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Old 11-07-2014, 08:22 PM   #1
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Just bought AS Overlander

My question is that the vin number states that it is a 1969. I called AS and talked with Jim and he ask me if it had two hinges or one on the entry door. I told him that it had two hinges on the door. Here is ware the problem is the last three number in the vin say it is a 1969 but the door hinge says it is a 1979 ???
Could any one clarify this for me.

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Old 11-07-2014, 08:27 PM   #2
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In my limited knowledge, 69 would have square edge windows, 79 would have rounded. Do you have a photo?

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Old 11-07-2014, 08:35 PM   #3
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The bottom corners of front window are right angles, the upper top corners are radius
. The entry door should have twist door knob. A 1979 door will a flip handle, and all window will be radius corners
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Old 11-07-2014, 08:51 PM   #4
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Thank you for this info. The entry door has a pull handle or flip handle on it and all windows have rounded corners. Also then why is the last three number in the vin say that it is a 69 when in the 1970es say it should have four numbers in it ? I will post photos when I use my biger computer as the photos are in that one
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Old 11-08-2014, 10:31 AM   #5
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Hi and welcome to Air Forums. You're ready for a lot of fun with your vintage Overlander.

My son has a 69 GlobeTrotter. Maybe this photo will help determine the year of your trailer. You can see the single hinge door and the round door knob. You can see the radiused windows on the sides, but rather square bottoms on the front. The big fridge access compartment door may be another clue to your search for the model year.

It is not unusual for these old trailers to get modified through the years making their model year features somewhat blurry.

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Old 11-08-2014, 12:25 PM   #6
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72 here in Kansas

Welcome to the A$ group.. I cant help but feel a tad above all the other plastic campers when we are out with ours... After all I owned a stick and staple wonder 5th wheel before finding our Overlander..

Yes there is always things needing fixed, replaced or sealed but over all its a investment that pays back and not just rot into a pile of worthless plywood and plastic after 25 years.

So other than some details,, age does not matter much..

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Old 11-08-2014, 03:31 PM   #7
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A couple more ways to tell yours is a 1969

Hi there! I own a 1969 sovereign land yacht... I was told by an appraiser that a sure fire way to know it's a 1969 is the rectangular rear bath window. After 1969 they rounded the corners. Also in 1970 they moved towards tambor (roll up) doors in the overhead compartments. In 1969, they still had plywood flip-up doors. These clues... In addition to the clues given by some of the others. Best of luck with your new trailer!

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