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Old 04-25-2010, 06:46 PM   #15
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I think it's a Travelux, made in Ontario (Canada). Check out the links on this forum about these trailers. Look at post #18 for more pictures in this thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...s-14677-2.html

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YES - it's got to be a Travelux.
Something about it said it wasn't an Avion or a Silver Streak.

It's VERY rare.

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Old 04-25-2010, 08:10 PM   #16
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Hi Lisa, I think that you are right. It's the only one that I've seem so far that matches, outside and in.
One of the things that had me confused was the stove sink combination that is reversed from every Airstream floor plan I had seen. The Travelux plan is exactly right.

So, although I haven't got an airstream I probably have something a bit rarer and therefore worth thousands and thousands of dollars))))
Not that I'm interested in that at all of course!
Michael.
Hi again Michael,
Yes, it's very rare and very cool. It'll look so bright and airy when you clean it up. I really like the light wood. The new Serenity is trying to capture the vintage feel that your trailer already has! Here's some inspiration: Colonial Airstream NJ - 2010 Airstream International Serenity Series 27' FB

Best wishes and keep us updated on your adventures.

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Old 04-29-2010, 11:11 PM   #17
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It certainly looks like a Travelux that someone disguised as an Airstream. It is very much like the Travelux parked beside my house.

There should be a blue Transport Canada sticker to the right of the door just below the trim. Flying Canada geese at the front of the rub rails. And big "Travelux Made in Canada" stickers above the front and rear windows. But it seems all external ID has been removed.

Congratulations to Bolerama for the quick ID.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:21 AM   #18
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Michael,
I can with out a doubt say, it is a Travel Lux. I have the same trailer!And like any aluminum addict, I've begun the process of polishing...With solar powered uplights shining off the skin at night --it's incredible.
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:58 AM   #19
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Michael,
I can with out a doubt say, it is a Travel Lux. I have the same trailer!And like any aluminum addict, I've begun the process of polishing...With solar powered uplights shining off the skin at night --it's incredible.
It's interesting. I was talking on the phone to an ex Travelux dealer in Ontario and he told me quite a lot about them.
His take on polishing was that it had to be done every year in order to keep the high shine.
Sounds like an expensive proposition in terms of cash and labour.
Can you tell me how much it costs and the time involved when you are finished?
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It is a MAJOR job to polish a trailer, weeks of hard work typically. But once it is done you can go over it once a year in a day or 2 and bring back the shine. Only if it left for 10 or 20 years, will it revert to its dull condition.

There should be some kind of wax that will preserve the shine for a year.
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It looks like a Streamliner to me... not an Avion, definately not an Airstream
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It is a MAJOR job to polish a trailer, weeks of hard work typically. But once it is done you can go over it once a year in a day or 2 and bring back the shine. Only if it left for 10 or 20 years, will it revert to its dull condition.

There should be some kind of wax that will preserve the shine for a year.
The dealer recommend a spray on sealant. He said that on many of the trailers the skin would go that dull milky colour very quickly if it was not sealed within days of being polished.
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:43 AM   #23
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I enlarged the pic and it definately says Airstrea is all I could make out, I would suggest that it may be a late 50's edition of the international travel that AS made for overseas trips.
I was on the blue ridge parkway and run upon a book about alum trailers and it had one of these in it. I believe if I remember correct it was the predicessor to the Avion.
As far as floor plans it was not uncommon for manufacturers back then to flip or switch them around slightly to sell an ordered unit.
I believe that if you do some further investigation into the serial number by running a history through DMV you may find out more information.

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