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Old 12-26-2002, 08:52 PM   #1
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Just a question on A/S models in 1974,

My 74 Overlander is also labeled as an International, the red white and blue badge on the side, and also has the words "Overlander" and "Landyacht" which is on the badge to the right of the door. The owners manual I got with it seems to show the Intl and Lndyt to be two different models. I can see the differences in them so I am sure mine is a International, (for instance, dump valves in a rear compartment instead of outside on the bumper) so why does it say Landyacht by the door? I can't find the water filter which supposedly came on the Intl, but the copper tubing looks to have been rerouted so maybe a previous owner deleted it. Any 70's buffs out there?


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Old 12-26-2002, 09:41 PM   #2
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I'm not a specific "70's buff"...but I have asked some of the same questions myself. My understanding from some friends who have "Internationals" is this ~

"Overlander" describes the length/model of your trailer.

"Land Yacht" is the affectionate term given to all(?) Airstreams in the 60's & 70's.

"International" denoted the upgrades package including things to make caravanning & longer trips more comfortable.

I'm sure someone else will pipe in & clarify it for both of us...


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Old 12-27-2002, 07:55 AM   #3
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InsideOut, you are correct. Chas, I have exactly the same situation - 1975 Overlander, with the International and Land Yacht emblems. I seem to recall that when I was reviewing the manual it appeared that the larger models were refered to as International and the smaller ones as Land Yacht...
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Old 12-27-2002, 08:11 AM   #4
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I believe you are correct. From what I have read, until the current Internationals, the International emblem simply denoted a trim upgrade. The Internationals apparently included a water filter, among other items.

The current (2002+) International emblem denotes a complete new line of trailers.
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Old 12-27-2002, 12:14 PM   #5
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water filter

I am attaching a pic of the water filter in my '60 Overlander International. I don't know if the same filter was used in '74, since they switched to an under-the-counter model at some point in time, but it was part of the International options package.
And BTW Chas, I asked a very similar question about my trailer some time ago and Inland Andy summed it up pretty well in this quote:
Rog0525. They are all Land Yachts. Back then "Overlander" meant it's a 26 foot trailer. Ambassador was 28 foot, etc. International means it had some upgrades that the plain models, usually 24 foot and down didn't have. Back then it was sort of simple. Todays name plates are confusing to most of us. Then we have the Limiteds, the Excella's, and the Bambi's.
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Old 12-27-2002, 06:28 PM   #6
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My "International Soveriegn Land Yacht" had a stainless steel Everpure water filter in the cold water side. The PO did not winterize it last winter and it froze and ruined it. I replace it with a plastic RV type that I got at Lowes. It also came with a 6000 BTU catalytic heater that was apparently factory installed.

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