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Old 02-03-2004, 12:26 PM   #1
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front & rear wraparound

How rare is the front and rear wraparound on Airstream trailers?
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Old 02-03-2004, 12:40 PM   #2
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front & rear wraparound

Greetings Want310!

In checking my Argosy factory sales literature that covers 1973 through 1979 (I am missing 1974) first shows the wrap-around rear windows in the 1976 Rear Bedroom coaches. I would assume that the starting point for Airstream would be in the same general time frame. So far as to when production of this feature ended, that part I can only vaguely remember reading something about here on the Forums or on the VA List.

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Old 02-03-2004, 12:46 PM   #3
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Quite rare for Airstreams,

Trailers that is. I have seen MH's, Airstream and Argosy, with the rear wraps. I think for the most part, the vintage 70's Argosy trailers were the only ones with them.

Oakhill, a forum member here, has one, a 28' Argosy.

But now that I am thinking more, I believe there were a few late model CCD's or similar with the rear wraps in glass.

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Old 02-03-2004, 12:49 PM   #4
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Thanks Kevin

The unit I may be interestd in is a 29' 1984 Sovereign rear bedroom.
This is the first I've seen and am wondering if it was a special order.

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Old 02-03-2004, 02:55 PM   #5
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I have seen the front and rear wraps on a few models. In the 80's they would sell you almost any configuration so the rear wrap is available but was normally special ordered. I believe the first "standard" coach to have the rear wraps other than the Motor homes were the Limiteds. Most of the rear bedroom motor homes have the wrap around windows. The trailers seem to be hit and miss. You will need to look at 84 and newer as I think that is when the wrap around became available in the Airstream line.
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Old 02-04-2004, 10:20 AM   #6
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Thanks Brett

I always admired the look they give the MH. I like the airy feeling and light they offer.

I was attracted to my Argosy trailer because of the wraparounds
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I guess my decission is whether I want or need to tow another 5 to 6 ft in a trailer and the fact that my Argosy could use a paint job.

I'd better make my mind up as I don't think it will lbe available too much longer.

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Thanks Kevin

The unit I may be interestd in is a 29' 1984 Sovereign rear bedroom.
This is the first I've seen and am wondering if it was a special order.

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Hi, Steve!

Yes, although there may have been a few produced in the general production runs, most were special ordered.

We had the rear wrap-arounds in our 325 motorhome, and they have advantages and disadvantages. The advantage is that during the daytime, they let a lot of light in and give a very airy feeling to the bedroom. The disadvantages are that during the night time, they let a lot of light and cold in through and around the drapes. Additionally you lose hanging storage space, at least in the center queen version; we have storage floor to ceiling storage lockers in our 34' Limited.

I thought I'd miss them on our 34' trailer, but as it turns out, I don't miss them at all. The do LOOK great tho!

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Thanks Roger very good issues to consider. Their the same as the cockpit of my MH as far as cold and storage.
Never thought of them. Hmmmm?

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One way to see if it would be an issue for you is to use the dinette in your trailer as a bed for a few cold camping trips and see if it matters. We had a rear bed trailer and the wall was as cold as the windows. We will place a section of the silver bubble windows shade stuff in the corner window at night at the head of the bed if it is too cold, other than that it has not been a problem.
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great idea Brett.......BUT

up here in the Catskills of New York State it will be some time before I can even get to my trailer,SNOW, and -0 degrees that the Airstream would probablly be sold.

Unless I dig it out and head to Florida, where I should be in the first place, and spend some time with Brett.
This is the last winter I will be spending up north.

Great idea though.......Steve
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Was it only rumor or was Airstream going to bring some of the rear wrap arounds back at some point on certain models?
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