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Old 11-07-2013, 11:16 PM   #1
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Found this in remote Village in Mexico.... Whats it going to take?
What model / year is it?
Where can i find the basic spares to get it out of there?
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:01 AM   #2
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Don't walk, Run away quickly!!

Are there still wheels or axles under it?? Not sure of the brand, looks like a Streamline or Silver Streak, but given the fact that at the very least it has been hit pretty hard on both ends, I would leave it where it sits. I'm just guessing, but I wouldn't be surprised if it has been pushed around by the same front end loader that left all those tracks in the dirt. The time, cash, and effort that will be required to sort out that much damage will never be retrieved. I hate to be negative, but that trailer has the potential to be the Mother of all Black Hole Money Pits, and I say that as a lover and owner of such things.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:11 AM   #3
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Are there still wheels or axles under it?? Not sure of the brand, looks like a Streamline or Silver Streak, but given the fact that at the very least it has been hit pretty hard on both ends, I would leave it where it sits. I'm just guessing, but I wouldn't be surprised if it has been pushed around by the same front end loader that left all those tracks in the dirt. The time, cash, and effort that will be required to sort out that much damage will never be retrieved. I hate to be negative, but that trailer has the potential to be the Mother of all Black Hole Money Pits, and I say that as a lover and owner of such things.
I'll second that. It looks way too beat up.
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:06 AM   #4
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ditto. a friend here just repaired the front of one just like that. They weigh about twice an Airstream, and resell for about 1/3 the price.

If you found a 40s or 50s era Airstream it may be worth the challenge, but I'm afraid that one is doomed to stay near where it is.

You have a good heart for wanting to do it though.

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Old 11-08-2013, 09:13 AM   #5
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They weigh about twice an Airstream, and resell for about 1/3 the price.

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That is the first I've heard of that. lol our fully loaded 20 foot silver streak is under 2500#, airstream of the same size are only 1300#?
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:33 AM   #6
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Depends on the year. For example, I have a 64 Airstream. I have a friend that's restoring a similar length Silverstreak but 70s era.

His trailer had thicker walls, and wood lathe where the skin was screwed in. The frame was almost twice the height of mine.

The cabinets were much thicker, and there is more aluminum involved in the ribs as well as the roof, because the roof is flat and then rounded over.

I'm glad about your low weight, but his trailer was almost twice my 3,500 lbs.

Double weight may be an exaggeration, but the trailers are usually built different. My trailer has a 4 inch frame (which is making it tough to get gray tanks in) How deep is your frame underneath the trailer?

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I don't want to hijack this thread more than i already have. You can check out a good comparison here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f417...ion-64163.html
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