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Old 05-01-2014, 06:13 PM   #15
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I'm look h for the traditional colors carpet
One more thing, it would not have had carpet originally...it would have had linoleum tiles.



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Old 05-01-2014, 06:36 PM   #16
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62overleader. Thanks for the info
It doesn't say bubble that was what previous owners son told me it was.
And in trying to look for something duplicate that's what I thought it was as well
I do greatly appreciate all the info and pics and help that everyone is giving me

Just trying to keep a piece of history alive I'm 37 and I think it is just adorable and quaint

Does any one have and ideal on its value
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:40 PM   #17
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I'm not sure about the single sheet that your talking about. How can I tell?
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:56 PM   #18
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I'm not sure about the single sheet that your talking about. How can I tell?
Look at this linked photo (same as in my earlier post)…it's not a "pretty picture", but it clearly shows what I am talking about. Most Airstreams have a double layered end cap, (a sheet of aluminum on both the inside & the outside sandwiching insulation between them). Early Cruisettes only have one, the outer sheet - so there is a step on the interior where the curved end caps join up to the straight sides and the end of the rib is exposed. If it were to have a double layered end cap, you wouldn't see the end of the rib and the plane of the interior cap would be the same as the straight walls.

With a single panel, if you were to drill through the end cap - you would find it is just a single piece of aluminum - at the sides, it is one sheet > a void space filled with insulation > a second sheet. The early Cruisettes are the only trailers I know of that had this…it was a cost & weight savings measure incorporated in this entry level, "weekender" model.

As far as value is concerned, check out this Price vs Condition website. From your earlier description, it sounds like it'd be on the lower end in the "As Found" category.

I love Cruisettes - I find them very charming...

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Old 05-04-2014, 09:34 PM   #19
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That is definitely a Cruisette. Where did you get it? This is the 5th one I have seen turn up in the last year. And you say it has it's original interior?
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:16 PM   #20
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Hi! You DEFINITELY have a 1951 cruisette. Congratulations! I own 8008, the last model made with 15 end cap segments. Over the last several years I have been researching how many of these are still out there, and I'm pretty excited that I have not come across yours yet. As of now, I have found 34 that are documented by serial number and photographs, and 4 "mystery units" that I have photos of but no serial numbers or owner info. I'd love to see some interior pics if you have them to add to my "database". I have a lot of info on these from the photos I've obtained and have been fortunate to have visited a couple personally, as well as restoring mine from the floor up. If you have any questions about yours I'd be happy to help out if I can. Again, congrats!! Jason
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:22 PM   #21
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Gorgeous trailer. 15 panel fever...catch it!
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Old 12-19-2014, 06:11 PM   #22
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62overleader. Thanks for the info
It doesn't say bubble that was what previous owners son told me it was.
And in trying to look for something duplicate that's what I thought it was as well
I do greatly appreciate all the info and pics and help that everyone is giving me

Just trying to keep a piece of history alive I'm 37 and I think it is just adorable and quaint

Does any one have and ideal on its value
Hey Way1701! If you are looking for someone that will restore that trailer to it's original state, I would love to talk to you about purchasing it. I have been looking for a tiny Airstream and think you have a gem here. Please let me know if you still have it and if you are interested in selling! Kelly
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Old 12-19-2014, 08:03 PM   #23
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Congratulations! I promise you have a 1951 15-panel Cruisette. I have one too with a serial number of 8001. I also have a 1957 Bubble and yours is clearly a Cruisette. You should be very proud as not many exists. I know of only three 15 panel Cruisettes around.
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