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Old 04-23-2007, 11:07 PM   #1
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Introducing our new '56 Caravanner

I would like to take the time to introduce everyone to this sweet little rig I will be showing off at a rally near you!

I purchased this trailer from a gentleman in Michigan. The restoration and refurbishment was done by David Winick. You may have seen this trailer before as it is on his website's completed projects page.

Frustrated with my Safari's money pit of issues, I bit the bullet and got an awesome, custom, one of a kind trailer from a legend in this business. I will have the vintage interior parts available from both the 56 Caravanner and 68 Safari, so PM me if interested in something. Modifications on this coach I am interested in are a pedestal for the bed to add storage, overhead storage in the rear bed area, and some kind of overhead shelf/cabinet for the galley (Ideas anyone?).

I need a good name for this coach. Doesn't it resemble the Orient Express?
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:10 PM   #2
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:40 PM   #3
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Wow!!!!

Soldiermedic -

WOW!!!!

WOW!!!!

WOW!!!!

Really, WOW!!!!

Terrific looking coach.... glad that you got one really done by the best builder going.... sorry that the 'original' AS was such a headache....!!!!\

Now you have a SUPER looking coach, plenty of reason to go and camp, and nothing keeping you in a dealers lot.....

Go "See more. Do more. Live more"

Enjoy the heck out of it - you earned it! in more ways than one...

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Old 04-23-2007, 11:48 PM   #4
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Thanks for your enthusiastic reply!

My wife and I are VERY excited about this. We would have preferred a front dinette that converted to a bed, but this was the best thing we found on the market. I will need to place an AC unit in it, but thats all it really needs for all season use. Would also like to investigate adding a cable hook-up.

You are right about keeping me off the dealers lot, it would take me over three years pre-taxes in Army pay to afford a 75th Bambi.

Time now to look for neat interior accesories.
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:17 AM   #5
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STUNNING!

I am awestruck!

And a Winnick product too. Have a great time using it and showing it off!!!
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:24 AM   #6
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Wow wow wow - thats really beautiful - what kind of condition was it in whey you started?

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Old 04-24-2007, 06:46 AM   #7
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Really, really, really nice!!!!!!!!!!!!

I look forward to seeing your beautifu baby in person at a rally in the near future.
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What a beaut!! And a Winnick to boot!!

Looking forward to seeing it in person one day. It looks like a 'she' to me with her shiny, sparkly dress and bright red shoes!!

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Congratulations! You should have years of happy camping and travel in that pretty Airstream ~G
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:17 AM   #10
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Wow wow wow - thats really beautiful - what kind of condition was it in whey you started?

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Ken,

David Winick did the restoration of this trailer, and had the help of the trailers owner. If you would like to see what was done, it is detailed on his site here.

Thanks for the nice comments from everyone. I especially like the leather pelts wrapping the lower walls, and the contrast with the lighter ceiling paint.

M&G, still don't know what cinversion means in that last PM to me.

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Wow - congrats on your new baby. It's absolutely gorgeous! Makes me think I need to get out there and give my poor little trailers some attention...
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:29 AM   #12
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Very nicely done. There's one problem with it - when my wife sees this she'll be thinking and looking at ours, and thinking and I can see my wallet taking a significant hit. That's the kind of trailer you just can't leave at home on a weekend - it has to be out spreading the gospel of aluminumitis to the uninitiated in campgrounds wherever it goes.

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Old 04-24-2007, 08:54 AM   #13
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Tell your wife that if she does it she can do whatever it is she wants. I know that mine usually gets frustrated, but I get tired of being the only one who can do certain things (Cook, Clean, Mow, Wash Cars, Taxes, Etc).

I still lover her though

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Old 04-24-2007, 10:28 AM   #14
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Well, my wife is definitely a "do-er" when she gets her mind set on something. What scares me is that sometimes her ideas and mine differ slightly - like colors. I'm mostly color blind and am partial to quiet, reserved, muted and she loves rich vibrant colors. When it comes to thrashing as long as it doesn't have old car grease on it she will generally tackle it and come for advice now and then. I got a good one!

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