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Old 12-17-2006, 11:19 PM   #1
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Talking total rank newbie here...

hiya. i just scored myself a '63 Overlander for $2000 on E-bay, and I'm going to be picking it up this week. i stumbled across this forum while searching for what the dry weight and tongue weight was. looks like a great place and i'm glad i found it.

go easy on me. not only am i new to airstream, i'm new to RVing in general. like i said... total rank newb.

a anyways... here's what i bought! eBay Motors: 1963 Overlander Land Yacht 26'... (item 170061849151 end time Dec-16-06 21:24:22 PST)

yay~!
any suggestions?
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Old 12-17-2006, 11:26 PM   #2
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Welcome to the boards. Holler if you have questions and congratulations on your new project.
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:45 AM   #3
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May look a little worn, but it looks like the interior is complete, and the outside just needs a little elbow grease.

I think you got a good deal and hope you enjoy it a lot.
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:16 AM   #4
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Cool looking rig, looking forwart to seeing pics of the home coming
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:47 AM   #5
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Katzklaw, are you planning to pull it back from TN? Or are you taking a flat bed? If the former make sure you do all the right stuff before attempting to take her on the highway. Be safe and we'll be looking for the cleaned up version photos. From the shine on the door it may clean up very nicely.
Welcome to the forums you've found the right place and the right folks to help with your new find.
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:18 AM   #6
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we were gonna pull her home. i know my truck is ready, but what should i do to check the trailer? i know better than to try to haul something on an 8 hour trip if the tires look like they"re gonna fall off or something like that... but what else should i be looking out for?
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:14 AM   #7
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we were gonna pull her home. i know my truck is ready, but what should i do to check the trailer? i know better than to try to haul something on an 8 hour trip if the tires look like they"re gonna fall off or something like that... but what else should i be looking out for?
Have a spare tire or 2 if you can.

Make certain you have the correct plug in for the brakes/lights, the last one I bought had a round pin that was not compatible to my truck.

I bring a compressor with me, just in case. Dunage to drive the tires on to change a flat (or a bottle jack)

Duct Tap, ya never know what might come loose?

Wire ties, had loose brake wires once.

If you do not have a key for the door, a wedge to fit in the handle next to the door is good insurance.

Good Luck!
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:28 AM   #8
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Check wheel bearings

What balgrn said. I would also find out how long it's been since the wheel bearings have been packed. You may want to do that too.
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Old 12-18-2006, 12:18 PM   #9
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Good luck with your Airstream. The folks here are tons of help.

By the way, if the serial number shown in the ebay listing is correct - your unit is a 64 not a 63 as was stated in the listing. Here is a site you may find useful scroll down to the bottom and check out the vintage photos - they are a lot of help.

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Old 12-18-2006, 12:51 PM   #10
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By the way, if the serial number shown in the ebay listing is correct - your unit is a 64 not a 63 as was stated in the listing.
Ganglin is right. Looks like a '64...same molded/integrated "airliner-style" bath as in our GT. This was a feature introduced in the '64 model year, if it's an early-64 it could have been made in '63 though. Regardless, looks like you have fun performing it's makeover...and we'll have fun watching! Post progress pics along the way ~

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Old 12-18-2006, 08:12 PM   #11
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thanks for the info! very interesting stuff. also.. would anyone happen to have any idea what kind of electrical connections i can expect to find? my truck has the dodge factory tow package with a modern 7 pin connector, and i'm pretty sure i'm not gonna find that when i reach Tennessee! I'll be pulling out tomorrow in the am, and probly lay eyes on it early Wednesday.
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