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Old 07-15-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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Does anyone own a Caravanner?

I have done a lot of searching on this forum. It seems that Caravanner owners are scarce. I am hoping to find someone who owns a '70 or '71 model. I see forum sections for the '50s and late '70s models but not the '70-'71 which have a different layout (I think). I would love to find someone to share information with if there is anyone out there!
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
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I have 25' '70 Caravanner
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:44 PM   #3
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I own a '71. We love it! What would you like to know?

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Old 07-15-2012, 03:08 PM   #4
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Great! Glad you both responded. The one I bought is half stripped of the interior so it is missing both the bench seats and the cabinets where the refrigerator was.
Do the bench seats fold out to beds?
Was there a table anywhere?
Did they come standard with an inverter or do you have to be plugged in to run the outlets?
Does the refrigerator run off the battery?

I am also having to redo the water pipes because of leaks but am a bit confused of the plumbing system? Do you have a diagram of the plumbing, especially where the pump is?

I love my new Airstream and want to restore it to near original. If you have any suggestions of where I can get the cabinets and bench seats that would be great.

Thanks!!
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:22 PM   #5
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If you haven't explored this resource yet, here is a link to the Vintage Airstream photo archive. It have examples of 5 different trailers (scroll down to the bottom of the first set of pictures to see links to the others). These photos will help you with your questions about the benches and the cabinets.

http://vintageairstream.com/photo-ar...caravanner-25/

There should be a univolt that, when plugged into shore power, charges the batteries and distributes power. The trailer is designed to run on both 110 and 12volt. The fridge would have run off both 120 and propane.

The Caravanner is a variant of the Tradewind, so everything is similar in terms of the mechanics.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:42 PM   #6
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Try this link:
http://www.airstream.com/files/libra...9a7bd76ef5.pdf
It has layouts of all the Airstream models.

Yes, both the couches pulled out to beds and the pump is under the streetside bed.

The table folded up from the curbside wall just forward of the door.

The link Cameront120 posted has lots of info.

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I think that table is the same as the one I had in my Tradewind. I'm assuming that the gouchos (couches) at the front and side were the same ones used in the Tradewinds of the same year. So if you could find a front goucho and a twin bed/goucho you could install them. You could also build your own using more modern slides and hardware.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:20 PM   #8
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[There should be a univolt that, when plugged into shore power, charges the batteries and distributes power. The trailer is designed to run on both 110 and 12volt. The fridge would have run off both 120 and propane.]

Cameront120,
Do the outlets run off the battery or are they only operable when I am plugged into shore power? I see the LP hookup for the fridge, but I just don't understand how that works to operate a fridge. Seems counter-intuitive.
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I see the LP hookup for the fridge, but I just don't understand how that works to operate a fridge. Seems counter-intuitive.
https://www.google.com/search?source...ac.q1EAnMqjnz0
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The 12v outlets and lights work off the battery when not connected to shore power. The 110 outlets only work when connected to shore power.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:57 PM   #11
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Hey Jeremy I have 77 Caravanner I found a 1977 Air Stream factory service manual on line and it answered most of my questions.. It has over 300 pages and it covers everything.
Have fun with your resto project I'm having a blast getting mine together Tee
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I think 1972 was the first year Service Manuals were published. Although there probably isn't a lot of difference between a 1971 and 1977 model when you get into the guts of it.
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:47 PM   #13
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You replied to a post I placed last year when I bought my caravanner. I was wondering if you still have yours? We have the same model and year and I was hoping to get some info so I can refurbish my missing items. Please send a message if you get this.

Thanks. Jeremy
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