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Old 01-18-2010, 08:56 PM   #29
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I have a 63 19' Globetrotter and it is completely gutted and needing new floor and axle from what i can tell. I am tinkering with the idea of cutting open the back to make a door and adding a heavier axle to make a one of a kind toy hauler. Any suggestions warnings thoughts or insight from the experienced would be greatly appreciated! Thanks Christopher
The 61 Overlander we just purchased has the back cut out and has been gutted save for the roof a.c. so we plan on fixing up as toyhauler and living quarters, our is two axle. Go for it we are. Good Luck!

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Old 01-19-2010, 01:14 PM   #30
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If you were to remove just the flat portion of the rear end, the window and the panel below it, you would have something that possibly could be reversed later on, and the fold-down would be a flat piece. The problem is that you would have only about 40" wide by however high your top of window is, to roll your bike in. Otherwise you are getting into the curved wall sections and endcaps, which complicates things quite a bit.
I would also be concerned with the useable space left for sleeping and such with a small Airstream like a Globetrotter. For long-term comfort and useability I would go for a Safari(22') or Overlander(24 or 25'?) at the very least.

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Old 01-19-2010, 02:35 PM   #31
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A longer Trailer might be a better option after taking some measurements and digging into weight for the single axle. I will be keeping my eyes peeled for another trailer.
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:52 PM   #32
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I'm really glad to hear you say that. The GT 10 footers are just so PERFECT as a small trailer. Because we're three in the family we decided on a 23' Safari, but if I was solo-ing it around the country a nicely renovated '63 GT would be so sweet...

And if you decide the sell the GT when you get a bigger trailer could you call my wife and explain to her why I want to buy it and why we need TWO, not one, Airstreams!

Look forward to seeing pictures of any and all renovations you attempt!

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Old 01-19-2010, 03:53 PM   #33
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I mean 19-footers (hey, the zero and nine keys are practically the same ;-)
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:15 PM   #34
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Sounds to me like you need a long Funeral Coach. You may not know that the back end has a clamshell arrangement that provided fold down stairs and a flip up window.
I often convert to haul our bicycles and my long wb recumbent is longer likely than your cycle.
The SNOWEST photos show what is possible. I say go for it.

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