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Old 06-15-2012, 01:22 AM   #1
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I'm going to look at this trailer after talking to the owner for over 2 weeks. Owner says everything works but there's no title.

I sold my Schult so on Sunday, when I go see it in person, I'll most likely buy it. I noticed there's a lot of Streamline owners here so I've been reading all the comments for repair tips. There's a large damaged area by the door in the anodized aluminum. I was wondering if it was still available or if anyone knew a good place to buy it? And does anyone know if the wood is real or laminate & if it is birchwood on the walls?

It has all the original papers & a key!!! I'm really excited I found this trailer finally (after buying something that was not right for me) I will have an aluminum vintage kin! With that name (Duchess) she must be a girl trailer. Funny they left off the "t" in Duchess...or am I spelling it wrong?
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Looks like a fun project ahead of you!!
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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I have a 66 Duke. My wood finish looks similar to yours except lighter. Definitely not wood. I think it is a masonite product. I have the brochure that came with mine about the product. I normally don't care for those type products, but have learned to appreciate it. It is very light. The doors that are 3/4" thick are 1/4" product on both sides and 1/4" airspace in center. Save weight. They were made with solid material around the edges to accomodate hardware. Also cabinets are aluminum. Pretty well thought out.
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I have a 66 Duke. My wood finish looks similar to yours except lighter. Definitely not wood. I think it is a masonite product. I have the brochure that came with mine about the product. I normally don't care for those type products, but have learned to appreciate it. It is very light. The doors that are 3/4" thick are 1/4" product on both sides and 1/4" airspace in center. Save weight. They were made with solid material around the edges to accomodate hardware. Also cabinets are aluminum. Pretty well thought out.
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Thanks for that info. I suspected it wasn't real wood so I'm thinking about painting them which would look better. If the cabinets are metal in mine - they might look nice stripped down to the metal. Wonder if it's stainless???

Here's a photo of the kitchen.
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Duchess is spelled correctly, and if Barkingdogg has a Duke, then there appears to be a Royal theme happening.

Regal names are common for older trailers, I guess. I mean, Henri is a Sovereign of the Road, after all...
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:36 PM   #6
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Thanks for that info. I suspected it wasn't real wood so I'm thinking about painting them which would look better. If the cabinets are metal in mine - they might look nice stripped down to the metal. Wonder if it's stainless???

Here's a photo of the kitchen.
No, they are aluminum.
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No, they are aluminum.
Oh nice. Of course they're aluminum thanks Barkingdogg.
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I'm going to look at this trailer after talking to the owner for over 2 weeks. Owner says everything works but there's no title.

I sold my Schult so on Sunday, when I go see it in person, I'll most likely buy it. I noticed there's a lot of Streamline owners here so I've been reading all the comments for repair tips. There's a large damaged area by the door in the anodized aluminum. I was wondering if it was still available or if anyone knew a good place to buy it? And does anyone know if the wood is real or laminate & if it is birchwood on the walls?

It has all the original papers & a key!!! I'm really excited I found this trailer finally (after buying something that was not right for me) I will have an aluminum vintage kin! With that name (Duchess) she must be a girl trailer. Funny they left off the "t" in Duchess...or am I spelling it wrong?
Would love see your original paperwork. Streamline documents are proving to be hard to find. I have a full pdf library of the paperwork that came with, or that I have acquired for my 1965 Duke. I can share that with you if you'll do the same.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:24 PM   #9
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Hi LarryGlover,

I would love to share the paperwork on this forum as soon as I get the trailer home & I can figure out how to pdf them. I might have to take them to the printer to put them on a zip drive. Printer scanner issues at home limit me & lately I can't seem to send photos from my phone to my email which is a big pain since I do a lot of that.

I only briefly looked at the paperwork so I'm not sure what all is there. There's an original purchase folder & a bill of sale. Original owner paid $5000 brand new.

OR I can make copies & mail them to you.

Thanks for the offer. I so admire the '60's Streamlines & would have preferred one but just couldn't pass the opportunity to buy this '70 model.
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Nice looking trailer. It looks like it will be a fun project.
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I attempted to strip the paint off of the aluminum stuff inside my streamline, It was A PAIN! I decided to just paint over it, much less work. I would like more alumium accents although. Something I am working on. Also, I did not paint my "wood", it looks just like yours, I am curious if someone has photos of it painted.
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I attempted to strip the paint off of the aluminum stuff inside my streamline, It was A PAIN! I decided to just paint over it, much less work. I would like more alumium accents although. Something I am working on. Also, I did not paint my "wood", it looks just like yours, I am curious if someone has photos of it painted.
Thanks for the heads up about stripping the metal cabinets. Do you remember what product used in case I want to try it but choose a different product? Good idea adding aluminum accents too. Painting the wood...the wood doesn't look good so maybe it can be painted. It's not real wood I'm guessing, just like the cabinets. Wonder if it can just be removed. I'm picking up my trailer tomorrow - then I'll have a better idea what I'm talking about when I can really look at everything.
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I used a product that was a bright orange stripping gel, called Citristrip. It worked really decent to get off big sheets of paint, but around hardware, and corners, the stuff really took a lot of elbow grease. Kind of like cleaning a gigantic oven. So for small sections, It works really well, but a whole trailer (what I wanted to do) would take weeks of straight work, and I want to move into mine here soon! It would be easier if you didn't mind stratching the aluminum or going for a brushed look, but to keep it shiney I was using a rag to scrub it off, and that took time.
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Silverwoman, if you can remove the doors you can take them to a commercial stripper. I've done this. It's fairly cheap and they will look like new. Maybe that will give you enough aluminum accent.

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