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Old 04-16-2004, 03:26 PM   #1
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Hi there!
We recently purchased a 1977 23' Safari. After scrubbing off 26 years of grunge, it looks like the interior is in pretty good shape ! Even so, we'll be doing lots of replacing and renovating over the next couple of years. Unfortunately, the previous owner lost the manual . We have never owned a trailer and would find the manual extremely useful. Any ideas where we could get a copy of one?
p.s. we live in BC, Canada

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Greetings RamblinRose!

Welcome to the Forums and the world of Vintage Airstream ownership.

Unfortunately, the previous owner lost the manual . We have never owned a trailer and would find the manual extremely useful. Any ideas where we could get a copy of one?
By the time your coach was manufactured, there were two manuals available. The Onwers' Manual was included with every coach. A service manual was also published that could be purchased if desired. Today, you can get copies of both of these manuals from Secretarial Services:

The information below is quoted from the Vintage Airstream Club web site:

Q: I need an owners and service manual for my Airstream. Where can I get one?

A: The first owners manuals were published in 1964. Prior to that, the owner received a brown envelope containing parts lists and other helpful information on the accessories in his trailer. The VAC has started making these available in the Members Archive section. A service manual with instructions for performing service operations did not exist until 1972.
You can get photocopies of owners manual (1964+) and service manuals (1972-1986) from:

Helen Davis Secretarial Services
PO Box 484 Sidney, OH 45365

Prices are about $33 and $70 respectively. After 1986 the Owners Manuals included available service information.
Good luck with the restoration of your coach!


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Old 04-17-2004, 04:51 PM   #3
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Thanks Kevin for your quick and helpful response! I will definitely be in touch with Helen soon for the manuals as I'm already looking at campsites for the summer and want everything to be in good working order. I'm sure I'll be back here often asking for all kinds of information!

Thanks again,
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