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Old 08-18-2007, 08:21 PM   #799
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saw a bambi today....

it was neglected....side of yard on fence line covered in green muck...outside looked mint....just all green from the trees....

rang bell.........NOT FOR SALE.....must have caught her at a bad time.....but i tried...

will try again just before christmas.....
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:40 PM   #800
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My carpool partner was only slightly alarmed when, on our way home from work on northbound I5, I screamed "Airstream!", then proceeded to speed up in order to catch up to the shiny silver up ahead. Looked to be a 66-68 Tradewind? pulled by a dark blue Ford truck. It exited at 175th in Shoreline. Who is it?
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:22 PM   #801
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Saw a 70ish? trade wind with the back cut out, and a metal door superimposed it read Harley hauler on it, at Freddie's gas station in Atlanta, MI on Sunday afternoon. Looked like they could have stored a Harley inside as the door was rather tall.
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:50 PM   #802
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Today, 8/21/2007 4:30 p.m. 195 West Providence RI. Mercedes SUV pulling a (brand) new 22-23 ft'er...

Anybody here?
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:07 PM   #803
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I know it is not an AS, but if you like aluminum you will like to see this Silver Streak. Owners are from OK and say they are only the third owners of the unit. They were returning from a couple of weeks in CO when we saw them next to us in KS. Unit has new wheels, springs and axles (5200 # drop); otherwise, it is as it was in 1955 when produced.
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:34 PM   #804
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Six Airstreams in a Row

Spotted these on my way to play golf about 20 miles outside of Fredericksburg, TX.
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:45 PM   #805
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Lol

That's a crackup! With any luck we'll turn this into the next "slug bug" game.

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My carpool partner was only slightly alarmed when, on our way home from work on northbound I5, I screamed "Airstream!", then proceeded to speed up in order to catch up to the shiny silver up ahead. Looked to be a 66-68 Tradewind? pulled by a dark blue Ford truck. It exited at 175th in Shoreline. Who is it?
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:47 PM   #806
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I know it is not an AS, but if you like aluminum you will like to see this Silver Streak. Owners are from OK and say they are only the third owners of the unit. They were returning from a couple of weeks in CO when we saw them next to us in KS. Unit has new wheels, springs and axles (5200 # drop); otherwise, it is as it was in 1955 when produced.
Silver Streaks definitely count as a sighting. Keep 'em coming.
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Old 08-24-2007, 10:16 PM   #807
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Looked like my doppelganger...

This evening around dusk I spotted the familiar shape of what appeared to be a late 80's/early 90's 30ish foot AS heading west on Rte 9 towards Charlestown, WV. Neither DW nor I have ever seen an AS on this road before and were speculating on where it could be heading (Harper's Ferry perhaps?).

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Old 08-26-2007, 07:26 PM   #808
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Here's an Argosy that's been converted into a drive-by coffee concession on 22nd St near Wilmot in Tucson... Don't know the year...can someone say?

And an AS in a driveway on 29th St in Tucson I've passed many times...I don't know the model and year, but I'm sure someone here can say without a 2nd look (chime in!)... It looks like they are working on it.

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The 2nd trailer looks like a 1956 or early 1957 Overlander with 13-panel endcaps and optional tandem axles. It does not have the typical slanted wheel wells that were used on California built Airstreams in '57 & '58, so it may be an Ohio built Airstream, or a '56 California Built Airstream. I believe tandems became optional in 1956 on Overlanders, so it can't be ealier than '56. And of course the 13-panel encaps gave way to 7-panel endcaps in mid '57, so it can't be any later.

It looks like a nice one and it's what I'd like to find a little closer to Michigan.
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The 2nd trailer looks like a 1956 or early 1957 Overlander with 13-panel endcaps and optional tandem axles. It does not have the typical slanted wheel wells that were used on California built Airstreams in '57 & '58, so it may be an Ohio built Airstream, or a '56 California Built Airstream. I believe tandems became optional in 1956 on Overlanders, so it can't be ealier than '56. And of course the 13-panel encaps gave way to 7-panel endcaps in mid '57, so it can't be any later.

It looks like a nice one and it's what I'd like to find a little closer to Michigan.
Hey, Joe...thanks for the ID on the Airstream. If you'd like, I can stop by there and find out its status...like... is it for sale...though I do not feel qualified to assess it. Planning a trip to Arizona any time soon?

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Hey, Joe...thanks for the ID on the Airstream. If you'd like, I can stop by there and find out its status...like... is it for sale...though I do not feel qualified to assess it. Planning a trip to Arizona any time soon?

Happy Trails!
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Thanks for the offer, but not necessary. Arizona is not in my forseeable travel plans. Someday, but maybe not until retirement many years in the future. For now I'll just dream about it and alook a little closer to home.
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Old 08-26-2007, 10:02 PM   #812
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Wife and I saw an 1973 Ambassodor ,not sure of the length 27/31 feet at the Darke County Fair in Ohio. Interior was gone except for the toilet and the front panel which had the converter in it. Left side front window had been removed and replace with a swing out panel for a service window.Outside skin was excellent for its age. Where's my camera when I need it.
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