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Old 04-07-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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Any thoughts as to what brand trailer this is?

Delivering mail the other day in a VERY run-down trailer park. Happened upon this trailer. Airstream? Avion? Silver Streak?

Thinking if I can pick it up for a good price, I may just try and restore it.

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Old 04-07-2013, 12:06 PM   #2
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Not an Airstream, probably an Avion, could be a Silver Streak. Hard to tell unless you are an expert with all that lovely paint on it.

A good price would be less than $500 or free...lol.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:41 PM   #3
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It looks like that building has been built onto the side of the trailer. I wonder if they modified the trailer doorway in any way. Between that and the absence of axles, it might take a fair amount of restoration.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:35 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure it's an early-mid 60's avion. With that much mold on it and no tags, can't get much closer than that. It has the window shapes and wheel wells of those years. The street side awnings are a fun addition .

It would be a cool trailer fixed up.

"Sprouty" in the vintage kin section picked up a '59 Avion last fall from a campground with an addition added to it like this one.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f417...-it-95767.html

When looking at the photos big, tires can be seen under it, so you may just need new tires and to pack the bearing to get it home to evaluate the axels.

Good luck on getting it!

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Old 04-08-2013, 12:47 AM   #5
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Will be over in this part of town tomorrow, will try and get a couple more photos to see if anyone can made a determination. As well, going to snap a couple of photos of the Spartan that is in the park. Grab the park's contact phone number and see if they are available for sale.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:17 AM   #6
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It would be awesome to see it back on the road again.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:35 AM   #7
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Hopefully you can get a look at the door, that would help ID it and maybe the plate with the serial and model number is still on it next to the door. Looks like a BIG project. It sure looks like an Avion to me.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:30 PM   #8
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I also vote for Avion, and also think that's a big project. but would love to see it saved!
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Might be a Streamline.
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It's an Avion

Appears to be a 1963 thru 1967 Avion 30' Imperial.

Looks anodized (started in 1963) and appears (I'm guessing) it does not have the MOR/ryde suspension (started in 1967?) Leaf springs I would bet.
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It looks like an Avion to me by the shape, windows and front window cover.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:43 PM   #12
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That ham radio tower might be worth as much.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:14 PM   #13
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Derek,

As someone with WAY, WAY, WAY too many trailer projects (8) in my life, in addition to my motorhome project, I would suggest that you do not walk, but RUN, RUN, RUN away from that thing, and never look back. Even if you pick it up for FREE, that trailer will start bleeding you out of time and cash from the minute you think about towing it out of that park.

It will might start with frozen lug nuts, then new tires and mounting, and then the wheel bearings and brakes (if it has any), then maybe some temporary towing lights, then the coupling will be rusted up, and it might need a bit of welding and reinforcement. When you finally get it home, your neighbors will be thrilled at the new eyesore that you've imported into their view. Then you'll start the process of removing a ton or so of assorted debris, toxic waste, and rotted woodwork. After blowing a couple of weekends worth of time, you'll be buying some acid wash and a nice long handled scrub brush just to "spiff it up" a bit. After enjoying a brief moment of joy at having removed about 40 years worth of moss, mold, and mildew, you'll finally start to see the depth of the hole that you've jumped into. All the dents will be more obvious, some of the original lights will be broken or missing, the squirrels will have eaten some of the wiring, the floor will need replacement, a couple of windows will need parts, the door latch won't work, etc., etc., etc.

You might even momentarily enjoy contemplating the fantasy of how cool this trailer would look in tow behind your motorhome, but then you'll realize that you haven't worked on the moho in a couple of months, and think to yourself "gee, where does the time go??", and then you'll get a call back from that guy with the Spartan, and then ................

From personal experience, I'm just saying....................

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Charly, it is obvious that you have much experience and wisdom with old travel trailers.
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