitely see us at a rally one day!
Will be posting some 'progress' photos this week.
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:38 PM   #23
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Make sure you spend time planning for any changes you might want to make or additions you want to add. So easy to add holding tanks or change plumbing or electrical or axle when you've got it all torn apart.

Can't wait to have mine back together, but I'm trying to take it slow and have it all just the way I want it. Caravanners are great trailers.

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Old 09-07-2009, 08:52 PM   #24
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COOL TRAILER, congrats on the purchase.I am re-upholstering my 04 classic this week -? I am using TECHNIQUE on CATTLEMAN. I am super stoked, as the work they showed me is well above board.The added bonus is they are family owned and they cover all the bases. Upholstery, valences, carpet, re-covering the walls. Doug (the owner), said they also do custom woodwork, incase you want to change something. I will be posting before and after pics for the edification, and pleasure of all interested. P.S. they also do drapes and shades. LOCALLY YOURS,
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:15 PM   #25
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Make sure you spend time planning for any changes you might want to make or additions you want to add. So easy to add holding tanks or change plumbing or electrical or axle when you've got it all torn apart.

Can't wait to have mine back together, but I'm trying to take it slow and have it all just the way I want it. Caravanners are great trailers.

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Steve - thanks for the good wishes and the links. The blog is perfect for
us right now. We need to get and install tanks next and then the floor.
The pictures and advise on the blog are great. Thanks!
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Steve - thanks for the good wishes and the links. The blog is perfect for
us right now. We need to get and install tanks next and then the floor.
The pictures and advise on the blog are great. Thanks!
There are a few other threads and blogs on Caravanners that are really helpful. Doug Reid, who posted earlier in your thread as Muddy Hollow has a really good thread http://www.airforums.com/forums/f467...mod-27696.html and blog The Reid's 1956 Caravanner Renovation. Another one is Steve Hingtgen from Vintage Trailer Supply who has a blog on his '56 Caravanner 1956 Airstream Caravanner.

I keep going back and rereading restoration threads and I pick up tips every time I do it.

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please send me your email, i have some more photos for you!
the person who redid our trailer made an almost queen size in the rear. toilet hidden under a box after sink towards back. WE have only a black tank. Not terrific for dry camping but doable for a day or two. We love the dinette and bed and room in the middle. WE have too much closet space and original refurbished frig. our stove is original too. We really like her!
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We have what we think are original stove and refrigerator. I am very interested in
floor plans because since we are basically starting from scratch, we can make some
changes if we want. We are adding a grey water tank. I would like to see the
photos....LuckyLindsy@rocketmail.com
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