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Old 02-13-2006, 09:13 PM   #169
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Thanks Leo.Much better.It was a strange sight.Haven't seen anything like it before or since
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Old 02-14-2006, 01:24 PM   #170
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Found this old trailer down by the lake. Being used as a tool storage unit. Guy doesn't really want to sell it; however, he thinks it is a 1948 model. I know it's not a 48, but I don't know what it is. Says Ambassador on the side. This is as close as I could get. What is it?
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Old 02-14-2006, 02:05 PM   #171
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Wow! Hard To Say From That Distance. The Window To The Right Of The Door Kind Of Rules Out The 66',67',68' Models Though. It Looks Earlier Than That. Perhaps Some One Can Say Better But My Guess Would Be A 58' Overlander. Wish We Could Get A Better Look At It. (curiosity Killed The Cat Though) Ed
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Old 02-14-2006, 02:52 PM   #172
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I saw this shiney Argosy out on the prairie in the Texas oil patch west of Cowtown; Fort Worth this morning.
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Old 02-14-2006, 02:56 PM   #173
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I'd have to say '60 or newer as the Airstream nameplate is above the window, if that's what is showing up there. All 1959's and older are below the window. Narrowing the field down abit.

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Old 02-14-2006, 10:08 PM   #174
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Found this old trailer down by the lake. Being used as a tool storage unit. Guy doesn't really want to sell it; however, he thinks it is a 1948 model. I know it's not a 48, but I don't know what it is. Says Ambassador on the side. This is as close as I could get. What is it?
I'd say it is between 1960 and 1963. The wide spaced tail lamps make it a California built trailer. If I could see the wheel well openings I could narrow it down further - if pointy topped it is 1960 or 61 and if flat topped it is 1962 or 63. Obviously if you could get the Serial Number off the plate near the door, we could zero in precisely on the year.
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Old 02-16-2006, 10:31 PM   #175
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ok...I have one for you..what is this??

My guess is a 55 safari...not quite as big as a 53 flying cloud...found this 2 minutes down the road from my house with vines climbing all over it! Verrrry
interesting indeed......I am becoming quite the AS slueth
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Old 02-16-2006, 10:54 PM   #176
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Are those things either side of the window shutters? What do you think? Ed
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Old 02-16-2006, 11:00 PM   #177
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Are those things either side of the window shutters? What do you think? Ed
Ed,

No, they are side hinged windows like this. This is the view from inside.

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Old 02-16-2006, 11:10 PM   #178
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ok...I have one for you..what is this??

My guess is a 55 safari...not quite as big as a 53 flying cloud...found this 2 minutes down the road from my house with vines climbing all over it! Verrrry
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I think that three section front window was generally used from the early 50's thru about 1954 or 55. From the angle of the photo is is hard to tell how long it is, but I'd guess one of the shorter lengths, maybe 18' or 22'. That could make it a Wanderer (18') or a Safari or Flying Cloud (both 22'). Of course if it were a little longer, say 25', it would be a Cruiser. Or if shorter, it could be a 16' Bubble, but I doubt that. Without a better photo showing the window configuration or other details I can't really hazard a guess beyond that it is probably between 1950 and 55 and may possibly be a 22' Safari or Flying Cloud.

However, if you should ever find out is is for sale, let us know.
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Old 02-16-2006, 11:34 PM   #179
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ok...I have one for you..what is this??

My guess is a 55 safari...not quite as big as a 53 flying cloud...found this 2 minutes down the road from my house with vines climbing all over it! Verrrry
interesting indeed......I am becoming quite the AS slueth
I'm thinking this isn't an Airstream, but an Avion or a Canadian made Travelux. The profile just looks a little more squared than an Airstream.

Check out postings of just a few days ago and see what you think

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Old 02-17-2006, 06:25 AM   #180
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Hard to say... could just be the angle. I would say an Avion over a Travelux as the windows are tighter together.

We spotted these two in the summer traveling P.E.I.

I guess Avion also made custom orders - with a door in the front - litterally the front. As well were the Avions in the "Club" back when??? Big Red Numbers???

I think the two windos on the blue one are aftermarke Van windows - the are two domy to be vintage.
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I thought it looked very similar to bpatt's 53 flying cloud's window configuration. I tried to get a better pic of the side but my son wouldn't jump out of the car and snap it quick for me.....I might have to make another secret run
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Old 02-17-2006, 09:18 AM   #182
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I guess Avion also made custom orders - with a door in the front - litterally the front. As well were the Avions in the "Club" back when??? Big Red Numbers???
The one with the "door in the front" is actually a pickup camper. The a/c unit gives it away but you can see the bottom edge of the camper if you look closely.
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