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Old 05-22-2011, 09:11 AM   #1
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Just wandering around forum to forum...I bought an Avalair

I am trying to find a few people that have owned/or currently own an Avalair.

I just bought a 1964 Avalair Mark II out of west Texas. It's a pretty good starter trailer and we hope to have to ready to roll by the end of this summer.
Everything is original in the coach. We are trying to update it without cheesing it out. We love the vintage stuff, so we are trying to strategically add in modern conveniences without cutting holes etc. The outer skin is in really good condition. I believe it may be anodized. I'll see if I can post some pics as we progress.

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Old 05-22-2011, 09:18 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums! That looks like a nice project. What's the floorplan?
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:26 AM   #3
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Dinette up front, mid kitchen, rear shower and rear bed on the curb side.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:40 AM   #4
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nice find!! looks to be in good condition. enjoy your new treasure!!
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:41 AM   #5
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Welcome to the Forum. Looks like a fun project, please keep us posted.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:03 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forums!

Looks like a rare find. Avalair
avalair [Tin Can Tourists Wiki]

It's an old thread but you are not the only one with a Avalair. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f417...ere-29675.html and http://www.airforums.com/forums/f417...nfo-66120.html

Keep us posted on your progress.
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Hi Roothawg. Welcome to the forums! My grandma was born near current Centrahoma. We grew up in Texas always hearing 'Root, hog or die' at dinner.

Enter Avalair in our search on the site's overhead blue taskbar. You'll find a fair number of threads where the word appears.
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After only looking at Airstreams all these years, it's kinda funny to see the Bowen heater cover, Bargman L-66 and teardrop lights mounted on anything else.

Looks like a cutie, have fun.
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Hi Roothawg. Welcome to the forums! My grandma was born near current Centrahoma. We grew up in Texas always hearing 'Root, hog or die' at dinner.
That's exactly where that came from.
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After only looking at Airstreams all these years, it's kinda funny to see the Bowen heater cover, Bargman L-66 and teardrop lights mounted on anything else.

Looks like a cutie, have fun.
The hot water tank is mammoth. It holds 12 gallons!
It looks like a washing machine drum.
It holds more than the fresh water tank.......
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:23 AM   #11
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Welcome!

Great looking trailer... post some inside pics when you can.

It seems like all the good finds are in the south from Texas west, I think because it's so dry .


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Old 05-29-2011, 08:29 AM   #12
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Actually, I found newspapers under the dinette from 1970. The paper was from Albuqurque. I know my buddy had bought it from a guy in New Mexico, so it may have spent it's whole life in a dry climate.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:44 PM   #13
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Actually, I have a blog to show a few progress pics. I suck at blogging, but you get the idea.

The Adventures Of Avalair
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The Great West(Sothwest)...

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Great looking trailer... post some inside pics when you can.

It seems like all the good finds are in the south from Texas west, I think because it's so dry .


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Cute!

Roothawg,

Just saw the blog and additional photos - love the inside. I love those vintage interiors, and your have a great one. Looks like you've got a lot of work ahead of you... Know all about that and good luck what you find under that floor when you start to replace the rotten wood. That can be very scary.

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Say, that's a honey of a trailer. Looks like you have a couple of the original wood furniture units, the kitchenette and the hot water heater cabinet. I wonder what it looked like new?

And yes, with a 12-gallon WH, I don't think you'll need much of a furnace!
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It was pretty much in tact and unmolested. That was one of our search requirements when looking for a project. We'll get there, it just takes a while.
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That is interesting, I have a 1963 Avalair (Baroda Mn) wonder if they are related?
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:36 PM   #19
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Really? Please post pictures. You are the first person I have ever met with another one.

I am posting my progress to a blog. I am new to this whole blogging deal, but there are some interesting pics on it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:32 AM   #20
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I have just a few in my intro post here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f368...ado-73463.html

We are in the process of changing the flooring from the black and white vinyl tile to Allure Ultra Vinyl Plank. I'll post pictures and how the process went as soon as we are done. I do need to add some pictures of the trailer to my profile....I get lazy about that :-)
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