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Old 07-13-2005, 08:59 PM   #15
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Thanks for the welcome. I hope you can see it in your heart to help a guy out. This trailer was headed for the dump when I bought it. A local lake agency told all of the trailer owners that there were going to be no more permanent set ups. It was being converted to day use. The guy placed an ad in the paper for $300,needing work,gone by Friday. He priced it based on what the dump was going to charge him. We made a deal that whatever the back fees added up to would be taken off of the $300. DMV fees added up to $309. He was true to his word and gave me all of my money back. The interior was pretty much gone ,and what little was left was in poor shape and of questionable construction. On a good note the body and glass was in pretty good shape with no leaks. I removed the wood skirt that had been screwed to the lower edges,pulled the house toilet,pedestal sink,and water heater out. Don't have time right now to cut out the shower stall that was grafted in. Could really use some info on the wiring questions I posted. I am planning to leave on Sat. I cannot seem to get a new thread started,keeps getting kicked back. Do they measure the overall length with the hitch? The 72 Sovereign comes up as 31' but I measure 28' on the body. Thanks.
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Old 07-13-2005, 11:24 PM   #16
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Thanks for the welcome. I hope you can see it in your heart to help a guy out. This trailer was headed for the dump when I bought it. A local lake agency told all of the trailer owners that there were going to be no more permanent set ups. It was being converted to day use. The guy placed an ad in the paper for $300,needing work,gone by Friday. He priced it based on what the dump was going to charge him. We made a deal that whatever the back fees added up to would be taken off of the $300. DMV fees added up to $309. He was true to his word and gave me all of my money back. The interior was pretty much gone ,and what little was left was in poor shape and of questionable construction. On a good note the body and glass was in pretty good shape with no leaks. I removed the wood skirt that had been screwed to the lower edges,pulled the house toilet,pedestal sink,and water heater out. Don't have time right now to cut out the shower stall that was grafted in. Could really use some info on the wiring questions I posted. I am planning to leave on Sat. I cannot seem to get a new thread started,keeps getting kicked back. Do they measure the overall length with the hitch? The 72 Sovereign comes up as 31' but I measure 28' on the body. Thanks.
The trailer plug wiring diagram is at: http://www.airstream.com/airstream/p...lug1966-81.pdf
The Airstream corporate site has a great deal of information in the FAQ section. How far do you have to tow the Sovereign? If it has been sitting for some time the existing brakes probably need replacement.

The trailer length is measured from ball to bumper, usually adding three feet to the body length.

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Cool , that's what I was looking for. 600 miles to Vegas from here. Only have to hit the brakes a couple of times during the trip. A lot of hours spent just watching the road going under the truck. I pulled the drums to repack the bearings and install new seals. The brake assemblies look like they were never used. No grooves,deep scratches,or much of any wear to be seen. I figure once I get settled in to the new homestead I can do up the Sovereign right. The axles are pretty well set -very little bounce left. Finish gutting the house paint splattered interior. The big project I am looking into is clamshelling the rear section ,like the C-5A's nose,to gain a larger opening for bulky items.I am told a guy in Sparks Nevada has done this. Thanks again for the link.
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