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Old 03-02-2006, 07:07 PM   #1
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How many are out there with this very unique model , and what do you think the plus and minus are of no bedroom?
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Old 03-02-2006, 07:36 PM   #2
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Ticki2 can you be a tad bit more specific on the model of what you are talking about?
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Old 03-02-2006, 08:13 PM   #3
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The Caravanner is a spcific model , same size as a Tradewind ( 25 ft )but has no bedroom , lots of windows. The layout is similar to yours with the middle cut out , does that make sense .
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Old 03-02-2006, 08:16 PM   #4
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Its a lonely world out here in 25 foot Caravanner land !!! Had mine for almost 2 years and not saw one close . Mine has 2 gonchos,one across the front and the other on the curb side , with a rear bath, Just 2 of us and sometimes a grandchild , plenty for us .
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Old 03-02-2006, 08:36 PM   #5
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My layout is about the same , it also has a free standing swivel rocker with matching upholstery. The interior is original , except for curtains (wife) and in suprisingly good condition. I did have to replace the furnace , other than that I've been able to clean and repair every thing else , oh , and new valves for the propane tanks.
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Old 03-02-2006, 08:40 PM   #6
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Thanks ticki2 I was not aware of that, I did not have a clue of what you were talking about, now I do thanks again.
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Old 03-02-2006, 08:46 PM   #7
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If you want to see some pics , go to Vintage Airstream site and click on Archives . Scroll down to '76 and '78 and click on Caravanner. Mine is like the '76 with the tan interior , only not quit as pristine . It looks like the pics were taken when it was new , it doesn't look like it was restored.
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Old 03-02-2006, 08:52 PM   #8
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I had a '76 Caravanner for 12 years and loved it. I replaced the side couch with a dinette that folded into an extra-long single bed. All the windows were thermopane. I redid the interior in pine which lightened it up even more. Weighed 5500lbs ready to travel and I used it in some very cold weather and poor travel conditions. A great trailer. Fortunately, the folks who bought it have turned out to be good friends and are taking even better care of it than I did. No possibility of buying it back, either!! Darol
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:59 PM   #9
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The 70s Caravaners were also called the "Party" model. You could get ots of people in it to party!
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How many are out there with this very unique model , and what do you think the plus and minus are of no bedroom?
To answer your question: the plus of no bedroom is that the interior space is much more open, allowing more wall space for more windows. For 2 people with no kids, or if there's no specific need for privacy, this model is preferable to the same size TradeWind.
The drawback of no bedroom is the lack of privacy, and/or division. My wife and I enjoyed the compartmentalized Tradewind we used to have, she could be in front and read, I could watch a DVD or snooze in the bedroom without us disturbing each other.
I am reasonably sure,though, that we would have been just fine in the Caravanner. This is actually my favorite 70's Airstream layout.
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The Caravanner is a spcific model , same size as a Tradewind ( 25 ft )but has no bedroom , lots of windows.
The layout is very simililar to the layout of our GlobeTrotter...just a couple of feet longer ~ no "bedroom", no problem!

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Its a great fit for us, easy to tow,and holds up to wear and tear good
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The 70s Caravaners were also called the "Party" model. You could get ots of people in it to party!
You've got that right , it's like a magnet . We started out camping 25 years ago with a group of friends in tents with more kids than adults.Five couples ,none of us has ever missed a Labor Day.Now we're all old and have trailers (only one AS)Guess where we all are when the elements get to be too much.
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Last spring we had 7 adults stay in the Airstream for 3 days, it was cold and rainy and sleeting but we all survived .
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