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Old 02-12-2006, 09:28 AM   #1
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Have just acquired a (largely intact original) 1959 Overlander, my first trailer of any type. Have always loved the look of Airstreams of this era, but feel I have a lot to learn before I and this trailer are ready for a year or so of work-related (stationary) full-timing! Will be living in it in a high desert area, so heating and cooling will both be important issues. I know there will be others, and look forward to learning from experienced vintage rehabbers, as well as experienced full-timers.

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Old 02-12-2006, 09:29 AM   #2
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Have just acquired a (largely intact original) 1959 Overlander, my first trailer of any type. Have always loved the look of Airstreams of this era, but feel I have a lot to learn before I and this trailer are ready for a year or so of work-related (stationary) full-timing! Will be living in it in a high desert area, so heating and cooling will both be important issues. I know there will be others, and look forward to learning from experienced vintage rehabbers, as well as experienced full-timers.

Lynne
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Welcome to the forums!
You're in luck, right now there are several deep restoration going on right here at the forums. Much to see and read on 50's Airstream trailers!
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Hey Lynne, welcome to the world of 50's Airstreams. I just found a 58 in southern Oklahoma and "oh no" I bought it. Have done restoration on my 78 Argosy, but this is a whole new animal. Please keep us posted on what you do and send pictures. I'm a bit overwhelmed with what I've taken on and may end up selling this one to someone else. I know there is a lot of info on here about complete restorations, just don't know if we're in the same league with those folks. Where in Texas are you. May need help up here.
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Hi, Lynne,

In six months or less, I predict that you'll be writing to one of the moderators about changing your "screen name" here.
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