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Old 07-28-2013, 10:21 AM   #1
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Globetrotter Brakes Question

I'm a new member and don't know how the forum works yet. I've just purchased a 1972 Globetrotter. Haven't picked it up yet but am wondering if it has electric brakes, in which case I need to have the controller installed in my vehicle. Can anyone help with this question. Thank you.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:33 AM   #2
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Yes, all Airstreams of that era have electric brakes on every wheel.

There were a few mostly rare, or since converted, that used a vacuum disk brake system but I doubt very much that yours would have anything but electric brakes.

Before you actually move it, if it has not been used, I would recommend considering having the brakes and wheel bearings checked, and if the tires are more than 5 or 6 years old, having them replaced. Brake, bearing, or tire failure is common on units that have not been used (yours may have been recently used of course) and cause very extensive and expensive damage, especially tires failing.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:39 AM   #3
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Welcome to the Forums and to the Globetrotter crowd.
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Thanks so much for the response. So great to have this forum to help new owners learn what they have and how to use it.
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I just bought a globetrotter and am going to pick it up this week with my 2003 ford explorer. Any suggestions on mirror extensions?
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I just bought a globetrotter and am going to pick it up this week with my 2003 ford explorer. Any suggestions on mirror extensions?
I like these. They fit well on my 2003 navigator. Easy on and off, and they're very stable.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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