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Old 09-18-2004, 10:48 AM   #15
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Nope Norby, it's for real. I'm picking it up on Sunday.
It's not Norby's fault, really. He can be excused for suspecting that most of what he sees on this big ole' internet is fake. I personally take responsibility for so many of these falsehoods... that he can hardly be blamed for suspecting even the most benign-looking photograph of a giant, camoflauged trailer. So I want to thank you, Norbert... for always sleeping with one eye open.

A prayer for Norby

Lord, spare me from the photos I cannnot change,
the courage and willingness to Photoshop the ones I can,
and grant Norby the wisdom to know the difference.

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Old 09-18-2004, 10:57 AM   #16
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i am humbled by your praise.....
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Old 09-18-2004, 11:09 AM   #17
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It is an Ambassador and titled as a '69 although it looks more like a '68. The '68 was 28' and the '69 29', so I'll measure it when I get it home (assuming I can find it again).
It's definately not a '69. Besides the length change, in '69 the windows changed from the curved/square Corning Glass to the rounded/framed style seen throughout the 70's.

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Old 09-18-2004, 11:11 AM   #18
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i am humbled by your praise.....
I knew you'd love that.

Seriously though, about a week ago I was looking at a series of photos in Architectural Digest. The same room was pictured 3 times, each with different carpet, paint, furniture... I had to read the article before I realized they were all 3-D software generated fakes! I was stunned at how completely I was fooled. My point is - you're in good company.
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Old 09-18-2004, 12:32 PM   #19
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That trailer should be a 1966.

A 66 had a single belt line and square cornered vent covers.

A 67 and 68 had a double belt line and radius corner vent covers.

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Old 09-18-2004, 01:05 PM   #20
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As long as you stick to the woods, nobody will ever see you. It's going to make someone a great hunters camp. Any luck on your search for the "new" airstream?

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Old 09-18-2004, 01:26 PM   #21
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Andy, you are correct.

I called the seller to confirm tomorrow's pick up. It is a 1966. He had misread the title. Thanks.
I may wear a bulletproof vest tomorrow, just in case.
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Old 09-18-2004, 01:38 PM   #22
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Any luck on your search for the "new" airstream?

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Not yet Jack. There's plenty of bigger ones out there but the little ones seem to be getting really scarce.
Anybody want to trade a little one for a 28' shootin' box?
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Hey Rog! Check this out - maybe there's a regular market for this sort of thing!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...490544428&rd=1
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Old 09-20-2004, 06:33 PM   #25
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Hey Rog! Check this out - maybe there's a regular market for this sort of thing!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...490544428&rd=1

I'll be darned......Rambo's little cousin! And here I thought I had the only camouflaged Airstream around. Wouldn't those two make a great pair? Thanks for the link Stef.
I've Pretty well decided to hang onto Rambo rather than sell. I've started cleaning out the gun magazines, shell casings, targets etc. (the PO even left a Rambo type survival knife in it) and I'm pleasantly surprised at the condition of this trailer. The owner may have been a little wacky but the trailer is fine. Everything works except the A/C. The 90 mile trip home was no problem at all, even with speeds up to 70 mph on I-75. I'll post some pics of the interior when I get it all cleaned up. No point in posting more pics of the exterior since Markdoane can't see it and would probably just be further confused.

Update 9/21/04: snapped some more pics. Click on "RAMBO" in my signature to view. I'm leaving the camo paint alone for the present, it makes a great conversation piece.
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