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Old 08-19-2011, 11:43 PM   #1
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Confused about Blue Serial Number emblems

I just refinished my 1968 Globetrotter badge or emblem by the entry door. On VTS they supply 4 7/8 wide blue emblems. Do these go anywhere specific on the trailer? How do I check to see if mine had one? I see a spot with 2 rivets on the left front above my fresh water intake . Can't tell if there was an emblem there. Does anyone know? Or were these very early 60's only in place of my long rectangular one? Any info would be helpful, do not see them on the archives for my year anywhere. Thanks!

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Old 08-20-2011, 12:07 AM   #2
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Badges?... We don't need no stinkin' Badges!

Randy, Your '68 should have (in your Avatar picture) an Airstream plate above the front and rear window. The model/serial plate to the right of your entry door on the curb side of the trailer. It's just under the most forward window toward the tongue. Also a MHBA Mobile Home Builders Assoc. badge near the folding step. The only other badging would be on International Trim Package models. That adds, Rub rails, Flag (red,white and blue) badges, and Cursive International ID badge on the rear between the tail light housings. If you have a standard packaged trim level Landyacht trailer, these other badges will be missing. Some original purchasers had plates added by dealers that stated that the trailer was built specially for: and their names added. These were usually engraved brass plates to the right of the door. If you have holes on the front of the trailer it could be from a long gone antenna mount or other fixture mount that has since been removed. If that is the case you need to place some pop rivets (olympic) in the holes with Vulkem or Parbond sealant on them to prevent water from getting in. The Serial Plates you see on VTS web site are for earlier AS years and don't apply to mid or late "60's trailers. Hope this answers your questions, Ed

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Old 08-20-2011, 03:53 AM   #3
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on the various RV's I have owned or worked around the two rivets above the potable water fill once had a red background label warning to use only potable water and to sanitize the tank before using.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:51 AM   #4
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I checked and seem to have all the emblems including a voltage requirement emblem on left rear by the battery door. I include a few photos. One of my newly restored name badge emblem and the area that prompted my question. I am thinking that the large rectangular patch by the window may have been for the original antenna. I am missing the potable water badge, see the 3 rivets below by the water intake. Am I correct ? Thank you folks for your great help.
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The rivets you pointed out appear to be from a bracket for the original TV antenna. The patch you have is a mystery.

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