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Old 11-10-2008, 05:33 PM   #1611
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Kani--
My guess is that you were looking at a Spartan. Look them up and see if the photos match what you saw.
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:39 PM   #1612
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I found it!

You're right it is a Spartan! Of course it is not as shiny as this one but it sure could be with the right owner...

Who made this trailer? (Spartan?) DUH...I guess I could look that up too huh?
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:00 PM   #1613
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That would be the Spartan School of Aeronautics in OK

The Spartan School taught many aircraft builders and metal workers the fine points of cutting and forming sheet metal, riveting and welding and precision casting... They made a small number of Airplanes ("Spartan Executives") that used big round loud engines and were intended for executive transport, and then after the war switched to deluxe travel trailers.. Most today are pretty tired, but they are very cool when properly restored, and actually towable..

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Old 11-10-2008, 07:06 PM   #1614
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Thank you for the Spartan Info....I would love to have the time and MONEY to restore or remodel one....but would anyone by it? I guess if you had that kind of time and money it wouldn't matter.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:09 PM   #1615
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With respect to Spartans, this thread may be of interest:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f417...erd-46118.html
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:08 PM   #1616
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I just took this today. I had first noticed this AS a couple of weeks ago. This is Wisconsin....news flash, it gets cold here! I tried my AS out once in late December a few years ago. It was parked in a machine shed. It sucked propane like I could not believe. My furnace is a bit under sized but it still sucked up the fuel. I cannot see being in an AS for more than a couple of nights, but I am getting to be a bit of a wimp when it comes to winter camping over the last few decades.

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TOO FUNNY! My wife and I drove by that one a few weeks ago and commented about it also! I also made note of the large LP tank!
There are 2 other 'spots' not far from there occupied by A/S's that I'll have to get pics of...
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:53 PM   #1617
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Thumbs up One for the road...

Here's one we ran across while leaf peep'n..
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:21 AM   #1618
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I see a lot of Airstreams pass thru my area a lot but it seems that most of them do not have the Red numbers on them.
I saw a 34' footer yesterday.It had a Tag on the Airstream that said Walts RV.It was a classic LTD W/the maroon and grey I think vinyl graphics on it.It was being towed by a Red 2500.Dont quote me on the 2500 part though.I dont know truck that well.
They were going to St.Andrews state park.
I have a pic but at the moment it is on my iphone.
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:14 PM   #1619
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Today south bound on US 23 just north of Ann Arbor I saw a late 50s 26? footer being pulled buy a white Chevy 4dr PU as I was North bound about 1:30 pm...
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:11 PM   #1620
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At Dead Horse Park in Cottonwood we saw two other Airstreams: A 19-foot and a 16-foot.
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:38 PM   #1621
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a big 34-foot excella just pulled into the KOA in Manchester, TN. Parked a few rows away from us. It's big, pretty and shiny... No numbers. Think they're from Ohio.

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Old 11-18-2008, 05:42 PM   #1622
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Last week
my husband and I were heading to Wilmington NC to see an airstream from Craigslist the one we were going to see was 19' 1972 , on the way down on 17 we saw the same size and around the same year I think going to Surf City. We were so afraid it was the one we were going to look at being already sold. Well it wasn't but by the time we got there someone had put a deposit on it, ugh!
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I spot a freshly winterized and SAD AS in my yard. So looking forward to spring.
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I spot a freshly winterized and SAD AS in my yard. So looking forward to spring.
That is sad!
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